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24
Mar

Dive Adventures Make For an Especially Memorable Children's Birthday Celebration

Scuba Birthday's For Children

Los Angeles, CA – March 24, 2014 –Kids have always been hard to please and that fact is only more so in this day and age. With all of the technological gadgetry including iPads, game consoles, and of course the internet, it is hard to find things that can really get your kids excited. And the problem is compounded when it comes to planning a child’s birthday party. Sure kids get excited about those first few birthdays when the experience is fresh and new to them. Perhaps you take them to a pizza parlor and celebrate with a group of their friends or maybe to see the latest animated movie at the multiplex. But eventually you come to a point where you really want to do something really different. You want to make it an extra special celebration; one that your child will find to be much more memorable than the standard cake-streamers-balloons-clown affair.
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22
Mar

Exciting Dive Adventures Playing Tug of War

Octopus Dive Adventures

Los Angeles, CA – March 22, 2014 –There are once in a lifetime dive adventures that you plan to exotic locales; those where you challenge yourself to top your personal best; and then there are the unexpected adventures right here in California. This February two California divers, David Malvestuto and Warren Murray had an adventure of a lifetime when they interacted with a giant pacific octopus who wanted to make their underwater digital camera its own.

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21
Feb

Kids and Scuba Diving: Amazing Opportunities

Boy Scouts Scuba Diving

Los Angeles, CA – February 21, 2014 –Can you remember a time when you were a kid and tried something that had you giddy with excitement? Trying something new can spark curiosity and inspiration in amazing ways, and for kids, who are encouraged to focus and learn in school everyday, a hands-on experience is one of the best ways to make all that learning come alive. At Malibu Divers, we love scuba diving and here are a few ways that we think learning to scuba dive can inspire kids today:

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11
Jan

Taking Lobster “By Hand” and 9 Important Rules for Lobster Diving

California Spiny Lobster Season Laws

 
Los Angeles, CA – January 11, 2014 – A guy (not the one above) maybe 30 years old came into Malibu Divers and said he was interested in buying a wetsuit. We chatted a while and discussed suits. I asked if he was certified. He said "certified for what?" Okay, so this is how it started.

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03
Jan

New Year's Resolution to Exercise: Start With Exciting Dive Adventures

Scuba Diving as  New Year's Resolution

 
Los Angeles, CA – January 3, 2014 – According to a recent study, these resolutions are among the top 10 that people make this time of year. Also cited was that “people who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t explicitly make resolutions.” How many times have you made a resolution? One of the reasons people quit is that they fail to make a clear well-defined plan. So, why not start your New Year's resolution to plan more exercise with a fun and exciting sport? Start your New Year with scuba diving and potentially achieve your intentions. 

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29
Dec

Why Would A Dive Store Care About Sinus Health?

Sinus Health for Diving

 
Los Angeles, CA – December 29, 2013 – A dive store, which specializes in scuba diving education and training, cares about sinus health because the health of a diver's ears and sinuses directly impacts their ability to dive.  This time of year, all of us are influenced by the arrival and duration of the cold and flu season.  Finding ourselves sick on occasion is inevitable.

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19
Dec

To Pee or Not to Pee?


The cons of  peeing in a wetsuit.

Los Angeles, CA – December 19, 2013 – That is the question, well Shakespeare may have worded it a little differently with his "to be or not to be...that is the question", but the sentiment speaks volumes. Whether or not to pee in a wetsuit is a question new divers often seem to have or misunderstand. However, while it may not seem like a 'big' deal, peeing in a wetsuit is never the preferred answer for many reasons.

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12
Dec

8 Reasons Why Women Make Better Scuba Divers

Los Angeles, CA – December 12, 2013 – To all the women out there considering taking up Scuba diving, some studies show you may have an upper hand on men. Although everyone is different and generalizations always have their exceptions, strong arguments can be made that women simply make better Scuba divers than men do. A study by Mandy Shackleton (see page 4) at the marine science center at Hull University in the United Kingdom found conclusive evidence. 

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21
Nov

The View You See Out of Diving Mask

Los Angeles, CA – November 21, 2013 – If you have visited a zoo or an aquarium lately, you will notice that many of them strive to make their habitats as natural and as much like the wild – well, as the wild.  And though we applaud all the good educational and research work by places like this and we certainly appreciate the rescue work of any organization, we can’t help but think that when people get involved with wildlife, nine times out of ten we humanize (often times unintentionally) the fish and animals.

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14
Nov

Scuba Referral: Learn Here, Dive There

Los Angeles, CA – November 14, 2013 - If you are a fan of nature documentaries, you have probably seen footage of natural undersea wonders like The Great Barrier Reef and the almost surreal beautiful coral gardens of the Caribbean and South Pacific oceans.

It is understandable that such otherworldly beauty would get you excited to scuba dive, but it's important to not get ahead of oneself. Scuba diving is a skill and it takes time to learn how do to it properly, carefully and safely.

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