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12
Feb

33rd Annual Avalon Underwater Cleanup

Avalon Harbor Clean-up

 
Los Angeles, CA – February 12, 2014 – What do diving, parties, fun, and odd finds all have in common? They can all be found at the 33rd Annual Avalon Underwater Cleanup. Taking place at Avalon Harbor on Catalina Island, this event offers exciting dive adventures that are only available during the event. The Harbor is closed to divers at any other time.

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29
Jan

ALL is Lost? CPR and First Aid Training Can Make Sure It's Not!

All Is Lost?

 
Los Angeles, CA – January 29, 2014 – From walking down the street to scuba diving to watching a movie, there's no situation where an emergency can't arise. That's why it's important to get and keep up-to-date on your CPR and First Aid training. It'll leave you thinking: All is Lost? I don't think so!

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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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05
Dec

Bonaire Is More Than Just "Good Air"

Bonaire

Los Angeles, CA – December 8, 2013 – There are differing opinions among the cultures of Bonaire as to how the beautiful island got its name. The French translation for the Island is "good air." However, natives assert the name is from the Caiquetio language, originally spelled "Bonay" Either way, one fact is certain, Bonaire is more than just "good air." In fact, it has often been referred to as a diver's paradise. 

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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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