Peace Boat to Anacapa: Sea Lions, Dolphins & Whales Oh My!

Los Angeles, CA – February 6, 2016 - Southern California’s reputation as a surfing destination has been around for decades, first cemented in Hollywood movies like 1959’s Gidget and Beach Blanket Bingo, and with bands like The Beach Boys’ whose first three albums in the 1960s - Surfin Safari, Surfin’ USA and Surfer Girl, became synonymous with California’s youth lifestyle.
But as I recently discovered during a scuba trip to Anacapa Island with PADI scuba diving store Malibu Divers, not only are the waves amazing, but also what lies beneath them.
Full disclosure: I’m embarrassed to admit I didn’t know there were islands off Southern California. To me, islands conjure up images of the Caribbean or French Polynesia. Clearly I had a lot to learn.

No Cell Phones Allowed


Los Angeles, CA – April 4, 2015 - How’s the above-water world treating you lately? From the blare of your alarm clock in the morning, to traffic with its noise and frustration, the news tearing at you, your cell phone ringing. . .and that’s all before your work day even begins.
Even when we “get away”, these days, it’s hard to get away. We are always connected to our phones, computers, and the pressures that come with life. There is one place though, where very little of the surface world can touch us. It’s under the sea.


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.


Bonaire Is More Than Just "Good Air"


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. 


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.


Top 5 Reasons To Try Scuba Diving

Los Angeles, CA – October 31, 2013 –You have made it to our website for a reason. You probably wouldn't be checking out a diving website unless you were interested in trying scuba diving. Wherever you are right now, a smart move would be to think a little bit more about saying sayanara to the world above the water's surface and take a turn diving under it. 

Why is this an adventure worth your effort? Read on for the top five reasons to try Scuba Diving.


Lobster Diving: A "Tail" for the Breakfast Table

Los Angeles, CA – October 17, 2013 – It's almost dark; only a quarter moon will light the sky tonight. Excited divers dot the beaches along the southern coast of California. As the sun sets, the divers make last minute preparations to enter the water in Malibu, California. Adrenalin is pumping -- you know your dive buddy is with you, but you are alone with the thoughts in your head. You wonder what creatures you will discover in the darkness. You force yourself to slow your breathing and focus. You enter the water. The hunt is on; spiny lobster season is in full swing from Saturday, September 28, 2013 through Wednesday, March 19, 2014.


Scuba Divers Remove Over 350 Pounds of Debris at Malibu Pier

Los Angeles, CA – September 23, 2013 – During a 3-hour period, about 30 divers dragged, bagged and carried over 350 pounds of debris on to the beach to be sorted, reviewed and counted at the 2013 Coast Cleanup Day. The most unusual items found included 1 ½ Ganesha statutes, a sign that said “Warning Hazardous Bacterial Level – No Swimming, No Diving” and remnants of a bird cage.