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.

Love Diving? Take Your Passion One Step Further: Become a Rescue Diver

Rescue Divers are Prepared Divers 

Los Angeles, CA – March 20, 2015 - You've splashed off the Oil platforms Eureka, Elly and Ellen, explored the wreck of the A.C.E. drum seiner, and dived Casino Point at Catalina Island so many times you're more use to kelp than trees. Whether you do most of your dives near home, or save it for Cabo, you've seen a little bit of everything by now. New dive sites just aren't the challenge they were when you started; so now it's time to go a little further - train to become a Rescue Diver. It's a challenging, demanding course, but there isn't a single certified Rescue Diver who regrets having taken the course.


Scuba Lessons Can Be Profitable For Your Pocket And Your Soul

UNderwater Photography & Scuba Diving

Los Angeles, CA – March 26, 2014 –There is nothing, and I do mean nothing, equal to being on the open water. Sunshine, glinting off of the blue ocean, the smell and taste of salt air, and sea breezes flowing across your body.

That is, of course, unless you are IN the open water. The views are spectacular!  From the smallest to the largest of all manner of sea life, the colors, textures and wonderment and SCUBA Lessons (or perhaps, FreeDiving but more about that in a future blog) are the only way to get this experience.


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.


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.


Is This Fish Safe to Eat?

Mercury in Seafood

Science is bringing new technology to our docks, retail stores and our home to soon be able to know with more assurance that the fish we have to eat is safe.