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September 13, 2018 Melinda Herndon

The Importance of Being Bob Hollis

By: Melinda Herndon I started in this industry around 25 years ago. Until then, I had never been diving. In fact, I was pretty sure it was some odd cult activity. I mean, divers have their own mysterious symbol that dons their cars' bumpers and they all dress in stealth black for the event. Yup. A definite cult. When I met my future…

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May 13, 2019 Alex Marcum

Chamber Day

Catalina is one of the most popular diving destinations in the world given that it hosts more than one million dives per year. It also happens to be home to The Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber. The chamber is available for treatment to injured divers who need it 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber relies on additional…

November 7, 2018 Melinda Herndon

Darren’s Taste 2 Travel Guide: French Polynesia

Darren McLean is the most intrepid traveler I have ever known. He’s not a tourist, he's a temporary resident of each of the 180+ countries he has visited. This gives him a unique insider perspective that he shares with us on his website: -By Melinda Herndon PADI & NAUI SCUBA Diving Instructor Please enjoy this…

May 14, 2019 Alex Marcum

California Abalone

The California Abalone is a tale of abundance that lead to a steep decline. It was not long ago that Abalone in California were viewed as a non-depleting resource. One could provide dinner by diving and picking an abalone off of a reef. In fact, many claimed to have learned to dive simply to acquire abalone. Since then, the California Abalone…