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California is home to beautiful coastlines, sandy deserts, mountainous regions and much more. Visitors from all over the world stop in to watch the gorgeous coastal sunsets, ski down the slopes, or swim in the ocean in a state that literally "has it all". The opportunity to see all of these things is more than reachable in Southern California. Want to surf? Just head down to the coast! Want to snowboard? Just drive up to this mountain a few hours away! Want to see a famous movie star? That's just up the road too!  Just as diverse is California's diving....

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When I first went to Truk Lagoon, I wrote this article for our website and a few local newspapers. I've made some minor changes. All of it remains relative to our upcoming trip! In September of 2019, we are planning to re-visit this beautiful location. If you'd like to see that information, click here. In order to fully appreciate Truk Lagoon, one must go back to 1944. To Torakku (the airstrike on Truk Island). The Americans know it today as Operation Hailstone. Where Marc Mitscher and Masami Kobayashi went head-to-head in an American-led attack on one of Japan’s largest logistical...

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Welcome to Physics class!  One of the questions we hear often is "how long will we be able to stay down on this dive?"  This is a difficult question to answer with all of the factors involved, but we can estimate! Fundamentally, this concept is the Pressure, Volume, Density relationship. There are many things in scuba that refer back to this relationship in our underwater environment. If we break down the three definitions first, we can then look at how they apply to scuba divers.  Pressure - This is the force per unit area of the object on which the...

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Disclaimer: I will admit that everyone has their own opinion on best places to dive. Whether it is convenience for the diver, ease of entry or low-cost alternatives; the diver will always hold the ability to make their own judgment on proper locations. I will also admit that I am showing you some of the best diving that I have personally done over the years of living in Southern California. Do not worry, I have left out my favorite Laguna Beach destinations for this one! With that, let's look at some of the best places to dive in Cali. We'll...

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There are many "whys" to try scuba diving, but there are many more reasons to become certified for life and make this sport part of your lifestyle. Course Director D.J. Mansfield outlines some top 10 reasons to get certified in this article.

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