Earlier this year the California diving community lost a true original as Max Von Klein passed away after a short illness. A NAUI and LA County Underwater Instructor, Max was also the master volunteer at the Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber. He was in short one of those guys you met diving that you would never forget. What a lot of people don’t know is that Max was also a quality photographer who wanted people to see what was out there and that it needed to be cherished and protected from overuse. That’s why he left me his slides to share. This is just a sample of what he saw in North County as the “King of the Beach Divers.” Enjoy a few of his shots.

We’ll see you out there.