Category Archives: Historical Importance

Fish Friday – Giant Sea Bass

Stereolepis gigas is truly the King of the Reef. Anyone that’s ever encountered one under the kelp canopy knows. Ranging up to 8 feet from tip to tail and over 5oo lbs, these gentle giants have become more commonly encountered … Continue reading

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TBT – The Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Los Angeles County Underwater Unit 1966

A lot of people don’t know this but formal dive training as we know it today was born out of a relationship between the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the County of Los Angeles in the early 1950’s. As a … Continue reading

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Diver Day at the Aquarium of the Pacific – March 11th

It’s been such a wet winter in California that we haven’t had much time to get in the water  with our finned friends. The Aquarium of the Pacific wants to help you with your marine withdrawals and is offering free … Continue reading

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Yes, We’ve still got Ocean Problems in California – Throw Back Thursday

In a world that seems to be more filled with uncertainty than ever these days, we at California Fine Diving would like to give a little perspective on where we in California are in terms of ocean health. This photo, … Continue reading

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Return of the King

Stereolepis gigas doesn’t sound much like a king’s name. It sounds more like someone you’re going to buy a gyro from. Don’t be deceived however because this is is the scientific handle of one of the most magnificent creatures you’re … Continue reading

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It’s Election Day! Please Vote for the Love of the Ocean

Today is a big day in America whether you’re a red diver or a blue one. As people who care about the ocean, we have a chance and responsibility to speak  for an ocean that needs our help because it … Continue reading

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Scuba Divers are saving Palos Verdes and they need your help

As divers, we take for granted sometimes that there are people out there trying to protect the ocean for us. We assume that when there is a major issue or event like the BP oil spill in the Gulf of … Continue reading

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