Category Archives: Things that have gone bye-bye

Last Dive of the Hermosa Beach Mermaid

There are few things in life that a true Waterman loves more than diving. God, country, and mother do not immediately come to mind. Neither does holding hands nor long, reflective walks on the beach. A dive bar on the … Continue reading

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San Diego’s Tuna Town is moving forward while looking back

For over 40 years, starting in the 1920’s, San Diego was the Tuna capital of the the world. With a massive fleet of fishing boats and a complex of processing plants supplying tuna to a hungry world, the fishery was … Continue reading

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Ocean Science and Abalone and why trying to bring them back isn’t shellfish

It’s hard to imagine that at one time abalone were as thick as 70’s shag carpet on the rocky reefs of California. Native American coastal tribes, not having actual 70’s shag carpet, gathered them as a staple of their diet … 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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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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Teaching Kids to Care About Abalone

I think I love abalone. Usually it’s sauteed in butter and wine and other times it’s being pleasantly surprised when I find one on a dive just hanging out between a rock and a hard case. Mainly I love them … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – Dive n’ Surf and Bob Meistrell from 1966

With the recent passing of Body Glove founder Bob Meistrell and the complete remodeling of Dive n’ Surf in Hermosa Beach, I thought I’d share an old D n’ S ad from a 1966 issue of Skin Diver magazine. It … Continue reading

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