Category Archives: Throwback Thursday

TBT – What to do with decommissioned Oil Rigs In California?

On April 17th, Venoco oil announced that they would be ceasing operations on platform Holly, which lies about 2 miles offshore of UCSB in the Santa Barbara Channel.  Because the rig is in California state waters, the California State Lands … 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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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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A New Year’s Dive Report —- The Ocean is Closed!

Despite how happy these throwback Los Angeles County Instructors look, most divers are bummed to be on the beach for at least the first few weeks of the New Year. When it does open up, remember to be safe and … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – Women diving in the 50’s

At CFD, we don’t avoid the tough topics. We embrace them. This Throwback Thursday is devoted to the social issues the early California diving community faced, and in hindsight, really embarrassed themselves with. In this case, I’m referring to the … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday CFD-style

Some divers might make 1000 dives in their California dive career and never see one. Sadly, they used to be as thick as carpet on reefs up and down our coastline but thanks to a knockout combination of overfishing and … Continue reading

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