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  • Saturday, March 12, 2016 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It's the annual diver appreciation day at AOP. Bring your C-card and admission is free. Doors open at 9AM.

    More detail here

  • Monday, February 22, 2016 3:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Stay tuned. Whaler Instructor Dahlia is soon scheduling classes; 

    1. Emergency First Response (EFR) class will include Secondary Care which is required for Rescue divers and above. March 12, 9:00AM
    2. Advanced O2 Provider incorporating the MTV mask (manually triggered ventilator) which does the breathing part of the CPR for you. March 12, 2:00PM
    3. Rescue Class

    The EFR and O2 classes will be conducted in one day, morning and afternoon sessions.

    Rescue class involves 2 full days of knowledge development, 2 full days of pool work and one ocean day. 

    Classroom training on April 23-24, all day

    Pool session April 30-May 1, all day

    Boat dives - TBD

    Rescue class is physically challenging, anyone interested in it should start some kind of work out routine in order to meet and comply with the performance requirements.

    Cost:

    1. EFR and O2 are 49.00 each. You can register for only one or both.
    2. Rescue is 199.00. This year I am getting materials at lower rate due to last year's increased activity.

    Open to members only; not a member, click here

  • Monday, January 11, 2016 2:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Interesting article on the impact to our reefs of just a tiny bit of sunscreen;

    See here
  • Saturday, January 02, 2016 6:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    35th annual cleanup at Avalon coming on February 20th. . 

    More detail here

  • Thursday, December 31, 2015 4:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Could be; see article in Discover Magazine

  • Tuesday, December 08, 2015 10:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Video of paper nautilus off California - how cool is that?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-4JYPXPSrk&sns=em

  • Wednesday, December 02, 2015 2:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please DO NOT send us mail to BJ's Restaurant - yes, we occasionally receive mail addressed to us there. 

    Our official mailing address is:

    Whalers Dive Club, Inc.

    PO Box 4283

    West Hills, CA 91308-4283



  • Sunday, October 04, 2015 10:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This has got to be weird. 

    Alert Diver magazine

  • Thursday, July 09, 2015 5:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sponsored by Dr. Love, UCSB

    The event will be held from August 1st through August 16th and gives divers the opportunity to let us know if/where/when they spot Giant Sea Bass. Essentially what we're trying to do is obtain a baseline fish count in the Southern California area, so we can monitor the success efforts to rehabilitate giant sea bass populations since the near local extinction of these gentle giants in the 70's. 

    I've attached a copy of the event flyer to this email and hope that you could help distribute/display this flyer to as many recreational divers as possible. It's really informative and provides some more detail about what we’re specifically asking people to do during the count.

    If you have meetings any time up until the start of the Count we would love to be able to talk to your members in person. If your club already has dives planned during August 1-16th all they have to do is report back to us with some basic information about their dive and whether or not they saw any giant sea bass. If you don't have dives planned, it could be fun to try to plan a trip to go see them. I can direct you to a few sites where people report seeing them often.

    We really appreciate any help with advertising the Count via Facebook page, newsletter, or web page, as well as any participation during the event. If any dive shops or clubs come to mind that might be interested please don't hesitate to let me know so I can contact them and get everyone in on the event! And of course, feel free to email or call back if you've got any questions on the count or any/all things giant sea bass!

     

    Happy Diving,

    Katelin Seeto

     

    Assistant  Researcher

    University of California, Santa Barbara

    Love Lab: Under direction of Dr. Milton Love

     

    (818) 419-5564

    giantseabasscount@gmail.com



    More Info: click here
    Flyer here


  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015 11:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A toxic algae bloom in the Pacific Ocean stretching from California north to Washington state might be the largest ever detected off the U.S. West Coast, scientists said on Tuesday.

    The bloom, which first appeared in May, involves microscopic algae that produce a neurotoxin potentially fatal to humans called domoic acid, according to researchers at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

    Full article here.


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