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  • 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.


  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 12:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A Mexican Navy battleship, the Uribe 121 to be sunk April 25 Off Baja California, 40 miles south of San Diego. 


    More details here and here

  • Saturday, February 28, 2015 8:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Help support the Catalina Chamber. May 6th is Chamber Day. 

    Take a dive, buy a tee shirt, go to the dinner.


    Details here

  • Friday, January 16, 2015 4:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The New Year is now in session, many training and educational activities are in the works. Whalers
    will have many opportunities to refresh old skills, acquire new ones and in general be kept up to date on activities in and out of the water.


    1. A new Divemaster class is forming and we have two candidates. The plan is to start knowledge development in the next few weeks where candidates will study in the convenience of their own homes and on their own time by logging into PADI.com. If necessary, we will conduct academic sessions to clarify material. Water training will start sometime in May or June.

    Orientation session at Dahlia's Wednesday, Jan 21st, 6PM.

    Please contact Dahlia asap if interested. She will be holding a DM orientation session which will present the entire curriculum and provide complete information on requirements and expectations. All answers and details about this class will be provided at that time.

    2. Critical skills pool session which will involve practice of some skills divers learned in their open water class and never practiced again. These skills can save a diver's life. There is no certification and no cost.

    3. Dive Theory academic session which will refresh your knowledge and understanding of physics and physiology of diving, enhancing dive safety. There is no certification and no cost.

    4. Know Your Gear practical session during which we go over every single piece of gear, get to know what your particular gear does and does not do, maintenance and problem prevention. There is no certification and no cost.

    5. In the next couple of months I will be completing my own certification as a Self Reliant Diver Instructor and will offer the class to Whalers. This is the class which generated the greatest amount of interest. This will be a certification class and cost will be the price of training materials plus a small surcharge to cover expenses associated with class. This class requires additional gear which may be borrowed or rented.



    Based on requests and future need there will most likely be additional classes to be scheduled.
    Please email me with any specific class you are interested in. I teach most specialties including but not limited to Emergency First Response and Advanced O2 Provider.


    Whaler Dahlia



  • Wednesday, August 13, 2014 7:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Diving Unlimited International, Inc. is excited to announce the acquisition of Ocean Management Systems.
     

    San Diego, CA – DUI along with their European partners, BtS Europa AG and CCR Sp. Z o.o. has acquired Ocean Management Systems (OMS): a maker of high quality technically-oriented dive equipment.


    The new company will be called Ocean Management Systems GmbH and will be based in Germany.


    “The OMS brand is recognized worldwide with a solid reputation”, said Susan Long, DUI’s President & CEO. "Our goal is to bring divers the quality products they have come to expect from OMS combined with DUI’s reputation for exceptional customer support. Our partner, BtS, will do the same for divers throughout Europe. We will be working hard over the next couple of months to streamline the OMS product line with a release in early 2015.”


    DUI will be distributing OMS throughout North America, Central and South America, Australia, Korea and Japan.


    BtS will be distributing OMS throughout Europe, Russia and China.


    International DISTRIBUTORS interested in OMS should contact Thomas Dederichs atOMS@BtS-eu.com.

     

    Both DUI and BtS look forward to meeting interested DEALERS at major upcoming shows such as the Diving Equipment & Marketing Association (DEMA) Show in Las Vegas, November 19-22, 2014 and Boot Show in Düsseldorf January 18 – 25, 2015.

  • Wednesday, August 06, 2014 11:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Name of product:

    Scubapro Aladin2 dive computers, commonly referred to as Aladin Square dive computers

    Hazard:

    The dive computer can leak and stop working, posing a risk of injury due to decompression sickness.


    All details can be found here

  • Thursday, February 20, 2014 12:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The Truth boat now has nitrox. Coming soon to the Vision and Conception.
    Rates - $6/fill
    O2 clean tanks not needed.

    More details on the Truth site here
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