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  • 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.


  • 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



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