Diving News

Special Notice, October 19th, 2015:

We are saddened to announce the passing of one of past members. Gary had had medical and personal issues for the past couple years.  He had been an avid diver, who enjoyed sharing with all of us his stories of his diving exploits.  He was an excellent cook and often he prepared extravagant hors d'oeuvres for our club campouts.

He is survived by his brother.

No service or memorial will be held.  Gary will be returned to his home in Minnesota to be interred near his mother.

(copied from California Department of Fish and Wildlife)

CDFW Invites Public Comment on Development of Red Abalone Fishery Management Plan

February 17, 2015

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is seeking public input to inform the development of a red abalone fishery management plan (FMP). A new online survey to collect public opinions on red abalone management can be accessed on the CDFW website at www.wildlife.ca.gov/Fishing/Invertebrates/Abalone/Survey.

Those wishing to complete the survey by mail instead of through the website can write to CDFW, attn. Jerry Kashiwada, 32330 North Harbor Dr., Fort Bragg, CA 95437 or call (707) 964-5791 to request the survey forms. The survey will run until March 6, so interested parties should complete the survey as soon as possible.

The red abalone FMP will build off current management of the northern California red abalone sport fishery as outlined in the Abalone Recovery and Management Plan, as well as meet requirements for fisheries management in the Marine Life Management Act.

The initial phase of FMP development included four public workshops in 2014 that identified key areas of interest. The current online survey is based on results from the workshops and is intended to reach a broader audience and help ensure the abalone management framework developed under the FMP addresses the interests and concerns of the public.

More details about abalone management and the FMP process can be found on the CDFW website at www.dfg.ca.gov/marine/invertebrate/abalone.asp.

Media Contacts:
Jerry Kashiwada, CDFW Marine Region, (707) 964-5791


Watch the space below for tidbits about and opportunities to go diving. If you have news regarding diving or want to plan some diving, send us a note. We’ll include it here.

It’s been a lethal year so far.  There have been numerous deaths, amongst both freedivers and SCUBA divers in Northern California.  Many of these deaths have been solo divers.  It should be needless to say this, but please be safe and dive with a buddy.  It’s only “common sense”.

How to recognize when someone is drowning
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Article On How To Recognize When Someone Is Drowning
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 California Diving News
After being a staple magazine in California dive stores for 25 years, CDN creates a strong online presence with its website.
California Diving News is proud of its redesigned CADivingNews.com. The newest version includes a searchable database featuring articles dating back to the inception of the magazine 25 years ago. The site also includes a searchable database of stores and boats throughout California and surrounding states. The dive boat trip calendar, an immensely popular feature on its previous sites and in the magazine itself, has also become much more user friendly. The site was designed to let any diver, California native or potential California visitor, research dive sites, locate a store or look up a boat trip, all in one place.
When designing the site, CDN wanted to put the most amount of information possible at the diver’s fingertips. “There have been so many good articles published in CDN over the years, we wanted a way to let everybody out there access it,” said marketing director Christopher D. Sheckler. “We want everyone to have the opportunity to learn about the hundreds of dive sites that are along the shores of California. We really believe this is the premier website for California divers. Finally, one website has just about anything you wanted to know about California scuba diving.”
The site also includes past articles about diving techniques, photography, marine life and gear reviews, written by regular contributors such as Bruce Watkins, Nancy Vander Velde, Bonnie Cardone, Ken Kurtis and Dale and Kim Sheckler.  Recently Dale Scheckler turned over the reins as Senior Editor to noted marine photographer/author/magazine editor, et al, Marty Snyderman.
Visit the new California Diving News website at www.cadivingnews.com or for more information e-mail: mail@cadivingnews.com.


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