Diving

 Kevin Cody

South Bay Waterman Taras Poznik dies in pursuit of giant white sea bass

South Bay Waterman Taras Poznik dies in pursuit of giant white sea bass

Dive N Surf dive boat skipper, free diver and surfer Taras Poznik lost his life Thursday while free diving of off Palos Verdes for giant white Sea Bass.

 Caroline Anderson

Substance washing up on shore identified as oil

Substance washing up on shore identified as oil

The substance causing beach closures from El Segundo to Torrance has been identified as oil.

 Eddie Solt

Kelp Klippings: Mackenzie Babij

The young diver compares the feeling of diving to being an astronaut exploring other worlds.

 Eddie Solt

Kelp Klippins: Tabitha Lipkin Profile

Kelp Klippins: Tabitha Lipkin Profile

Drop Zone LA met up with last month’s Kelp Klippins contributor Tabitha Lipkin.

 Special Contributor

A Mid-Week Catalina Excursion

A Mid-Week Catalina Excursion

Dive N’ Surfs women Dive team takes a two day trip to dive off Catalina Island.

 Special Contributor

Killer Lobsters!

Killer Lobsters!

Photos and story by Phil Garner As summer comes to a close a fever begins to rise in the blood of many scuba divers. Some who haven’t dived since last year are eagerly picking out their secret spot for for the biggest night in SoCal Scuba. Lobster Season. Beginning at 12:01 AM on the last […]

 Eddie Solt

Kelp Klippings: 1st Annual Kirk McNulty White Seabass Spearfishing Classic

Kelp Klippings: 1st Annual Kirk McNulty White Seabass Spearfishing Classic

Brothers Kirk and Clark McNulty together founded Hookbuzz.com to promote the waterman’s lifestyle.Tragically, Kirk passed away. In tribute, the 1st Annual White Seabass Spearfishing Classic was started to honor his legacy.

“Kirk was a Surfer, Diver, Brother and Son,” said Clark. “He was a world class waterman who was inspired by everything ocean.”

 Special Contributor

South Bay Variety Show

South Bay Variety Show

Stories and photos by Phil Garner Television influences us in ways we don’t expect. When I was young there was an endless stream of variety shows. It seemed that everyone hosted one. Singers, comedians and even a newspaper columnist shows. There was something for everyone. I think that influence explains my passion for diving locally. […]

 Eddie Solt

THIS SATURDAY! showing of “RIDING GIANTS” Cabrillo Marine Aquarium FREE!

THIS SATURDAY! showing of “RIDING GIANTS” Cabrillo Marine Aquarium FREE!

This spectacular film is a comprehensive look at the history of surfing, from its origins as a tiny subculture to its widespread resurgence – and surfers’ ongoing obsession with the sport. Stacy Peralta directs this critically lauded opener to the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.CMA is turning the film screenings into a surfing celebration! Wear Hawaiian shirts, check out vintage a vintage woody wagon and surfboards and enjoy good eats from the “Meat in the Middle” food truck. (Ten percent of food sales will be donated to FRIENDS of CMA.)

 Eddie Solt

Grand Opening of the New Dive N’ Surf

Grand Opening of the New Dive N’ Surf

Redondo Beach, CA (May 29th, 2014) – Come and join the celebration for Dive N’ Surf’s Grand Opening and see the completely renovated store, Friday, June 6th- Sunday, June 8th. From 11am-4pm each day there will be festivities including vendor booths, music, games and giveaways. Make sure to stop by and get all your wants for summer, store hours are 9am-7pm.

 Special Contributor

Kelp Klippings: It’s a 12 Step-Program

Kelp Klippings: It’s a 12 Step-Program

Linda Sue Dingel is a resident of Redondo Beach, a Dive Professional since 1998, with seven of those years teaching diving in local South Bay waters.

 Special Contributor

Beyond the Surf: Local Diving

Beyond the Surf: Local Diving

One of my favorite things about diving our local waters is sharing the beauty of the sea with others. On many occasions I exited the water, only to have a curious beachgoer ask me what I saw down there. After trying to explain how wonderful slugs, worms, snails and algae can be, my fiance and I began printing identification cards with our underwater photos. Like a religious convert I love sharing what I have found with others.

 Eddie Solt

Dive N’ Surf Oregon Pro big wave event is on! TOMORROW March 12th

Dive N’ Surf Oregon Pro big wave event is on! TOMORROW March 12th

Redondo Beach, CA (March 10th, 2014) – The Dive N’ Surf Oregon Pro Big Wave Surf Contest is a go for Wednesday, the 12th of March 2014.

 Special Contributor

Diving in an Artificial Way

by Phil Garner Divers often remark about the wonders of nature they find underwater. Rocky reefs teeming with life. Giant forests of kelp home to a myriad of marine inhabitants. Some of the nicer reefs in Southern California are found in the Channel Islands and the near shore reefs along our coast. Old timers talk […]

 Eddie Solt

TONIGHT! Opening Reception for “Fits Like a Glove: The Bill & Bob Meistrell Story” at Pages