Vlad Ilinsky

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Project Baseline

Project Baseline is a grassroots conservation initiative that aims to raise public awareness about the present and future state of aquatic environments through the power of photographs. Project Baseline works by organizing and mobilizing a global network of divers and water lovers alike to create a lasting visual legacy of underwater environmental conditions one photo […]

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

  Mike Schaadt, Director, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium   Mike Schaadt, a life-long Southern Californian, is Director of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (CMA), which is owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles, Recreation and Parks Department with support from FRIENDS of CMA.   Mike has been involved in formal and informal marine science education for […]

Dave Goodale- Memorial Service

    Dave Goodale “A Remberance, Celebration of Life and Memorial for our Beloved Member and Good Friend.”  R.I.P.- 1940-2016 Dave turned 76 in May of this year.  It wasn’t a particularly good last couple years for Dave.  He had cancer of the eye which was treated with aggressive radiation insertion into the eye.  He […]

Women’s Scuba Diving Hall of Fame

The Women Divers Hall of Fame Dedicated to Recognizing and Honoring the Contributions of Women Divers The Women Divers Hall of Fame™ (WDHOF) is an international non-profit professional honor society. WDHOF Members are the pioneers, leaders, innovators and world record holders throughout the international diving community. These areas of diving and undersea endeavors include: the Arts, Science, Medicine, […]

Sunken Mysteries of the West

Literally thousands of shipwrecks and sunken objects lay hidden beneath the waters of the Western States, from treasure-laden steam ships and antiquated submerged trains to forgotten sunken cities and World War II aircraft. In this program David Finnern travels beneath the waves and explores some of the enigmatic and time-obscured relics and historical treasures lost […]

Underwater and Videography

  Interested in underwater photography and or videography???  Our speakers for June are experts in both and will fill us in on some techniques, skills, equipment and how to’s of underwater imaging.  Nanette and Bil Van Antwerp are avid scuba divers who  travel all over the world in search of great diving. Luckily, they find […]

Green Abalone Restoration Project

      Our May Speaker is one of our very favorite Speakers, Nancy L. Caruso, Marine Biologist. She is quite a celebrity, not only locally, but all of Southern California, She will be speaking on the subject of the Green Abalone Restoration Project. Nancy is a Virginia native with  a B.S in Marine Biology […]

Laguna Ocean Foundation’s tidepool education program

Gerald Winkel is an avid local diver and has conducted over 350 dives in California alone and is part of REEF’s West Coast Advanced Assessment Team. Besides REEF, he is an active volunteer for Reef Check, Disabled Veterans Scuba Project, Diveheart, Laguna Ocean Foundation and the Catalina Marine Society and assists local universities in data […]

Technical Diving-Global Underwater Explorers (GUE)

Karim Hamza is our featured speaker in March. He will be talking abut Technical Diving as taught by Global Underwater Explorers (GUE). Co-owner of Hollywoodivers, Karim Hamza started diving in 1999 off Catalina island. Over the years Karim became a NAUI, PADI, SDI, TDI, NAUITEC, PADI TECREC, HSA, and GUE instructor. He is an avid […]

Fins attached

  Trisha Tyler, Fins Attached Director of Operations, The mission of Fins Attached is to conduct research, promote conservation and provide education for the protection of marine ecosystems.  The health of any ecosystem is controlled largely by its apex predators.  So, while our work aims to impact the marine ecosystem as a whole, much of […]

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