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April 8, 2014 - 0 Comments

By Tony Vanore Photos by Tessa Ptacek The past few months have reminded me about how epic the scuba and the diving is in LA County and Santa Barbara County. Hearing stories from divers coming...

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April 8, 2014 - 0 Comments

by Tony Vanore, edited by Kathy Kempton Dive N’ Surf in Redondo Beach kicked off the 20-13 lobster season with its 37th Annual Lobster Mobster contest on September 28 at 12:01. The opening night contest...

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April 8, 2014 - 0 Comments

by: Kevin Cody King Harbor’s main channel looked as if a tsunami warning had been issued Sunday morning. Slips emptied. Power boats, sailboats and skiffs swelled the main channel on their way out to sea....

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April 7, 2014 - 0 Comments

by: Kevin Cody [Editor’s note: the following article was originally published in Easy Reader in January 2003] Through the first half of the 20th Century, Californians enjoyed the Pacific Ocean almost exclusively from the comfort...

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April 7, 2014 - 0 Comments

by Mark Mcdermott Setting out from the Midwest as teenagers, Bob Meistrell and his twin brother, Bill – with whom he’d created a dive helmet out of bucket and a hose as 13-year-olds in a...

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April 7, 2014 - 0 Comments

  [Updated Wednesday, June 19] by: Kevin Cody Sunday morning at 4:30 a.m. Bob Meistrell was on the deck of his 72-foot, twin diesel Disappearance, preparing to cast off from his Cherry Cove mooring at...

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February 26, 2014 - 0 Comments

By Mark McDermott Setting out from the Midwest as teenagers, Bob Meistrell and his twin brother, Bill – with whom he’d created a dive helmet out of bucket and a hose as 13-year-olds in a...

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February 26, 2014 - 0 Comments

By Kevin C0dy One day in 2003, while working on a story about Dive N’ Surf’s 50th anniversary, I asked Bob Meistrell if he had any good lobster stories. He said he didn’t and didn’t...

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February 26, 2014 - 0 Comments

A mile off shore, 100 feet down lays a 441-foot-long fish and divers’ haven by Kathy Kempton photos by  Ashley Hauck The Island Diver slows, the captain drops the anchor chain over the Palawan, a...

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February 18, 2014 - 0 Comments

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...

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