Commercial urchin diver

Josh Russo: Purple Urchin and Abalone

At the July 11 general meeting, Josh Russo spoke to us about the purple urchin and abalone problems that California has faced the past several years... More

Carl Rand

Carl Rand: Pacific Grove Hyperbaric Chamber

At our May general meeting, Carl Rand presented a program on the Pacific Grove Hyperbaric Chamber (PGHC) and how hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used in treating diving injuries as well as carbon monoxide poisoning cases. More

Marc Shargel (2019-04)

Marc Shargel: Off The Familiar Path

At our April 4 General Meeting, Marc Shargel presented a program that included some beautiful images, and good stories, from areas ranging from Cuba’s largest marine reserve, to Big Sur and local waters, to British Columbia, Iceland, and to the solar eclipse of 2017. More

Photo by Mike Boom.

Mike Boom: Diving in Indonesia

At our March 3 General Meeting, Mike Boom presented a wonderful video program on the beauty and critter encounters in Indonesia. More

David McGuire Book Cover

David McGuire: “Shark Stewards”

Thank you for the opportunity to share Shark Steward’s work in shark conservation and provide an update to your membership. More


Monterey Dive Sites

At our January 10 General Meeting, our own Dennis Hocker presented an excellent program on the dive sites of Monterey. More

Jono, Fritz, Larry & Patti

Members Night – Land and Sea

Our second Members Night of 2018 featured presentations by Fritz Welss, Jono Dove, and Patti Baugh. More

Finescale triggerfish, Balistes polylepis, spotted at Breakwater Wall

Strange Fish in Weird Places with Paulina Salinas-Ruiz

At our October meeting, we were delighted to hear a presentation from Paulina Salinas-Ruiz, addressing fish and invertebrates that are migrating north up the west coast where they are not considered an indigenous species. More

Olympia Oysters

The Wild Oyster Project – Restoring Native Oysters to San Francisco Bay

At our September meeting, Linda Hunter from the Wild Oyster Project explained the mission of the project and why bringing back native oysters can help prevent damage from rising sea levels. More

Earth Is Blue

Brian Nelson: Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

At our August 2 General Meeting, Brian Nelson presented an interesting and informative program on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. More