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

Olympus System Goby

Backscatter: The Best Compact Camera Systems for Underwater Photography

At our July 12 General Meeting, Becca Boring & Rob Duncan from Backscatter presented an excellent program where they showed the best compact camera systems for Underwater Photography. More

  • Member's Night Presenters
  • © Ruth Chofre Lice on Fish
  • © Ruth Chofre Sea Lion
  • © Ruth Chofre Harlequin Shrimp
  • © Ruth Chofre Whale Shark
  • © Dennis Hocker Thailand 2018
  • © Dennis Hocker Mating Octopus
  • © Dennis Hocker Ornate Ghost Pipefish
  • G Dennis Hocker Dive with Fusiliers
  • © Dennis Hocker Mermaid
  • © Larry Muth Wakatobi
  • Larry Muth Group Shot
  • © Larry Muth Wall
  • © Larry Muth Wall Fan
  • © Linda Muth Brown Puffer
  • © Linda Muth Green Ghost Pipefish
  • © Linda Muth Porcelain Anemone Crab
  • © Gary Henry Iguana
  • © Gary Henry Sea Turtles
  • © Gary Henry Eagle Rays
  • © Gary Henry Cormorant
  • © Elaine Berger Costa Rica
  • © Elaine Berger Octopus
  • © Elaine Berger Frogfish
  • © Elaine Berger Mildred and Bert

Member’s Night June 2018

Our June 7 General Meeting entertainment was “Member’s Night”, where seven members showed their images and video. More

  • Reef Check | Dive with Purpose

Northern California Marine Environment Status with Dr. Jan Freiwald of Reef Check

At the Aqua Tutus May membership meeting, Dr. Jan Freiwald, Executive Director of Reef Check, presented an analysis of the status of the northern California marine environment. More

dive tanks

Maintenance of Dive Equipment with Dennis Hocker

At our April General Meeting, our own Dennis Hocker presented a great program on maintaining our diving equipment. More

  • Octopus at Breakwater
  • Point Pinos Healthy Kelp
  • Point Pinos Urchin Barren
  • Urchin Barren
  • Fluorescent Anemone
  • Moby Ling Cove

Bruce Watkins: Northern California Dive Sites

At our March General Meeting, Bruce Watkins gave a useful and interesting program containing beautiful images of our local Northern California waters. More

A Few of My Indonesian Friends

Paul Rosenblum showed his images from Indonesia at the February meeting. More

  • White-tipped Reef Shark | © Holly Franz
  • Whale Shark | © Holly Franz
  • Hammerhead Shark | © Holly Franz

Cocos Islands: The Trip of a Lifetime

To start the year, Holly Franz entertained the club with her recent trip to the Cocos Island. More

  • storm clouds, bird
  • Octopus
  • Giant red anemone eating salpidae
  • Reef stuff
  • Barb & Grace with flag
  • Rock fish
  • Male Sheephead
  • Octopus
  • Vision from far
  • Al on downline
  • Diver over urchins
  • Urchins
  • Nudibranch
  • Urchins on kelp
  • clouds break
  • Kari on downline
  • Al exit onto Vision
  • Dolphins on bow wave

Channel Islands with VDM – Not What We Envisioned!

At our November General meeting, Alan Throop presented a video he compiled using still photos and videos, taken by the divers on the trip. More