The Reef Check Foundation invites experienced scuba divers to become trained in our California rocky reef monitoring program. Since 2006, Reef Check’s California (RCCA) Program has trained over 1000 experienced recreational SCUBA divers to scientifically monitor California’s rocky reef ecosystem at over 80 sites from Humboldt to San Diego counties.
Community members play a significant role in collecting key information on the health of rocky reefs and aid in the baseline and long-term monitoring of California’s Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).
There is a Reef Check California training coming up in a location near you. Each training will be held over two weekends, with classroom and pool training the first weekend followed by training and testing dives in the ocean the second weekend. The cost of the course is $250, which covers all dive boat fees, your own underwater survey slate and transect tape, the RCCA Training Manual, and species identification flash cards!
This is a wonderful way to learn more about our rocky reefs and their inhabitants and play an important role in sustainable marine management in California. Taking action and becoming a trained Reef Check Diver allows you join a group of dedicated divers from all walks of life who want healthy coastal ecosystems and support science-based decision making.
–Training dates and locations–
Sign up online at this link www.reefcheck.org/rcca/training_schedule.php .
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Whether you already enjoy underwater photography while scuba diving, or are just beginning, this seminar offers information to create successful images.
The class is designed for the compact camera user (point-and-shoot) who wants to learn equipment basics, strobe lighting, natural (available) light as well and post production workflow including basic editing.
The seminar will focus on the Sea-Life camera system, but will also include basic underwater photography principles and techniques. While the class will feature the Sea-Life brand,there will also be general information about other compact camera brands, strobe and housings.
There will be a Sea-Life camera availble to work with during the seminar, and, to explore different camera settings available on most point-and-shoot cameras.
Prior to class, we will have an evaluation question and answer for those already taking underwater photos. Come early and bring your computer or tablet with sample photos and we will discuss how to improve the images and what segments of the seminar will benefit your images best.
When: Wednesday May 15th, 7pm
Where: Dive-n-Trips. 1032 Serpentine Lane, Pleasanton 925.462.7234
Summer Is Almost Here!
Are You Out Diving Yet?
Check Out All Of The Activities We Have For You This Month To Get You Into The Water And Out Diving!
PADI Discover Scuba Program:
Program 1: Class/Pool: May 11th, 11am
Program 2: Class/Pool: May 25th, 11am
PADI Open Water Diver Course:
Orientation 1: May 2nd, 7pm
Orientation 2: May 16, 7pm
Orientation 3: May 29th, 7pm
PADI Adventure Diver Course:
Orientation: May 14th, 7pm
PADI Rescue Diver Course:
Orientation: May 2nd, 7pm
Emergency First Response Course:
Class: May 8th & 9th, 6pm
IDC Staff Program:
Orientation: May 10th, 7pm
Dry Suit Diver Course:
Orientation: May 14th, 7pm
Divers Alert Network : Diving Emergency Management Provider Course
Class: May 14th & 17th, 7pm
Divers Alert Network : Instructor Trainer Workshop
Class: May 31st, June 1st & June 2nd
Class – May 15th, 7pm; Pool – May 16th, 6pm
Master Scuba Diver Trainer Program:
Orientation: May 23rd, 7pm
Underwater Digital Camera Seminar:
May 15th, 7pm
Memorial Weekend Fun Dives:
May 25th, 8:30am, Carmel
May 26th, 8:30am, Pacific Grove
May 27, 8:30am, Monterey
Saturday, April 6, 2013
11am to 3pm
Come join us for our 2nd Annual Flea Market! Here is an opportunity to discover some diving treasures from other divers or to sell some of your own.
Friday, March 22nd, 6:30pm
Tired of diving cold and wet?
Looking for the warmth and comfort of your first drysuit?
Are you an experienced Drysuit diver seeking the legendary flexibility and streamlining of the
Either way, the Whites Fusion Drysuit is for you! At this seminar you will learn all about the full line of Whites Fusion Dry Suits. Learn about FUSION TECHNOLOGY’S two layer DRYCORE advantage!
No other dry suit in the world can match the mobility of the Fusion. The internal loose cut DryCORE is held in place by the independent outer stretch skin providing unrestricted movement in your arms, legs, and torso.
Come join us for a FREE Seminar on the White’s Dry Suit System. As an added bonus, anyone who purchases a White’s Drysuit System during the night of the seminar will qualify for:
1. Incredible Pricing on the Seminar Night Only!
2. Free Dry Suit Specialty Certification!
3. Discount on Dive N Trips, next boat dive!
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Getting Ready For The New Dive Season!
March 6, 2013 7pm
Are you ready to go diving this year?
Does your equipment function properly and been serviced?
How about you? How do you feel going into this year’s dive season?
When was the last time you practiced your diving skills?
Come join us for an informative evening presentation and let’s get you ready to blow bubbles!Learn More
Hey, check out what we have for you to do during the month of March! Let’s get you in the water and blowing bubbles!
Open Water Diver Orientation: Mar. 1, 6pm
IDC Staff Orientation: Mar. 8, 6pm
Discover Scuba: Mar. 9, 9am
Adventure Diver Orientation: Mar. 12, 6pm
Drift Diver Orientation: Mar. 12, 6pm
Refresher Course: Mar. 13, 6pm
PADI UW Digital Video Course: Mar. 14, 6pm
Tri-Valley Dive Club Meeting: Mar. 6, 7pm
UW Digital Video Seminars:
Camera Systems for UW Digital Video, Mar. 7, 6pm
Digital Video Storyboarding, Mar. 21, 6pm
Editing for Digital UW Video, Mar. 28, 6pm
Foothill High Career Faire: Mar. 13, 1pm
White’s Drysuit Seminar: Mar. 22, 6pm
Fun Dive: American River: Mar. 30, 8:30am
This Is The Month For Love!
So Grab Your Sweetheart And Let’s Go Diving!
Check out all of the great activities we have for you in the month of February! You still have time to join us for our annual dive trip to Catalina Island! Can’t make that? How about meeting us at Hidden Beach for our monthly Fun Dive? This is a fantastic dive on a wonderful half moon reef, teeming with marine life.
Now is the time to get in the water locally! There has been whales spotted at Pt. Lobos in less than 40 ft. of water; Dolphins and Porpoises spotted off of Breakwater! So come on, check out all of our activities for the month and make February a month you won’t forget!
Tri-Valley Dive Club Meeting: Feb. 6, 7pm
Baby Boomer Lifestyle Show: Feb. 9 & 10
Catalina Dive Trip: Feb. 15 to 18
Fun Dive: Hidden Beach: Feb. 23, 8:30am
Open Water Diver Orientation: Feb. 1, 6pm
DAN IQC Course: Feb. 2, 9am
Rescue Diver Orientation: Feb. 5, 6pm
EFR Course: Feb. 7, 6pm
EFR Instructor Course: Feb. 7, 6pm
Discover Scuba: Feb. 9, 9am
Adventure Diver Orientation: Feb. 12, 6pm
Boat Diver Orientation: Feb. 12, 6pm
Refresher Course: Feb. 13, 6pm
DAN DEMP Course: Feb. 20, 6pm
PSI VCI Course: Feb. 24, 8:30am
Eddy Current Tech.: Feb. 26, 6pm
PSI O2 Cleaning Tech.: Feb. 27, 6pm
PSI Valve Repair Tech.: Feb. 28, 6pm
Happy New Year! It Is Time To Go Get Wet!
It is time to start your year off right and head into the water! ! We’ve heard reports of dolphins and whales at Breakwater and fantastic conditions in the Carmel area. With that in mind take a look at some of the great events, activities, classes and dives we have for you to do. Whether you want to dive from the shore or a boat, it is time to get wet! Plan on coming down with us over this next month and enjoy diving the best part of the year!
Also, besides offering the PADI Specialty of the Month each month, we are also offering some incredible deals on the equipment that goes on long with it. So check out our Monthly Equipment Specials!
PADI Open Water Diver Course Orientation: Jan. 4, 6pm
PADI Adventure Diver Course Orientation: Jan. 8, 6pm
PADI Enriched Air Diver Course Orientation: Jan. 8, 6pm
PADI Assistant Instructor Course Orientation: Jan. 8, 6pm
PADI Refresher Course: Jan. 9, 6pm
PADI Discover Scuba Program: Jan. 12, 9am
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Course Orientation: Jan. 14, 6pm
PADI Divemaster Course Orientation: Jan. 15, 6pm
EFR Instructor Course: Jan. 24, 6pm
DAN Instructor Course: Jan. 31, 6pm
January’s Activities, Events & Dives:
PADI Go Pro Night: Jan. 22, 6:30pm
PADI Member Forum: Jan. 23, 6:30pm
Fun Dive: Wharf 2, Monterey: Jan. 27, 8:30am
Travel & Trips:
Catalina Island Dive Trip: Feb. 15 to 1
American River Drift Dive: mar. 30, 8:30am
Bonaire Dive Trip: Aug. 30 to Sept. 7
DUE TO THE WATER AND WEATHER CONDITIONS,
ALONG WITH SAFETY CONCERNS,
WE WILL BE CANCELLING THIS DIVE!
WE LOOK FORWARD TO DIVING WITH YOU
Dive N Trips Staff
Dive Into The New Year!
December 31st, 11pm to 1am
Come join us for a fun way to start your New year off, by diving right into it! We will meet in the Parking lot at Breakwater between 11 to 11:30pm and hit the water around 11:45pm. We will exit after Midnight, so you will be diving into the New Year! Please RSVP to the store to let us know if you can make it.Learn More
On the first day of Christmas, my diving partner gave to me…..
Once again we are offering our 12 Days of Christmas Sale!
From December 7th through December 22nd we put a different item on Sale. One December 22nd, all of the items are for Sale! This is a great way to get those cool gifts for the diver on your list. Come on by and check out what the item of the day is!
Check out our Monthly Web Equipment Specials as well. This month both Aqualung and Oceanic are offering some incredible end of the year deals on dive computers!Learn More