Essential Tips for a Safe Dive
Scuba diving can be one of the most fulfilling and unique hobbies a person can have. While many frontiers of adventure have been thoroughly mapped, the ocean still holds a certain mystique and feeling of the unknown. It is a place of tranquility and muffled beauty. All life began in the oceans and so when we return, we may sense that primordial essence in the stillness of the sea. Still, diving can be very dangerous if you are reckless or ill-informed. Luckily, at Dive Catalina, all of our classes feature small numbers so that you can get more personal coaching from our instructors. We are enamored with the ocean, and we want others to enjoy it too. That’s why we always stress the importance of safety when diving, we want you to be doing this for a lifetime!
Scuba Diving Equipment Essentials
At Ron Moore’s Dive Catalina in Avalon, California, we offer dive options for scuba divers of all experience levels. Some of the most beautiful diving sights are located in Southern California’s underwater ecosystem and it is always a pleasure to bring divers into our world; this introductory guide for scuba equipment is a great starting point for new divers and a fantastic refresher for experienced divers.
All About Avalon
Ron Moore’s Dive Catalina is situated on Santa Catalina Island; Avalon is the only city on Catalina Island and the California Channel Island and is also the southernmost city in Los Angeles County. The waterfront is teeming with tourism-oriented businesses and a wide array of resort communities. Located near the easterly portion of Catalina Island, Avalon is 22 miles off the coast of Southern California and sees over one million visitors annually.
The 5 Biggest Problems Facing Our Seas
At Roy Moore’s Dive Catalina, the ocean isn’t just our bread and butter; it’s also one of our greatest sources of joy and recreation. The past few decades have seen some of the greatest changes to our world’s ocean ever, and it is becoming a very real and scary threat to our planet. The changing oceans aren’t just destroying coral reefs and wildlife; negative changes in ocean bio-geochemistry can affect sea levels, coastlines, ocean currents, ocean acidification, the sea floor, global weather, and food sources for a countless number of species. It seems like a paradox: one of our greatest sources of life has become one of our greatest dumping grounds. Here are five of the biggest problems facing our seas today and what we can do as a species to halt the process. (more…)