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Divers Cull the Tide of Urchins to Help Save Kelp

A team of hammer-wielding divers cull urchins off the coast of California in an effort to restore kelp forests.

Seeking a Lost Past in California's Waters

it’s difficult to reconcile how the most beautiful things you have ever experienced can be the worst they’ve ever been. But the data is clear—we've lost more than we can imagine.

Where to Scuba Dive in Northern California

Sites stretch along the Golden Coast from Mendocino to Fort Ross.

The Best Scuba Destinations for Diving Healthy Marine Environments

These are some of the most beautiful dive sites in the world, accoridng to Scuba Diving magazine readers.

Meet Barnacle Busters, One of America’s Largest and Oldest LGBTQ+ Dive Clubs

The California club has brought diversity to scuba for more than 30 years, diving proud locally and around the world.

New Species of Deep-Sea Crown Jelly Discovered in Monterey Bay

Three unique Atolla-like jellies collected in Monterey Bay in the last fifteen years have officially been declared a new species.

The Hidden Gem of Baja

Head to Loreto Bay National Marine Park in the Sea of Cortez for sea lions, dolphins and macro life at this still-undiscovered hideaway

Monterey Kelp Restoration Advocate Keith Rootsaert Awarded May Sea Hero Honors

The Giant Giant Kelp Restoration Project founder has led the push for policy change to address the loss of California kelp and spearheaded research to inform its future conservation.

Divers Clean Up Almost 1.7 Tons of Marine Debris in California

Data on the trash were reported to PADI AWARE's Dive Against Debris database, the largest underwater marine debris database in the world.