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Conception Dive Boat Catches Fire – 33 Missing, 5 Rescued
PSD - 9/02/2019 4:10 PM
Breaking News from KTLA Channel 5: A 75-foot diving vessel named the Conception caught fire Monday while anchored off Santa Cruz Island, prompting a multi-agency effort to find and rescue 33 missing people believed to have been on board, authorities said. An unknown number of people are believed to be dead, according to the Ventura County Fire […]...
Back To Diving Terranea Resort!
PSD - 7/21/2019 10:29 PM
My life is slowly starting to come back to normal; I looked at the swell maps this morning and it was all dark blue around Palos Verdes. There was no way I could talk my way out of a dive, so I arrived promptly at 8:00 AM at Terranea Resort. I’m still trying to get […]...
I’m Back In The Water – Refresher Course
PSD - 6/29/2019 5:49 PM
After spending over a year liquidating my father’s estate and dealing with some bad business decisions, I said, “Fuck it.” I’m going back to my old life of diving, that I have missed, but never intended to leave. Sometimes you just have to call your losses and go on with your life. But, if I […]...
The SCUBA Show Returns To Long Beach – June 23-24
PSD - 6/01/2018 4:11 AM
The SCUBA Show is once again coming back to the Long Beach Convention Center, June 23-24! I used to be a regular attendee, but after the show kept looking the same year after year, I stopped going for a few years. I plan on going back this year, probably on Sunday, June 24th. I will […]...
Back In The Water – I Hope This Is A Trend
PSD - 2/19/2018 4:52 AM
It was Paris Hilton’s birthday yesterday; she is a fellow SCUBA diver, so Happy Birthday Paris Hilton, and congratulations on your engagement and not hooking up with me! Yeah, she is not one of my six readers, but it’s the thought that counts. There has been a lot of crap going on in my life, […]...
Thanksgiving Weekend Dive and Debrief
PSD - 11/27/2017 6:07 AM
I arrived promptly at 8 am to check the conditions; Reverend Al and other divers were already present. For the most part, the Cove was pretty calm with some waves rolling onto shore. The Point was a little different because some big swells were rolling into the rocks between lulls; I would have called it, […]...
Dive Report – Death Off The Oil Rigs
PSD - 11/13/2017 4:17 AM
I’m on a roll; I wanted to get back into the water again. Plus, I promised to bring some North Korean wine and mushrooms to barbecue for debriefing. I’m returning to my old macho self – all I have to do now is get back to cage fighting, but I just have a feeling I […]...
Back In The Water – Finally!
PSD - 11/06/2017 6:02 AM
I woke up to a solid blue swell map around Palos Verdes. Even the slight rain couldn’t be an excuse to stay away. I arrived at 7:30 am – it was calm. A couple of divers in the parking lot commented if they should be concerned that there are no other divers around. I told […]...
An American Dives In North Korea
PSD - 8/27/2017 5:28 PM
August 14, 2017 When I say I’m going to do something, I do it. I used to have that kind of persistency with women, but restraining orders, jail and getting beaten up all the time made me pursue traveling as a safer option. However, this will also probably be the lamest dive report that I […]...
Finally A Dive – And The July Trip Announcement!
PSD - 6/16/2017 11:16 PM
I know, I have not been in the water for a while. Sorry! I took the day off to take care of some stuff. I managed to do a solo dive off of Redondo Beach, just to make sure I still know how to dive. On July 3rd, I leave for a diving trip to […]...
May Is Great White Shark Month
PSD - 5/31/2017 3:31 PM
For some unknown reason, the month of May has brought many Great White sharks to the waters of Southern California. Great White sharks have been spotted as far North as San Francisco to as far South as San Diego. The Coast Guard and Lifeguards apparently use helicopters and drones to spot sharks and decide if […]...
Second Lobster Diver Of The Night
PSD - 11/21/2016 2:11 PM
November 18, 2016 Once everyone was back on board, Nice Bob decided to move to a better spot a few minutes down the coast. The visibility looked good on the surface; I was the first one over board. Logged SCUBA Dive #504 Solo Diving SECRET LOCATION: 41 73 20 74 68 65 20 43 61 […]...
Finally! A Lobster Boat and a Lobster Dive!
PSD - 11/19/2016 6:32 PM
November 18, 2016 Sorry for slacking lately! I’ve had some issues other than diving to take care of, and since this blog is only a small tax write off, I am forced to keep my regular job as a full time peon. Chipper told me about a lobster boat that Nice Bob was chartering and […]...
Another Dive, Another Trip and Lobster Season
PSD - 9/26/2016 6:18 AM
Having not been able to put a SCUBA diving trip together for several years, I stumbled onto the diving trip of a life time. It is a group tour in July 2017 that originates in Vladivostok, Russia… and after eight days, ends back in Vladivostok, Russia. I wired my deposit last week. Other than that, […]...
Flat As A Lake! Another Perfect Sunday Dive!
PSD - 9/05/2016 6:13 AM
The swell map was solid blue around Palos Verdes and there was a big turnout at Terranea today – maybe 20 divers and a lot of new faces. I was the first one off the Point – it was like slipping off the rocks and into a lake. Having no idea where to drop on […]...
500 Dives And Still Alive!
PSD - 8/22/2016 6:06 AM
I arrived at Terranea Resort a few minutes after 8 AM, to what was going to be my 500th dive. There were maybe eight or nine divers there, but only three regulars – Reverend Al, BlueSteel and Libertarian Ted. It was decided to go off the Point. Unlike most other dives, I was actually waiting […]...
Sunday Diving, Lobster Prep and Dead Bodies
PSD - 8/08/2016 4:30 AM
It’s two months before lobster season, and I have made reservations to go on the Bottom Scratcher on Opening night. I was told it will be limited to 25 divers, and the boat will move to three different locations, unlike the fiasco in 2005 when most everyone got skunked because the boat anchored in one […]...
We Are Back In Business! Diving Again After El Nino!
PSD - 7/11/2016 12:06 AM
Holy crap! Writing this post, I just realized I haven’t been diving at all this year! I am now ashamed, but beach diving conditions have sucked that much, and I haven’t been able to get on a boat either. I woke up, checked the swell map, and could not come up with an excuse to […]...
SCUBA Diving Robots To Make Divers Obsolete
PSD - 5/01/2016 6:57 AM
Drone pilots can bomb and terrorize from thousand of miles away; with the same type of technology, Stanford University has developed a SCUBA diving robot. Well, since the diving robot is unable to breathe, the term SCUBA may not apply here; I’m sure it can’t get bent either. The robot has artificial intelligence built into […]...
What Television’s Sea Hunt Taught Me About SCUBA Diving
PSD - 3/23/2016 6:51 AM
Lobster season has come and gone, and El Nino has been pounding the coast for the last couple of months. Well, to get my diving fix, I have been catching up on the old Sea Hunt series with Lloyd Bridges… For my readers who do not have a television, Sea Hunt was an extremely popular […]...