The cold, nutrient-rich waters off the Southern California coast are host to a wide variety of habitats, each filled with…
Sandy beaches, year-round sunshine, not a hint of humidity in the air, and sharks — sounds good to us. Here’s our beginner’s guide to Southern California sharks to get you started.
Diving or snorkeling with green sea turtles in La Jolla is a year-round activity, but especially enjoyable during the peak months of October and November.
Veterans Park at Redondo Beach is best known as a dive-training site, but it’s also a relaxing shore dive for experienced divers.
Lake Tahoe, which straddles the border of California and Nevada, is renowned for stunning topside scenery. But the scuba diving in Lake Tahoe is lovely as well.
Beneath the waves lies a wonderland — Southern California sea life inhabits a magical realm, including forests, canyons and caves. Here are some highlights.
The southern Channel Islands kelp forests in California are a playground for divers. Here’s what you need to know to dip under the waves.
Invasive seaweed at Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary has found an enemy in underwater landscaper and PhD student Lindsay Marks.
The image of Southern California evokes sun, surf and movie stars. Add another attraction to the list: the scuba diving in San Diego is world-class.
Imagine being on a dive in Monterey and seeing a gray whale appear out of nowhere. That’s exactly what happened to these divers.
When whales die, they become a feast for countless animals in the ocean. In this case, we get to witness some blue sharks getting their fill.
Fourteen months of hope and hard work have led to the first-ever filming of a baby nautilus hatching for a team of researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Scientists are trying to explain a massive die-off of leopard sharks, Pacific angel sharks, and brown smooth-hound sharks in the San Francisco Bay.
National marine sanctuaries protect some of the most spectacular ocean and Great Lakes resources in the United States, including shipwrecks like the SS Cuba.
National marine sanctuaries protect some of the most spectacular ocean and Great Lakes resources in the United States, including shipwrecks like the SS Winfield Scott.
National marine sanctuaries protect some of the most spectacular ocean and Great Lakes resources in the United States, including shipwrecks like the Pomona.
A very curious newborn grey whale checks out a nearby boat while mom guides it along.
This year, Scuba Diver Life is partnering with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to bring you images and stories from each of the United States’ 11 dive-able marine sanctuaries. This month, we’ll visit Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.