A Freak of Nature: Anacapa Island’s Underwater Arch 

Divers are familiar with bubbles, so the underwater arch at Anacapa Island should not be such a big surprise to them. But what have bubbles got to do with an underwater arch made of solid rock? Well, believe it or not, a really big bubble is what created the arch eons ago.  Much of Anacapa Island is volcanic in nature, the remnants of an ancient lava flow. And as lava goes, it was full of gas. As the molten lava solidified, the gas bubbles were […]

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WIN! WIN! WIN! 2nd chance to win a hand-embellished £150 Shark Print or one of four Nick Oneill £20 T-Shirts

“High Speed Pass” is a stunning limited edition hand-embellished print of a mako shark with an original watercolour on the border by celebrated British marine-life artist Nick Oneill. Read more…

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The Shallows of Monterey’s  Submarine Canyon: Exploring Monastery South 

Monastery Beach in Carmel is home to two rather different dive sites. The North end of Monastery Beach has relatively easy access to very deep water due to the fact that the Monterey Submarine Canyon gets fairly close to shore. The South end of Monastery Beach is a bit shallower and is often better protected from the swell. Both ends of the beach are rocky and are home to good sized kelp patches. Under the water there is a sandy area between the North and […]

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