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Scuba Diving

I have logged more than 1900 dives and almost 1700 underwater hours in 32 countries since 1975 (including about 400 dives at least 90 feet deep, about 100 night dives and about 100 long dives between 90 and 201 minutes), with most of my dives in Southern California. Each dive is different with so many exciting things to see. 

For example, if you would like to see a picture of me with my 400 pound Giant Black Sea Bass buddy taken on July 5, 2001 as well as a photo I took of this beautiful fish, click here.

If you would like to see many pictures I took while on the liveaboard boat Mahtab for 15 days going from Northern Thailand to North Sumatra in March and April 2009, click here. After my diving adventure, I explored the North Sumatra land.

If you would like to see pictures of me diving at the California Science Center (CSC) Live Kelp Tank in Exposition Park, Los Angeles as well as helping collect from the CSC workboat from 2010 to 2013, click here.

If you would like to see pictures of me diving in the Aquarium of the Pacific tanks in Long Beach, California on July 22, 2006, click here.

If you would like to see a picture I took while in the water with one of five different whale sharks near La Paz, Baja, Mexico in November 2007, click here. This whale shark was about 30 feet long!

I participated in the first volunteer Reef Check California Survey on April 30, 2006 at Santa Cruz Island (west of Ventura). If you would like more information about Reef Check California, click here.

If you would like to see a picture I took of my dive buddy behind a giant sponge at Bloody Bay Wall, Little Cayman Island, click here.

If you would like to see pictures I took near Darwin's Arch in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador in January 2000 of a pair of hammerhead sharks, click here.

If you would like to see a picture I took of a garibaldi (California State marine fish) at Catalina Island (southwest of Los Angeles), click here.

If you would like to see a picture I took of a blenny, framed by coral in the Caribbean, click here.

If you would like to see a picture I took of a trumpetfish in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, click here.

If you would like to see a picture I took of a Christmas tree worm in Belize, click here.

If you would like to see a picture I took in French Polynesia of a gray reef shark seeming to kiss my divemaster's ass goodbye, click here.

If you would like to see pictures taken in Cenote Chac Mool on November 27, 2001 near Akumal in the Yucatan, Mexico, click here.

If you would like to see a picture of me and the 22 pound (32 inch long) sheephead fish I caught on September 24, 1999 at San Miguel Island, California, click here.

If you would like to see a picture of me and an octopus taken in October 2005 at Eagle Reef, Catalina Island, California by Chris Grossman, click here. If you would like to see a picture I took of Joe Kalohi holding an octopus taken in British Columbia, click here.

If you would like to see a picture of me "diving" in the hot tub aboard the Peace dive boat, click here or here. [This is picture #63 from the Peace photo album at http://www.peaceboat.com/photos.htm.]


If you would like to see a picture of me on October 2, 2004 which was opening day of lobster season in California, click here or here. If you would like to see a picture of me on November 14, 2006 of me and the group Don, Cathy, Lorraine (Don's Scuba instructor) and me with more lobsters, click here or here. I caught four lobsters in 15 minutes (a new record for me)! And the visibility was great as I could see the boat looking up from the bottom 100 feet down. That evening, we had a gourmet feast! For both trips, I had been diving with the Muellers at Don's secret spots on their fantastic boat "Bottom Time" off Palos Verdes.

If you would like to see sample underwater pictures I took in May and June 2010 in Bonaire, please click here.



I was former President, Vice President and currently Program Chairperson and Webmaster of
The Sea Divers dive club, and in addition was former President of