Diving

 Easy Reader Staff

TONIGHT! Opening Reception for “Fits Like a Glove: The Bill & Bob Meistrell Story” at Pages

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Surf Sleds: Chewey’s 2002 Silverado

Matt “Chewy” Chernega’s 2002 Chevy Silverado is built just as much for a surf safari as a desert romp. The modifications are extensive giving the truck the appearance of the batmobile. “I bought the truck in 2010 in pretty much stock condition” Chernega said. “I’ve been fabricating all my life and building trucks since I […]

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Deck the Reefs? Dive N’ Surf’s Charity Christmas Tree Dive and Drive

Saturday morning, December 14th, Dive N’ Surf, presented their annual Christmas Charity Dive and Drive. A Scuba ready Santa came to the Redondo Beach just south of the Pier to decorate a submerged Christmas tree donated by Acosta Christmas Tree. With over 40 divers participating, the Cheer for Children Toy Drive collected unwrapped toys and […]

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Epic Fall Dive Conditions

By Tony Vanore Photos by Tessa Ptacek The past few months have reminded me about how epic the scuba and the diving is in LA County and Santa Barbara County. Hearing stories from divers coming into the shop to fill tanks and bragging about diving in 60 to 100-foot visibility, I have to remember that […]

 Kevin Cody

A Bob Meistrell lobster tale

A Bob Meistrell lobster tale

One day in 2003, while working on a story about Dive N’ Surf’s 50th anniversary, I asked Bob Meistrell if he had any good lobster stories. He said he didn’t and that didn’t much care for lobster anymore, and probably hadn’t bagged more than five in the last five years, and those were for his […]

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Kelp Clippings: Masks, Snorkel, Fins . . . Oh My!

Kelp Clippings: Masks, Snorkel, Fins . . . Oh My!

by Dave Jensen It’s time to upgrade your snorkeling and other skin diving gear. You have done some research and talked to a few friends, but now you walk into your local dive shop to make the purchase. This can be an overwhelming experience due to the number of mask and snorkels on display. And […]

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Dive Catalina Island with these simple steps

Sometimes divers don’t want to want to spend the weekend on a crowded boat, or have to fight the surf on a beach dive. That’s when it’s time to dive Catalina Island. For $71.50 (round trip) the Catalina Express will get you to the island in just over an hour. Parking at the terminal is […]