Catalina running out of dock space?

If early activities on Catalina Island are any indication, it’s going to be a long, busy, summer. In his routine reporting appearance before the Avalon...

The ‘First Lady of Scuba’ visits Avalon

This past week, Avalon was graced with a five-day visit of famed “First lady of Scuba Diving,” Zale Parry. Zale traveled from her home in...

Scuba Diving: Rockfish don’t dance

With over 100 species living in the world’s ocean, Rockfish definitely cry out diversity. They come in various colors and can be found hovering...

On the Water: Don’t mess with Mother Ocean

Mother Ocean can be a pretty unforgiving loved one. She has a short temper and a long memory. She seems to know if you’ve...

On the Water: Fishing for hi-tech

Afishinado was custom-built for me in 1998 by a group of guys then known as Canaveral Custom Boats. Their approach to boat-building was old-school. When...

Outrigger season has begun

With much anticipation for the start of the 2018 outrigger season, Catalina paddlers took to the water on April 2 as part of their...

New tour offers flying with the fish

IEX Helicopters (“Island Express Helicopters”) has teamed up with acclaimed marine scientist, Diane Alps to launch the first and only Heli-Marine Expedition on the...

Scuba Diving: A little bit about sharks

Ever since I was a young boy I’ll never forget watching Steven Spielbergs 1975 thriller “Jaws.” Of course by the time I actually viewed the...

On the Water: Family Time

I enjoy the calls I get from customers inquiring about a fishing charter for their upcoming visit to Catalina Island. Sometimes I think that...

Scuba Diving: Where have all the sea stars gone?

It’s difficult to think about the ocean without sea stars coming to ones imagination. In fact there are well over 1,000 different species of...
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