Posts by WAVES Project

June Training Update

Congratulations to the new divers and those who are perfecting their skills! WAVES Alum Patrick also shares his ongoing search for great shore dives, and Trina’s report on Leopard sharks!

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Project: MOD-NPS

Mission Oriented Diving is the name of the program and projects we are conducting with the National Park Service Submerged Resources Center.

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May – Training Update

We have had some very ambitious people complete their professional diving levels! In April we graduated two open water instructors, one assistant instructor, and four dive masters. In addition, seven students completed their “React Right” certifications that includes CPR/AED, First Aid, and O2 provider. Congratulations to All! Jeff started his diving career with the WAVES…

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Activities and Events

The 2019 SCUBA Show was held the first weekend of May. We had nearly 20 volunteers man our booth, talk to attendees and sell our new t-shirt design. We also had a drawing for an OMS Regulator which was won by Jeff Haroldson; and a 2 tank boat dive with the WAVES Project on the…

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Kristopher Moorehead

Kristopher Moorehead joined the US Coast Guard in 2006 – his grandfather served in Vietnam and was a big influence on him, Kris says he is the main reason he wanted to serve. He served for 7 1/2 years defending our coast and was stationed all around the United States and US territories . He…

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April – Training Update

Open Water – We have four new Open Water Certified divers who completed their course in March. Congratulations to Instructor Sal and Dive Master JD who used creative thinking to get the job done. They had a minor problem with a boat trip cancellation but quickly found a solution and made it to Catalina. Dive…

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Shark Eggs

WAVES volunteer – Trina, age 13 continues her series on sea life with this interesting article on Shark Eggs. Divers familiar with diving off the southern California have most likely seen these odd little objects underwater. There are about 400 different species of shark, and 40% of them lay eggs. They are called oviparity.  The…

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Resources for Wounded Service Members

This months article is on helping veterans find the right program for their needs. I have provided a handout (below) to help you with that process. One of the most popular questions I see asked is help sending our children/dependents to college. There are several programs the veteran administration has to offer to help with…

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The Lions of Belize 2017

WAVES volunteer Richard shares his Lionfish hunting experience in Belize. He said his camera wasn’t set for underwater photos, but these turned out to be very interesting!  After signing up for a SouthWest Air, “Companion Fly’s FREE!! Promotion, it was off to Belize to complete another bucket list item. We chose an economy package on…

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Anacapa Island

Here’s a fun throwback article from WAVES Dive Master Richard – reminiscing about past diving – we hope you enjoy his photos and are inspired to go diving! During some of our recent rainy days, I was looking at some photos from a decade ago. It’s Sept. 2008, we were on “The Raptor” dive boat…

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Goal Setting

You have probably heard of SMART goals already? But do you always apply the rule? The simple fact is that for goals to be powerful, they should be designed to be SMART. WAVES Chaplain Sid Siez walks through the steps to set goals with confidence.

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Coral Reef Pollution

WAVES Volunteer Trina continues her series pertaining to our oceans. Coral Reef Pollution is one she feels passionate about, she presents the concerns and some practical solutions. She feels that if we can try to do these things every day we will save the reefs!

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