Learn to Dive
Southern California offers spectacular diving year round with a large active community of divers exploring the undersea world from pristine beaches to Catalina Island and the Channel Islands National Park. Take your first step to becoming a fish and learn to breathe underwater. Learn to SCUBA dive in a scheduled group courses or opt for private instruction on your own schedule.
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Give Your Diving Purpose
As divers, we are stewards of the underwater world and advocates for the environments we enjoy. There are so many ways to expand your diving beyond just going for a dive. Photography and videography are great ways to share the places we love with people who may not be able to see it themselves. Participating in diving projects is a terrific way to expand upon your diving and contribute to ongoing exploration, conservation, and research projects.
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The Wetnotes is my personal blog where I talk about equipment, dive training, photography, and whatever else I feel like sharing. You can look forward to irregularly timed posts with nice images and somewhat compelling writing!
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Corals of the Philippines
The Philippines is a nation of more than 7,000 islands with some of the most spectacular marine life on Earth. I chose to bring my Nikonos V 35mm rangefinder on this trip because it was small enough to shove in a backpack and its 15mm lens boasts impressive image quality.
With the recent re-release of Kodak's E100 Ektachrome my choice of film stock was clear. I packed eight rolls of E100 in a lead x-ray proof bag and prepared for the ironic hassle it is to fly with film in 2019. Unsurprisingly the TSA agents at LAX had no issue hand checking my film canisters on my departure but officials at airports in the Philippines would be a different story. I had to explain to each and every security official I encountered "No, this can not go through the x-ray machine. It is film".
Funny how quickly something like a 35mm film canister can be forgotten.
Nikon Nikonos V // Nikonos 15mm // Kodak E100