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click to enlarge Diving Offshore California
By Darren and Stacey Douglass
128 pages, 7x10 inches, paperback, Color photos, Maps, Index, Appendices
ISBN 0-9623389-5-8
Price: $18.95

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This all-inclusive guide covers almost 100 dive sites on the islands, pinnacles and banks off the California coast from Point Conception to the Mexican border. From the placid kelp beds of San Clemente in summer to the ocean-fed pinnacles at San Miguel in fall, diving offshore California has special rewards unparalleled in the diving world. This volume covers it all-history, marine life, accommodations, transportation, maps and a host of practical information that will make your offshore California dive trip a successful and memorable one.

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Table of Contents

  • The Past
  • The Present
  • Diving
  • Los Coronados
  • Cortes Bank
  • San Nicolas Island
  • San Clemente Island
  • Santa Catalina Island
  • Farnsworth Bank
  • Santa Barbara Island
  • Oil Drilling Platforms
  • Anacapa Island
  • Santa Cruz Island
  • Santa Rosa Island
  • San Miguel Island
  • Marine Life

"This full color guide describes the terrain, locations and marine life for the best island dive sites off the California coast."

-The Undersea Journal

"Diving Offshore California is heavily illustrated with color photographs of both underwater and topside scenes."

-California Diving News

"Appendices of dive shops, emergency contacts and tourist information are especially useful to the traveling diver."

-Underwater USA

About the Authors

Darren Douglass's photographs and articles have appeared in diving, photography, and travel magazines in the United States and abroad. He has been a scuba instructor for over twelve years and specializes in teaching underwater photography and shipwreck diving. His first book, published in 1990, chronicles California's shipwrecks.

Stacey Douglass has been diving for over eight years and has co-authored numerous magazine articles with Darren Douglass. While she is an accomplished photographer herself, she often serves as a photographer's model both above and beneath the sea. She is also the author of several children's stories.

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