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by Felix Macias, Jr.
Felix Macias, deaf author of All Abalone Are Deaf, has been an avid fan of abalone since his first diving experience in 1988. An Indiana transplant to the Northern California coast, Felix has spiced his book with his irreverent sense of humor and plenty of good advice to the novice and experienced abalone hunter. Dive into the book to learn all you ever wanted to know about abalone. Be sure to try some or all of the delicious abalone recipes presented in his book.
Felix, who is also a park ranger at Salt Point State Park, has a second book, All Fish Are Deaf.
by Tom Kendrick
An avid Santa Barbara surfer gets into sea urchin diving as a means to explore the waves of the Channel Islands. His travels take him from the harbor of Santa Barbara to the harsh waters of the North Coast, and the shark-infested Farallon Islands. This intimate snapshot follows a unique group of underwater pioneers from 1978 through 1996, chronicling the adventure, humor, and tragedy of the people involved in this way of life.
Tom and his wife are now residents of Sebastopol.
compiled by Ben Davison, Publisher
Local Sausalito publisher publishes a consumer newsletter with unbiased, ad-free reviews of SCUBA diving destinations and equipment for sport divers. We use The Travelin' Diver's Chapbook all the time to help customers research dive destinations.
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from Carolyn's Canvas Products, Valley Ford, CA
Carolyn's Canvas manufactures float covers in a variety of color combinations. Both styles include
backpack straps, which are useful when hiking
across the rugged terrain of remote sites or
carrying heavy loads.
SCUBA diving • abalone diving • gold nugget
picking • backpacking • river raft companion
for river rafting
from Doug Myers, Fort Bragg, CA
Doug's abalone bars, made from type 304 stainless steel, are available in three lengths — 12, 14 & 16 inches. The handgrip on the bars come in various colors.
by 777 Worldwide, San Francisco, CA
Aeroskin is a San Francisco-based designer and manufacturer of apparel that provides ultra-violet, thermal and abrasion protection in all types of water activities. Aeroskin designs their garments for use either by themselves in warmer environs or as a part of a layered system in colder environs. They utilize the highest quality, technologically advanced fabrics, such as Nylon Lycra® and Polyolefin, where durability, comfort performance and hygiene are important.
by Charles Ballinger
Chuck Ballinger has written about the unique diving available in each of our 50 states — diving you rarely read about in magazines. His dogged determination to follow his dreams and explore everything from flooded missle sites to abandoned mines should be an inspiration to each of us. Underwater Odyssey transcends the limits of a dive guide to reveal the broader adventure that diving provides. Ballinger sets out on a personal journey that each of us ought to take, in our own way, at least once in a lifetime.
Chuck is a long time club member and former board of directors member of the Marin SCUBA Club.