Next General Meeting – Wednesday, 08/09/2017
Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month (except for December) at Denny’s Restaurant at corner of Topanga Canyon & Roscoe Blvd, in Canoga Park. Social time starts at 6:30pm and the general meeting at 7:00pm. See our events calendar for more information.
Speaker: Naren Gunasekera
Currently a land use planner in Agoura Hills, Naren worked in the tourism industry in his home country of Sri Lanka for seven years, traveling the length and breadth of the island. This included four colorful years setting up and running a diving center in the capital Colombo where until 2010 diving was mostly off limits for tourists. Naren co-founded the second and most commercially successful dive operation in Colombo, Island Scuba, after diving the 15 wrecks off the coast extensively. Island Scuba was the first recreational diving center in Sri Lanka that focused purely on dive tourism, catering mostly to experienced divers eager to discover deep and untouched wrecks. Before he sold it in 2016, Island Scuba received three consecutive TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence and coordinated film shoots for National Geographic, the BBC and Al Jazeera. He is also a overland and underwater photographer who has been published in Popular Photography, Life Times Sri Lanka and Serendib magazine among others.
2017 Fishing Licenses
A new 2017 fishing license and some report cards are required. If you have a 2016-2017 Lobster Report Card, it is still valid and you will not need a new one until October 2017 for the 2017-2018 season. If you will be taking ocean fish south of Pt. Conception you will also need to add the “Ocean Enhancement Stamp to your license purchase. You can purchase a new license at local sporting good stores like Big 5, Turners and Walmart. You can also purchase them online but beware that an online license purchase may take up to 15 days to receive in the mail. Online License Purchase.
We promote safe diving while having a good time! We do this by providing monthly scheduled beach and boat dives and by having meetings with education, informative, and entertaining speakers that provide useful information to our members about travel, equipment, marine conservation, and much more. We have avid photographers, hunters and many that just enjoy the underwater world. We welcome the novice diver eager to learn more as well as the experienced diver looking to dive with other veteran divers.
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