Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!!! Here's a little GREEN (polished & dyed) Abalone perfect for today. But ONLY take RED Abalone during the season thatopens on APRIL 1st!! We are all getting excited for the start of Ab season so as the VERY Responsible Dive Shop we are I'm going to list the basic rules & regulations for you all :)
1) Abalone may be taken by FREEDIVERS ONLY (no SCUBA), North of San Francisco Bay.
2) No more than 3 RED Abalone may be possessed by one person at any time!! 3) Abalone must measure 7 inches or greater along the longest shell diameter. And every person while taking Abalone must carry an Ab gauge that accurately measures 7 in.
4) The season is OPEN during the months of April, May, June, AUGUST, September, October, and November from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
5) If freediving for the abs you need to have BOTHa Fishing License AND an Abalone Report Punch Card and TAG your abs immediately upon returning to your boat or shore!!
Shaun and I were just talking yesterday at the shop about posting something to get you all excited about this upcoming Ab Diving season opening April 1st, 2011. Well since neither of us has been yet and do not have our own footage we found this little jem on You Tube created by an amazing freediver & spearfisherman we used to rent kayaks to at Two Harbors, Catalina Island. Check out the unbelievable amount of abs he found on one dive! Great job Dan! Amazing stuff!!!
-Shaun & Kim
My heart has been so heavy with dread and compassion for the people of Japan ever since waking up last Friday morning to the news of their major earthquake and tsunami. Day by day the accounts of devastation and destruction to Japan's people & country have been rising steadily at an unbelievable rate leaving me with a terrible sense of helplessness.
So for what little I can do from California's central coast I'm writing this for ALL THE PEOPLE affected by the many tragedies in Japan. Know that so many families, churches and congregations in the WORLD are praying for your loved ones, your survival and your recovery through this unthinkable time of chaos and hardship. We can not even begin to imagine what you're going through and I don't dare say that we ever will. Please accept this note as a small token of our support, sorrow & regret for your time of crisis.
We just got this NEW Camo suit in the shop for one of our serious Underwater Hunters! Let us know if you might be needing one of these in the upcoming seasons for Halibut, Cabazon, Lingcod, Calico, and White Sea Bass!! Anyone else hear dinner bells!?! :)