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Special Notice, October 19th, 2015:

We are saddened to announce the passing of one of past members. Gary had had medical and personal issues for the past couple years.  He had been an avid diver, who enjoyed sharing with all of us his stories of his diving exploits.  He was an excellent cook and often he prepared extravagant hors d'oeuvres for our club campouts.

He is survived by his brother.

No service or memorial will be held.  Gary will be returned to his home in Minnesota to be interred near his mother.

Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ page). Below, we have tried to answer the most common questions visitors to this our Web site may have. If you find that your question is not answered on this page, please email us webmaster@diabloseabearsdiveclub.com or call us  at 707-745-8224.

Below are some Frequently Asked Questions

Q1) How Do I Join?

Q2) Where Do We Meet?

Q3) Where Do We Go To Dive?

Q4) What about SHARKS?!?!?

Q5) What Do the Sea Bears Do?

Q6) How Do You Cook Abalone?

 

A1) In order to become a member of Diablo Sea Bears Dive Club, you must attend three club events, with at least one event being a camping/dive weekend.  Then the members vote you in or not.  Once accepted, pay your dues ($25.00 per year) and you are in.

A2) We meet on the first Wednesday of every month at Round Table Pizza in Benicia.

A3) Most of our outings are to the Albion River Campground during abalone season from April through November.  During July (when the Ab season closes for public safety) some members also dive at Monterey to hunt for halibut or go elsewhere for diving or fishing.

A5) The Diablo Sea Bears dive for abalone, spear fish, dive to take photos, fish with poles for salmon and other ocean fish (when in season), share friendship with a Saturday night potluck dinner and have a friendly competition to see who has the biggest catch.

A6) There are lots of ways.  An easy and delicious way is as abalone chowder.

 

A4) SHARKS?!?!?!

The stats have changed since 2011.  Research needs to be done to update the list. though one fact remains the same...  Golf is still more dangerous!

In reality, sharks are the least of our worries, but to assuage your worries, here are some facts for you to ponder.  There have been only 11 fatal shark attacks in California waters since 1952.  That’s 11 in 58 years.  More people have died from lightning strikes while playing golf during that same period.

Date

Victim

Place

Mode

Depth

12/7/1952

Barry Wilson

Pacific Grove

Swimming

20’

4/28/1957

Peter Savino

Morro Bay

Swimming

<10’

5/7/1959

Albert Kogler, Jr.

Baker Beach

Swimming

<15’

6/14/1959

Robert Pamperin

La Jolla

Free Diving

30’

12/19/1981

Lewis Boren

Spanish Bay

Surfing

<10’

9/15/1984

Omar Conger

Pigeon Point

Free Diving

15’

1/26/1989

Tamara McAllister

Malibu

Kayaking

na

4/16/1994

Michelle VonEmster

Pt. Loma

Swimming

not reported

12/9/1994

James Robinson

Harris Point

Diving

not reported

8/19/2003

Deborah Franzman

Avila Beach

Swimming

<20’

8/15/2004

Randall Fry

Westport

Free Driving

<20’

 

 

 

 

 

 

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