4th – Madison Hunter
7th – Joe Lawson
8th – Ilkan Cokgor
9th – Steve Gilmore
9th – Ken Takata
11th – Holly Little
11th – Dianna Noyes
11th – Tanith Smith
11th – Eric Sommerauer
18th – Nicholas Byram
18th – David Smith
22nd – Jay Hurley
24th – Jose Guerrero
30th – Stephanie O’Hair
Message from the President – Owen Autry
Dear Dolphin Divers of Sacramento,
Here we are again trying to survive the COVID-19 pandemic and manage our day to day lives. We have a truly diverse group of divers and non-divers, and all of you are hanging in there with work, coworkers, family, and friends…surviving our new lifestyle. Oh, I Wait I Said That in The Last Bubbles!!
It is not too late for the Ocean Cove Camping trip, September 5th – 7th. Bob and Kim Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org) will again be hosting the Ocean Cove Labor Day weekend camping trip, you may need to call Bob (916-752-6017) and let him know you’re coming because he may already be at Ocean Cove by the time you read this information. This event will be over the Labor Day weekend; however, you can come early and stay later if your schedule allows. I will be leaving on Thursday for Ocean Cove and you can contact me up until Thursday morning at 916-955-9105 if you need me to pass along information to Bob. Be advised that cell service is hit or miss at Ocean Cove.
Please send in your applications and membership dues as soon as possible. You can sign up on the website, https://www.dolphindivers.org or you can print an application and send it, along with the dues to: Dolphin Divers of Sacramento P.O. Box 112 Orangevale, California 95662.
Club meetings will be resuming meetings via Zoom this September 2020, and we will keep you up to date with emails and postings on our web site as new information becomes available. The board is currently working on a format, possible speaker, and the logistics for the meeting. If we can meet as a group in person, we will let you know as soon as restaurants open back up for dining and meeting locations.
Here’s hoping we can all get into the water soon!
President, Greatest Dive Club Ever!!
We want to hear from you! Do you have something to share? A favorite dive site or story? Do you have a video slideshow or movie of a recent trip? Send it to me and I can share it with other members via our monthly newsletter. YouTube videos embed nicely into this new newsletter format.
Thanks for the continued opportunity to serve you. I hope you like it!!
A small but mighty group of Dolphin Divers ventured out to the Albion River Campground. The weather was great but King Neptune was not cooperating. The seas were way too rough for both diving and effective fishing. This is not the first time he has kicked our behinds. Nevertheless, everyone had a good time exploring the area, eating, drinking, and telling lies.
A positive sign was that small patches of kelp are reappearing in Albion Cove and the ocean is returning to more normal temperatures. In the past few years water temperature was well above its normal of 52 to 55 degrees. During the same period, 80% to 90% of the kelp forests on the Sonoma and Mendocino coasts have disappeared. Hopefully, once we get rid of this COVID Monster, urchins are reduced, and the kelp returns, all will be right with world.
–Dolphin Divers of Sacramento Presents-
Labor Day Weekend at Ocean Cove, CA
HURRY BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!
Below is a little info about our Labor Day camping trip to Ocean Cove. I hope to see all of you there this year!!
Labor Day 2020, Ocean Cove, Ca. September 4th through September 7th
Cost is $28 per night. If you would like to show up early that is fine and you can pay for that at Ocean Cove. The club portion is Fri. – Mon. I would like everyone to sign up by August 26th. Or at least contact me and
Let me know you will be there so we can have a head count. Nobody will be turned away for showing up unannounced!
So far some of the events will be:
Salsa /Cocktail contests
General Social Hour- bring appetizer
Spear fishing Contest
Pole fishing contest Thursday till Sunday at 1 PM.
We need volunteers to help with the spear fishing contest, checking divers out and in, and weighing all of the fish.
We also need help preparing fish for the potluck on Sunday.
We are also looking for donations for the raffle.
If you would like to help in any way or have any suggestions please contact Bob & Kim Taylor
You can check out https://www.oceancove.org/ for a look at the campground.
California has two state fish. Our freshwater fish is the golden trout. A pretty, bright colored fish that lives high up in mountain streams. Your diving adventures may not include finding this fish.
Our saltwater state fish is the garibaldi. When you dive with the club next summer around Catalina Island, you will see a ton of these fish. Brightly colored and easy to find, you can get a great photo with very little work on your part. On your dive, this fish will come up and check you out. Not out of curiosity…..they are looking for a fight! They are highly territorial of their homes and surrounding area. For divers, it is nice that the garibaldi does not get larger and have big teeth.
Garibaldi usually stop growing at 12 inches. They can live to be 25 years old and maybe a couple pounds in weight. Rocky structure is their favorite hangout. The male is the protector of the nest and he has no problem on letting you know you are not welcome around his future family. He forgets to tell you that he just might eat his offspring when they are born! This fish is an omnivore so plants and animals are food sources. They do like to eat several types of sponges. The garibaldi may get their bright orange color from eating sponges of the same color.
The fish is protected from any form of harvesting and that includes taking them for your aquarium. You need to get a permit to do so. Novice aquarium owners soon learn that you do not want to keep two garibaldis in the same tank. You may end up with one live and one dead fish.
So, on your next diving adventure to SoCal waters, take a look for this fish. Lots of them around Catalina Island and they are happy to come out and challenge you to a fight.
Thanks to Marlyn Sepulveda for sharing her photo.
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NEW!!! ONLINE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION! Dolphin Divers of Sacramento has jumped into the 21st Century! We now have a way for you to complete your membership renewal or new membership application online! Not only that, once you have completed the application, you will be directed to a page where you can pay by credit card Square. For those who are still “old school” and prefer the paper format and payment by cash or check, we’ve got you covered! You can download your application from the same page and either mail it in or bring to an upcoming meeting (whenever they resume).
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Officers and Chairs
- President – Owen Autry
- Vice President – Ken Takata
- Secretary – Brad Freelove
- Activities – Julie Edwards
- Treasurer – Marlyn Sepulveda
- Safety Officer – Steve Gilmore
- Past President – Dana Carlson
- Promotions – Tracy Clarke
- Newsletter Editor – Renee Viehmann
- Webmaster – Renee Viehmann
- Historian – Jack Millard
Members at Large
- Dave Whiteside
- Gordon Kuhlne
- Kenny Carraher
- Craig Brookey
- Maridee Green
- Liz Marchiondo
- Alex Khunle
- Craig Brookey (alternate)
- Corinne Fuerst (alternate)
- Ilkan Cokgor (alternate)