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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1986 | MARK I. PINSKY, Times Staff Writer
A Minnesota man visiting his son died while skin diving off Laguna Beach on Saturday. A spokesman for the Orange County coroner's office said that an autopsy is scheduled for today to determine whether the man, Herbert C. Morin, 49, died of a heart attack or drowned. Police said Morin, his son, who lives in Hemet, and a friend were in the water at Fisherman's Cove, near the 700 block of Cliff Drive.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1999
One man died and his diving partner was seriously injured Sunday morning when a power boat accidentally struck them after they came up for air in waters off Santa Catalina Island, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman said. The men, described only as in their 30s, were diving without air tanks in an area called Eagles Reef.
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SPORTS
March 4, 1992 | PETE THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It must have been a sight, grown men emerging from the surf in bathing suits adorned with the horns of a horn shark, wearing funny-looking goggles, carrying long wooden pitchfork-type poles--and dragging behind them loads of huge fish. Such activity was unprecedented. This, after all, was the late 1920s. There was no such thing as skin diving. There were no wetsuits, masks, snorkels or fins. Jacques Cousteau was still a teen-ager.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 1997 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As free-diver Don-Paul Gaboury of Costa Mesa descended through the blue Mexican waters, no bubbles or noise from cumbersome scuba equipment followed him down to frighten off his prey, big wahoo. He leveled off at 40 feet and waited, motionless. A silvery sphere of thousands of small fish came at Gaboury, and he neatly glided through it. Then, suddenly, it vaporized, just disappeared, spooked by a predator. The hunter went on automatic pilot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 1997 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As free-diver Don-Paul Gaboury of Costa Mesa descended through the blue Mexican waters, no bubbles or noise from cumbersome scuba equipment followed him down to frighten off his prey, big wahoo. He leveled off at 40 feet and waited, motionless. A silvery sphere of thousands of small fish came at Gaboury, and he neatly glided through it. Then, suddenly, it vaporized, just disappeared, spooked by a predator. The hunter went on automatic pilot.
NEWS
June 22, 1988
The government announced a recall of scuba diving dry suits using air control valves made by a San Diego firm because malfunctioning valves may cause serious injury or death. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said owners of dry suits with air control valves made by Diving Unlimited International "should immediately stop using the dry suits." The commission said there have been 16 diving incidents associated with malfunctions of the valve.
NEWS
March 27, 1988
Six Californians on a scuba-diving vacation apparently have been detained by Indonesian authorities for allegedly violating Indonesian territorial waters. The six, plus the British captain of the ship and at least one other diver from Australia, were aboard a boat that was boarded by Indonesian armed guards last Tuesday while sailing in the Indian Ocean off the island of Sumatra, according to wives of two of the divers.
NEWS
March 28, 1988 | RONALD L. SOBLE, Times Staff Writer
American officials have so far been unsuccessful in attempts to free six Californians--four from the Southland--who have been accused by Indonesian authorities of chartering an Indonesian vessel without proper permits and then sailing into restricted waters near the east coast of Sumatra.
NEWS
August 11, 1987
A shipment of 500 U.S.-made scuba diving suits intended for Iran has been detained for eight months in Canada because of U.S. fears the suits may be used in planting mines in the Persian Gulf, Canadian officials said. The shipment was intercepted by customs officers at Toronto airport in December when they discovered it was not licensed, and it has been in storage since then pending a U.S. decision. The State Department said that under U.S.
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September 26, 1987 | Associated Press
The Reagan Administration moved Friday to block the shipment of U.S.-made scuba gear and other diving equipment to Iran, suggesting that the devices pose a "direct threat" to shipping in the Persian Gulf. The action was taken not in the form of a formal ban, but by subjecting the export of these items to strict license application requirements. "These applications generally will be denied," the agency said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1992 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A skin diver from Rancho Santa Margarita was presumed dead Wednesday after he failed to surface from a deep-water dive off La Paz in Baja California. Kent McIntyre, a 30-year-old chiropractor and the father of two, was on a four-day trip with three companions, all members of the Long Beach Neptunes. The Neptunes are world-class "free divers," spear fishermen who do not use scuba tanks but hunt with only a mask, fins, snorkels and spear guns.
SPORTS
March 4, 1992 | PETE THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It must have been a sight, grown men emerging from the surf in bathing suits adorned with the horns of a horn shark, wearing funny-looking goggles, carrying long wooden pitchfork-type poles--and dragging behind them loads of huge fish. Such activity was unprecedented. This, after all, was the late 1920s. There was no such thing as skin diving. There were no wetsuits, masks, snorkels or fins. Jacques Cousteau was still a teen-ager.
NEWS
September 4, 1988 | PAUL DEAN, Times Staff Writer
They are elite adventurers who easily, naturally expand their lungs, minds and visions far beyond our miserable limits. By so doing, say at least some within the discipline, they are reaching back to a time when man may have evolved from sea mammals. Call them Homo delphinus . Man as dolphin.
NEWS
June 22, 1988
The government announced a recall of scuba diving dry suits using air control valves made by a San Diego firm because malfunctioning valves may cause serious injury or death. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said owners of dry suits with air control valves made by Diving Unlimited International "should immediately stop using the dry suits." The commission said there have been 16 diving incidents associated with malfunctions of the valve.
NEWS
June 4, 1988 | United Press International
A fourth American held on an Indonesian island for more than two months has escaped to join his three comrades in California, one of six diving enthusiasts still detained said Friday. Peter Howes, in a telephone interview from Tanjung Pinang on Bintan Island, 60 miles south of Singapore, said, "I've no idea how he got out."
NEWS
May 21, 1988 | JOHN KENDALL, Times Staff Writer
Carrying signs saying "Let them go" and "Free the Americans," two dozen supporters of six Californians seized at sea and held by Indonesia for nearly two months marched outside that country's Los Angeles consulate Friday, demanding their immediate release. Representatives of the group met with Indonesian Consul General P. Poerwanto, who reportedly apologized for anguish caused to the detainees' families. Poerwanto promised to check on their condition.
NEWS
May 21, 1988 | JOHN KENDALL, Times Staff Writer
Carrying signs saying "Let them go" and "Free the Americans," two dozen supporters of six Californians seized at sea and held by Indonesia for nearly two months marched outside that country's Los Angeles consulate Friday, demanding their immediate release. Representatives of the group met with Indonesian Consul General P. Poerwanto, who reportedly apologized for anguish caused to the detainees' families. Poerwanto promised to check on their condition.
NEWS
June 4, 1988 | United Press International
A fourth American held on an Indonesian island for more than two months has escaped to join his three comrades in California, one of six diving enthusiasts still detained said Friday. Peter Howes, in a telephone interview from Tanjung Pinang on Bintan Island, 60 miles south of Singapore, said, "I've no idea how he got out."
NEWS
March 28, 1988 | RONALD L. SOBLE, Times Staff Writer
American officials have so far been unsuccessful in attempts to free six Californians--four from the Southland--who have been accused by Indonesian authorities of chartering an Indonesian vessel without proper permits and then sailing into restricted waters near the east coast of Sumatra.
NEWS
March 27, 1988
Six Californians on a scuba-diving vacation apparently have been detained by Indonesian authorities for allegedly violating Indonesian territorial waters. The six, plus the British captain of the ship and at least one other diver from Australia, were aboard a boat that was boarded by Indonesian armed guards last Tuesday while sailing in the Indian Ocean off the island of Sumatra, according to wives of two of the divers.
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