abalone

October 7-9, 2016 Abalone Campout

August 27, 2016

Napa Valley Divers has their next abalone campout planned for October 7-9, 2016!  We will be camping in the general area rather than securing a group site at Ocean Cove campground, on the Sonoma coast.  Several club members plan on arriving a day early, so everyone is encouraged to extend our campout and maximize our time […]

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Abalone Campout: April 1-3, 2016

February 2, 2016

April 1-3, 2016 Abalone Campout (Opening Weekend) Napa Valley Divers has their next abalone campout planned for April 1-3, 2016 – OPENING WEEKEND OF ABALONE SEASON!  We were able to secure group site #3 (known for beautiful sunsets) at Ocean Cove campground, on the Sonoma coast. Camping cost will be $27.00 per night ($54.00 for […]

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2015 Opening Weekend Abalone Campout

April 6, 2015

Napa Valley Divers ventured off to the Sonoma coastline for the opening weekend of the 2015 abalone season, camping at Ocean Cove Campground.  Nine families joined in, ranging from 10 months to 65+.  The ocean calmed down just in time and offered up it’s bounty to seven divers taking a total of 18 abalone.  We […]

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August 15-17, 2014: NVD Abalone Campout

April 23, 2014

Napa Valley Divers has their next abalone campout planned for August 15, 16, 17, 2014.  This camping trip aligns with the August 16, 2014 Norcal Underwater Hunters Big Abalone and Ling Cod competition and Cook Off.  We were able to again secure group site #3 ( known for beautiful sunsets) at Ocean Cove campground, on the Sonoma […]

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April 2014 NVD Abalone Campout

April 9, 2014

After a week of almost non-stop rain, undaunted Napa Valley (abalone) Divers had their first abalone campout of the year at Ocean Cove Campground on April 4-6, 2014.  Almost on command, the rain stopped at 5:30pm on Friday, as old friends and new friends arrived, and it turned out to be an incredible weekend.  As […]

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August 16, 2014: Norcal Underwater Hunters Big Abalone and Ling Cod Competition and Cook Off

April 9, 2014

2014 Norcal Underwater Hunters Big Abalone and Ling Cod competition and Cook Off, Sonoma County Abalone Network And Watermens Alliance Fundraiser.  Saturday August 16th 7:00am to 3:30pm at the Ocean Cove lodge, Bar and Grill, 23255 Coast Highway 1 California 95450.  Call (707) 847-3158 for reservations.  The Ocean Cove Campgrounds is right across the street if you wish to […]

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2014 Abalone Season

April 3, 2014

Links in below image are:   New Abalone Laws    Abalone Brochure

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April 4-6, 2014 Abalone Campout

January 15, 2014

Join Napa Valley Divers for an abalone campout.  We will be camping in group site #3 ( know for beautiful sunsets) at Ocean Cove campground, on the Sonoma coast.  You don’t camp?  Come up for the day.  Join us for the dives or just hang out with new and old friends.  As always we will […]

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10 inch Abalone Hunter – Roger Rude

November 11, 2013

Napa Valley Divers November 2013 club meeting speaker was Roger Rude.  The photo below shows Roger sharing a 7 inch abalone shell and a 11 inch abalone shell.  Roger is a retired Lieutenant with the Sonoma County Sheriff.  His career in law enforcement included the Helicopter Unit, Search and Rescue, Marine Unit, Dive Team, SWAT […]

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Abalone Scientific Survey Meeting

September 6, 2013

At the request of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW), the California Ocean Science Trust (OST) has convened a Science Advisory Committee (SAC) to conduct a scientific and technical review of the survey design and methods currently used to estimate densities of red abalone (Haliotis rufescens) in northern California. The first meeting is […]

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