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brian from Los Angeles CA | Scuba Diver

Going out on a constant high rate of "all year" diving, Southern California’s most unique and unexplored dive sites are always in the plans. Always with all types of divers, having fun is the objective and results at all times!

Working as a research/scientific diver for sink site locations, baseline studies on projects that continue with California Ships to Reefs. To help bring in more artificial reefs to dive. It’s pretty cool to decend into 95’-130’ depths of flat bottom sand with nothing there but it’s own unique micro to big bottom dwellers. Then record the info, compare and create maps, coupled with studying the differences of nearby existing reefs to project the results of the marinelife explosion that the new artificial reef is expected to create. It may sound non exciting, but it is a trip believe me!

Building a part of HardcoreDiveTeam


hcdiveteambrian - 7/11/2013 12:51 PM
I gotta say, the other day I was looking for a used DIN first stage regulator, (and have been for over a year, it didn’t matter if it worked or was rusted shut, bent or broken, with no body responding in that years time.) So my call went out on Facebook I was looking for that busted reg to put back into the water. A friend of mine, Paul, says Amazon has 1 for $35.00. I check it out and order 1. Then noticed the add here on That is where Paul seen it, I’m betting. The reg was delivered...get this, not only was a brand new DIN first stage in the box, but a new second stage and the lp hose!!! $35.00 plus like $5.00 shipping!! Gotta love this network thing, even if it takes a year, the goods are going to work! Thank you, Paul, DB, Amazon!!
hcdiveteambrian - 7/11/2013 12:52 PM
I’ll be giving a product review very soon, and to the limits.
hcdiveteambrian - 4/01/2013 2:43 PM
One more reason to join HardcoreDiveTeam, as of April 2013 any new request to Join HardcoreDiveTeam here on DiveBuddy & Facebook and our webpage with active diving gets free Customized Scuba boat trips. And we can say they are the most custom hardcore dive trips you can get anywhere. We dive always unique and rarely dived sites, never the same beachy dives, always way cool shore dives, boat dives, island dives etc! Open to all, fishing, environmental photo ops, scientific project dives, bringing new sites both fresh and salt water to the maps. The benefits do not end. We’re not looking for large "club" members numbers that don’t dive. If you join our webpage include a short bio to prevent getting thrown in the trash. Only for real divers. Or email, anyone of our many page admins, managers.
hcdiveteambrian - 3/05/2013 10:29 PM is to like Facebook is to Myspace or like microsoft is to Tandy! It’s the new diving network, it’s here!
Greg - 3/06/2013 6:33 AM
Thank you! I never understood how people can continue to use old fashion, off-the shelf forums like the vBulletin boards. To me, they look messy, with lots of ads and hard to read. I tried to keep DiveBuddy clean and easy-to-use and read. That’s one reason why I don’t allow signatures on everyone’s post, it fills a forum topic with too much useless information.
hcdiveteambrian - 2/20/2013 10:48 AM
SS Avalon hit by Hardcore Dive Team/Customized Scuba on the best there is "DiverCity" on 2-18-2013 nails over 2000 fish in one shot! DiveBuddy stickers passed out to 2 of Hardcore’s most prominent scuba diving captains in Southern California, Captain Benci of DiverCity and Captain James of The Goby. Good day as always on wreck diving in Los Angeles, please go to california ships to reefs webpage or Hardcore Dive Team and sign CSTR’s petition to help them bringing new shipwrecks to Los Angeles!! Thank you.
Greg - 2/20/2013 11:02 AM
A big thank you to Captain Benci and Captain James...those guys must be really awesome!
hcdiveteambrian - 2/20/2013 11:19 AM
Yes they are Greg, like! One concentrates North Santa Monica Bay, one concentrates South Santa Monica Bay. It’s a coverage of over 40 miles of LA’s best diving. On both vessels, Greg you have pre booked guest passes 365 days/nights a year.
Greg - 2/20/2013 12:32 PM
That’s good to know and very much appreciated. If I’m ever in the area, I’ll let you know.
hcdiveteambrian - 1/25/2013 3:14 PM
HardcoreDiveTeam’s offer of a free 3 tank boat trip including lunch and air is now taken. You gotta be quick!
hcdiveteambrian - 1/25/2013 12:44 PM
Any advanced divers interested in going out on The Goby with HardcoreDiveTeam doing 1 dive each on a proposed 180ft Iris/Planetree Class Buoy Tender sink site for California Ships to Reefs to collect info, then 2 dives more each on the SS Star of Scotland or the MRD Artificial Reefs for comparison, or another freshly found wreck or reefs site that Adam C James (Goby Captain) says he recently found.

The price of this trip is totally free, comes with lunch. You can tip the Captain if you want, if funds are tight, just you being there is tip enough! The first one that responds to brian@hardcorediveteam gets it. Boat leaves Marina del Rey public boat launch Saturday Morning 1/26/13 approx 9am. One diver dropped out due to family reasons.
hcdiveteambrian - 1/21/2013 10:57 AM
Blue whales are close to shore at Redondo Beach Vets Park! Inside and outside.
hcdiveteambrian - 1/17/2013 2:55 PM
California Ships to Reefs are busy in 2013. With the help of HardcoreDiveTeam and The Goby dive boat, exact depth and coordinates, bottom samples and recording all marinlife will start in Santa Monica Bay near Marina del Rey on weekend of Jan 26th 27th. 5 aboard with Captain Adam C. James. We’ll add 1 more, first diver to contact us for details gets the spot. Advanced divers, depths will be 100+. Wreck or Artificial Reef dive included.
Greg - 1/17/2013 3:38 PM
Man I wish I lived near you!
hcdiveteambrian - 1/17/2013 3:54 PM
Yeah Greg it should be pretty cool. We’re gonna start a regular series of survey dives, that’ll turn into a project team for reefing a 180ft planetree or iris class buoy tender, right in the middle of Santa Monica Bay close to Marina del Rey. To see the potential sink site bare, working on the ship prepping, watching it sink, then diving it?? If all that happens according to plan, our names will be engraved in stone, we’ll know the wreck well.
hcdiveteambrian - 11/12/2012 5:50 PM
Again, Captain AJ of The Goby takes a group of us divers out into nowhere in the Santa Monica Bay, unknown reefs, drops the hook and says "Go down the anchor line, from there, follow the reefs." We did and just like that, found gold mines no one ever knew existed! Awesome stuff! Keep your eyes on Hardcore’s facebook page, for surprise boat trip giveaways! You’ll get it only there. Then you’ll get the unknown and most cherished dive sites, a guarantee.
hcdiveteambrian - 11/10/2012 1:42 PM
Awesome HardcoreDiveTeam Event going on tomorrow in Southern California’s best Los Angeles dive sites. Get ahold of HardcoreDiveTeam or go straight to The Goby Dive Boat Charter and hope to get in, there might be a spot or 2. Captain AJ is bringing us to 1,2 or 3 unknown/unmarked thriving reefs!! Sweet. Keep diving with one cool HardcoreDiveTeam in Southern California!!! If you’re in So Cal you do not want to miss this!
hcdiveteambrian - 11/10/2012 1:54 PM
That’s the Goby Scuba Charters and Classes!
Ronniesquest - 11/12/2012 5:08 PM
sounded great but i was on the sundiver express sunday diving with disabled veterans. please keep me posted for future events. thanks, ron
hcdiveteambrian - 11/12/2012 5:37 PM
We will Ron! Diving with disabled vets has got to be totally cool! I bet you guys ran into nice conditions. We had a great time in the Santa Monica Bay!! Clearest day ever, awesome dives. Massive fish, huge sand bass, black seabass!