History of Diving Museum

Please join us on  Wednesday, September 20th at 7:00pm for a free virtual presentation, History of Diving Museum: The Monterey Abalone Divers by Tim Thomas, author and fisheries historian. 

Tim Thomas, fourth-generation native of the Monterey area who has researched the fisheries of Monterey Bay for close to thirty years. He has written and lectured extensively on Monterey’s fishing communities and for sixteen years was the Historian/Curator for the Monterey Maritime Museum. He is also the historical consultant for the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

In this talk, join Tim as he takes us through the fascinating history of Monterey Bay’s Japanese abalone divers. Once a part of a thriving industry, these divers used traditional methods as well as diving helmets to hunt for abalone in the cold waters of the California coast.

Viewing room available at the Museum along with extended hours. Talk will be virtual.

Register for virtual presentation clicking on this Registration link or using QR code below.

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Learn more about the History of Diving Museum.

History of Diving Museum Virtual Presentation

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