Editor, scuba diver reacts to boat tragedy

COMMENTARY /// Loss of life aboard the Conception

PASSION FOR DIVING—The author was a prior passenger on the doomed vessel.

For as large and expansive as the California coastline is, the community of scuba divers who frequent its wild waters is, remarkably, quite small.

So when news broke Labor Day morning that the Conception— one of three Santa Barbara based live-a-board dive boats owned by Truth Aquatics had caught fire and sank off the coast of Santa Cruz island leaving 34 missing—divers around the state, including myself, received anx...

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