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About Otto

Otto Gasser grew up mostly in southern California and obtained his Doctorate In Educational Psychology from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He was hired as a professor to teach in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California, where he initiated a multilevel Scuba training curriculum on campus. Dr. Gasser spent 37 years at Cal Poly before recently retiring. During that time, he certified over 2,000 students in Scuba. He served as the University’s Diving Safety Officer and represented the campus on the California State College and Universities Diving Safety Committee. Off campus, Dr. Gasser spent ten years on the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles County Underwater Instructors Association, three of them as President. Over the years, he has volunteered time on a number of county Scuba training programs and has authored several articles about diver training. Otto is now an active recreational diver. In addition to the California coast, his more frequently visited dive locations include Hawaii’s Big Island, Indonesia, and the Caribbean islands.

Salmon and Halibut Fishing at the Queen Charlotte Lodge: 2015

We just returned from our annual Canadian salmon fishing trip for 2015.  This year we were at the Queen Charlotte Lodge for the second year in a row. We had good travel connections both ways. You fly to Vancouver, catch … Continue reading

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A Fishing Cabin on the Smith River

We were looking for a cabin rental in or near Crescent City for a recent botany trip and Pam found us a lovely place about 10 miles inland from Crescent City off Highway 199, right alongside the Smith River. The … Continue reading

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Crescent City Sportfishing

On a recent trip to the Smith River in northern California, we decided to spend one day fishing at sea for halibut on a boat out of Crescent City. The 30 foot Weldcraft Cuddy King we chartered for the trip … Continue reading

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