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Catalina Dreaming on such a winter's day...
(apologies to the Mammas and the Pappas)
Spring Break Dive Trip, March 24 to 28, 2014
the kelp forests of Santa Catalina Island, 26 miles across the sea from Long
Beach, California, is one of the easiest and most interesting experiences on the
US west coast. Located near the intersection of "tropical" and northwest critter
zones, the marine life is abundant and diverse.
Our plan is to board the Catalina Express (the ferry from Long Beach to Avalon Harbor) on Monday morning March 25, 2012. We're staying for the next four nights at the Catalina Canyon Resort, a very diver friendly destination.
diving Tuesday, March 25, aboard the
Neptune, a 66 foot long, 18 foot wide dive boat. Our plan is
dives Tuesday. Wednesday, back aboard the King Neptune for three more boat dives.
Tuesday afternoon, a guided dive at the Avalon Dive Park, just a few blocks
from our hotel. Thursday, a day of shore dives in the dive park. Friday, a
leisurely ferry ride back to Long Beach.
So, how much will all this cost, you ask? $729 per diver. $409 per non-diver.
Round trip ferry on the Catalina Express
Four nights lodging at the Catalina Canyon Resort (ppdo)
Two days of 3-tank boat dives aboard the King Neptune Dive charter
Lunch and beverages aboard King Neptune
Tanks and weights aboard the King Neptune.
Tanks and weights for three shore dives at the Casino Point Dive Park
What's not included?
Travel to Long Beach Harbor from home
Meals (other than those aboard the King Neptune)
What will rental gear cost on Catalina?
A full set of rental gear, BCD,
regulator, wet suit, hood, weights, gloves from Scuba Luv, the local dive shop
and operator of the King Neptune, will run $65.00 the first day, $32.50 each
Who should consider coming on this trip?
Families with divers and non-divers
Recently certified divers
REEF (fish and invertebrate) Surveyors
What are the
travel options from home to Long Beach?
Fly from Portland to LA International or Long Beach airports;
Drive (I5 south, an easy 2 day drive or LONG one day drive);
for a non-diver on Catalina?
Too much to list here
Visit the Catalina Chamber of Commerce web site
Space is available for 24 divers aboard the King Neptune. Plenty of non-diver space is available. Care to join me?
Reservations require a $50 per person deposit. The deposit becomes non-refundable after January 1, 2014. Final payment is due February 1, 2014.
Our destination: Hotel Cozumel
Hotel Cozumel & Resort is a charming resort with an excellent location. Consisting of three Mexican style buildings surrounding a pool and garden area, each of the air-conditioned rooms has a patio or balcony. The hotel features a pool area, three restaurants, three bars, and a private beach club with a restaurant and a pier where the dive boat picks you up. The close proximity to San Miguel eliminates the need for taxis as the city center is an easy 10 minute walk. In addition to diving, Hotel Cozumel offers a wide range of activities and entertainment for all ages.
With gentle currents and visibility often reaching in excess of 100ft, Cozumel is a fabulous place for easy and exciting drift diving. Find out just how relaxing Cozumel drifting can be! See breath-taking healthy coral and sponges and unique marine life as you ride the currents. Why did we choose Aldora Divers? Your choice of steel 80, 100 or 120 cubic foot tanks. 70 minute bottom times (air supply permitting). Surface interval on the beach at a local cantina (not floating in the sun). FAST boats (shorter run time to dive sites). Our choice of dive sites (not where the boat captain wants to go). Aldora excels in providing personalized service, extended bottom times, great boats, and you never have to haul your gear or even clean it! They do it all!
- Deposit by June 20, save $50 on nitrox
- Roundtrip Airfare from Portland
- 7 Nights Hotel Accommodations
- 5 Days of 2-Tank Boat Diving
- All meals, food and drinks (including alcohol)
- Airport Transfers, Marine Park Fee
Divers must have Advanced Open Water Diver certification
Please contact Mark Fischer, HydroSports Dive and Travel, 503-304-5383, with questions.
Click the link above for the flyer.
Upcoming Hood Canal Boat Dives
with Pacific Adventures
All travelers are encouraged to have current dive accident insurance at the time of departure.
For reservations on these or any Pacific Adventure charter, call HydroSports, 503-304-5383
Page updated 15 October 2013