Tuesday, August 10, 2010 4:31 PM
An All-Vegan Scuba Diving Trip to Catalina?
Note: This is an informal poll to determine possible interest and headcount. If you?re interested in a day-long scuba trip to Catalina with other vegans per the general details below, please respond to this email, indicate which date you?d prefer, and describe your diving experience (i.e., number of dives, number of cold water dives, and date of your last dive). Note: certified scuba divers only.
Saturday, September 4
Saturday, September 12
Saturday, October 2
Time: the boat typically boards at 6 am, leaves at 7 am and returns around dinner time. It?s a full day adventure.
Location: we?ll board a boat leaving from San Pedro or Long Beach, depending on availability. We?ll spend the day diving off the coast of Catalina Island.
Food format: vegan potluck.
Vegan Drinks: beverages containing alcohol may be consumed following the last dive.
Cost: for the boat and air fills (3 dives), cost is around $150/person, or perhaps a little lower since we?ll bring our own food. Plus, unless you own your own equipment, you?ll need to rent a wetsuit and gear at a cost of roughly $45/day which includes: BCD, regulator, tank, weightbelt and wetsuit. Other items considered "personal gear" are generally not rented (gloves, booties, hood, light, mask, fins and snorkel), but of course are available for rent if necessary.
Recommended dive shop: www.hollywoodivers.com. Call them if you have questions:[masked]
Even in the warmer months, the water is cold. It is strongly recommended that you wear a full "winter" wetsuit, plus gloves, booties and hood.
There is a compressor on the boat, so you will only need to rent/ bring one tank.
If you have a history of seasickness, it is recommended that you take whatever works for you! Over the counter: meclizine (bonine) or dramamine. Prescription: scopase tablets or a scopolamine patch (apply the night before).
Please let me know if you?re interested!