Posted by Chamber Day on March 03, 2003 at 13:13:44:
In Reply to: Chamber Day 2003 is Now Open for Business posted by Chamber Day 2003 on March 03, 2003 at 12:58:36:
The daytime event is known as ďChamber DayĒ and runs as it has in the past. (And donít forget the date - Wednesday, May 7.)
Fifteen of the SoCal dive boats donate their services for the day. They are (in alphabetical order): Aquatica, Bottom Scratcher, Cee Ray, Encore, Great Escape, Horizon, Island Time, Magician, Mr. C, Psalty V, Pacific Star, Sea Bass, Second Stage, Sundiver, and Westerly. Hereís the way it works.
You pay $75 for the day (all the proceeds go to the Chamber) and choose the boat you want to go on. (Book early because once a boat fills, itís unavailable. Although weíll hold a reservation for you for 72 hours, after that time, spots are only guaranteed when they are paid in full.) In general, the boats will leave the dock at 7AM and head for Catalina. (Some boats may allow you to board the night before and sleep on board. The Horizon will depart the evening before from San Diego) Youíll get a commemorative Chamber Day 2003 t-shirt, five raffle tickets (you can buy more on your boat or at the Chamber), and make two dives at Catalina.
Sometime during the day, your boat will stop at our Catalina Chamber in Big Fishermanís Cove. Youíll all disembark for a 75-minute overview of Chamber operations. L.A. County Lifeguards will explain their job, rescue helicopters and crews from the Coast Guard and Sheriffs will be on hand, and the Chamber crew will show you the Chamber itself, including taking you inside and pressurizing the Chamber to a depth of 1-foot. (Yes, youíll have to clear your ears. Itís really weird and we canít explain it logically. However, if you think youíre getting narked, then weíve got to talk.)
Except for the Horizon, boats will arrive back at their docks between 5 and 5:30PM. Raffle winners will be posted and prizes will be handed out. And everyone will have a good time. But we canít do it unless you sign up for the event and you do that by calling Reef Seekers Dive Co. (the co-ordinating store for the event) at 310/652-4990 or by going to our secure server at www.chamberday.org. Come alone, or come with a friend, but just come.
But if you canít do the daytime event (or if you do the daytime and want to cap it off with a fabulous evening) . . .
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