2 Day Bug Trip Oct. 20/21-San Nick-8 spots left

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Posted by Ken on August 03, 2007 at 05:51:06:

On Sat/Sun October 20/21, the Channel Islands Divers have the Pacific Star chartered for a 2 day trip to San Nick/ Santa Barbara Islands. This will be a limited load trip with only 22 people. The Pacific Star leaves out of Redondo Beach harbor. You will need to board between 9:00-10:30pm (Do Not be late) on October 19th. The plan is to dive San Nick on Saturday and Saturday night and then head over to Santa Barbara Island to dive on Sunday and be back at the dock about 5:00pm. Last year we did very well at both islands on this trip with 4 lobsters being over 10 lbs. San Nick is quite a ways out and can have some excellent bug hunting and Santa Barbara Island can be great if you know where to go.
The Pacific Star has lots to offer. The crew will load your gear from the parking lot and back, they are very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The dive deck is very spacious and the swim step/ platform are very large with 2 hot water showers. The galley is large and the food is good. There are 2 large bathrooms with full size showers. There is also a very nice upper deck with chairs that is great for naps, relaxing or reading a good book. The bunkroom has single, doubles and semi-private staterooms (added cost). With only 22 people the smaller unused bunks will be used for storage. Bunks will be assigned. You will need all your own dive gear and the Pacific Star fills tanks to about 3000psi.
Club member cost (includes other Sport Chalet clubs)is $310.00 and non-divers are $100.00. Deposit for club members are $150.00 for divers and $50.00 for non-divers Non club members are welcome to join us for the fun. Non club members can add $20.00 to the total price and $50.00 to the deposit. There are some semi-private staterooms (much roomier and private) available at an additional cost of $10.00 per person (at least 2 per room). The price includes food, air, beer, wine, drinks (except soda). Nitrox is also available, for an additional cost. Let the boat know before hand if you will need nitrox, you will also need to contact them yourself. You must also have an O2 cleaned tank as they use partial pressure mixing for the nitrox.
Ice chest are only permitted if OKd in advanced. Sign up A.S.A.P. For more information on the Pacific Star, check www.pacificstardiving.com . For more information or to make payments, please contact Ken at dive@channelislandsdivers.org .

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