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Posted by Chamber Day 2016 on March 01, 2016 at 09:17:17:

Chamber Day 2016 is now officially open for business.

A review of DAN Annual Accident Reports has shown that a vast majority of diving accidents are caused by diver error. So can you imagine inadvertently doing something wrong, getting bent or embolized, and hearing "Sorry, there's no chamber in the area so thereís nothing we can do for you." Fortunately, that's NOT the case in SoCal because, since 1974, we can rely on the USC Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber to be there for us.

Now in 2016, we are celebrating our Chamber's 42nd year of unbending service to the Southern California diving community. While our Chamber still gets about 50% of its funding from the County, Chamber Day & Eve have become the major source of funds to keep our Chamber available to us 24/7/366. And that's why we hope you'll participate in Chamber Day & Eve 2016 on Wednesday, May 4.

The first Chamber Day attracted about 200 divers and netted about $15,000 for our Chamber. Over the years the event has grown to over 1,000 participants by adding Chamber Eve, the Flying Dutchman, and the Chamber Challenge. And last year we raised just over $121,000 for our Chamber. We are justifiably considered the largest single-day scuba charity event in the United States and perhaps even the world. Itís important to know that all monies raised go to the Chamber. No administrative fees are deducted from the proceeds, many of the local SoCal boats donate their time and services, the manufacturers donate gear for raffle prizes, the Aquarium of the Pacific donates their facility for Chamber Eve, hundreds of volunteers donate their time, and you (hopefully) donate your money. Here's how you can get involved this year:

CHAMBER DAY - http://dornsife.usc.edu/chamberday/chamber-day/

FLYING DUTCHMAN - http://dornsife.usc.edu/chamberday/flying-dutchman/

CHAMBER CHALLENGE - http://dornsife.usc.edu/chamberday/chamber-challenge/

CHAMBER EVE - http://dornsife.usc.edu/chamberday/chamber-eve/

RAFFLES & BLIND BIDS - http://dornsife.usc.edu/chamberday/raffles/

SIGN-UP ON-LINE - https://dornsife.usc.edu/cf/chamberday/payment.cfm?CFID=3175780&CFTOKEN=ae505e0581ef303a-FF7B1BB0-D686-730E-EABFE645694619A7

Let's make 2016 our best year ever!!! Thanks for your support.

Ken Kurtis, Chamber Day Chairman
Karl Huggins, Chamber Director

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