Annual Pre-Scuba Show Dive
“A two-tank Cinco de Mayo Oil Rig dive”
Join us on Cinco de Mayo for one of southern California’s most unique and exciting blue-water dive adventures! This is a limited load 2-tank oil rig dive on the “Pacific Star” out of San Pedro. We will dive one of the local Oil Rigs “Eureka” or “The Twins” (Elly & Ellen).
Oil Rig Diving is similar to open ocean diving and is considered an advance dive due to unpredictability of conditions and “bottomless” structure at depths between 260- 720 feet. You must have an Advanced Certification or higher, and be comfortable with this type of diving to join us for this dive adventure.
Friday, May 5, 2017
6:15am – Arrive
6:30am – Board
7:00am – Departure
1:30pm – Expected return
Breakfast, lunch and beverages included!
Diving southern California’s oil rigs gives divers a unique mixture of reef, wreck and blue-water diving. The vertical structure provides refuge to sea lions, reef critters and pelagic fish.
Please note that oil rig diving is weather and condition dependent. We will dive a local wreck and kelp bed if we are unable dive the oil rigs. Always allow for the unexpected.
If you’re already planning on going to the Scuba Show in Long Beach or just feel like taking Friday off and jumping in the water, please join us for an exciting and fun pre-Scuba Show dive adventure. We look forward to diving with you soon!
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Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this dive adventure.
TANKS & WEIGHTS
The boat has weights and steel LP 72s (overfilled to a 76’s-worth of gas) tanks for you to use. Their compressor fills to 3,000 psi. Personal tanks and weights are welcome.
Gear can be rented from Pacific Star in advance. They have limited rental gear on a first come, first served basis. You can rent gear from local dive shops in advance as well. You must have your rental gear by Thursday, May 4, 2017.
You may sleep on the boat the night before (Thursday, May 4 starting at 8:00pm). Boat leaves the dock promptly at 7:00am. Bunks are first come, first served. Please let us know if you plan to sleep on the boat so we can give the crew a head count.
22nd St Landing
San Pedro, CA
Boat is docked behind 22nd St Landing Restaurant. Drop your gear off on the corner and find parking across the street.
At the East end of the lot are 2 drop off stalls where we will be waiting to take your gear to the boat. Drop off your gear with the crew there then parking is right across the street.