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Two-Day Weekend Dive Adventures: All-Inclusive

Welcome Adventurer! How about diving the outer Channel Islands like San Nicolas or San Clemente, or shipwrecks in San Diego, or Great White Shark Cage dives trips in San Fransisco? Join Eco Dive Center on our awesome weekend adventure trips.

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San Clemente Island and Santa Barbara Island

Dive some of the best spots in California
Apr 28th - Apr 29th 2018
11 Spots Left!
Price: $385 normally $418

Departs from: San Pedro Harbor - 22nd Street

Click to Buy Tickets http://divecenter.com/boat-ticket-pacific-star-to-santa-barbara-san-clemente-island-2-day-trip-04-28-29-18-1-30-am-departure/

Looking for a top rated California dive trip? Look no futher than here! Join us as we head to the unhibated San Clemente Islands and explore their amazing dive sites. 

 

San Clemente Island Diving:

Location: Southeast of Catalina
Access: Boat Only
Depths: All ranges
Photography: Catalina 20 years ago... Enough said. 

San Clemente Island is the most southern island of the eight local California Channel Islands. It lies 55 nautical miles south of Long Beach and 68 nm west of San Diego. The island is approximately 21 nm long and is 4-1/2 nm across at its widest point. Since 1934, the island has been owned and operated by various naval commands. More than a dozen range and operational areas are clustered within a 60 mile radius of the island. At times,
between dives you might get a fly by from a Stealth Fighter. This 18-mile long island has a vast array of diving opportunities. The sunlit shallows and vertical walls of the lee side are an excellent place for beginners to acclimate themselves to this beautiful watery environment. The vital all-weather protection of the world-famous Pyramid Cove is an absolute diver's Mecca. The cove, which encompasses four miles of the southern end of San Clemente,
has dozens of dive locations with extremely diverse underwater terrain. 

The canyons , arches, walls, and redwood-like kelp forests have earned this area the distinction of being rated among the best dive destinations in the world.

                                                                                                                                                                               

check out more photos and info at: http://diver.net/seahunt/rj/rjClemente05.htm

 

About Santa Barbara Island:

Famous for hundreds of sealions

Location: 44 Miles from Redondo Beach
Access: By boat only! Larger dive boats suggested!
Depths: 20' - 100'
Photography: Best at Sea Lion Rookery 

The smallest of the eight Channel Islands (one square mile in area), it is one of the five included in the Channel Islands National Park and Marine Sanctuary.

The pinnipeds are among the reasons Santa Barbara Island is a nature lover's paradise underwater. Until the 1980s, divers ignored the California Sea lions that surrounded them when they entered the water at The Rookery, off the island's southeast side. Now, however, divers delight in their antics. Watching eagerly - and participating. Typically, these are females and pups. They love to rush at you, turning away at the last possible instance and blowing bubbles. They also like to dive bomb human bubble blowers on the bottom. Have no fear; in 26 years of diving this spot I have never heard of anyone being bitten! The Rookery is just one of many outstanding dive sites off Santa Barbara!

Sutil Island is not much more than a large rock, 300 feet high, off the southwest side of Santa Barbara. Diving usually takes place off its southeast and northeast sides in a thick kelp forest. Depths here are shallow, usually less than 50 feet. Marine life is prolific with vast biodiversity.

Elephant Seal Cove is between Webster (the island's westernmost area) and Arch Points (its northernmost area). Here, on a shallow, sandy bottom, seeing California Sea lions is almost guaranteed. They flip, turn somersaults, barrel roll and twist around you as you descend, then lie on the sand and watch you with large, liquid eyes. Groups of three or more will often come by to check you out.

 

About Catalina Diving:

Location: 23 Miles from Long Beach - 26 miles form San Pedro Harbor

Access: Dive boats and limited shore entry. Easy boat diving. 

Depths: All depth ranges. 20 ft to 130ft

 

Catalina Island is a favorite destination for many divers and snorkelers. Just two hours from the Los Angeles Harbor, this island offer clearn warm water with tons of action. With great Kelp beds, a variety of life, pinnacles and walls, it offers something for all levels of divers. With visibility of 40 to 100 feet, photography, kayaking, snorkeling and sightseeing are popular activities. 


The "front side" is the leeward (sheltered side) of the island and offers some of the best water clarity (30' to 100'+) and the best diving conditions in Southern California
for photographers and the mellow diver. Currents are generally mild and there's always a calm and clear site to dive. 
 
Popular video for diving Catalina:

 

THE BOAT: PACTIC STAR

141 W 22nd St, San Pedro, CA 90731

Air Fill Station:

From the dive deck to the galley you pass the air fill station where Partial Pressure enriched fills are available for those certified divers you wish to use Nitrox. With camera rinse sink located at the fill station you will always find your photo gear at the ready.

Meals & Beverages

 

Meals on The Star start in the morning with a continental breakfast of breads, fruits, cereals, juices, and of course some of Sonja's homebaked goodies. Once the eyes are opened you might want to order a hot breakfast of eggs, hot cakes, or just a fresh breakfast burrito. It's there for you so enjoy. Snacks are through out the day and always there from fruit platters and veggie trays to chips, dips and cookies. If you don't see it, ask, we just might have it. Lunch and Dinner are sit down style. You sit down and we serve you. No drive thur lines here, just relax, enjoy and let us do the work. Meals range from soup and sandwich to roast pork with all the trimmings and if VEGAN, no worries, just let us know and it's Boca Burgers around. BEST FOOD OF THE ALL THE CALI CHARTERS

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

Air Fills

- All Meals & Drinks

- Bunks with Clean Bedding *** if you book 2 people and in a double bunk you save $10 per ticket

- Hot Showers

- 5 to 7 dives

- Fun, Friendly & Expierenced Crew

- Free Secure Overnight Parking

- Rentals 

 

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San Nicolas and Begg Rock

So Much To See
Jun 30th - Jul 1st 2018
20 Spots Left!
Price: $400

Departs from: San Pedro Harbor - 22nd Street

http://divecenter.com/boat-ticket-magician-to-san-nicolas-island-begg-rock-06-30-07-01-18-7-30-am-departure/

Looking for a small stay-cation and some amazing diving! This is the trip for you :) Join us on the Magician dive boat as we explore Begg Rock and San Nicolas and all the boutiful sealife it has. 

Begg Rock Diving:

Location: Just North of San Nicolas 
Access: Boat Only
Depths: Varied
Photography: So much Life 

Sealions at Begg Rock They are the modest remnants of an ancient volcanic core. These things are stiffer than a life sentence! Subject to a moderate current, this site is something photographers dream and a divers challenge. Exposed to the open ocean, it makes Begg Rock rarely divable. Some regard it as a 'Unicorn of dive sites'.

There is more than one pinnacle, but only one consistently sticks above the surface and that one is about 10 feet tall and about 20 feet across by 5 feet wide at the base. There is another large wash rock about 50 feet away. This is an area accessible pretty much only by dive boats and not many of those try it. After the minimum 6 hour ride there, the skipper has to decide if it is divable for the group on the boat. Then they have to anchor far enough away to be safe, but close enough to find bottom. Did I say that most of the dive site is vertical and surrounded by very deep water? A dive boat will try to get in near enough to drop anchor on the ledges at 40 feet, then they must back up with the current into deeper water. The anchor may be in 40 feet, but the boat is in 300 feet of water. This should be considered an Advanced Dive Site and is only open to divers with an Advanced Open Water certifaction.

Don your gear, enter the water with a step out the front gate and drop down the front anchor line. It is absolutely the best way down. The visibility is going to be 60-100 feet, or more! It may change greatly with depth. As you go down the anchor line, the reefs will appear and at some point, depending on current and your plan, you drop the line to hit the side of the reef that starts at about 40 feet.

San Nicolas

 

 

San Nicolas Island Diving:

Location: Long Boat Ride
Access: Boat Only
Depths: All ranges
Photography: A dream; Clear Water and lots of Life 

San Nicolas is one of the smallest of the eight Channel Islands, larger only than Santa Barbara and Anacapa Islands. Only eight miles long and about three and a half miles across at its widest point, it is the farthest from the mainland, more than 60 miles offshore. Via charter dive boat, it is reached only after a seven-to eight-hour ride. 

San Nic has always been one of the least dived Channel Islands because it is so far offshore. As a result, the island was legendary for the large red abalone and spiny lobsters it produced

Eco trips to San Nicolas are always on our top charter boats and filled with awesome divers that become great friends. Also, call the shop about opportunties to continue you diving training with discounted specialities being taught on this trips - including photography!

 

 

 

THE BOAT: MAGICIAN 

141 W 22nd St, San Pedro, CA 90731

Magician Dive Boat

The Magician Dive Boat is a staple to the Southern California dive community. The boat is a fast, sleek-hulled 65 foot Passenger/sport ocean going vessel certified by the U.S. Coast Guard.  The Magician has a hot shower, a galley that seats 22, air conditioned bunks, spacious fore and aft sun decks for relaxing on the upper deck in between dives.

 

General Information

Length Over All: 65ft

Bunks: Sleeps 20

Gases Available: Air included, Nitrox available for additional fee (see below)

Divers bring their own weights and one full tank to start. We will re-fill the tanks after each dive. You can unload your gear near the dock and then park your car across the street from 22nd Street Landing for FREE!

One of the best crews around and some pretty good food ... plus the Captain has the best eye for spotting whales and dolphins! 

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

Air Fills

- All Meals & Drinks

- Bunks with Clean Bedding *** if you book 2 people and in a double bunk you save $10 per ticket

- Hot Showers

- 5 to 7 dives

- Fun, Friendly & Expierenced Crew

- Free Secure Overnight Parking

- Rentals 

 

BUY NOW

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