1717 Quivira Way (Seaforth Sportfishing), San Diego CA-92109
The Lois Ann has been serving divers in San Diego since 1990. First owned by Larry and Lois Cochrane, she was sold in 2000 to long time crew member Randy Rice and his wife Cheri.
49' long the Lois Ann can accommodate 20 divers/passengers. She has 2 crew members on board at all times; a captain and mate/DM. 80 cuft. aluminum tanks and weights are complimentary and on board already for your convenience. They also provide weights and belts for those that would like to leave their own behind. There are some soft weights, but predominately hard weights are available.
They provide air fills, sodas and drinking water, as well as snacks and meals on their trips. Food provided is determined by time of day you are on board. In a nutshell: They feed you after every dive on all trips and even include breakfast before the first dive when going to the Coronado Islands.
There is a large 55 gallon rinse bucket on deck for cameras, lights and masks. No defog in the bucket please. There is a shower on the deck as well as a full head below with marine toilet and shower.
Food and drinks are included in the price of all our charters. The meals depend on the time of day and dive sites; we serve a continental breakfast (on the morning trips), deli lunch at lunchtime, snacks and of course our famous homemade cookies. Coffee, hot chocolate, tea, and sodas are available during the charter. We are usually able to accommodate the needs of our vegetarian guests. If you would like any special food or drinks you are welcome to bring them along.
Weight belts, loose weight and Aluminum 80 tanks are available for your use on the boat with an on-board air compressor for refills. If you have your own tank or weight system which you are used to, you may bring it. We are able to fill high-pressure tanks. It is recommended that you bring lights for both the wreck and kelp dives.
7mm wetsuits, booties, hoods and gloves or drysuits are appropriate for diving year-round. It will often be sunny and warm during the day, and cooler and maybe foggy in the early morning and late afternoon. So in planning for our typical Southern California weather remember to bring along sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, and a warm jacket or sweatshirt.
Forms & Liability Releases:
It is necessary for everyone on board (even non divers) to sign a Release of Liability. In the case of a minor (under 18 years of age) the release must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.
The food, drinks and air are all included in the charter price. Bring at least $20.00 to tip the crew, they work hard to to make your experience an enjoyable one (and typically make minimum wage).
The local dives just off the San Diego coast there are no islands or protected coves so we frequently experience some wave action. When we go to the Coronado Islands there is a 1-1/4 hour boat ride each way and once over there we try to get in the lee of the islands but sometimes this is not possible. So if you are prone to seasickness it is a good idea to use your favorite seasick medicine prior to the charter. We suggest you take the medication the night before and the morning of the charter so it will be well in your system before the boat leaves the dock.
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