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2014 Boat Schedule

The 2014 boat schedule is now available!

Experience Multi Day Boat Dives in California Waters!

This year SLO Ocean Currents has multi-day boat trips on our list of great mini vacations. To hold your spot on any of these trips requires a $100 deposit - first come, first served. The first is February 19-20th on the Conception. Twenty five or so years ago Truth Aquatics started building their dive boats from the waterline up. These boats were designed and built for California divers. Unlike many boats that have been built for other industries or for other diving markets these boats were made for diving the Channel Islands. With comforts such as roomy decks, bunks, hot showers, incredible food, and a great crew, this is sure to be a wonderful trip for all divers and non-divers alike. This trip is a hunnting and gathering trip! Not recommended for photography or conservationist.

Over the trip the schedule is loose and convenient affording as much or as little bottom time as you would like. Gates typically open at seven in the morning and the boat will make many moves throughout the day. There are three meals scheduled daily with snacks and beverages available all day long. All the food is included in the price of the trip and eating this well prepared menu is worth the price of admission alone. If you did not get enough diving in during the day, there will also be two scheduled night dives, one each night. For those who prefer stargazing and sharing a story or two to desert, there is not a better beachfront table to sit at on the West coast. One of the many advantages of diving in this live-a-board fashion is that you get to pick and choose your dives, gain experience due to repetition, and experience proper dive planning. Not only will the diving be great, the time shared with diving companions will be sure to make some new dive buddies for future trips.

One-day trips are a great way to get out and enjoy the Channel Islands, but there are definitely limitations. I have been able to make quite a few multi-day trips and I am here to say there is nothing like it. Hope you can make some time in your schedules to get away from it all and enjoy a short vacation with your friends and dive club members.

Other trips include August 2nd-3rd aboard the Dive Boat Peace. This trip is scheduled for a venture to Catalina and Santa Barbara Island. The first day is scheduled to dive the frontside of Catalina where we will anchor up for the night in Avalon harbor. if you choose you may take a shore boat to Avalon and have dinner in down or just go out and explore Avalon at night. Day two takes you to Santa Barbara Island where you will have the chance to dive the famous Sealion rookery. Always a great time diving with these incredible pinnepeds, you will sure to get a up close encounter with these puppy's of the sea. This trip is excellent for photography and sightseeing!

October 3th-5th is our Annual lobster trip. Come aboard the dive boat Conception for a three day bug fest. Three days and two nights of all out lobster chasing dives. Not only are there lobsters to be had but without a doubt, October is the best month to go diving. Nice temperate days and evenings makes this trip one for both gatherers and sightseers a like. The last few years have been banner years and who knows what this year will bring.

 

Local Dive Sites

We have a few sites already, and we're working on getting some more maps and site briefings online. Check back soon!

 
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