Southern Channel Islands and Cortes Bank trip for August...
Join us for a 5 day live aboard trip to the Southern Channel Islands and *Cortes Bank aboard the Conception of Truth Aquatics. The dates are August 14-18 and conditions are usually pristine for this time of year.
The trip includes:
5 days of diving. 4 dives per day (3 on the last day) with possible night dives every night.
Open Bar, and happy hour cocktails every night.
3 meals per day + snacks and Hors d'oeuvres
Free Advanced Open Water class (Adventures in Diving book purchased separately)
Freediving clinic (not certification)
Rentals are free from us, and are available at the dock as well from Truth Aquatics/Sea Landing.
*Cortes Bank is very remote and exposed to the weather. Most of the time we can make it out there with no problems, but if the Captain decides the weather is not favorable, we will stay in the Islands.
Price $1000 ($1150 after March 1st)
Need to know:
This trip departs on the night of the 14th at 9:00 p.m. so make sure you are on the boat with all of your gear by then.
The bunks have blankets and pillows, but most people bring either an extra blanket or sleeping bag as well.
The food with Truth Aquatics leaves nothing to be desired, they do not provide alcohol, so bring your libation of choice but remember there will be cocktails provided by us every night as well (happy hour schedule below in the itinerary).
Please leave all large bins and coolers in your car at the docks, we don't want to clutter up the deck any more than a bunch of divers already do.
There is storage for paddleboards and kayaks on the boat. We will provide at least 1 paddleboard on a first come first serve basis, but there is room for plenty.
Day 1: After the Captains briefing, there will be a short briefing from California Ocean Adventures. The gates will open sometime between 8:30-9:00 for the first dive. Sometime before lunch there will be a one hour freediving clinic to go over safety and some play time.
Probably diving San Clemente Island.
Happy hour starts at 4:00 - Chimichurri Margarita
Evening Activity: Introductions and storytelling.
Day 2: This is our chance for Cortez Bank. Hopefully we will wake up to calm seas and favorable currents to dive a true gem of the diving world. Gates will usually open around 7:30-8:00.
Happy hour starts at 4:00 - Mojito
Evening Activity: Board Games and Cards.
Day 3: The gates will open around 7:30-8:00. We will visit several dives sites on this day, probably on Santa Barbara Island. Although if we find a great diving we may spend some time at one spot.
Happy hour 4:00(ish): Big Sur Bloody Mary
Evening Activity: Music and Arts
Day 4: Most likely we will be at Santa Cruz Island, although that could change. We will only get 3 dives on this day and be back to the docs around 5:00 p.m. There will be a debriefing and a huge round of applause (and tips) for the Conception crew.
Map to Truth Aquatics