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San clemente island on the magician for 2 days of diving on saturday august 9 and sun

Discussion in 'Laguna Sea Dwellers' started by sander8, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. sander8

    sander8 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Laguna Beach, CA
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    Dear Laguna Sea Dwellers,

    OUR NEXT BOAT DIVE TRIP OF 2014 IS TO SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND ON THE MAGICIAN FOR 2 DAYS OF DIVING ON SATURDAY AUGUST 9 AND SUNDAY AUGUST 10!

    From your boat committee Gary Sanders and Roeland Papen:

    HOW TO SIGN UP: As we did last year, we want you to sign up through the LSD website to reserve your spot. Go to:

    Laguna Sea Dwellers Dive Club

    and log in at the Member Area button in the upper right. Then go to the Let's Dive button and select Club Boat Charters. You will see a list of charters and can register there. You can pay by PayPal through a button that will appear on your My Account screen under Member Area. You should also receive an email with a link for PayPal payment.

    If you do not know how to log in to the site, or do not have a login because you are not a member, please contact our membership chair at

    membership@lagunaseadwellers.com

    or send us a query at

    boats@lagunaseadwellers.com

    Signup and payment can also be made at the club meetings where you may pay by check. However, we prefer that you use the website which automates the process. We are, after all, working on this as volunteers.

    REQUESTING A BUNK FOR THOSE CHARTERS WITH BUNKS: As soon as you have paid you will be rank-listed for a bunk in the order of the payments received. We will assign bunks 14 days in advance of the charter after sending a request email to those who have paid. In that email, we will request your preferences. Closer to the charter than 14 days, we will make bunk assignments with the remaining bunks, if any.

    CANCELLATION: Please advise us immediately if you must cancel your reservation for a spot. If you reserve a spot and cancel before 14 days of departure, you will be eligible for a refund. Closer to the charter than 14 days, you will be responsible for payment for the spot in case of a "no show" or if we cannot re-fill the spot from a waiting list. The boat committee will assist in re-filling those empty spots from a waiting list if available or promote the spots to other dive clubs. If we re-fill the spot, you will bear no responsibility to pay for it.

    WAIVERS: All participants in our boat charters must fill out and sign an LSD waiver before departure from the dock. LSD members need only fill out a waiver once per year. Our waivers will be available at club meetings and on the boat. The boat may also have its own waiver requirement.

    OUR NEXT BOAT DIVE TRIP OF 2014 IS TO SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND ON THE MAGICIAN FOR 2 DAYS OF DIVING ON SATURDAY AUGUST 9 AND SUNDAY AUGUST 10!

    "This island has some of the most beautiful dive sites to be found in Southern California. It has large red gorgonians, purple hydrocoral up to 2 feet in diameter, and kelp forests to swim through and hide in to view the largest Calico Bass in Southern California. San Clemente's deeper blue water areas outside the reefs are places where sea bass and yellowtail are frequently spotted. The island is 20 miles due south of Catalina and is a 4 to 5 hour boat ride from San Pedro to reach the calm coves of San Clemente Island." - (courtesy of the Magician website)

    DIVE TRIP: Saturday and Sunday August 9 and 10, 2014 departing @ 2:00 AM to San Clemente Island.
    BOARDING TIME: Before 1:00 am. Do not arrive later than 1:30 am. If you arrive that late, please be very quiet as your buddies are likely already asleep in the bunks below. Best to board the evening before and relax in your bunk. Boarding is available anytime after 8 pm Friday evening.
    BOAT: Magician Magician Scuba | Diving Southern California's Channel Islands
    BOAT LOCATION: See the website above.
    EXPERIENCE LEVEL: All skill levels though we will likely do at least one deep dive.
    NUMBER OF DIVES ON THIS CHARTER: 6 (maybe more)
    WHAT YOU MUST BRING: All equipment including tanks and weights.Bring warm apres-dive clothing.
    BUNKS: These include a pillow and blanket. You may wish to bring additional items for warmth in the winter. A flashlight is very helpful during "lights out." WE WILL ASSIGN BUNKS FOR PAID DIVERS ON JULY 25.
    AIR FILLS AND NITROX: Free air fills are included in the charter, but you are expected to bring your own full tank for the first dive. Nitrox is available for an extra charge and can be filled into any tank. A nitrox-clean tank is not required. Do not bring a nitrox-clean tank to this charter if you want to preserve the clean state.
    FOOD AND DRINK: Three meals and snacks each day are included in the charter. You may bring alcoholic beverages on board but these may not be consumed until you have completed your dives. The boat is drug free. If you are a vegetarian or have special dietary needs, please let us know. We may be able to accommodate your needs. Refrigerator space is not available so bringing your own very small cooler may be necessary to keep beverages cool.
    CAMERAS: A camera wash tank is available on deck for after each use in salt water. Cameras should be placed on the large galley table to the left of the stairs down to the bunk room. Please confine your camera storage, maintenance etc. to that table leaving other tables free for participants for eating, drinking and other uses. Let's avoid camera sprawl. Setting up and closing up your camera at home before you depart for the boat is an act of kindness to your fellow divers.
    HUNTERS: LSD charters are generally non-hunting charters. Please do not bring spear guns or other hunting gear.
    DIVE BAGS: If you bring a large dive bag, please bring a smaller egg crate or box or mesh bag for storage of gear under the benches during dives. The larger bag can be stored in the bow area or stored back in your car.
    BATHROOMS AND SHOWERS: There are two marine heads, sinks, hot water and one enclosed hot water shower. Please make your showers short. 20 salty cold tired divers may be waiting outside the door. 5 minutes per shower and 20 divers takes a long time. THIS IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT WHEN WE ARE OUT FOR 2 DAYS!

    See the Magician website above for the location and driving directions. The bunk map is also on that website. For those who have not dived from the Magician, it is a great boat run by a very professional captain and crew. Be sure to express your appreciation of the great service by making good use of the tip jar that will be available as we approach our return berth!

    Gary H. Sanders
     

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