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Head out to Cortes Bank for lobster on the opening weekend of the season. About a 100 miles of shore of Southern California, fall is the best time of year to get to this incredible offshore oasis. We have chartered the Vision, flagship of the Truth Aquatics fleet since 1985, that’s over 30 years of experience saying it’s the best way to access California’s Channel Islands. The goal is to stuff our catch bags full of big, California spiny lobster. Schools of yellowtail cruise the drop offs, if you’ve got your fill of the bugs or just want the challenge of catching one of these powerful (and tasty!) fish.
This four day trip leaves from Santa Barbara Harbor at 9 pm on Saturday and returns on Wednesday about 5 pm. In between dives you’ll keep you energy up with big, gourmet meals prepared by the galley chefs. Get you fishing license, lobster card, and last minute gear at the Sea Landing Dive Center , located within steps from the Truth Aquatic vessels for convenient equipment rental (tanks and weights are not provided on-board). See more details “Preparing for your Channel Islands Trip” on our Currents page.
- Breakfasts made to order (ex. breakfast burrito)
- Scrumptious lunches and dinners (ex. homemade pot pies and BBQ tri tip… let us know if you have dietary needs)
- Plenty of snacks and desserts (ex. spinach dip, and berry pie)
- Non-alcoholic beverages (ex. sodas, juices, milk)
- Unlimited air fills, unlimited diving
- Nitrox ($6/tank)
- Kayak ($30/day)
- Double bunk guarantee ($25/night, limited availability)
- Spirits (if you’ve got lots, bring a cooler!)
Diving: Individual divers are responsible for their bottom times, profiles, navigation and overall safety. A dive site briefing will be provided before each new dive site. If you would like, dive guides can be made available at $75 per dive.
The majority of the diving is done during the day. Night dives will be available, weather dependent.
Contact: Sarah Finstad 408-802-4812, email@example.com
Payment and Cancellation Policy: A $400 deposit reserves your space. Cancellations are subject to a $100 processing fee. Final payment is due one month prior to departure, late payments incur a 3% fee. No refunds may be processed after this date. Package price is subject to change.
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Please make checks payable to: Worldwide Diving Adventures
500 East Baker Street
Winters, CA 95694
Weather Policy: No refunds will be issued if Cortes Bank is inaccessible due to inclement weather.
INSURANCE: We strongly encourage purchasing Divers Alert Network Travel Insurance. They off competitive rates, and your money goes to a fantastic program. Most divers-in-the-know also have DAN Dive Accident Insurance. Which requires an Membership. Family Membership is $55 annually, or $25 for Individual Membership. We have the Preferred level, but you could go Standard, which costs $30 per person. If you have the opportunity to use my referral number, we get points: 1403373. DAN has helped many of our guests (including ourselves) recoup money for medical expenses and lost dives (from ear infections, etc); unfortunately, we have also seen a few divers need helicopter rides to a decompression chamber. The thought is that insurance gives you the ability to listen to symptoms which otherwise you might ignore.