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A pack of bonito splits a mob of gringos – once a curtain drawn across the water column, blocking our view of a pelagic stage—the silver bullets aim and shoot and open the curtain.  We sit in the theatre and watch the wild show. A river of hammerheads flows against the current effortlessly, bodies thick

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Exotic Adventures Since The 1970's

Successful through word of mouth since the 1970's, Finstads' Worldwide Diving Adventures website makes it easier for divers to plan vacations using the travel calendar, maps, photo gallery, and interesting facts about each destination. A variety of travel and certification packages accommodate Explorers, Honeymooners, Families, and Teams.

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  • Thanks a lot for the great diving experience and the aquarium tour, I learned a lot last weekend.  It’s always a pleasure diving with you cause you know so much about the sport and it’s so much fun as well! Have a great day, Martin

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  • Cortes Bank – Lobster Opener
  • 09/27/2014 - 10/01/2014
  • $825

    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 1974, that’s 40 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 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.

    Package  includes:

    • 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
    • Fuel Surcharge
    • Limited Load occupancy (32)

    Optional Add-ons:

    • Nitrox ($6/tank)
    • Kayak ($30/day)
    • Double bunk guarantee ($25/night, limited availability)
    • Spirits (if you’ve got lots, bring a cooler!)

    Contact:  Dan Chua 831-428-2756, danchua@finstad.com

    Payment and Cancellation Policy:  A $400 deposit reserves your space.  Cancellations are subject to a $50 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.  Credit card payments are subject to a 3% transaction fee.  Package price is subject to change.

    Please make checks payable to:  Worldwide Diving Adventures

    Mail to:  1150 Whitewater Cove; Santa Cruz, CA 95062


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Finstads' dive groups have been to all these destinations and more. Check our Travel Calendar to see where we're going next. If you are interested in learning how to dive with the professional Finstad staff, check our Learning Calendar.

  • Worldwide Diving Adventures
  • 1150 Whitewater Cove
  • Santa Cruz, CA 95062
  • (831) 464-1527

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