Sunny California & The Kelp Forest!

  June 27th, 2020 - July 5th, 2020

Diving California is an undersea beauty. The Kelp starts from the ocean floor and grows up to 100 feet, when you dive you feel like you are in a forest. There are hundreds of plants surrounded by small animals that share the reefs with many varieties of fish including kelp bass, playful seals, Garibaldi, horn sharks or pretty parrot fish. This trip we will be diving the best of California to the Channel Islands of Anacapa or Santa Cruz, Catalina Island, La Jolla Shores and San Diego Wreck Alley where we will dive to see HMCS Yukon & Ruby E. There is something for everyone from the experienced diver to the complete novice. To end the trip, we will celebrate Independence Day in San Diego and see one of the most spectacular Firework shows that are engineered to go with music. This will be an adventure you do not want to miss! 

Price Includes:

       

  •           8 evenings of hotel accommodations, taxes & fee's (2 evenings at Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard Ventura, 3 evenings at                  Glenmore Plaza Hotel and 3 evenings at Courtyard San Diego Sorrento Valley)

  •          2 boat dives with 2 tanks (Wreck Alley and Catalina Island)

  •          1 boat dive with 3 tanks (Anacapa/Santa Cruz Islands)

  •          1 day of shore diving with 3 tanks (Catalina Island)

  •          1 day of shore diving with 2 tanks (La Jolla Underwater Park)

  •          1 night shore dive (Catalina Island) 

  •          Tanks & Weights

  •          3 mornings with Continental Breakfast

  •          1 day with BBQ Lunch

  •          1 ticket on Stars & Stripes Spectator Cruise

  •          Group Activities 

  •          Free shuttle service from Avalon Boat Dock to hotel

Diver or Non-Diver

Diver rate includes all items listed above under price includes. Non-Diver includes 8 evenings of hotel accommodations, 3 mornings with Continental Breakfast, 1 ticket on Stars & Strips Spectator Cruise, shuttle from Avalon boat dock to hotel and group activities.

Share a Room
Diver

$1620

Non-Diver

$1109

Your own room
Diver

$2400

Non-Diver

$1889

Snorkeler or Ride along

Snorkeler rate includes 2 boat trips with the divers, snorkel gear and shore snorkeling at Catalina and La Jolla Underwater Park. Ride Along includes the boat rides with the divers (Santa Cruz/Anacapa Islands and Catalina). Both rates include 8 evenings of hotel accommodations, 3 mornings with continental breakfast, 1 day with BBQ lunch, 1 ticket on Stars & Stripes Spectator Cruise, group activities and shuttle from Avalon boat dock to hotel.

Share a Room
Snorkeler
Ride Along

$1287

$1224

Your own room
Snorkeler

$2064

Ride Along

$2005

Optional extra's:

  •    Meals and drinks (Minus the 3 mornings of Breakfast and one lunch)

  •    Transportation (Package available for $275 to carpool with group)

  •    Airfare to Santa Barbara 

  •    Airfare from San Diego

  •    Gratuities for dive staff ($30-$60 recommended)

  •    Dive gear (available for rental)

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Itinerary

Saturday: Welcome to sunny California!  Arrival at the Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard 

Ventura. We will greet you in the hotel lobby and provide a short orientation. The rest of

your day is at your leisure. You may wish to explore Ventura shops or sunbathe on San Buenaventura State Beach. This evening you may wish to join the other scuba singles for dinner then head to Ventura Pier and Promenade and take in spectacular views of the Channel Islands, coastline and mountains.

Sunday: Fun day, today we do 3 dives in the waters of Anacapa and Santa Cruz Islands. We depart Ventura Harbor at 7am and return about 4:30pm.  Meals, drinks, and snacks are included on this dive! When we return the evening is at your leisure or you may join the group by taking an hour drive to visit Santa Monica Pier in the evening where we will enjoy dinner.  

Monday: We are headed to Catalina! After breakfast we will drive to Long Beach which is about a 2 hour drive. We will board the Catalina Express and take the ferry boat to Avalon that takes about 1 hour. We will then shuttle to the beautiful Glenmore Plaza Hotel. The rest of the day

is at your leisure. You may wish to go across the street to the beach or visit Wrigley

Botanical Garden. This evening join the group for dinner while overlooking the stunning

views of the bay.

Tuesday: Today we will dive at Casino Point Dive Park, this is the best shore diving in California. To enter in and exit out of the water is as easy as possible, there are cement

stairs with handrails. The Park is about 2.5 acres in size, which means it is large enough to do several dives without traversing over the same areas. If your up for it, join us for a night dive here.

Wednesday: Catalina Island is world renowned for its crystal-clear waters and superb diving. Today we do a 2-Tank boat dive with "Scuba Cat" at one or more locations along the beautiful coastline. We need 6 or more people to do a boat dive during the week, if there are not enough people, we will refund this dive and return to Casino Point Dive park to dive for the day. 

Thursday: We will head to San Diego today while on our way we will stop at La Jolla shores and do 2 shore tank dives. The drive is about 2 & ½ hours away after the ferry ride back to Long Beach. Scuba diving in La Jolla is always a fantastic adventure that is a protected marine sanctuary. This is the spot to share the ocean with the energetic sea lions.   After our dives and lunch, we will head to the Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego Old Town, the rest is at your leisure. 

Friday: Scuba Diving Wreck Alley today! Wreck Alley San Diego is fairly well known in California, as a relatively easy-to-get to series of shipwrecks sunk only a couple miles offshore. Consisting of four wrecks ranging in size from 366 feet to 160 feet. The artificial reef created by these wrecks has over time resulted in large aggregations of marine invertebrate and fish life, which is why these wrecks are so popular for scuba dives. We will do a 2 tank boat dive combining Wreck Alley and Point Loma. The evening will be at your leisure. 

Saturday:  Independence Day! This will be our non-dive day, where the day is ours. San Diego celebrates July 4th like no other where we can walk down to Coronado Island and have fun. Activities are a parade, art-in-the-park and concerts.  Later that evening we will watch one of the Best Firework Shows in the country called the Big Bay Boom, we will board on a boat where we will have hors d’oeuvres (drinks will be available for purchase).  Then we will watch the impeccably choregraphed fireworks from the boat and over the bay.

Sunday: Today we will have our farewell breakfast before we leave our wonderful

vacation.  Thank you!  

*Diving is subject to change due to weather & water conditions

The Diving

We will be traveling to 4 different locations and diving to 4 of the best dive sites in Southern California: Catalina Islands, Anacapa/Santa Cruz Islands, La Jolla Shores and Wreck Alley. We will be doing 3 days of boat diving, 2 days will be shore diving and one-night dive.  Dives are not guided; you will need a dive buddy that we will arrange for you or guided dives can be arranged by the 4 different dive operators. Please reach out to us if you would like a guided dive. 

Average Water Temperature: 65-70 Fahrenheit

Average Land Temperature:  79-83 Fahrenheit

Average Visibility: 50 feet

Skill Level: All levels welcome. 

Anacapa/Santa Cruz Islands located in Ventura, CA

  • Diver operator: The Spectre Dive Boat 

  • Depart from Ventura Harbor at 7 a.m. Return around 4:30 p.m.

  • Includes 3 tank dives, Air fills and tanks

  • Leave the picnic basket at home. Meals, drinks, and snacks are included!

  • Smell the smoke? That’s their charcoal barbecues grilling chicken and tri-tip for lunch.  

  • Showers on board as well as a hot tub

  • A camera rinse tank, table space, and abundant outlets for charging batteries.

  • You can rent gear at the dive shop. Check pricing here.

Catalina Island located in Avalon, CA

  • 2-3 tank Shore diving at Casino Pointe & 1-night dive.

  • Large cement staircase entry way to the ocean with handrails.

  • Tank & Weight Rentals are located near the entry point which is included in the price.

Next day will be a boat dive with Catalina Divers Supply

  • 6 divers to run the boat if there is not enough, we will dive Casino Pointe again.  

  • Boat dive includes:

  • 2 filled tanks (aluminum 80s), weight belts, boat dive at one or more locations, and lunch.

  • You can rent scuba gear at the dive shop, please click here

La Jolla Underwater Park – La Jolla, California

  • This will be a 2 Tank shore dive, tank, air fill and weights are included.

  • Tank and Scuba gear rentals are located near by and can be rented here

 

Wreck Alley located in San Diego, CA

  • Dive operator: Marissa Charters

  • HMCS Yukon & Ruby Depth 70ft -105 ft.

  • Advance Open Water Certificate required, if not certified for advanced an alternate boat dive trip to La Jolla will be offered. Included Aluminum 80 tanks and weights.

*Please call or send email to us to reserve your gear needed. 

Accommodations

Hotel: 2 evenings at Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard Ventura, 3 evenings at Glenmore Plaza Hotel and 3 evenings at Courtyard San Diego Sorrento Valley 

Room: 2 Queens if sharing a room and 1 King in your own room.  

Sharing a Room: We will arrange your roommate or if you have your own, email us with bedding preference.

Amenities in room: Coffee maker with coffee/tea, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, Complimentary Wi-Fi and air conditioning in all 3 hotels. Mini-fridge at both Marriott Courtyards. 

Amenities at the hotel:  Marriott Courtyard: Convenience store, Bistro, outdoor pool, whirlpool and fitness center. Glenmore Plaza: Complimentary continental breakfast and shuttle to Avalon boat dock. San Diego: Sundry/Convenience Store , Bistro, fitness center, outdoor pool and whirlpool. 

Transportation

You can either provide your own transportation or purchase the transportation package for $275.

If you purchase the package you are sharing a van that includes:

  • Pick up from Santa Barbara airport to hotel.

  • Drop off to San Diego Airport from hotel.

  • Parking fee’s for hotel in San Diego and La Jolla Underwater park

  • Round trip ticket on the Catalina Express

  • Parking fee at Catalina Express

  • Golf Cart on Catalina Island that transfers us to and from Casino Point and to and from Dive boat.

  • Roundtrip ride to Coronado Island and Ferry Boat to see the Fireworks

  • Transportation to Long Beach from Ventura, La Jolla Underwater park from Long Beach and San Diego hotel from La Jolla Underwater park

  • Gas and driver

 

**Please note if you do not purchase the package that you will need to be responsible for all the above.  

Cancellation policy

  • 100 days or more before arrival (March 20th, 2020 or before) you may cancel for a full refund. 

  • 99-41 days before arrival (March 21st, - May 18th , 2020) if we fill your spot you may receive a refund.

  • 40 days or less before arrival (May 19th, 2020) no refund. 

DIVE  INTO YOUR VACATION NOW

Scuba4Singles

4251 W.  5615 S. 

Kearns, UT 84118

Email: scuba4singles@gmail.com

Tel: 801-828-7159

 

 

  

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