You should arrive at the dock and be ready to board
the board at the boarding time. Please make time allowances
to find the boat and load your gear -- don't make
everyone wait for you! When possible please download
and have filled out our liability releases.
and drinks are included in the price of all our charters.
The meals depend on the time of day and dive sites;
we serve a continental breakfast (on the morning trips),
deli lunch at lunchtime, snacks and of course our famous
homemade cookies. Coffee, hot chocolate, tea, and sodas
are available during the charter. We are usually able
to accommodate the needs of our vegetarian guests. If
you would like any special food or drinks you are welcome
to bring them along.
Weight belts, loose weight and Aluminum 80 tanks are
available for your use on the boat with an on-board
air compressor for refills. If you have your own tank
or weight system which you are used to, you may bring
it. We are able to fill high-pressure tanks. It is
recommended that you bring lights for both the wreck
and kelp dives.
NOTE: Our tanks, weights and weight belts are
available for your use, however you will be charged
for damage or loss of items.
inch wetsuits, (6-7mm), booties, hoods and gloves
or drysuits are appropriate for diving year-round.
It will often be sunny and warm during the day, and
cooler and maybe foggy in the early morning and late
afternoon. So in planning for our typical Southern
California weather remember to bring along sunscreen,
hat, sunglasses, and a warm jacket or sweatshirt.
It is necessary for everyone on board (even non divers)
to sign a Release of Liability. In the case of a minor
(under 18 years of age) the release must be signed
by a parent or legal guardian. If the minor is not
going to be accompanied by their parent, then the
release must be signed in advance and brought to the
boat by the minor on the day of the charter. A copy
of the release can be downloaded
The food, drinks and air are all included in the charter
price. There are t-shirts and hats for sale and miscellaneous
gear for rent, such as booties, gloves and lights.
You may want to bring a little cash for these things.
our local dives just off the San Diego coast there
are no islands or protected coves so we frequently
experience some wave action. When we go to the Coronado
Islands there is a 1-1/4 hour boat ride each way and
once over there we try to get in the lee of the islands
but sometimes this is not possible. So if you are
prone to seasickness it is a good idea to use your
favorite seasick medicine prior to the charter. We
suggest you take the medication the night before and
the morning of the charter so it will be well in your
system before the boat leaves the dock.
Boat crews are generally paid minimum wages, so if
you feel they gave you extra attention and service
to make your day more enjoyable you may want to leave
You must have a current California fishing license
to take game on the local trips. They are available
at the Bait and Tackle Shop at our landing. There
are many restrictions on what you can take these days,
you must be up to date on current fishing regulations.
Our crew is responsible for, and reserves the right
to inspect, any game brought aboard our vessel. We
do not allow hunting on the Yukon off our vessel.