For a Donation of $110* You Receive:
*Plus a $30 Food-and-Air Charge
Mark your calendar for Wednesday, May 4, 2016, as that’s the date for Chamber Day where SoCal’s finest dive boats donate their services for the day to benefit our Chamber. The full roster of participating boats (in alphabetical order) are: Asante, Cee Ray, Giant Stride, Hattitude, Pacific Star, Perfect Mistress, Second Stage, Sundiver, Sundiver Express, and Westerly. (And for those who can’t take the day off or don't dive, there’s always the Flying Dutchman.)
Here’s the way it works: Sign-Up for the boat you want to go on. We’ll hold a reservation for you for 72 hours, but after that spots are guaranteed only when your donation is received. Note that we only have 150 spots available this year so don't get left behind. Your donation of $110 (plus $30 for boat food & air) is for a good cause: your Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber. Try to book early, because once a boat fills, it’s unavailable.
Boats will leave their respective docks at 7AM and head for Catalina. (Some boats may allow you to board the night before and sleep on board.) You’ll make two dives at Catalina, get a commemorative Chamber Day 2016 T-shirt, and receive 5 daytime raffle tickets. To increase your chance of winning raffle prizes, you can purchase extra raffle tickets when you make your reservation, on the boat, or at the Chamber.
At some point during the day, your boat will dock in Big Fisherman’s Cove and everyone will disembark for a 75-minute tour of our Chamber facilities, including a chance for you to hear from first responders from L.A. County Lifeguards, rescue helicopter crews from the Coast Guard and/or Sheriff’s Department, and the Chamber crew will walk you around the Chamber itself. You’ll even go inside and be pressurized to a depth of 1 foot. (Hard to believe, but you’ll have to clear your ears.)
Most of the boats will arrive back at their docks between 5 and 5:30PM. We try to contact all the boats to tell them who their raffle winners are. All the raffle prizes will be available in front of the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach from 4:30-7PM at our drive-up raffle prize pick-up table.
Please remember that Chamber Day is a fund raising event and not a normal dive day charter. Due to the logistical issues involved, if weather conditions preclude the dive boats from safely going out on Chamber Day there will not be a make-up day. If weather forces us to cancel you will receive your Chamber Day shirt, be transferred to the Flying Dutchman, and will be given an additional 10 daytime raffle tickets.
The bottom line in all of this is that your continued support of our Chamber, in whatever form that takes, is essential for our Chamber to remain available and on-watch 24/7/366. And that means we need you to sign up for Chamber Day 2016 by calling a sponsoring shop or club, or by going to our secure server. Come alone or bring a buddy, but don’t miss this special event!