Chamber Day 25
For a Donation of $95* You Receive:
Two (2) Dives at Santa Catalina Island
Tour of the USC Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber
Chamber Day 25 Commemorative T-shirt
Five (5) Chamber Day 25 Raffle Tickets
Chance to talk to Local Search and Rescue Personnel
*Plus a $30 Food-and-Air Charge
Mark your calendar for Wednesday, May 1, 2013, as that’s the date for Chamber Day 25. SoCal’s finest dive boats donate their services for the day. Participating boats this year are (in alphabetical order): Cee Ray, Giant Stride, Hattitude, Magician, Pacific Star, Riviera, Sand Dollar, Sea Bass, Second Stage, Sundiver, Sundiver Express, Sundiver II, and Westbound. (And for those who can’t take the day off, there’s always the Flying Dutchman.)
Here’s the way it works. You pay $95 (all of which goes to the Chamber) and choose the boat you want to go on. Try to book early, because once a boat fills, it’s unavailable. We’ll hold a reservation for you for 72 hours, but after that spots are guaranteed only when they are paid in full. Again this year, all the boats are providing food and airfills, so we’ll also collect $30 from you for that—making the total tab $125.
In general, the 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 25 T-shirt, and 5 daytime raffle tickets. To increase your chance of winning, 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 Catalina Chamber operations. L.A. County Lifeguards will give you an overview of what they do, rescue helicopters and crews from the Coast Guard and/or Sheriff’s Department will be on hand, 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 radio all the boats on the way back 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 at our drive-up raffle prize pick-up table.
But for all this to happen, we need your support and participation. Sign up for Chamber Day 25 by calling a sponsoring shop or club, by calling our main number at 310-652-4990, or by going to our secure server. Come alone or bring a buddy, but don’t miss this special event!
- Chamber Day 2013
- c/o USC Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber
- P.O. Box 5069
- Avalon, CA 90704
- Phone: (310) 510 - 4020
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org