For a Donation of $95 You Receive:
Private Exploration of the Aquarium of the Pacific
Catered Sit-Down Dinner in the Great Hall of the Pacific
Five (5) Chamber Evening 2014 Raffle Tickets
Chance to talk to Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber Crew Volunteers
We realize that not everyone can take a Wednesday off—which is why we have Chamber Evening. What makes this event unique is that we secure the entire Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach…just for us.
The Aquarium and the Chamber Day Committee once again invite you to join us for an evening of fish, food, and fun. This year Chamber Eve is on Wednesday, May 7, from 7:00–10:30PM. Because the Aquarium realizes the vital role our Chamber plays in the overall safety of the SoCal dive community, and because they realize what a valuable contribution the roughly 170 volunteer divers make to the smooth running of the Aquarium, they waive their normal facility fee for this event and host it for us at no charge. (We still pay for the food but that’s outside of the Aquarium’s control.)
Cost of the evening is $95 per person. (Folks who do both the daytime and evening events will receive an extra $20 in raffle tickets as a bonus for doing both.) With attendance capped at 500, the earlier you sign up, the better.
Each table seats 10 for the sit-down, served dinner. Many of the tables are sponsored by area dive shops, clubs, and organizations. You can choose to sit with a group you know, or choose one of our "Open" tables and make some new friends. You can sign up directly with a table sponsor, through our web site (where you can also find a complete list of table sponsors), or by calling us at 310-652-4990. Just be sure you let us know where you want to sit.
The doors open at 7PM. You’ll have over an hour to explore the Aquarium exhibits, check out the prizes, make a purchase at our merchandise table, and mingle. Dinner will start a little after 8PM and our program gets underway after 9PM with remarks, raffle prizes, some stills and videos from the day, and a check presentation at the end. We usually wrap up no later than10:15PM. It’s always a fun evening for everyone, so bring along your dive buddy or even a non-diving friend or Significant Other.
When you buy your ticket, you’ll also get 5 evening raffle tickets. There will be opportunities to buy more raffle tickets when you get to the Aquarium. Total value of the evening raffle will be roughly $10,000 and prizes will include regulators, BCs, computers, and more. (Check out our web site—www.chamberday.org—for a complete listing of all prizes and donors.) We’ll also have our Blind Bid Auction (including the highly coveted Diver-for-a-Day at the Aquarium) where you can bid on items but can’t see what others have bid. So make your best offer and keep your fingers crossed.
During the entire evening, we’ll have full access to the Aquarium and its 12,000+ critters, comprising over 550 species and representing 3 major regions of the Pacific. In case you didn’t know, the Aquarium of the Pacific is the only aquarium that focuses on the Pacific Ocean.
As with Chamber Day, Chamber Evening tickets can be purchased by calling 310-652-4990 or by going to our secure server. Just indicate how many tickets you want, what table you’d like to sit at, and how you want to pay. It’s as simple as that.
Mark the date—Wednesday, May 7. It’s the dive party of the year. Don’t miss it!