For a Donation of $110 You Receive:
Especially for those who can’t take a Wednesday off . . .
The Aquarium and the Chamber Day Committee once again invite you to join us for an evening of fish, food, and fun. Chamber Eve 2016 is Wednesday, May 4, 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.)
As with last year, our ticket price is $110 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, waiter-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, here on the web, or by calling us at 310-652-4990. Just be sure you let us know where you want to sit. (And if you're a vegetarian or have special dietary requirements, let us know that as well, no later than May 1. We'll do our best accommodate your needs.)
The doors open at 7PM. You’ll have over an hour to explore the Aquarium exhibits, check out the prizes, make purchases at our merchandise table, get your raffle tickets, drink, 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 around 10:15PM. 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.
Best of all, everyone in attendance will have a shot at our raffle Grand Prizes - Two chances for a Multi-Day Trip on one of the Truth Aquatic Fleet.
In the early part of the evening, we’ll have our Blind Bid Auction where you can bid on items but can’t see what others have bid. This includes the highly coveted Dive Immersion for Two at the Aquarium of the Pacific. So make your best offer and keep your fingers crossed. Winning bids will be announced throughout the evening.
All night, we’ll have full access to the Aquarium and its 11,000+ critters, comprising over 500 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 exclusively on the Pacific Ocean.
As with Chamber Day, Chamber Evening tickets can be purchased here with our secure server or by calling 310-652-4990. 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 4. It’s the dive party of the year. Don’t miss it!