The Flying Dutchman is the original virtual dive. (FAKE boat . . . FAKE dive. So to be clear, you’re NOT really going diving. Every year someone calls us to ask where the Dutchman leaves from.) It has always been an on-line experience and this year will be no exception. It’s a perennial favorite for many folks, especially those who no longer want to dive cold water. We’re also happy to let you know that we’re holding the price at $95.

In nautical lore, the Flying Dutchman was bad news as it was the name of a mythical ship doomed to sail the seas forever and never reach port. But from a Chamber Day perspective, the Dutchman is a good thing because it helps us raise more money for our Chamber and gets you a unique T-shirt. As always, it’s a really nice and unique design.

Our Flying Dutchman is the answer for those of you who have done it for so many years as well as for those of you still not available to do a boat dive. In fact, we usually get almost as many people doing the Dutchman as are doing the actual dives on the real boats. Will this be the year that the Dutchman pulls ahead?

Remember that May 1 is the date this year. As a Dutchman diver, you’ll get all the benefits of Chamber Day participation but your t-shirt will be one unique to the Dutchman AND the front of the shirt will incorporate your “pirate” name into a word cloud skull design.

To sign up for the Dutchman, either go online to our Sign Up Form, or call Chamber Day HQ at (310)652-4990.