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THIS WEEK (MARCH 3-11) AT REEF SEEKERS DIVE
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Upcoming local dives & classes in 2013
(call us at 310/652-4990 to sign up for any of these activities):
• Sat., March 22 - Aquarium of the Pacific - Divers Day - 9AM-5PM
- FREE by showing your c-card
• Wed., March 26 - Veterans Park - Squid dive - 7:30-10:30PM -
• Sat. Apr. 5 - Avalon Underwater Park - Catalina
Express for three dives (9AM-6PM - $150)
• Sun., Apr. 13 - Asante - Ship Rock & more (7AM-4PM
- $155 - wide open)
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Want to travel??? Upcoming 2014 vacation trips:
• March 14-23, 2014 - Yap & the Magnificent Manta
• May 17-24, 2014 - Bonaire (4 so
• July 5-20, 2014 - Indonesia (11
confirmed already - max 16 divers)
• August 16-23, 2014 - Return to
Isla Mujeres for Whale Sharks (5 confirmed so far)
• Fall trip - anyone
interested in Fiji?????
GET MORE INFO ON ALL OF OUR VACATION TRIPS HERE: www.reefseekers.com/foreign_trips.html
I guess I shouldn't be surprised that I -
again - didn't win an Oscar since I - again - wasn't
nominated . . . . . .
ACADEMY AWARD FOR BEST DECISION NOT TO DIVE
- There wasn't one given out but it sounds like a lot of
people bailed on dive plans this weekend and with good
reason. There was a HUGE swell in the channel. At 2:30AM on
3/1 (Friday night to Saturday morning), the San Pedro
mid-channel buoy was recording swell heights of over 15
feet. Yikes!!!! I don't think I've ever seen that one that
high before. Interestingly enough, the live cams at both
Avalon and the Isthmus didn't look too bad but it sounds
like it went to hell if you tried to cross. Even as I write
this (Sunday night at 10:30PM) they're showing 6 feet at 13
seconds which can certainly be a little tricky. Live cam at
Vets also shows surf pounding on the beach. So apparently,
especially with all the rain, it was a good day to stay in
and watch the Oscars.
AND WHEN WE SAY BIG SWELL, WE MEAN IT -
This was what happened at a restaurant (Moby Dick's) on one
of the piers in Santa Barbara over the weekend: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjw-2nx2dHE&feature=share .
CHAMBER DAY IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS - As you
may have noticed from the logo and link above, registration
is now underway for Chamber Day 2014 in all of its glory.
The event happens on Wednesday, May 7. But it's never too
early to get you signed up. Our official Reef Seekers boat
again this year is the Cee Ray, and it will be
available for boarding the night before for those who don't
like to get up early. We've also got a table at Chamber Eve
and we're hoping to see many of you on the Flying
Dutchman or see your names as donors on the Chamber
Challenge. Because we are the co-ordinating store, a large
level of support has always come from Reef Seekers divers
and we're hoping to keep that trend going this year. You can
call us directly with questions or to reserve your spots or
make a donation at 310/652-4990.
GoPro PELICAN - I came across this the
other day and I don't think it qualifies as cruel but it's
certainly unusual. This happened in Tanzania. A pelican was
abandoned by his flock and seemingly hadn't learned how to
fly. Some humans took him in and taught him how to fly. They
also managed to attached a GoPro camera, facing backwards
towards his head, to the end of his beak as he was learning
to fly. You can see the short video here. Sort of cool,
especially when you watch his eyes while he flies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YEyzvtMx3s#t=117 .
DIVERS DAY AT THE AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC -
Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 22, and head for the
Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Show your c-card and
get in for free!!! It's the annual Divers Day and there will
be special displays and exhibits and presentations. Loads of
fun for all.
COPS HELP DUCKS - Our final feel-good
aquatic-themed video of this TWARS shows cops helping ducks.
Seems a bunch of ducklings fell into a sewer, mom stood
around quacking for help, and the cops came to the rescue: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151679014560450 .
And that's it for now. I will be in Dover,
Delaware, next weekend celebrating my dad's 85th birthday so
TWARS will come to you from there next week. Until then,
have a great week and let's go diving soon (but we'll wait
until the water and the weather improves).
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