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texdiveguy
04-23-2008, 18:57
I was hoping that someone might provide me with a few sources of Ca. dive charter services that offer technical level wreck diving site runs....I am unfamiliar with the dive shops charter services in Ca.. Any information you can provide would be helpful. Thx.

CompuDude
04-23-2008, 19:08
I was hoping that someone might provide me with a few sources of Ca. dive charter services that offer technical level wreck diving site runs....I am unfamiliar with the dive shops charter services in Ca.. Any information you can provide would be helpful. Thx.

CA is a big state. You want MoCal, SoCal, SoSoCal? (lol... San Diego area... wreck alley, etc)

The Sea Bass (http://www.diveseabass.com) runs tech charters on occasion. Doubles-friendly (with stage-friendly under-bench storage), decent compressors, bank 32%. I've chartered them a couple of times.

You might want to contact http://www.xtremescuba.com/ in Ventura and see what boats they use for their tech charters.

How many divers? You may want a bigger or smaller boat than usually used by regular commercial charters.

texdiveguy
04-23-2008, 19:43
Yes..... I should have been more specific---opps! Ca. wreck alley is the target,, but somewhat flex also as to location based on site. Two traveling dives so we would piggy back onto commercial charter run/s. No need for gear as that travels also. Thanks

I did locate this site...not sure how upto date the charter info. is, but its a good start. California Dive Boats : The Official Page (http://www.californiadiveboats.com/)

CompuDude
04-24-2008, 03:02
The info on that page is reasonably... but not completely... up to date. It's a great start.

I'd contact two other groups:

SoCal Tec Divers - Home (http://socaltechdivers.com/)
and
Scubapost.net (http://www.scubapost.net/)

The former is based more LA than SD, but they'll be more familiar with the types of charters you might need than I am. The latter is a group of hard core SD locals who know the boats quite well. Mix of tech and rec, probably more the latter. They can help, though.

The Lois Ann is a popular boat for tech charters down there. Probably others, too, but Lois Ann is what I hear most often. Groups often charter the whole boat, though, so finding the right group might be tricky, or you could land just what you're looking for.

Feel free to let me know if I can help any further...

texdiveguy
04-24-2008, 09:34
The info on that page is reasonably... but not completely... up to date. It's a great start.

I'd contact two other groups:

SoCal Tec Divers - Home (http://socaltechdivers.com/)
and
Scubapost.net (http://www.scubapost.net/)

The former is based more LA than SD, but they'll be more familiar with the types of charters you might need than I am. The latter is a group of hard core SD locals who know the boats quite well. Mix of tech and rec, probably more the latter. They can help, though.

The Lois Ann is a popular boat for tech charters down there. Probably others, too, but Lois Ann is what I hear most often. Groups often charter the whole boat, though, so finding the right group might be tricky, or you could land just what you're looking for.

Feel free to let me know if I can help any further...

Thanks again for your input on the groups....it helps.

Rainer
04-24-2008, 09:38
The Lois Ann is a popular boat for tech charters down there. Probably others, too, but Lois Ann is what I hear most often. Groups often charter the whole boat, though, so finding the right group might be tricky, or you could land just what you're looking for.



The Lois Ann WAS the popular boat. The crew (and the people you know who used to dive with them, K) now are all on the Marissa.

CompuDude
04-25-2008, 14:16
The Lois Ann is a popular boat for tech charters down there. Probably others, too, but Lois Ann is what I hear most often. Groups often charter the whole boat, though, so finding the right group might be tricky, or you could land just what you're looking for.



The Lois Ann WAS the popular boat. The crew (and the people you know who used to dive with them, K) now are all on the Marissa.

Interesting... and good to know. Thanks!