OC: Salt Creek boat dives on Riviera Oct 21st!

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OC: Salt Creek boat dives on Riviera Oct 21st!

Postby Katiekozma » Fri May 12, 2017 3:18 pm

Reef Check Divers,

It’s time for our annual survey at Salt Creek in Dana Point on Saturday October 21st! I hope you can join us for a great boat dive in Orange County. This boat only takes 14 divers so reserve your space now!

We will be boarding at around 6:15 AM on the Riviera out of Dana Point. Make sure you arrive on time to load our gear onto the boat and to do boat waivers and our usual dive briefing. We'll head out to do two dives in the Salt Creek kelp forest. Sounds like a great day to me!

Here are the details:

When: Saturday October 21st at 6:15 AM

Where: We will be on the Riviera out of Dana Point. Park nearby and unload and meet us with your gear first. We will do some basic pre-dive planning and we will get parking permits from the boat during our meeting - after we load our gear, we will move our cars across the lot to the long term parking area. Directions are here: http://www.rivierayachtcharters.com/directions/

What are we doing: Two survey dives at Salt Creek

What do I bring: The boat provides aluminum 80 tanks for your use. You are welcome to bring your own tanks, but the Riviera DOES NOT have a compressor, so if you prefer your own, bring two tanks. Don't forget all your scuba gear, including weights and all your survey gear (slate, transect, calipers, etc.). Sunscreen, warm clothes, your scuba certification card, etc.

PLEASE DO NOT BRING ROLLING GEAR BAGS/BOXES! They are great for transporting gear to/from your car, but the boat does not have a ton of extra deck space. If you have these bags, plan to unload your gear on the boat and then return the bulky bag to your car before we depart. As an alternative, you may want to consider scaling down to smaller, flexible mesh gear bags.

What does the boat provide: Aluminum 80 tanks, some small weights to fine tune your trim, snacks and drinks. We'll provide plenty of datasheets!

Suggested Donation:
Reef Check is striving to use our resources wisely. To help support the program, it is suggested that RCCA divers on boat charters may help defray the cost of supplies and boat costs by making a $30 donation to Reef Check - but really, any amount helps support the cause if you are able to do so. However, Reef Check will never turn away divers that either can't or choose not to donate. If you are interested, you can donate online by visiting http://www.reefcheck.org/make-a-donation.

Reserve your space today as this trip is popular!

The team:
1. Selena -fish
2. Katie -fish
3. Lisa Marie
4. Tim W.
5. Ted S.-fish
6. Michi K.-fish
7. Dan G. -fish
8. Violeta
9. Claes N.-fish
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Re: OC: Salt Creek boat dives on Riviera Oct 21st!

Postby lanayoz » Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:49 pm

I will like to this and the Refugio Beach but not sure if I can do both. Please, sign me up and if anything changes- I will let you know.

Thanks,
Lisa Marie

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Re: OC: Salt Creek boat dives on Riviera Oct 21st!

Postby Merlync70 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:36 am

Please sign me up!
Merlyn

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Re: OC: Salt Creek boat dives on Riviera Oct 21st!

Postby dirkburcham » Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:04 pm

Add me to the List.
Thanks,
Dirk Burcham

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Re: OC: Salt Creek boat dives on Riviera Oct 21st!

Postby tsharshan@gmail.com » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:07 am

Add me to the list

Ted S

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Re: OC: Salt Creek boat dives on Riviera Oct 21st!

Postby FinCheck » Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:56 pm

Newly certified (San Diego Class 2017) would love to join in this survey

Linda F.

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Re: OC: Salt Creek boat dives on Riviera Oct 21st!

Postby dirkburcham » Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:41 pm

Drop me from Salt Creek on 10/21.
We have an Aquarium Survey that day.
Thanks,
Dirk
Dirk Burcham

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Re: OC: Salt Creek boat dives on Riviera Oct 21st!

Postby Yasumichi » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:25 pm

Hi Let me join in.

Michi

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Re: OC: Salt Creek boat dives on Riviera Oct 21st!

Postby dangjh » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:28 am

I would love to join this!

Dan G - can do fish

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Re: OC: Salt Creek boat dives on Riviera Oct 21st!

Postby FinCheck » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:00 am

I am sorry. I have a bad chest cold and diving is not in my near future. Please remove me from the Salt Creek dive on the 21st of October. :(
Linda F.

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Re: OC: Salt Creek boat dives on Riviera Oct 21st!

Postby BeverlyWimer » Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:59 pm

I am interested! However, my schedule is a bit heavy now and I could let you know at the end of the week :) ... sure hope this is OK.

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Re: OC: Salt Creek boat dives on Riviera Oct 21st!

Postby TWoceandiver » Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:20 pm

Yes, please add me to the list.
Tim W.


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