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Exciting local LA wrecks-Asante Dive Boat-Dec. 10, 2017-(Advanced divers and above)

olympic II wreckThe area outside of San Pedro and Long Beach is home to quite a few wrecks with some being seldom dived and Channel Islands Dive Adventures has the Asante chartered for a single day trip to dive shallow wrecks (less than 70′ deep) on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017.

The plan is to board at 6:00 am and depart at 7:00 am with us getting back about 3:00 pm. The wrecks we will dive will depend on weather and sea conditions but either way just be prepared to have fun and dive something new.

olympic II wreckSome of the wrecks are the Georgia Strait, African Queen, Olympic II, Johanna Smith and more. Some are bigger wrecks like the Olympic, some are picturesque with wolf eels calling them home like the olympic II wreckAfrican Queen and some are more of a debris field like the Johanna Smith but either way they all are unique in their own way and diving them can be an excellent adventure. If you are into pretty reefs and untouched wrecks with great visibility then this trip IS NOT for you!

This trip is best suited for Advanced divers and above that have experience in cold water conditions including; current, swell, possible limited visibility and deep water.The wrecks visited are unique and interesting and inherently have more hazards and will not necessarily have the best dive conditions. Most importantly, good buoyancy control is needed and surface signal tubes are always recommended.

Trip Details

  • Where: LA local wrecks
  • Depart from: Ports of Call, San Pedro
  • When: Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017
  • Time: Board at 6:00 am and depart at 7:00 am with us getting back about 3:00 pm
  • Cost: $135.00 includes, 3 dives, lunch, snacks & air
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asante dive boatFor those that may not know the Asante is the old Sea Bass but with all the new improvements it is really totally a new boat. The owners, Gary Jackson and Kevin Bell have repowered it with new efficient engines and transmissions, new generator and compressor not to mention a whole bunch of other things that you will notice because they will make your trip on the Asante that much better.

They specialize in trips to the local wrecks, reefs, oil rigs and Catalina/Farnsworth. They offer limited loads to insure you have all the room you need for you and your toys such as rebreathers, doubles and scooters.  The Asante is perfect for smaller groups from open water to wreck and technical diving.  Key points to remember is that they are fast.  You will have just as much time at the dive sites and less time getting there and with a smaller group you are sure to have an EXCELLENT time on the Asnate.

All trips are scheduled for 3 dives and include continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, soft drinks and air fills.

At Asante Charters the customer always comes first, and we constantly strive to exceed your expectations!  With our wide range of products and services, you’re sure to find exactly what you’ve been looking for.

Asante dive boat compressorThe Asante is a 40 foot Coast Guard Certified vessel, powered by twin diesels engines.  With a cruising speed of 18-20 knots, they can get you to the dive site quickly and have you home in time for dinner! The Asante is certified for 30 people on board, however they limit the loads for dive charters to 12 divers.  They proudly offer High Pressure fills (3200) of both air and Nitrox. Nitrox fills are available for an additional charge of $15.00 per fill.

asante dive boatAfter your dive you will find a fresh water shower head for rinsing down your gear as well as yourself.  The deck is covered to protect you from the sun and there is plenty of seating with indoor seating for 6 inside if needed. For the photographers they have a fair sized table for camera equip including a rinse bucket.  Hunters are also welcome and typically they will stack guns up against the bulkhead. There isn’t a bait well and usually game is stored in individual game bags.

The Asante is located in San Pedro, Ports O’Call at Berth 75 Nagoya Way, San Pedro, CA 90731. It is easy to find with free, close, convenient parking.

To sign up and pay for the trip or if you have any questions, please contact Ken at

info@channelislandsdiveadventures.com or call (805) 469-7288