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Adventure Trip-Wrecks and Deep Reefs-Peace Dive Boat-Dec. 19, 2020-(Experienced Advanced Deep Divers and above)

Join CIDA on our Adventure Trip diving Wrecks and Deep Reefs off Anacapa and Santa Cruz Islands aboard the Peace dive boat

Depending on weather our plan is to dive the kelpcutter wreck (Kopco Star), Spirit of America and some deeper outer reefs. The planned depths for this trip will be in the 70′-120′ range. Some of the sites we will visit we plan to split the group into two, dropping each about 15 minutes apart.

kelpcutter-wreck-kopco-star

 

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Trip Details

  • Where: Wrecks & Deep Reefs
  • When: Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020
  • Time: Board at 6:00 am Saturday, departing at 7:00 am and approx. time back is 6:00 pm. NO Boarding the night before
  • Cost: $170.00 and  includes, 3 dives, food, snacks, drinks & air and reserved bunk-see bunk list-Limited to 24 divers
  • New Boat Rules: Please read before signing up for the trip

This trip is best suited for

Experienced Advanced Deep divers and above that have experience in cold water conditions including possible current, swell, limited visibility and deep water. The wrecks, man-made structures and deeper reefs visited on our “Adventure Trips” are unique and interesting and inherently have more hazards and may not necessarily have the best dive conditions. Most importantly, good buoyancy control is needed and surface signal tubes are always recommended.

Trip Highlights

The first dive (if weather permits) will be the Kopco Star which is a short distance out. It is  an old kelpcutter,  52’ X 27’ in size that sunk in October of 1963. It now sits at a depth of 80’. Afterwards we will plan to do some deeper outer reefs off Anacapa, maybe some exploring as well. See kelpcutter video 

kelpcutter-kopco-star

There is much mystery surrounding the Spirit of America.  The wreck was a WWII Minesweeper that sunk in the 70’s but before that is somewhat of a mystery. She sits upright on a sandy bottom resting at about 65’ deep outside the Scorpion Anchorage, Santa Cruz Island. Visibility can be 15’-40’. The Spirit of America is a very good dive with plenty to explore. The wreck is in a protected area with lots of fish and the large Spanish Shawls.

Diving the wreck of the Spirit of America/Peacock on a Channel Islands Dive Adventures trip

These Adventure trips are PERFECT for the Experienced Advanced Deep diver who is getting tired of the same old thing and wanting more. Rebreathers, doubles and scooters are welcome. PLEASE no planned extended dive times past 60 minutes on the Adventure trips.

The Boat

The Peace is widely known as a first class dive boat ideal for single and multi-day trips to the Channel Islands and beyond. The Captain and crew are all dive-masters and DAN oxygen providers. The Peace is 65’x 22’ and has single and double bunks that sleep 32. All bunks have privacy curtains, lights, pillows and blankets.  Read more about the Peace HERE.

peace-dive-boat

 

If you have any questions, please contact Ken at

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