Catalina Chamber Day/Evening popular
As you may or may not know, the catalina chamber is dedicated strictly to the treatment of diving accidents on a 24/7/365 basis. although we hope you’ll never need it, having the chamber available gives divers a vital safety net in the event something should go wrong with your dive. although there is a grant from la county, and the chamber gets income from some outside activities, chamber day provides a significant portion (close to 50%) of the chamber’s annual budget.
The main event is chamber day, a full day of diving (two dives) at catalina plus a walking tour of the chamber at the isthmus. cost for this is $90 (plus $30 for food & airfills) which gets you the diving, the tour, a t-shirt, and five raffle tickets. For those who can’t take a day off but would still like to participate we have the flying dutchman, a mythical boat but a big part of chamber day as it’s the perfect place for those who can’t do the event. those who choose to “dive” the dutchman get a special limited-edition t-shirt (available only to those who sign up for the dutchman) as well as raffle tickets.
There’s also the chamber challenge, where the diving community is “challenged” to raise extra funds for our chamber, through specific donations (usually $100, but also $500 and $1000), which then hopefully challenges your friends to match your generosity. Raffle tickets can be purchased for the daytime raffle (you need not be present to win) whether you’re going on a boat or just want a chance at winning some fabulous prizes.
Submitted by: Rynaldo
Last Modified: 2010-02-08
Events ID: 84