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UW Photo Day Trips

San Diego’s Wreck Alley and Point Loma Kelp Forests

Trips scheduled monthly. Limited load 4 divers. Email andy@seait.com to be added to trip list.

Join us for an exciting one-day local dive out of San Diego. Sites include: San Diego’s famous Wreck Alley to dive the Yukon, the Ruby E or the NOSC Tower, or the deep ledges, mini walls and pinnacles of the Point Loma Kelp Forests. All trips are underwater photography and marine life oriented. No hunting (except with camera). Private guided photo instruction dives are available by special request (see UW Photography Classes on this website). These day long trips are held aboard fast 6-pack boats, and are limited load to 4 divers.

Wreck Alley or Point Loma Kelp $125

Snacks and beverages are included. Divers must supply all gear, including tanks, air fills and weights.

Experience Level – Advanced with 100 dives

Caution – Many dives at these locations are to 100′ and can be in surgy conditions. Kelp forest dives are in thick kelp at times. Advise orientation to these environments before joining us. SMB’s and a dive buddy are required for all dives.

 

Islas Coronados

Trips scheduled periodically. Limited load 4 divers. Email andy@seait.com to be added to trip list.

Join us for an exciting one-day local dive out of San Diego to Mexico’s Islas Coronados. “The Cornados”, as they are known by divers, are a small group of three primary islands (plus a middle rock) that rise out of deep water just 11 miles southwest from San Diego Bay. A typical “Coronados” trip for most operators only visits two or three of the same sites. While these sites are great dives, they do not offer some of the very special and rare sites that small limited load groups can access. There are sites at the Coronados that most divers have never heard of, let alone dived. These are the places our trips access.  All trips to the Coronados are underwater photography and marine life oriented. No hunting (except with camera). Private guided photo instruction dives are available by special request (see UW Photography Classes on this website). These day long trips are held aboard fast 6-pack boats, and are limited load to 4 divers.

Islas Coronados $150, plus Mexican One Day Visa of $30.

Snacks and beverages are included. Divers must supply all gear, including tanks, air fills and weights.

Experience Level – Advanced/experienced divers with over 100 dives and several dives to 100+ feet only.

Caution – Many dives at these locations are to 100’+ and can be in surgy conditions. Kelp forest dives are in thick kelp at times. Advise orientation to these environments before joining us. SMB’s and a dive buddy are required for all dives.

 

Catalina Island
Trips scheduled monthly. Limited Load 6 divers. Email andy@seait.com to be added to trip list

Join us for an exciting one-day dive trip to the cool emerald green waters and mysterious kelp forests of Southern California’s world famous Catalina Island. Catalina is world reknowned for it’s diving opportunities and stark beauty. Offshore deep reefs, islets and reefs even a few wrecks all promise incredible adventures. Huge banks and pinnacles rise from Catalina’s deep waters creating some of the most prolific diving sites in all of California. From the purple hydro coral covered Farnsworth Banks on the backside, to the giant seabass and current swept points of the front side, to the seals and sea lions of West End to the enormous kelp forests of Eagle Reef and the islets of Ship and Bird Rock, Catalina has a dive site for every interest.  All trips are underwater photography and marine life oriented. No hunting (except with camera). Private guided photo instruction dives are available by special request (see Classes on this website). These day long trips are held aboard fast “6-pack” type dive boats from San Pedro, CA.  Trips are scheduled monthly and are a limited to six divers.

Catalina front side and West End $175. Farnsworth Banks $200.

All trips include breakfast, lunch, snacks, beverages, and air fills. Divers must supply all gear, including tanks and weights.

Experience Level – Advanced/experienced divers with over 100 dives and several dives to 100+ feet only.

Caution – Many dives at these locations are to 100′ and can be in surgy conditions. Kelp forest dives are in thick kelp at times. Advise orientation to these environments before joining us. SMB’s and a dive buddy are required for all dives.

 

Oil Platforms (“Rigs”) “Eureka, Elly and Ellen”

Trips scheduled periodically. Limited Load 6 divers. Email andy@seait.com to be added to trip list

Join us for an exciting one-day dive adventure to the Long Beach Oil Platforms, Eureka, Elly and Ellen. The “rigs” as they are affectionately known by divers offer some of California’s best diving opportunities. Featuring “blue water”/”open ocean”, type diving, but with the added convenience of structure for additional orientation, makes these platforms a more comfortable way to dive the open sea. The pillars and supports of each “rig” are covered with invertebrate life. Life on top of life, almost smothering one another competing for space and offering a kaleidescope of shape form and color. Interspersed between huge white metridiums and vividly colored red and pink corynactis are ling cod,  cabezon, sheephead,  garibaldi, crabs, even an occasional lobster, huge scallops and mussels. Sea lions live on parts of the structure above water and can be playful companions during your dive. Mola mola and all shapes and sizes of pelagic invertebrate and jellysifh rise up from the 700′ deep waters through the “rigs” structure. All trips are underwater photography and marine life oriented. No hunting (except with camera). Private guided photo instruction dives are available by special request (see Classes on this website). These day long trips are held aboard fast “6-pack” type dive boats from San Pedro, CA.  Trips are scheduled monthly and are a limited to six divers.

Oil Rigs $150

All trips include breakfast, lunch, snacks, beverages, and air fills. Divers must supply all gear, including tanks and weights.

Experience Level – Advanced/experienced divers with over 100 dives and several dives to 100+ feet.

Caution – Due to the open ocean environment and live (not anchored) boat, endless depths to over 700′ and unpredictable currents, SMB’s and a dive buddy are required for all dives.