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Boat Trip : Farnsworth Bank - (Backside of Catalina)
Event Date Sat, September 10, 2011
Event Location Departs from: San Pedro, CA
Event Price $100
Contact Information Richard Forster | More Info

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Category: Dive Trip
Comments: 1

All booked up as of 7/7 but to get on the backup list when people drop out.

Email / Message: Richard Forster [ScubaRich] (click here for his profile)

Date: Saturday, September 10

Boat: Pacific Star (San Pedro)

Cost: 3 dives for $100 (normally $149+ for this trip)

Departure time: 6:00 am (Note this is an early departure trip)

Return time: approx. 5:30 pm

Tanks: There are 14 Aluminum 80 tanks available for free - let me know if you would like to reserve one.

Food: Breakfast, snacks and lunch are included 

Service on this boat is incredible!!!

Farnsworth Bank is a large sea mount consisting of several pinnacles and is half a mile wide from East to West. It is situated five miles South from the back side of Catalina in the open ocean. It is therefore exposed to all weather conditions and often has strong current making it an advanced dive. The top of the pinnacles is 65’ dropping down to 200’. Farnsworth is an ecological reserve famous for it’s protected purple hydrocoral and better than average visibility due to open ocean. You do not need to be AOW certified, but you do need some deep diving experience . This is not a trip for your first deep dive. The trip will consist of three dives. First will be Farnsworth, followed by Cape Cortez, and possibly Eagles Nest. We might do two dives at one of the first two spots if the conditions are spectacular. But all dive sites will be subject to the conditions of the day.


JMartin - 8/29/2011 2:39 PM

I won’t be able to make the Farnsworth banks dive trip so anyone interested in buying my spot on the boat? let me know ASAP