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Catalina Island on the Great Escape Dive Boat
Event Date Sat, March 10, 2012
Event Location Los Angeles, CA
Event Price $105 for 3 dives, including airfills and meals
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Rich-D-Fish - View Member Calendar
Category: Dive Trip
Comments: 21




bluesdivr - 2/27/2012 7:47 PM
The last time I dove Ship Rock, there were two huge schools of mackerel. Each school must have had 20,000 - 40,000 individual fish. I slowly kicked into the schools and hung there in the middle. Magical! Later I watched a sea lion trying to catch some of them. The speed of the sea lion and the mackerel was unbelievable! There were also many sea jellies, some of them with bells as large as two feet in diameter.
WaterBaby - 2/27/2012 7:04 PM
what or where is ship rock?
Rich-D-Fish - 2/27/2012 7:30 PM
There are two cool looking white rock just off shore. The big flat one is Bird Rock. The small pointy one is Ship Rock. There is often a bit more current there, but that often brings the bigger fish, and you can always hide from the current on the back side. The last time we were there it was like a fish aquarium. And you can go as deep as you like. There are shelfs in the 30-50’ range, and walls going all the way down past 100’. Lots of choices. This is one of Katie’s favorite sites. Too bad she can’t go now :-(
bluesdivr - 2/27/2012 7:02 PM
Hi there,

New member here. Please put me on the wait list for this trip.

- David -
Rich-D-Fish - 2/27/2012 7:23 PM
Will do. Send me your personal e-mail so I can get a hold of you quickly when a spot opens. Mine is
Rich-D-Fish - 3/03/2012 5:14 PM
David, are you still interested in going? I will know for sure on Monday. I have one person who wil let me know by then if she has to drop out. You are my only single person on the list so I am trying you first. Please e-mail me at Thanks.
bluesdivr - 3/03/2012 7:56 PM
Hi Richard Yes I still definitely interested!! I’ll email you.
bluesteal - 2/16/2012 11:48 AM
No problem, we can wait and see. we are only 10 minutes away from the Great Escape, I’ll e-mail you.
bluesteal - 2/16/2012 11:11 AM
Would like to do this trip, Saturday, March 10th ship rock/Catalina, aboard the Great Escape. I also have two other divers who would like to come along.

Love ship rock, think it is the best diving in Catalina, plus an added bonus of using the Great Escape, it doesn’t get any better than that.

Let us know,


Rich-D-Fish - 2/16/2012 11:25 AM
Hi Dennis. Right now I am full, with a short backup list. If you are willing to hang in there until about 1 week out I can almost guarantee I will have a few people drop out. And most people on the standby list make other plans. So it’s up to you. No risk to go on the list and I will e-mail as spots come open. Just send me your e-mail. Mine is
Rich-D-Fish - 2/15/2012 7:03 PM
Javy, I added you to the standby list. Chances are 99.9% I will have multiple drops in the next couple weeks. I always do as people realize...Oops I have to work, or get a head cold. So I will e-mail you as availability happens.
JMartin - 2/15/2012 7:12 PM
Thanks Rich
WaterBaby - 2/15/2012 7:59 PM
Rich, I sent you my check today.... should have it in a day or two. Also is there a site for this boat that shows times and directions?
Rich-D-Fish - 2/15/2012 8:02 PM but don’t worry I send out a reminder e-mail with directions one week out. I did not hear back from you if you plan to sleep on board Friday night. I can reserve a private stateroom for you if you are. Let me know.
WaterBaby - 2/15/2012 8:03 PM
uh that would be a HELL NO. ;) i’d rather sleep in my freaking car! hahahahahahahahahahahahah
Rich-D-Fish - 2/15/2012 8:27 PM
The Great Escaps is the one boat I enjoy sleeping on. Huge bunks. And I reserve the private staterooms for the couples. Big rooms with a door you can close to keep the snoring and bad gas out of your face ;-)
WaterBaby - 2/15/2012 11:31 PM
K good because Brian wants Steve to go too.
Lukas78 - 1/26/2012 11:59 AM
are there any spots still left?
Rich-D-Fish - 1/26/2012 12:18 PM
I typically fill up the roster in 24 hours and then build a standby list. That list is sitting at 8 people right now. I typically have 6-12 people to drop out in the last two weeks due to work conflict and health issues. So if you can hang on until the last minute I will e-mail down the list. If yes, send me your e-mail address. Mine is
WCReefers - 1/26/2012 2:41 PM
If your interested, I have a 3 day live-aboard trip to the channel Islands in October. I have a dew spot open.
WCReefers - 2/16/2012 9:53 AM
I have 3 spot left. my email is Thanks for your help John

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