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Roddenberry Dive Team Event
Diverguy1 - 12/27/2008 11:32 PM
Category: General
Replies: 5

Hi everybody. My name is Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry and many of you might know that my father created Star Trek. I’ve also been a very active diver for many years and have created the Roddenbery Dive Team to help bring more awareness to scuba diving and the oceans.

We’ve planned a special event just for you. Greg Martin, RDT’s Executive Director and I invite you to a very special 2-Day RDT event on Catalina Island, CA. Saturday, January 24 and Sunday, January 25. Yes, we know it is short notice but we are hoping to see at least some of you that are interested in being a part of the Dive Team.

We will begin the morning with 2 shore-dives from “Casino Point” in Avalon followed by an afternoon of relaxation. Once the sun begins to set, join us for a “Dusk Dive”.

Then as a thank you, we invite you to an Appreciation Dinner, courtesy of the Dive Team where we will share with you what’s in store for the “Roddenberry Dive Team”. Unfortunately, we only have room for 20 people for the Member Appreciation Dinner. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to diveteam [ at ] so we can plan appropriately.

Sunday morning we will board the “King Neptune” dive boat and depart Avalon Harbor for a 2-tank boat dive.

You are responsible for arranging their own Travel to and from Catalina Island, accommodations and dive-boat tickets.

We hope you will join us for two days of fun, relaxation and fantastic diving! All Skill levels and Non-Divers are Welcome! Please book you Ferry Tickets, Accommodations and Dive Tickets Soon!

We’re please to announce that Tim Russ ("Tuvok" from "Star Trek: Voyager") plans to join us for our Sunday’s boat dive!

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Rod Roddenberry - President

Greg Martin - Executive Director


• ACCOMMODATIONS: There are a number of hotels on the island, ranging in price. Some have few amenities and cater to divers while others are a bit more luxurious. The "Seaport Village Inn," ( is on the high-end of things but is offering a great deal to RDT Members. Call (800) 222-8254 and say you’re with the "RODDENBERRY DIVE TEAM"

Other Accomodations: (Very Inexpensive ~$50+) (Moderate ~$85+ Discounted from $169.00) (Moderate ~$85+) (Expensive ~$129+)

• DIVE BOAT: The dive boat, “King Neptune” is operated by “Catalina Scuba Luv”. Tickets for Sunday, January 25th are $110.00 per person (Tanks, Weights, Drinks & Buffet Lunch are Included). Non-diving passengers are half price and can also go snorkeling. To reserve your spot please let us know ASAP.

• TRAVEL: Ferries to and from Avalon Harbor, Catalina Island are run by “Catalina Express”. There are a number of departure ports from the southern California coast and Roundtrip tickets are approximately $68.00. Call (800) 481-3470
Rich-D-Fish - 12/28/2008 5:38 PM
Hi. Just wondering if it were not possible to make both days, would it be okay to just come over on Sunday to join with the boat dive? Thanks.
LVDiver - 12/29/2008 7:59 PM

I can’t make this trip, but I just went to the website and signed up for your newsletter. Looking forward to great things in the future!

Diverguy1 - 12/29/2008 8:38 PM
Thanks Chuck. We are very excited about things to come!
Diverguy1 - 12/29/2008 8:39 PM
Of course. Let us know how many!
Greg - 1/05/2009 12:08 PM
Four t-shirts for the organizers of this event have been shipped to me...I’ll send to you soon. Thanks!