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  THIS WEEK (July 28 - Aug. 4) AT REEF SEEKERS DIVE CO.  
(Please scroll down a bit for all the info, text, pictures, & links.)

NEW!!! --->   INDONESIA 2014 TRIP REPORT    INDONESIA 2014 PICTURES & SLIDESHOW

2014 FOREIGN TRIP SCHEDULE

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CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR PICTURE PAGE      CLICK HERE TO READ OUR FOREIGN TRIP REPORTS

DIRECTIONS TO BOATS and VETERANS PARK (REDONDO)

• • • REEF SEEKERS REPAIR DEPARTMENT  • • •
Contact our repair guru Robert Stark directly at 310/947-8523
or via e-mail at ReefSeekersRepair@gmail.com

(Ask Robert about our unique concierge "Repair Pickup & Delivery Service")

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Upcoming local dives & classes in 2014 (call us at 310/652-4990 to sign up for any of these activities):

• Wed., July 23 - Vets Park, Redondo - Night dive ($20)
• Sun., August 3 - AsanteOlympic wreck & then Oil Rigs (room for 4 more - $130)


FULL 2014 SKED (TRIPS & CLASSES): http://www.reefseekers.com/FLYERS/2014%20RSD%20Boat%20&%20local%20sked%20(chronological).pdf

SAVE $10 EACH TRIP AS A MEMBER OF OUR "FREQUENT DIVER" PROGRAM

Need rental gear? Get a 20% discount at Hollywoodivers (near Universal City) or Scuba Haus (Santa Monica).
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Want to travel??? Upcoming 2014 vacation trips:

• August 16-23 - Return to Isla Mujeres for Whale Sharks (7 confirmed - we cans till add you)
• November 1-8 - Belize Sun Dancer (11 confirmed - room for 1 more female)

• March 2015 - Yap/Palau combo (or you can do just one, or part of one and all of the other - flexible opportunity)

GET MORE INFO ON ALL OF OUR VACATION TRIPS HERE
: www.reefseekers.com/foreign_trips.html
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Nothing like having your computer hard drive crash on you . . .

BAD COMPUTER LUCK – Last week it was my dive computer flooding in Indonesia. This week it’s the hard drive of my laptop crashing and dying on my laptop up here in Santa Cruz. Fortunately, I found a backup computer to use, but even so . . . maybe July simply isn’t my month for computers.

ASANTE THIS COMING SUNDAY – We’ve got 9 divers confirmed for the trip this coming Sunday so that means only 3 spots left available. It’s shaping up to be a day with a lot of potential. We’ll start at the wreck of the Olympic, do a dive there, and then move a few miles to the oil rigs (most likely starting at Eureka), do a dive there, and then decide whether we’ll do the third dive at Eureka or move over to Ellen/Elly. The weather forecast looks to be favorable for calm seas and hopefully good viz as well. We’ll be diving on the Asante out of Ports ‘O Call and this will be our first trip on her since the major refurbishment which includes new engines, new compressor, and re-doing the galley as well. 6:30AM load, 7AM, departure, back by 4PM (or maybe a bit earlier). If you’d like to join us, give us a call at 310/652-4990 to get signed up. If you get the machine, leave a message because I’ll be in transit until late Monday afternoon but will get back to you as soon as I can.

THE JOYS OF SMUGMUG – If you are a photog, I want to tip you off to SmugMug in case you don’t know about it already. This is the photo site I use when I'm posting my pictures from our various trips and I’ve been really happy with it. There’s a free version of it as well as a couple of levels of pay versions (more storage space, better for videos, can sell your work – and it’s priced pretty reasonably). But the point is that it’s worked well for me and if you’re looking for places to display your work, you might want to give it some thought. You can check them out at www.smugmug.com .

DUTCHMAN T-SHIRTS – If you were on the Flying Dutchman this year, the shirts have all (so I’m told) been mailed out about a week ago. If you have NOT received your shirt yet, please let me know and we’ll figure out why it hasn’t landed in your hot little hands.

SINGLE SPACE LEFT FOR BELIZE (Would that all of our trips filled up this quickly) – We’re down to one spot for a single female available on our adventure on the Belize Sun Dancer November 1-8. Cost of the entire dive package is $2695 which is the boat and the group crew tip. Airfare is extra and is running around $750 (although a few folks were able to get First Class for $930). We’ll be able to get in up to five dives per day for five-and-a-half days so you really get a lot of bang for your buck, especially when you consider that you get food & lodging as well. If you’re interested in that last spot (and if you’re of the female persuasion), give me a call at 310/652-4990 to nail it down.

WANNA FIND A GIANT SQUID??? – Here’s how: www.huffingtonpost.com/tedtalks/giant-squid-ted-edith-widder_b_5599461.html?ncid=webmail1 .

LATE ADDITIONS – We added three more people to our August 16-23 Isla Mujeres trip last week and it points out that if you need to schedule trips closer (relatively) to the departure date, don’t assume we can’t work something out. A lot of our flexibility depends on whether it’s a land-based or boat-based trip but you never know unless you ask so don’t be shy about piping up. (And yes, I can still add you to Isla.)

WHEN NOT TO DIVE – Hopefully you’ve had time to reads through the Indonesia trip report and I’m also hopeful that one of the lessons you walked away with was that there are times when you shouldn’t dive. We had a number of people, including me, make the decision to skip a day because something just wasn’t right. I commend them for that. Many times when we look at accidents, both fatal and non-fatal, we find it’s not one thing or the first thing that does you in. It’s #1, then #2, then #3, and somewhere along the line as things pile up, it gets to be too much. It’s always going to better to sit out a dive than to become a statistic. As I always like to say, “You never get hurt on a dive you don’t make.”

And that’s it for now. Have a great week and let’s go diving soon!!!

- Ken
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Ken Kurtis
Owner, Reef Seekers Dive Co.


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