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THIS WEEK (September 1-8) AT REEF SEEKERS DIVE
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MUJERES 2014 TRIP REPORT
MUJERES 2014 PICTURES, VIDEOS, & SLIDESHOW
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REEF SEEKERS REPAIR DEPARTMENT
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Upcoming local dives & classes in
2014 (call us at 310/652-4990 to sign up for any of these
• Sat., Sept. 6 - Catalina Express - Avalon
UW Park ($150)
• Thu., Sept. 11 - CLASS - NAUI Nitrox (incl.
materials - $150)
• Wed., Sept. 17 - Veterans Park - Night dive ($20)
• Sat., Sept. 20 - Veterans Park - Beach dive
(single tank - $20)
FULL 2014 SKED (TRIPS & CLASSES): http://www.reefseekers.com/FLYERS/2014%20RSD%20Boat%20&%20local%20sked%20(chronological).pdf
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Hollywoodivers (near Universal City) or Scuba Haus
Want to travel??? Upcoming 2014
• November 1-8 - Belize Sun
Dancer (11 confirmed - room for 1 more female)
• March 6-15, 2015 - Yap (Manta
Rays, Mandarinfish, sharks & more) with our good
riends at Manta Ray Bay Resort (cvan be conbined with
• March 13-22, 2015 - Palau (Blue Corner, Pelilu,
drift & reef diving at its best) aboard the Palau
Aggressor II (can be combined with Yap)
GET MORE INFO ON ALL OF OUR VACATION TRIPS HERE:
Twice in the same day. Do you feel special???
Or cursed??? . . .
HOW ABOUT THOSE BIG WAVES THIS PAST
WEEK? - Although I didn't get
down to see them myself, the pictures I've seen from both
Malibu and Newport (but especially from The Wedge) are mighty
impressive. Definitely the type of day NOT to go beach diving.
It's amazing how a storm so far away can have such an effect
locally. It was also amazing seeing the number of people who
flocked to the beach to see the big rollers coming crashing
in. Needless to say, some of them are not regular beach-goers
or surf-savvy, as this video shows: http://abcnews.go.com/US/video/california-crowd-soaked-hurricane-strengthened-wave-25150889 .
ISLA TRIP REPORT - In case you missed the
e-mail earlier this week, the Isla Mujeres trip report, video,
and pix are all now available. Here are the links:
••• TRIP REPORT: http://www.reefseekers.com/PIXPAGES/Isla%20Mujeres%202014/Isla%20Mujeres%202014%20trip%20report.html
••• SLIDESHOW: http://kenkurtis.smugmug.com/Underwater/ISLA-MUJERES-WHALE-SHARKS/43914497_hSrVTR#!i=3489548609&k=2qdcWPn
••• WHALE SHARK VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrrZMTOrFps
••• CENOTE VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14CoWhqYYII
YAP & PALAU DATES ARE SET - Speaking of
trips, we've got the dates set for both Yap and Palau next
year since there's been a decent amount of interest in both
of those places (and we're only 6 months out). Yap
will be March 6-15 and should run approximately $2400.
We'll be staying at and diving with Manta Ray Bay Resort.
Ocean View room (double-occupancy - can do single
supplement), 6 days of diving, 17 dives total, breakfast
daily, manta dives (usually three at the cleaning
station), shark feed, Mandarinfish dive (dusk), reef dives,
tanks, weights, staff tip. On our own for lunch and dinner.
Palau will be March 15-22 and runs approximately $3350.
We're on the Palau Aggressor II but we've only
got 6 rooms - 12 spots. We're able to knock $100 off their
normal $3135 rate and then we add in a crew tip and a hotel
night the evening before we board the boat. Double-occupancy
deluxe room. We dive Monday-Friday up to five dives/day.
Saturday is usually Jellyfish Lake snorkel around 9AM
(phenomenal) and then Chandelier Caves, which I usually skip
because we fly out late Saturday night (really Sunday
morning). All meals are included except the final night
dinner. You can do one of these or both. Airfares runs
around $2000 (United) no matter which you do or even if you
do both. If you're interested, let me know as we already
have people signing up.
MANTAS IN SoCAL - You
don't (apparently) have to go all the way to Yap to
find mantas (but it's pretty much guaranteed we'll find them
there). Some guys were out spearfishing around San Clemente
last week and actually spotted a manta ray cruising the edge
of the kelp. From the looks of the positioning of the
cephalic lobes, he may have even been feeding. To see a
manta up in these waters is highly unusual. But fortunately
they had a video camera with them and they have not mistaken
another species for a manta. I've sent the clip to some
manta researchers I know because you get a good look at
the belly markings (that's how you ID individuals) but
they say it's not one who's in their database. Still,
pretty spectacular and just goes to show that you never
know what you might find on the other side of that kelp
patch. Take a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHjpbD45ImM .
ICE INCREASES - It's easy to forget in the
heat of summer that when you go on the other side of the
equator, it's winter. Specifically, it's deep winter in
Antarctica. And scientists are rather baffled as to why
there's been such huge increase in Antarctic ice cover this
year. (There was also a record-breaking increase in 2012 and
2013.) But it doesn't mean that global warming is over. It's
all part of a giant puzzle with a lot of push/pull going on.
You can read more about it here: http://www.latimes.com/science/la-sci-antarctic-sea-ice-20140830-story.html#page=1 .
And that'll do it for now. Have a great (short) week and
let's go diving soon!!!
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