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“A” Dive Trip Information
On Monday July 10th, July 17th, and Monday July 24th the Junior Guard Safety Aides and the “A” Groups will be going on a dive trip to Catalina Island. There will be a limited number of spots for each trip so sign-ups will be on a first come, first serve basis. We will try to accommodate each individual, but it will be necessary to sign up as soon as possible to ensure that you get on the trip of your choice. Registration for all trips will begin at 7:30 AM at Junior Guard Headquarters on Monday, July 3rd. Each person is allowed to sign up for one trip only and you may only sign up for yourself. If you fail to attend the trip you signed up for you will not be able to attend another trip.
Departure time will be at 7:00 A.M. from the 22nd Street Landing in San Pedro, so give yourself adequate time to get there. Each guard going on the trip will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the landing. The boat, Great Escape Charters, will depart at 7:00 A.M. Do not be late! The boat will return at 6:00 P.M.
Equipment needed: mask, fins, and snorkel. A wet suit and weight belt are not mandatory, but may make the trip more enjoyable. If you need to borrow a wetsuit, you need to check it out with your instructor on Friday. There will be a limited amount of masks and snorkels available, but if you want to ensure use of snorkeling equipment, bring your own. You do not need to wear your junior guard uniform on this trip.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided on the boat. The ship’s galley will also be open and serving food during the entire trip if you wish to purchase more snacks.
If you have any questions, please call Matt Elser or Dave Wagner at 375-5176
Directions to the boat dock
From Huntington Beach, head North on PCH to 2nd Street, turn left on 2nd Street by the In N Out and proceed 1.7 miles through Belmont and merge to the left onto Livingston Blvd. Livingston will turn into Ocean Blvd. and go through all of downtown Long Beach towards San Pedro. Once through Long Beach you will continue straight and Ocean Blvd. will turn into the 47 Freeway. Take the 47 South to San Pedro. You will travel straight over 5 miles as you go over a series of bridges; the largest and last is named the Vincent Thomas Bridge. As you are going over the Vincent Thomas Bridge, merge right and take the Harbor Blvd exit. Stay in the right lane and turn right on Harbor Blvd. Travel approximately 1.7 miles to 22nd Street. Turn right on 22nd Street and travel about a ¼ mile and until you see a large sign on the left that marks the 22nd Street Landing which is your final destination. There is a small parking lot just beyond the building where you may drop off the kids, or you can park across the street in the larger parking lot. Instructors will be waiting there. The name of the boat is The Great Escape. The address for the boat at the 22nd Street Landing is 141 W. 22nd St., San Pedro, CA.