Oceanic has recently partnered with Dive the Coast and has made a commitment to spread the word and support this initiative. Dive the Coast is scheduled to take place in June 2013 and will be the largest mass dive in history. It involves organizing thousands of scuba divers to travel the entire coastline underwater, raising money for conservation organizations along the way. The idea for Dive the Coast originated in Santa Cruz in August 2011, and participants have since been conducting outreach to dive clubs, dive shops and non-profit organizations, as well as forming partnerships to help pull off this epic adventure. On Oct. 15, 2011, divers from five different California counties held a kick-off event in Monterey to calibrate dive distance, depth and tank time. More calibration dives and test runs up and down the coast will be held in the coming months. The ultimate goal of Dive the Coast is to bring divers across the state together for a common goal and to raise money for conservation organizations. But it will also provide an opportunity for divers to explore areas of the state where they would otherwise not go, and gives exposure to the sport as a whole. For more information, email Kim White at firstname.lastname@example.org or head over to their new website.
Dive the Coast is having another test dive on Saturday, Nov. 19. Everyone’s meeting at Breakwater Cove in Monterey at 9 a.m. and we’re going to do a shore dive, just going as far as we can to see how long we can get on a single tank of air.
Louis Powell, the manager at Seven Seas Scuba on Cannery Row, is going to host an after party with pizza, wine and beer, maybe starting around 4 p.m. Please RSVP by the end of the week (Friday November 18th).