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Alacosta Divers

The San Francisco East Bay's original dive club

… exploring California underwater

Last Updated on Wednesday, August 06 2014 14:21

Upcoming dives

Kevin Dalley

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Created on January 26 2013 Hits: 706

RECENT DIVES

 

 Jelly in Bluefish Cove at Pt. Lobos State Park by Stan Sciortino

RECENT DIVES

Chris D.  and his Abs.

 

Great Abs Chris!

Upcoming dives

Fri Sep 12 - Sun Sep 14
Abalone dive at Van Damme

 Abalone dive


John Beland is leading an abalone and kelp dive.
 
Planning to abalone dive Saturday, off the beach at Van Damme state park.

 If you have not gone before, please do some reading online and look at the You Tube videos people have posted of what it looks like underwater.

 You need a fishing license AND an abalone card. You can get these at Sports Authority, some CVS pharmacies, or online: https://www.ca.wildlifelicense.com/InternetSales/

 Read the info with the license well. It is a big deal to not have the license with you when you are in the water and to not tag the abs immediately when you get out. Fish and Game officers will give you a big fine for violations, and they are definitely looking for violators.

 You can rent all the gear you need in Fort Bragg at http://www.subsurfaceprogression.com/

 You'll need a thick wetsuit (7 mm) or drysuit, booties, gloves, hood, weights & weight belt, fins, mask, snorkel (you may need to buy fins, mask, snorkel), swimsuit, towel, abalone dive float with tether, abalone pry bar, measuring calipers.

 Also, bring a cooler to get your abs home and a water bottle for water when you're out in the ocean.

If you have not free dived in a thick wetsuit before, plan to get in the water earlier to get your weighting correct.

Lots of people camp in Van Damme State Park at http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=433

The nearby towns of Mendocino and, 10 miles north of Van Damme, Fort Bragg have a lot of cool things to do and places to chomp. See:  http://www.visitmendocino.com/

http://www.mendocino.com/

http://www.fortbragg.com/

Kids like the skunk train:

http://www.skunktrain.com/

Glass beach is worth a visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass_Beach_(Fort_Bragg,_California)

And the botanical gardens are great:

http://www.gardenbythesea.org/

There are also lots of lovely beaches and trials for hiking.

Saturday night we'll be cooking abalone, drinking beer, and generally have fun.

Get back to me if you have questions

 

Thu Sep 25 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM - Mon Sep 29
Catalina 2014

Catalina-2014

We are taking a ferry to Avalon, Catalina this year and diving for 3+ days aboard one of the local boats.

This is an informal club trip.  You find accommodations and can come and go as you wish.  There will be club members diving every day and other members hiking and biking in Catalina.

please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info.

see: Catalina-2014

 

 

Last Updated on Saturday, May 04 2013 00:03

Upcoming meetings

Kevin Dalley

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Next meeting

Tue Sep 02 @ 7:30PM - 09:30PM
General Membership Meeting

 Slideshow and some video of Borneo.

 

General Membership Meetings start at 7:30 pm at the Orinda Public Library Garden Room, walking distance from the Orinda BART station:

 

Upcoming meetings

Tue Sep 02 @ 7:30PM - 09:30PM
General Membership Meeting
Mon Sep 15 @ 7:30PM - 09:30PM
Eboard meeting
Mon Oct 06 @ 7:30PM - 09:30PM
General Membership Meeting

Upcoming dives

Fri Sep 12 - Sun Sep 14
Abalone dive at Van Damme
Thu Sep 25 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM - Mon Sep 29
Catalina 2014

Past dives

Sun Aug 10 @ 1:00PM - -
Monterey Photo Shootout
Sat Jul 19 @ 7:30AM - 05:00PM
Point Lobos SP Dive (Beachhopper II)
Mon May 26 @ 9:00AM - 02:00PM
Memorial Day Dive aboard BeachHopperII
Sun Apr 20 - Sun Apr 20
Abalone dive at Van Damme
Sun Mar 23 @ 8:00AM - 03:00PM
Monterey :Dive: BeachhopperII