SD Express

BOAT TICKET: Catalina Island Departs 02/17/2019 7:30AM 2 Dives aboard the SD Express Dive Boat

Open Boat
Maximum Purchase:
1 unit

BoardingArrive 45-50 min before 7:00AM departure, check-in with divemaster (host), show certification card w/log book and come fully prepared with all equipment. Please be neat and tidy on the ship. 

Make sure you have all your gear built and functioning before departure.

Cancellation Policy: Zero refund within the 7 days of departure date. 
Dive Sites: Sites are to be determined by "BEST CONDITIONS". Water visibility, tides, current, surge, swell and wind control site location. Dive Conditions 
Spear-guns are not allowed. Responsible lobster grabbers ok. 

Gratuity Rule: If you like'd the service you received, enjoyed the food and crew smelled good,... TIP THEM! Universal, global, traditional gratuity rate is $5.00 each dive per person. Example: 2 dive day= $10 in the tip jar. 
Directions: Directions to local dive boats  Directions will also be a Download Option on your email receipt. 

Equipment: You are responsible for all your own equipment (tanks are available on board), personal items (be neat & tidy), and equipment operating properly. Rental gear is not available on-board ships. Back-up gear is for enrolled students only. 
Rental: Come fully prepared with all your gear for a fun-filled day of diving. If your need to rent, go to Eco Dive Center the day before and have this filled out and ready... PDF Rental Form
Waiver: Your email receipt will have a download link for the required boat waiver that needs to be completed and ready and hand to the Divemaster.  Here's a link PDF Boat Waiver .
DAN Protection: Supplemental dive accident coverage is always recommended. 

Minors: Parent or legal guardian need to board ship and complete roster and waivers before departure. 
Passengers: Guests of divers and snorkelers cost the same and shall tip crew as a scuba diver. 


The SD Express offers a unique experience for diving in the Los Angeles / Orange County area. We proudly offer the fastest dive boat for large groups. Our travel time to Catalina Island is approximately one hour and 15 minutes. The 2001 model Custom Dive Boat Pro is 48 feet long with a 16 foot beam. It is powered by new (2007) twin 450 hp Caterpillar engines and travels at 18 knots. SD Express is stabilized and offers a fast, smooth ride. We comfortably accommodate up to 22 divers per trip. 

 Personal Items Each diver or passenger should provide his/her own personal items/toiletries for their trip, (i.e., towels, bathing suits, comb, sunscreen, etc.). If you tend to get queasy, don’t forget your seasick medication! 

 Equipment Please be sure to bring all the necessary dive gear for your trip including tanks, weights and your 'C' Card, a Dive Computer is highly recommended. It is also recommended that you bring normal safety equipment like: Dive Alert, Safety Sausage and a Whistle. Eco-Friendly Light Sticks are required for Night Diving and can be purchased from the shop. If you need rental equipment, feel free to inquire with the shop at 1-310-398-5759.
 Food and Beverages All of our trips (unless otherwise specified) include food and non-alcoholic beverages. A ice chest with sodas, water is available along with coffee and other hot beverages are also available. Passengers are welcome to bring along their own alcoholic beverages. However, we request that you bring your own ice and cooler to store them in. As this is a shorter days charter trip light breakfast and cold lunch along with snacks is provided.
 Parking You may park in the loading zones ONLY to load/unload your gear. Once you have loaded/unloaded your gear, park in the spaces closest to the street that you came in on and the parking is free. Please do not park in the red zones to load/unload your gear. We have provided dock carts for your convenience. Please return them to the dock when you are done with them.
Camera / Video Equipment
 Cameras and video equipment are welcome aboard. There is a large fresh water rinse tank for your convenience. There is also a charging station located in the Galley. 
 Left Aboards  are only kept for 30 days after each trip. Any unclaimed left aboard items will be donated to a local charity after 30 days.
 Schedule Changes due to Weather All destinations and departure times are subject to change depending decisions made by the Captain on weather and sea conditions . Unfortunately, we are not able to predict what the weather will be like for an upcoming trip. The crossing to the islands may be rough, but there are many places the boat can hide from the weather so that your diving is still enjoyable. The Captain will not place the passengers or the boat in danger. The local marine forecast is checked prior to the departure of all trips, unfortunately, as with any weather forecast, conditions can change in a matter of minutes. The Captain will make the final determination as to the destination and departure times, for the safety of all aboard.


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