Boarding: Arrive 45-50 min before 7:30AM 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
Hunting: 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!