Barnacle Blog The Bottom Times Blog Closing Out 2017 Dive Season A postcard day greeted us as the Cee Ray left the dock in Long Beach, headed for Catalina. This was our final charter of the year and we were determined to have a good day. And we did, in spite moderate swell and some strong currents at the dive sites. Eagle eyed Chris spotted two octopuses, abalone and lobster were abundant. No Giant Sea Bass but a harbor seal and sea lions visited our divers from time to time. Certification day for four brand new divers!! Speaking of Giant Sea... READ MORE Riding the Raptor A group of intrepid divers set out bright and early from Ventura Harbor on October 7th for a highly anticipated return to explore some of the dive sites along the northern channel islands. The Raptor is a small, fast dive boat which can cross the channel in just under an hour, given the right conditions. Unlike last year's tumultuous journey, the crossing was perfection; not a wave in sight. Still, flat waters and a bright shining sun gave the divers a gorgeous hour of sunbathing before taking the plunge into... READ MORE Monthly Meeting in Long Beach is Cancelled Our fearless leader will be somewhere off in Indonesia enjoying some incredible diving with a few fellow club members, so we have decided to cancel this month's club meeting which would have taken place in Long Beach (a rough job, but someone has got to do it!). That means that the next club gathering will take place in Silver Lake in the form of our Annual Holiday Bash! Buck and Chris will again be hosting the evening. Remember this is a pot luck dinner. The club provides the turkey, ham,... READ MORE Upcoming Events There are no upcoming events at this time.