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Club meeting notes 6-Dec-2019

Thanks to Jay Virzi for handling the club meeting on 6-Dec and providing the presentation content too! All reports were that it was a great meeting, so sorry we (Dan & Anne) missed it! Here are the slides from that meeting:

Club meeting notes 11-Oct-2019

We had a meeting combined with a pizza party at our house on Friday 11-Oct and a nice turnout. Thanks to all who could attend and help with some lively discussion! Here are the notes we presented at the meeting.

Meeting notes 14-Dec-2018

Overview and events slides from the dive club:

Questions about events or any upcoming trips, please contact

Links to programs and websites relevant to the discussions:

Presentation from Prof Cheryl Heeneman:


Club meeting notes 2-Nov-2018

We had a good group including some new members attend our club meeting! Welcome Patrick!

Club meeting notes 12-Oct-2018

Here are some notes from the dive club meeting on 12-Oct-2018. Thanks to everyone who attended and shared the pizzas together!

Please review the slides, especially the end ones regarding Blue Herron Bridge. If you’d like to help, consider adding your name to the petition:

Club Calendar


January 12th  Club party(Dan & Anne’s house)

February 1st  Club meeting
March 1st Club meeting and Pizza party ( Gear sale. Dan & Anne’s house)
April 5th Club meeting
April 6th Haigh quarry opens
May 10th  Club meeting
June 7th Club meeting
June 20-25 Florida keys trip.  May stay a few days after to go dive Blue Heron bridge.
July  No Meeting (Summer vacations)
Aug 2nd Club meeting
Aug 10th  Club BBQ
Sept 6th Dive club meeting
Oct 4-6 Mermet springs
Oct 11th Club meeting and pizza party( Dan & Anne’s House)
Oct 20th Underwater pumpkin carving (Haigh)
Nov 1st club meeting
Dec 6th Club meeting
Jan 11th Club party

Club meeting notes 14-Sep-2018

Here are the notes from the club meeting on 14-Sep-2018.

Bottom Breathers Liveaboard: 30-Jul-*2022* – Guadalupe White Shark Cage Dives

Updated: 27-May-2021

We are going to see great white sharks from underwater cages. This boat runs 5 cages–some at the surface and some submersible. This isn’t normal scuba diving as you won’t have scuba gear (no BCD, no fins, no tank). Instead, you’ll wear an exposure suit, some weight and stand in a cage while breathing from a 2nd stage regulator supplied from surface via long hoses. There’s no chum in the water (that’s not allowed by law), but they do bait the sharks using fish heads on ropes that they throw into the water to draw the sharks in for viewing.

This trip will be on board the Nautilus Belle Amie for 5 days. The trip departs from San Diego, CA (airport: SAN) on 30-Jul-2022 and returns on 4-Aug-2022. We’ll have one day of transit each direction and 3 full days of cage diving at Guadalupe.

Where: Guadalupe Island (Mexico), departing from and returning to Ensanada, Mexico (private bus transportation from/to San Diego, CA – about 2h ride)
When: Depart Ensenada on 30-Jul-2022, return 4-Aug-2022
Who: Bottom Breathers Dive Club has the whole boat reserved for now – up to 32 (cage) divers!! Boat and crew is run by Nautilus Liveaboards.
Boat: Nautilus Belle Amie (video about the boat:

Cost (per person – availability as of 5-Oct-2020):

  • Premium Suite – $4,295 – main deck
  • Superior Suite – $3,695 – upper deck
  • Stateroom – $3,195 – lower deck
  • Single Stateroom – $3,994 – lower deck rooms for single diver
  • Triple Stateroom – $2,895 – lower deck room with 3 bunks (only 2 occupants allowed)

Every room has a private bathroom in the room. Each room has two bunks (except for triple room). The Superior Suite rooms can be rearranged so that the two bunks are pushed together into a queen sized bed.


  • $100 deposit to reserve a spot (per diver, non-refundable)
  • 10% due 31-Jan-2021 (18 months from trip) now
  • 10% due 31-Oct-2021 (9 months from trip) now
  • 20% due 31-Jan-2022 (6 months from trip) now
  • balance due (about 60%) 31-May-2022 (2 months from trip)

Cancelation policy:

  • $100 deposit is non-refundable
  • 18-9 months prior to departure, 10% of the trip price is forfeit
  • 9-6 months prior to departure, 20% of the trip price is forfeit
  • 6-2 months prior to departure, 40% of the trip price is forfeit
  • 2 months or less prior to departure, 100% of the trip price is forfeit

Of course, we will likely stay in San Diego for a day before and after the trip and would love for more to join us. A quick look at flights from ORD (to SAN) shows airfares less than $400 per person (rt).

First come, first served!

Look forward to another great trip with Bottom Breathers!

Contact for more information or to reserve a spot on the trip!

Dan & Anne

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