Ask any experienced Southern California diver what they consider the most spectacular dive in all the Channel Islands and it’s likely you’ll hear Farnsworth Bank mentioned. A lot. Farnsworth is series of tall underwater mountains and sharp pinnacles approximately 1.6 miles off the backside of Catalina Island. Surrounding waters are deep and the area is constantly bathed in clear oceanic currents. It is the main mountain at a depth of about 55 feet that is the most often dived. There are several other nearby pinnacles but most push the limits of safe recreational diving depths.
The Magician is a 65’ USCG rated vessel that is certified to carry up to 44 passengers or 28 divers and has bunks to accommodate up to 22 passengers. The have a full galley, serving great meals, snacks and drinks.
This is a special trip to Farnsworth Banks and all divers must be experienced. This trip is best suited for Advanced divers that have experience in cold water conditions including; current, swell, possible limited visibility and deep water. Most importantly, good buoyancy control is needed and surface signal tubes are always recommended. All divers must be able to show certification so bring your card. Bring all dive gear including tank and weights. Air fills are provided but not tanks. Nitrox is available for $10/fill. Food and drinks are provided including vegetarian choices. Bring a towel, sunscreen, toiletries and any other personal items you might need.
Trip cost is $145 including airfills, food & drinks. Call OADC to book your spot: 310.578.9391