SoCal Shootout Oil Rigs Trip

SoCal Shootout Sunday Oil Rigs

Dive Eureka, Elley & Ellen, 3 Dives for $135

Sunday, September 15, 2019 on the Pacific Star

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The Pacific Star will depart San Pedro at 7AM for 3 dives. Lots of food and 2 air fills are included. You can sleep on the boat if you'd like the night before.

This trip corresponds with the Bluewater Photo & Video SoCal Shootout. Be in the middle of the action for the best chance at getting some great photos!

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Long Beach Oil Rigs, Eureka, Elley & Ellen. Typically 1-2 dives on the Eureka and a dive on the twins. Can be switched, all weather and condition dependent as to which rigs we dive.

What will you see & tips:

Long Beach Oil Rigs, Eureka, Elley & Ellen - The oil rigs offer extremely unique structure for diving with long columns stretching into the depths. Their location and structure often attract pelagics like Mola Mola. The rigs themselves are covered with marine growth, beautiful anemones, metridians, and more. They are also home to a variety of fish, scallops and more.

NOTE: This is an advanced dive due to depths and possible current. Must have AOW or higher certification.

About the Boat:

  • The Pacific Star is a 65 X 22 foot dive vessel
  • The bunk room holds 6 single bunks and 6 double bunks in 5 private staterooms and 8 single bunks and 4 double bunks in a common sleeping area, all with privacy curtains and reading lights
  • It pumps both air and nitrox.

Gear Rental:

Bring your own gear, or make sure you rent from a local shop ahead of time -- If needed, the boat can provide tanks, or you can rent an underwater camera from Bluewater Photo - just ask!

Why Dive with Bluewater:

Our trips are geared towards the underwater photographer. We aim to dive the best sites for photography, weather dependent. There are NO students on board, NO hunting* and NO oversold boats. Come dive with us for a very enjoyable day on the water in SoCal!

*Taking Scallops is OK as long as properly licensed.

Oil Rigs Photos:

A unique sighting of a cormorant diving down on the rigs (LEFT) & Tons of schooling fish surround the star-like structure on the rigs (RIGHT)
A large Mola Mola swims by another diver (LEFT) & a curious sheephead comes in close - large fish are found all over the rigs (RIGHT)