Saturday Night Party

Party for a Cause

For the 2019 Saturday Night Party we partied at The Federal, a 1920’s era bank-turned-party place. We honored our 2019 California Scuba Service Award recipient. Tens of thousands of dollars in exciting prizes were up for grabs in a raffle and silent auction, with proceeds from the evening going to benefit Plastic Pollution Coalition — a group working toward a world with no single-use plastic. 8 million tons of plastic make their way into the oceans each year. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch alone, floating between Hawaii and California, consumes over 600,000 square miles. To put it in different terms, that’s equivalent to three times the size of Calfornia, or 1 billion elephants.

California Scuba Service Award

We are honored to announce the 2019 California Scuba Service Award recipient: Glen Fritzler. The award will be presented to Glen at the Saturday Night Party – come out to support a man who has given so much back to the California scuba community!

Read about Glen Fritzler here

Scroll down to see the packages from the 2019 raffle and silent auction. Guests left with over $20,000 in gear, trips, art and more!

RAFFLE #1

AVALON CUBAN DIVING CENTERS

1 week of diving at Gardens of the Queen, Cuba. Includes accommodations at floating Hotel Tortuga, full board, 6 beverages and 3 dives/day. Not included: transfers, Inscription and Conservation fee.

Value: $3,500

RAFFLE #2

AQUA LUNG

The Aqua Lung Legend LX is smaller and lighter, providing a more comfortable dive. The balanced diaphragm first stage offers exceptional performance at any depth, cylinder pressure or condition and the added benefit of the environmental seal helps prevent cold conditions from affecting the first stage reliability. Legend LX features the Master Breathing System (MBS).

Value: $779

RAFFLE #3 (1 of 2)

DIVE PARADISE & HOTEL COZUMEL

7-5-4 for TWO Hotel/Dive Combo. 7 nights double standard room with meals, 5 days of two-tank morning trips, 4 days of 1-tank afternoon trips. Blackout dates and terms and conditions apply.

Value: $1,420

RAFFLE #3 (2 of 2)

SCUBAFIT SWAG BAG

Gym bag with an exercise ball, fitness band and set of dumbbells.

Value: $150

RAFFLE #4 (1 of 2)

Nautilus LifeLine Marine Rescue GPS

The Nautilus LifeLine Marine Rescue GPS is more than a PLB, more than an EPIRB, and more than a satellite messenger. Communicate directly with boats and ships around you. Divers. Sailors. Paddlers. Nobody should be on the water without one. Compact. Super tough. Affordable. You might not think you need one until you do!!

Value: $240

RAFFLE #4 (2 of 2)

WATERHORSE CHARTERS

3-tank boat dive to Coronado Islands for 2 people (visas must be payed separately)

Value: $268

RAFFLE #5 (1 of 2)

BLUE STEEL / KAPLAN SCUBA

Luxfer Aluminum 80 CF Scuba cylinder with Pro-type valve.

Value: $189

RAFFLE #5 (2 of 2)

JMJ WETSUITS – Polar Fleece Coat

Quite possibly the warmest and most functional dive coat available. Our Polar Fleece Coat is a great companion after long exposures to cold water, on windy boat trips, or when you just want to be toasty warm.

Value: $165

RAFFLE #6

DIVERS ALERT NETWORK

601-4000 Rescue Oxygen Unit

Value: $512

RAFFLE #7 (1 of 2)

BARE – Reactive Titan Black Wetsuit

Reactive is a breakthrough in intelligent wetsuit design that is powered by you. The Reactive series is our first dive wetsuits that combine Ultrawarmth Omnired™ Infrared with the revolutionary advancement of our No Stitch Technology. Get the body-responsive infrared warming of Ultrawarmth in the new Reactive Titan Black, and maximize the power of your dive.

Value: $440

RAFFLE #7 (2 of 2)

LITA’S NATURAL INSECT REPELLENT

Travel Case/Dry Box with Lita’s Natural Insect Repellent

Value: $58

RAFFLE #8

TOVATEC – MERA Dive Light & Built in Camera

Taking photographs and video underwater can capture a lasting memory. It can also be complicated. Not only do you have to buy cameras, lights, trays and arms, but those items are bulky, difficult to align, and hard to maneuver around both above and below water. Not to mention that it can be difficult to enjoy a dive with both hands operating a camera. Say goodbye to complications and difficulties… Tovatec has combined a proprietary, 1080p high-definition video camera and light into a single unit. We have engineered the camera and light to work seamlessly to take simple and beautiful videos and photographs under water. This brand new combination earned a ScubaLab Innovation Award for its creative design.

Value: $299

RAFFLE #9

OCEAN TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS Spectrum Full Face Mask

With the Spectrum Full Face Mask, Ocean Technology Systems created the best Full Face Mask on the market that allows divers to use their own regulators, reach in to pinch their nostrils and eliminating the heavy cost associated with standard FFMs, without sacrificing luxury.

The Spectrum Full Face Mask provides a simple method to adapt your own regulator to the mask by eliminating the bite down mouthpiece and tying your own reg in with the rest of the FFM with the use of a standard zip tie. This allows for some of the best features of our other Full Face Masks: no jaw fatigue, no dry mouth, double seal for a better fit, five point head harness and clear communications.

Value: $399

RAFFLE #10 (1 of 2)

SLIPINS DIVESKIN

A tight fitting body suit designed to allow you easy entry and exit into your wetsuit whether the wetsuit is wet or dry.  The garment has 60+spf sun protection, so it’s ideal for snorkeling without a wetsuit or lounging on the deck of the dive boat. You’ll never have to worry about sun over exposure.  In warm water climates and conditions the DiveSkin is ideal to wear by itself with just the BCD, tanks and other gear. Can be exchanged for preferred print and size for men or women. Come to booth 159 on Sunday.

Value: $150

RAFFLE #10 (2 of 2)

Prawno Apparel $50 Certificate

Can be used on the Prawno website or redeemed in the Prawno booth (#333) at Scuba Show on Sunday.

Value: $50

RAFFLE #11

SHEARWATER TERIC

An everyday time piece loaded with capabilities, the brand new Teric has a rich, full color AMOLED screen providing a highly visible, bright and vivid display. The Teric has a Free Div- ing mode, can connect with up to two wireless tank pressure transmitters, is multigas trimix capable and has a 3D compass. Rechargeable battery; includes a wireless inductive charger.

Value: $1,080

RAFFLE #12 (1 of 2)

VOLIVOLI BEACH RESORT, FIJI

Five (5) nights deluxe accommodation for one (1) person including 4 days of 2 tank boat dives at Fiji’s Premiere Dive Resort, Volivoli Beach Resort.

Value: $2000

RAFFLE #12 (2 of 2)

BARE – 3mm Evoke Full Wetsuit

Designed by BARE’s all female design team, Evoke embodies the latest design thinking. Technically, it uses innovative Ultrawarmth Omnired™ Infrared Technology to increase circulation, body warmth and performance, making it the warmest women’s wetsuit on the market. Aesthetically, the design reflects current yoga and active-wear styles that accentuate and enhance the female form.

Value: $380

AUCTION #1

Snorkel Challenge (THREE highest bids win)
Seac & MYSTERY PRIZE

Win one of three spots in a special challenge happening LIVE at the party! The people with the THREE HIGHEST BIDS will be called onstage. You’ll each get a Seac J-snorkel and a nerf ball. The person who launches a nerf ball the furthest (or highest – terms of the challenge will be dictated in-the-moment by Greg Holt of Scuba Radio) from the snorkel wins a special prize (to be announced). All contestants get to take their Seac snorkel home, so win or lose, you won’t walk away empty handed!

Value: You can’t put a price on winning.

AUCTION #2

Aquarium of the Pacific – TWO Dive Immersions

Journey into our warm, 350,000-gallon Tropical Reef Habitat and meet more than 600 tropical fish up close and personal. In this two and a half hour experience, you get a personal behind-the-scenes tour of our dive program, a dive in our largest exhibit, a certificate of completion, souvenir towel, use of an underwater camera, and a memory card of your photos to take home. You may also bring your own underwater camera. All equipment provided. You may bring your own mask and booties. A minimum of an Open Water certification from a nationally recognized scuba certifying agency and a picture I.D. are required and must be brought with you on your diving day. TWO immersion dives included in this package.

Value: $600

AUCTION #3

PALAU PACIFIC RESORT – Garden View Room

3-nights inclusive of buffet breakfast for 2 people. Subject to availability and valid on the following travel dates: May 7 – June 30, 2019; Oct 7 – Dec 20, 2019.

Value: $1,767

AUCTION #4

SCOTT REIMER – Gary Fong Fashion & Commercial Lighting Kit

The Fashion and Commercial Lighting Kit is perfect for the discerning photographer who demands precision lighting. This kit offers a broad range of tools to support fashion photography, commercial and portrait photography. Giving you unlimited versatilely for achieving nearly any effect with dramatic lighting control.

Value: $225

AUCTION #5

“Discovery” by Jim Hellemn – Fine Art Print on Aluminum

This stunning piece of art is both elegant in appearance and unique – the underwater imagery, created by Jim Hellemn is truly “one-of-a-kind”, and the physical presentation is unique in it’s style and construction. The prints are made in limited numbers – each print is hand-made and hand-signed by the artist. The image is printed to the highest quality fine art standards on moisture and UV resistant materials rated for 130 years archivability, The Aluminum composite base material is extremely lightweight, yet maintains its rigid shape and smooth line. A substantial UV coating provides a glass-like finish and further protects the print from Ultra Violet rays, lengthening the prints life. The print hangs suspended one inch from the wall on an elegant satin-anodized square tube aluminum frame that is recessed 3 inches from the edge, so that the print appears to float off the wall like a thin sheet of glass. The included hanging system ensures that mounting the print on your wall is extremely easy and secure. Print size: 18″ x 48″

Value: $2400

AUCTION #6

VILLA CANDI MATAHARI

7 night package for two people. Experience a week of bliss at magical Villa Candi Matahari in Amed, Bali. At Villa Candi Matahari, our outdoor spaces include a 10-seat outdoor dining pavilion, lush gardens with meandering stair cases and pathways, massage bungalow, all punctuated by our massive jewel toned infinity pool with swim up pool bar.  Includes airport transfers in Bali, 2 massages, and daily breakfast. Expires May 4, 2020. Restrictions apply.

Value: $3,195

AUCTION #7 (1 of 2)

NAUI

Rescue Scuba Diver and Basic Life Support: Premier NES This packet includes all the academic training materials you will need to complete the NAUI Rescue Scuba Diver and Basic Life Support Course: student record folder, Rescue/BLS logbook, Rescue Scuba Diver textbook, Basic Life Support Student Kit, Rescue Scuba Diver decal, NAUI Logo decal, DAN Brochure and Rescue Scuba Diver patch, Rescue Diver Certificate and Certificate of Participation.

Value: $269

AUCTION #7 (2 of 2)

DIVEALERT

DiveAlertPLUS is a specially designed, small, light weight pneumatic signaling device that uses quick-connect/disconnect hose couplings to become an integrated part of your power inflator. Installation is easy and takes only a moment.

DiveAlertPLUS uses a small amount of air from your SCUBA tank to make a piercingly loud sound in air or water. People have been able to hear a DiveAlertPLUS one mile away from a diver in need above water. In conditions where visibility is limited, a DiveAlertPLUS can be a life saver. Underwater you can sound for attention quickly with a squeeze of the device.

Value: $79.95

AUCTION #8 (1 of 2)

PRO DIVE INTERNATIONAL – YUCATAN EXPLORER PACKAGE

Including 8 dives: 4 local + 2 Cenotes + 2 Cozumel

Value: $619

AUCTION #8 (2 of 2)

OCEAN REEF GROUP – ARIA QR+

Breathe through your nose while snorkeling. Good bye jaw discomfort (no uncomfortable mouthpiece to bite onto). Good bye difficult breathing and goodbye water in your snorkel thanks to our dry snorkel. For good. Huge field of vision and no more fogging thanks to our patented and independently tested air circulation technology.

Our FFSM line has a uniquely designed orinasal for optimal sealing around your nose. All our tests are counducted in water and with actual use in mind.

Our masks are not only designed in Italy, but are also Made in Italy.

Snorkeling re-invented.New Design. New strap and quick release system. This ensures greater comfort, safety and ease when putting on and taking off the mask.

The quick release not only is easy to grasp, but also swivels to ensure a good hold from the comfortable elastic straps.

Value: $100

AUCTION #9 (1 of 2)

NAUTILUS JEWELRY

Sterling Silver Trumpet Shell Pendant

Value: $150

AUCTION #9 (2 of 2)

Prawno Apparel $50 Certificate

Can be used on the Prawno website or redeemed in the Prawno booth (#333) at Scuba Show on Sunday.

Value: $50

AUCTION #10

PLASTIC POLLUTION COALITION
PPC tote bag
2 PPC red cups
1 PPC bottle
1 bamboo utensil set
2 stainless steel straws
1 copy of “Don’t Cook the Planet” by Emily Abrams
A copy of the latest issue of the Earth Island Journal.

Value: $114

AUCTION #12

26″ x 24″ – Lila Roo, an original photographic still from a performance piece, “oil.water”, 2010, ed. 25
Lila Roo’s art is an experiential and physical act, blending body and material into nature. She finds that plastic garbage is the most plentiful resource our natural world, and so she strips it to shreds, braids it to rope and searches for settings to command it. Roo uses art as a ritual and language to engage the people and environments she inhabits, looking for the universal visual connections.Please consider owning one of these pieces or buying them as gifts for family and friends. It’s a win-win—you have gorgeous and provocative artwork in your home, and you help us fight plastic pollution!

Value: $1200

SUR-PRIZES

Nautilus Dive Adventures – San Diego Dive Center Dive Charter

TEN two-tank boat dives chartered out of the new San Diego dive center in Point Loma. Given away during the raffle and auction results – must be present to win. Details of the fun TBD.

Value: $95 each

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Sending our sincerest condolences to all those in our extended scuba diving family affected by recent tragic events off both US coasts — the California dive charter boat Conception fire and the hurricane devastating parts of the Bahamas.