Gdog wrote:It seems to me that we found some Lp95 tanks at the shop right there when we were there last summer. But the good news is, all the dives are pretty shallow, as in 30-50'. So if you had to, you could use the AL80's. Are you flying into SB, or Lax? If Lax, you might find a shop on your way.
In my experience, I would not try flying with a tank. I used to take my pony bottle, but only briefly. The hassle is crazy. The valve has to be off of it. Then they will question you because many of them do not seem to know what to do with it, and that can turn into a debacle. You chance getting particles inside the tank. The weight for it as baggage wouldn't be cheap.
You will enjoy the trip, take meclazine with and the night before. The water gets a bit rough some times, even when they try to anchor in a calm bay. The food is good! Have fun, and give us a report when you get back!
Oh, this is discouraging... I am flying directly to SB, this limits my options. My previous trip on the same boat was all in the shallows just as you said, there were 2 OW student groups, aspiring beginners like myself and some old timers who went to test their equipment before a more serious adventure (those were the best buddies ever!) On the other hand, my husband went a 3 days trip with them somewhere to the Southern part of the islands, most of their dives were in the 70-90 range, very beautiful clean water and plenty of wildlife. This trip is to the Cortes Banks, whatever this may be, but if it is similar, I would love to hang around longer out there...
You are right, their food it good, and meclazine is a must
I will post something when I return