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Good News about Point Lobos Fees

Discussion in 'NorCal' started by zf2nt, Dec 31, 2014.

  1. zf2nt

    zf2nt Course Director

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Saratoga, CA
    Like many people in the Monterey dive community, I took the time to write a long complaint letter about the change in the Point Lobos dive fee changes. Today I got a response back and I must say I like it! Without comment, here it is:

    Mr. Bruce Sawyer
    I want to thank you for taking the time to express your feelings regarding the proposed diving fee increases. After meeting with a number divers from the dive community and with staff I have altered the fee structure. As of January 1[SUP]st[/SUP] a diver who make reservations on weekends and state holidays will be charged $15 per person, a team of two divers will cost $30 (this $30 fee will include walk ups). A diver making reservations during the week Monday-Friday will be charged $12.50 per diver, a team of two will cost $25. During the week Monday-Friday a diver without a reservation can walk-up to the kiosk (only if space allows and not sold out by reservation) and pay $10 per diver, or a team of two will cost $20. I am hopeful this fee structure will meet our needs as a Sector an also provide more opportunity for a larger group of divers to enjoy Point Lobos State Reserve.
    Thank you,
    Jim Bilz
    Monterey District
    Sector Superintendent
    Unfortunately, I won't be able to dive Point Lobos for a while. I'm on Little Cayman Island until the end of March. And yes, the diving is fantastic here.


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  2. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many. Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

    That is fantastic news, and thank you to the Monterey divers who took the time to communicate with the State about this!
    Rob Wilks and marcus8 like this.
  3. UWPhotoKeith

    UWPhotoKeith Rebreather Pilot

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: NorCal - Santa Rosa
    Good news indeed!
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  4. fisheater

    fisheater Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Sebastopol, CA
    Thanks, Bruce!
  5. mobeeno

    mobeeno Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: California
    Bruce you Rock! Thanks
  6. marcus8

    marcus8 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: San Jose, CA
    Great news! Much appreciated!
  7. raftingtigger

    raftingtigger Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Woodland, CA, USA
    Thank you Bruce for your efforts. This shows we can make a difference.
  8. GregSaiz

    GregSaiz Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: San Carlos, California, United States
    Great news, Bruce! The BAUE board had a two hour meeting with Jim last Saturday. I think he also received a lot of passionate feedback via letters, phone calls, and general complaining at the gate.
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  9. UWPhotoKeith

    UWPhotoKeith Rebreather Pilot

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: NorCal - Santa Rosa
    This is good news but most of us are left with some questions regarding why the fee increase was proposed in the first place and what specifically the dive reservation/entry fee's go to? By chance during the BAUE board meeting were these topics discussed? We can guess there is cost for water, ramp maintenance and bathroom maintenance but have never heard anything specific from the staff at Pt. Lobos.

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