Saturday March 23
*Note, because this is a club subsidized event (the club pays for a portion of the cost), this is a member’s only event. You must be a member to participate. We encourage you to become a member. Click here for more information*
Our annual Underwater Easter Egg Hunt in Monterey will be on Saturday, March 23. As always we’ll have lots of GREAT prizes, one for every egg and some for our raffle too! The hunt area will be at the west end of San Carlos Beach, opposite the breakwater and down the stairs from the restrooms. Everyone will need to be on the beach between 9:00 and 9:30 a.m. to sign in and receive a dive orientation. The area of the hunt will be cordoned off underwater with yellow rope and there will be floats on the surface marking the area from above. Boats may be moored outside of the hunt area BUT ALL contestants must remain ON THE SURFACE until the whistle is blown. At 10:00 sharp we will blow a whistle to signal the start of the event, at which time you should descend. If you are floating over the hunt area and descend when you hear the whistle you are almost assured of finding an egg. If you have not yet reached the hunt area when the whistle is blown the easy ones will be already found and you will have to work much harder to find them. There are usually egg numbers that are not found so don’t give up too early! There will be extra weights and a safety diver in a boat, anchored in the center of the area with a safety diver. We will have children’s activities organized on the beach while parents are searching for their eggs underwater. If you, or someone you know, would be willing to help with the children’s activities please let us know.
Prizes for the adults and children will be awarded at the evening buffet and awards ceremony at Crazy Horse Restaurant, located above the Bay Park Hotel, near Hwy 101 & Munras Avenue. The menu selections will be the same as last year with tri-tip, halibut, hot vegetables, soft drinks, the Crazy Horse signature salad bar, and even Chocolate mousse for desert. Social hour will start at 5:00 followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m. and the prize presentations immediately after dinner. Be sure to bring money for some GREAT raffle prizes! I will post the sign-up form on our web site and send a map and directions in an e-mail to everyone who has signed up for this event. If you do not have access to the internet, or a printer, the forms will also be available at the January, February and March general meetings. Even though our cost has gone up for the meals the club is subsidizing the increase to keep your member cost the same.
There are many motels and campgrounds in the area. Here are a few contact numbers for some places to stay:
BAY PARK HOTEL 800-338-3564
We have a group rate of $109.00/night at Bay Park Hotel, regularly $144.00. Ask for our club rate.
LAGUNA SECA CAMPGROUND 8317583604
CYPRUS TREE INN MOTEL & RV 831-372-7586
LONE OAK MOTEL 831-372-4924
MONTEREY TRAVELODGE 8313733381
For more info call the Easter Bunny:
Jack Millard contact info above.