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<span style="color:#0066cc">''' ''Sundiver Express</span> (#) (-2019+)''', formerly the ''Island Time'', custom 48-foot dive boat with a 16 ft. beam and powered by twin 450 hp Caterpillar engines, operated out of Long Beach as a commercial dive boat by Sundiver International, Inc.
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Advertised as: "The fastest dive boat for large groups, this boat can accommodate 22 divers per trip and travel at 22 knots. Trips to Catalina Island take just a little over 1 hour instead of 2+!  
 
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'''December 31, 2015 [OCRegister]:''' “Search launched for woman diving near Catalina Island. Authorities searched Thursday for a Tustin woman missing since Tuesday while scuba diving near Catalina Island. Laurel Silver-Valker, 45, dove into the waters off Ship Rock looking for lobsters when she disappeared, said Sgt. Dave Carver of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. A boat captain on the commercial vessel from which she dived called the Coast Guard around 9:30 a.m. when she didn’t resurface. Efforts to find her were unsuccessful, and the search was called off at dusk. Divers resumed the search Thursday, reaching depths of 190 feet, but still had not found her, Carver said. “She’s still a missing person right now,” Carver said. Silver-Valker, a former special education teacher who is well-known in the diving community, was an experienced diver who was close to making her 1,000th dive, her sister Valerie Silver told The Orange County Register. She had taken up the sport around 10 years ago, her sister said. “My sister loved diving and was a dive master,” Silver said. “She was a very experienced and strong diver. Diving was her life.” Ship Rock, 2-3 miles off Ishmus Harbor on the island, is a popular diving area where depths can quickly go from 60 to 150 feet, Carver said. “It’s almost like a volcano where it drops off,” Carver said. “She had been diving there lots of times,” Silver said. “She knew that area very well.” Silver-Valker suffered a back injury several years ago and often dived for lobsters as a form of therapy, going down 90 feet to perform yoga stretches. Silver, who is engaged to be married, said she was with her sister the night before she went missing to make wedding bouquets. Her family was hopeful she will be found safe. “As long as they keep searching, you pray for the miracles,she said.

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Sundiver Express, Long Beach, CA

Sundiver Express (#) (-2019+), formerly the Island Time, custom 48-foot dive boat with a 16 ft. beam and powered by twin 450 hp Caterpillar engines, operated out of Long Beach as a commercial dive boat by Sundiver International, Inc.

Advertised as: "The fastest dive boat for large groups, this boat can accommodate 22 divers per trip and travel at 22 knots. Trips to Catalina Island take just a little over 1 hour instead of 2+!

Catalina Island trips begin boarding at 6 a.m. and leave at 7 a.m., usually returning by 4pm. Outer trips depart around 6 a.m. and return inside of 12 hours.



In the News~

December 31, 2015 [OCRegister]: “Search launched for woman diving near Catalina Island. Authorities searched Thursday for a Tustin woman missing since Tuesday while scuba diving near Catalina Island. Laurel Silver-Valker, 45, dove into the waters off Ship Rock looking for lobsters when she disappeared, said Sgt. Dave Carver of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. A boat captain on the commercial vessel from which she dived called the Coast Guard around 9:30 a.m. when she didn’t resurface. Efforts to find her were unsuccessful, and the search was called off at dusk. Divers resumed the search Thursday, reaching depths of 190 feet, but still had not found her, Carver said. “She’s still a missing person right now,” Carver said. Silver-Valker, a former special education teacher who is well-known in the diving community, was an experienced diver who was close to making her 1,000th dive, her sister Valerie Silver told The Orange County Register. She had taken up the sport around 10 years ago, her sister said. “My sister loved diving and was a dive master,” Silver said. “She was a very experienced and strong diver. Diving was her life.” Ship Rock, 2-3 miles off Ishmus Harbor on the island, is a popular diving area where depths can quickly go from 60 to 150 feet, Carver said. “It’s almost like a volcano where it drops off,” Carver said. “She had been diving there lots of times,” Silver said. “She knew that area very well.” Silver-Valker suffered a back injury several years ago and often dived for lobsters as a form of therapy, going down 90 feet to perform yoga stretches. Silver, who is engaged to be married, said she was with her sister the night before she went missing to make wedding bouquets. Her family was hopeful she will be found safe. “As long as they keep searching, you pray for the miracles,“ she said.”