California’s Channel Islands are amazing! Situated just off the coast south of Santa Barbara, California, its kelp forests and amazing visibility are second to none. These unique islands offer homes to many endemic species and subspecies. With temperatures ranging from 48° to 75° F, there are a variety of animals that make their home here as well as […]
Had a good dive off the beach in Santa Barbara. The conditions looked promising but it turned out to be very “surgy”. Saw many spanish shawl nudibranchs, jellyfish, lobster, and more! Dove with some good company off of Campus Point, Santa Barbara, California May 2017.
Discovered a huge patch of thriving sand dollars! Also saw lobsters, sea hares, hornyhead Turbot (right eye flounder) and more! Amazing visibility off the shore, fun animal life , good company and beautiful location. Enjoyed taking my new iTorch Pro 6+ dive light out and testing it out for the first time. Dove Aug 2016 […]
Lake Tahoe is located inland on the California and Nevada border. I dove on a sunny warm day in June. The water/snow-melt is definitely a bit chilly (my dive computer marked 52°F). But if you’re not near an ocean, it’s a fun, mellow and a safe dive. I enjoyed finding the crawdads and zeroing in […]
The weather was beautiful during this winter weekend on California’s Catalina Island. The water was a little cold (58 F) but the visibility was better than expected and there were hardly any people around! February 2016 Highlights: Good visibility, giant kelp fish, sea lion, dolphins and great weather! Unfortunately there is no kelp on this […]
We were treated to a huge pod of dolphins and plenty of whales as we made our way back from a great day of playing in the waters of Santa Cruz Island. October 2015