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 opportunities to see unique voyagers throughout different times of the year. Descending weightlessly into the thick kelp forests is an exhilarating experience as you never know what amazing critters you’ll find around the corner! Dove March 2018.
Highlights: Seal checking us out throughout the dive, McFarland’s nudibranch, spanish shawl nudibranchs,
Dive sites: Santa Cruz and Anacapa Island, Fry’s Cove, Dive Rock.
Great for viewing: harbor seals, California Sheepshead, calico bass, Garibaldi, starfish, nudibranchs.