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 […]
California’s Santa Cruz Island is one of my favorite places to dive! Because conditions were not that great for this area, we stuck to Big Rock for all our dives. The water was cold (58 F) but it was great diving with the Spectre and warming up in their jacuzzi between dives. Dove December 2017.Highlights: getting a […]
A beautiful night for a night dive at amazing Santa Cruz Island. It’s so fun to find all the critters that come out at night. A completely different place than during the day! Dove in October 2015 Highlights: Lots of octopus, Chestnut Cowrys, Spotted Cusk Eel, Target shrimp and a Horn Shark.
California’s Santa Cruz Island is one of my favorite places to dive! This time we were accompanied by two harbor seals during one of our dives! Swimming weightlessly through the kelp forests is always exhilarating, you never know what you’re going to find! Dove July 2012. Highlights: playing with harbor seals, great visibility, dolphin pod […]
The visibility and life at the Santa Cruz Island is amazing! Snorkeling out there we got to see the abundant life around the islands, sheep crabs, bat rays, sea hares, and more! June 2013. Location: Scorpion Anchorage, Santa Cruz Island, Channel Islands, California, USA.
The California Channel Islands are a cold water diver’s paradise! You never know what you’re going to find when you make it out to the Islands. Santa Cruz Island is greatly untouched and the sea life there reflects it! August 2010 Highlights: Great visibility, colorful nudibranchs, and cool looking jellyfish!