Join Ocean Adventures for a fun-filled trip to Santa Barbara Island aboard the Peace Dive Boat. Santa Barbara Island is a small island of the Channel Islands archipelago in Southern California. It is protected within Channel Islands National Park, and its marine ecosystem is part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. The island is located about 38 miles from the Palos Verdes Peninsula coast of Los Angeles County, near Ventura County. With a total area of about 1 square mile it is the smallest of the eight Channel Islands. It is the southern-most island in the Channel Islands National Park.
Santa Barbara Island is home to a large sea lion rookery. This makes it a favorite among SoCal divers who want the opportunity to play with Sea Lions. Pups are everywhere, cavorting among the rocks, tugging divers’ fins, and playing chase with strands of kelp.
Off the northwest point is Arch Reef, the top of which actually breaks the ocean surface at low tide. This site consists of sloping walls and, of course, the namesake arch, which is covered with cornynactis anemones, starfish, and clusters of purple hydrocoral. Red gorgonians and sunflower stars populate the rocks, and sheephead and garibaldi are plentiful. Schools of mackerel and other baitfish swirl above the reef, making for mesmerizing photo opportunities.
The Peace one of California’s premiere dive boats. All food and air is included for the day and there is a Jacuzzi on board! Fantastic, friendly crew and lots of fun!
* All boat trips include air fills, food and drinks.
For this trip, the Peace departs out of Ventura Harbor at 2am- you can board anytime after 8pm.
All divers must be able to show certification so bring your card. Bring all dive gear including tank and weights. Air fills are provided but not tanks. Food and drinks are provided including vegetarian choices. Bring a towel, sunscreen, toiletries and any other personal items you might need. There are hot showers on board and there is also a hot tub on the boat!
Trip cost is $170 including airfills, food & drinks.
Please call 310.578.9391 or email email@example.com to book your spot today!