California Local Diving Trips 2014

Technical Diving: Introduction to DIRCalifornia offers some of the most spectacular recreational diving in the world. Southern California is blessed with a chain of local islands known as the Channel Islands of which offer a world-class kelp diving experience. Among local divers Catalina, Santa Cruz and Anacapa are seasonal favorites. Catalina Island, our closest and only populated island offers year round recreational activities. Its waters are highly protected and therefore offer a spectacular opportunity to experience Southern California diving at its best in a safe environment.

The team of highly trained professionals at Ocean Adventures would like to introduce you to our underwater realm. We specialize in small groups in order to maximize safety and ensure a day of unforgettable memories. Our focus is safety and FUN.

Most of our Channel Island Excursions Include 3-4 Dives, Bunks and/or Staterooms, Hot Showers and/or Jacuzzi, Tanks, Air and Weights, Meals (on some boats) and Return by 5-6pm the same day.

Arrive 30 min before departure for check-in,to complete paperwork, show current log-book, certification card and come fully prepared with all dive equipment. If you need to rent dive gear it must be done a day before.

We can arrange a Dive Day for you almost anytime. To see our scheduled charters, please visit our calendar. If you do not see a scheduled charter the day you wish to dive, please give us a call at 310-578-9391 or drop us an email!

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  • Unique Services

    For those who are not certified divers or who have not yet experienced California Diving, we offer the following Services:



    For more information about our Local Trips please call Ocean Adventures at 310-578-9391.  Our instructors will be happy to clarify any queries you have. Thank you for choosing Ocean Adventures!

  • For more information and directions to boats please visit the following sites: Sundiver. Spectre, Catalina Express & Peace Boat. For Dive Conditions in Los Angeles and surrounding counties please visit the following sites: Island Swells, Weather Images, Satellite Images.

    Other Information: Cancelation Policy, Emergency Contacts.

    Special Note for FARNSWORTH Trips: It is one of the best dives in California with its purple hydrocorals and majestic drop offs, but also an Advanced dive, given that it is a pinnacle island quite deep in the channel with currents. So, we need to make sure that you are ready for that adventure: we require that you are at least Advanced certified, have 50 logged dives and hold DAN or any other dive insurance. Should you not meet these requirements, we can send a Divemaster to accompany you for the day. The cost is $150 (per person) for the Divemaster, plus your and his/her boat fees.

  • "Ocean Adventures is more than a shop, it provides a community of cool/friendly people who are obsessed about breathing underwater and are excited to show you the way.  Most importantly, they keep you diving. OADC sold me my entire rig and it is pretty damn sweet!  They spent a lot of time helping me figure out what to buy and why.  I now want to buy a dry suit and will go though them because I know they will take care of me. From a rookie diver, this shop gives you more bang for your buck and you'll meet a lot of great people along the way," Renee B.

    "My friends invited me to dive over near Catalina island last minute, and I didn't have my PADI card with me. Tim who I met that runs the place was generous enough to log in to PADI's website to get my certification number for me.  What a nice guy. He rented me a complete set of dive equipment, and took the time to make sure everything (BCD, suit, tanks, regulator, fins, etc.) was in perfect shape. The equipment was top notch. Tim's suggestions for where to dive and what to keep in mind while in Catalina was perfect. I actually stayed an extra day, and got in another two dives because of how great his advice was.  I don't expect amazing service from anyone anymore without having to pay tremendously for it. This dive shop has it together, and it's prices are fair. Renting dive equipment here was the best possible experience I could have hoped for. Thanks Tim! You guys made my trip epic!" Dustin L.

    "Going with Ocean Adventures Dive Co. was the best decision I made when it came to learning how to scuba dive," Kenneth Mays