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!
Scuba Diving in Southern California
California 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.
What Does a Dive Trip Include?
Most of our Channel Island Excursions Include 3-4 Dives, Bunks and/or Staterooms, Hot Showers and/or Jacuzzi, Air Fills, Meals (on some boats) and Return by 5-6pm the same day.
* Rental dive gear is not included
When Should I Arrive?
Arrive 45 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.
How Do I Reserve a Spot?
Boat tickets can only be reserved by payment in full. Training can be reserved with $200 deposit and International travel can be reserved with $500 deposit.
What is Your Cancellation Policy?
Deposits are non-refundable.
Cancellations received less than 180 days from departure for International / 30 days for Local travel and 30 days for Dive Training, 100% of trip/training cost is non-refundable.
For rescheduling training and any scuba experience – additional fees apply.
Once travel/training commences, unused portions of the package are non-refundable.
All destinations are dependent on weather and may be changed at our captains professional sole discretion.
Can You Provide Me a List of Your Emergency Contacts?
Ocean Adventures Dive Company: 310-578-9391
Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber: 310.510-1053 (emergencies only)
L.A. County Medic Alert (Hyperbaric doctor on call): 323.869-0578, then push “8”
UCLA Hyperbaric Center (Gonda Wound Care Center): 310/794-9014
D.A.N. (Divers Alert Network): 800/446-2671 (toll-free); 919/684-8111 (collect)
U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Services:
Long Beach Station: 310/980-4444
Channel Islands Harbor Station: 805/985-9822
L.A. County Lifeguards:
Hermosa Beach: 310/372-2162
Palos Verdes: 310/832-1130
Santa Monica: 310/578-0478
South Bay: 310/379-8471
Venice Beach: 310/394-3265
Zuma Beach: 310/457-2525
Orange County Lifeguards:
Laguna Beach: 714/494-6573
Newport Beach: 714/673-3371
U.S. Coast Guard Units:
Corona Del Mar (Point Stuart): 714/673-0420
Long Beach: 562/980-4429
Los Angeles: 310/215-2112
Marina Del Rey: 310/823-2300
Oceanside (Point Hobart): 809/722-3838
Oxnard (Point Carew): 805/985-7518
San Diego: 619/223-3660
San Pedro: 310/732-7210
Santa Barbara (Point Camden): 805/966-3093
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A Special Note for Farnsworth/Oil RigTrips
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.
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!