Fall Season is Here!!!

Every year I look forward to the fall season. It is undoubtedly the best season to dive in California. It's usually the most comfortable time to dive. The water temperature stays relatively warm and the visibility can often exceed 80 feet. It's also the time of the year when the kelp forest is most luscious.

Our Bright Orange Fish

Quietly spying on a #garibaldi, the state marine fish of California. This image is also from the two day trip to Santa Barbara Island aboard the Peace Dive Boat.

Going on an Adventure

Going on a little adventure! A group of Ocean Safari divers carefully swim through the very surge cavern at Santa Barbara Island.

November Tidepool Outing

As the ocean tides go out, the rocky shores become exposed and trapped sea water form “tidepools.” When the tides rise again, the entire area becomes submerged and the tidepools become hidden. Numerous animals are adapted to live in constantly changing water levels of the intertidal zone, many of which cannot be encountered at depths where divers explore. You will have a guided, tidepooling and beachcombing experience to help you discover numerous organisms that cling, crawl, camouflage, and burrow in the tidepools. We will also discuss beach safety and entry and exit strategies for exploring further into the ocean (if and when you go snorkeling or scuba diving). A light healthy snack is also included with this one-of-a-kind outing!

When:
Saturday, November 4
Meet at Ocean Safari 2:00 pm (Carpool can be arranged)
Low Tide: 4:19 pm
Depart Tidepools 6 pm
Back at Ocean Safari 7 pm

Objectives:

Identify the marine creatures that become visible at low tide

Discover all the nooks and crannies where organisms hide

Find and discuss edible seaweeds

Learn about the ecological factors that make tidepools unique

Analyze the beach for safe entry and exit

Visit the ocean, gain knowledge, and enjoy healthy snack!

 
We Provide:

A fun, educational trip hosted by the Ocean Safari team

Expert marine biologist to guide the experience

Healthy snack and drink

 
Please Bring Your Own:

Water bottle

Day Pack/Back pack (to carry your food and water)

Sturdy shoes that can get wet (Please no flip flops!)

Sun Hat

Sun Screen

 
Optional Items to Bring:

Camera

Notebook and pencil

 
Cost:

$30

 
Please call Ocean Safari at 626-287-6283 to sign up and to get further details.
If you would like to carpool, 10 spaces are available in Thomas’s van, please call to reserve a spot.

Washing Machine!

Not too far from one of the underwater arches at Santa Barbara Island, there is an area where the waves crash and churn in the gap between the reef wall and the island wall. You have to approach this area very carefully, but it is an awesome sight.