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.
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!
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
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!
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:
Day Pack/Back pack (to carry your food and water)
Sturdy shoes that can get wet (Please no flip flops!)
Optional Items to Bring:
Notebook and pencil
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.