Ocean Safari Marine Biology Seminar Series

Interested in learning more about the ocean and her inhabitants? Come join Ocean Safari’s marine biology seminar series, taught by our in-house biologist, Haruka Ito, who will be filling you in with content from her college marine biology course! 

The lessons will all be independent from each other - so worry not if you aren’t able to commit to the full series. Topics include marine geography, seaweeds & marine plants, invertebrates, adaptations of marine mammals and seabirds, and more! 

There will be 8 weekly, hybrid-format seminars on Wednesdays, starting on July 3, from 6pm to 8pm. You can attend in person, via webinar, or watch a recording. 

You can also obtain a NAUI Underwater Naturalist certification when combined with one field survey on one of our local boat trips and completion of a small homework assignment.

Sign up onlne using our trip booking system, or call us at 626-287-6283 to get more info and sign up.

Session 1: July 3, 6:00pm -8:00pm

Session 2: July 10, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Session 3: July 17, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Session 4: July 24, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Session 5: July 31, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Session 6: August 7, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Session 7: August 14, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Session 8: August 21, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

June Seminar Series

Underwater Navigation Seminar

Tuesday, June 18, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

The ability to navigate is more crucial underwater than it is on land due to the limited time, visibility, and air you have.
In this seminar, you will learn how to use navigational tools, natural landmarks, and enhance your own diving skills so that you can venture further around a dive site with more confidence.


Underwater Hunting Seminar

Saturday, June 22, 10am - 1pm

This seminar will show you how to properly and safely use and select various hunting tools ranging from a knife to a spear gun. This seminar will also cover techniques for catching game with or without the use of tools. You will also be informed of the policies and restrictions to keep your hunting responsible, legal, and fun.

Taiwan & Philippines Expedition 2024

We started the Taiwan portion of the spring 2024 overseas trip in March and wrapped up the trip in the beginning of April. We ventured down to the southern tip of Taiwan and enjoyed diving in Kenting National Park. We loved the rustic and laid-back feeling of Kenting and we felt we experienced more authentic Taiwan. This was such a fun-filled and memorable trip that we started planning another Taiwan trip while we were still there.

Some of us continued on to Anilao, Philippines, after the Taiwan portion of the trip. We were joined by more Ocean Safari divers there for a 5-nights, 6-day dive trip. Anilao is considered macro photography heaven, but there were more than just tiny critters to see. Of course we saw countless tiny nudibranchs, shrimps, crabs, and fish, but we also enjoyed swimming over a wide field of heathy coral reef teeming with fish. We enjoyed our stay at the resort and had so much fun diving and hanging out with each other. We were discussing planning another trip there before we even started packing for our trip home.


Epic November

It was a record setting November for Ocean Safari. We had five different overseas diving and eco expeditions in three weeks – Galapagos, Ecuador, Cabo Pulmo, La Paz, and Magdalena Bay Sardine Run. Alongside the overseas trips, we also ran local dive trips to Catalina, pool sessions, and seminars. This was one of our busiest November, but it was a month of great adventures and wonderful memories for everyone. We look forward to setting another record in the near future.

OSDT Crafts & Gear Decoration Party 2024

The OSDT creative trio - Meg Itoh, Eros Biox, and Aaron Lyon - will be hosting a crafts and gear decoration event at Ocean Safari classroom.

You can personalize your gear! Bring your wetsuit, gloves, boots, fins, etc. you want to decorate. Join the crafts corner! Bring shells, rocks, stickers, scrapbooking materials, etc. to make stuff with.

We will provide art and crafts supplies, and we will have some sea shells and rocks. We ask that you kindly chip in $20 to cover the cost of the supplies.

This is an in-person event. Please call us to let us know you are attending.

Location: Ocean Safari classroom

Date & Time: Saturday, February 10, 2024, 1pm to 4pm