Santa Barbara Island Trip August 12th-14th 2022


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3 nights of accommodation and 3 days of diving on the Bottomscratcher Liveaboard Dive Boat.
12 dives, including 2-3 night dives.

Open Water certification required.

This trip is a little different from the others – we are adding an extra day of diving and heading out to Santa Barbara! We meet at the dock in San Pedro, CA on Thursday night. Generally we are allowed to board the boat and set up our gear and bunks by 7:30pm and then we go for dinner together as a group nearby. If you get a late start out of Phoenix, be sure to be at the boat by midnight – we will leave the dock at 1am for an overnight trip to Santa Barbara.

We will dive on Santa Barbara island all day Friday and all day Saturday, and then move to Catalina island for 2-3 Sunday morning dives.

We should be back to the dock in San Pedro by 2pm or 3pm on Sunday.

Kevin, the Captain, will use his expert judgement to decide the dive sites each day. In past trips, this has varied based on conditions, local reports (Giant Sea Bass sightings!), our requests and our abilities. There are so many dive sites around Santa Barbara and Catalina that we are sure to find the best ones for us. 

This is one of our favorite trips with one of the best boat crews. Adding the extra day gives us the opportunity to go all the way to Santa Barbara and we are so excited. We hope you can join us!

Below is a video one of our divers made during the August 2020 trip which shows you a highlight of the Catalina sealife.

*More details to come nearer the time of the trip. All dive plans are tentative and weather-dependent.