California's Channel Islands

California scuba diving in the kelp forests around the Channel Islands is a unique and different experience for divers more accustomed to tropical waters. Diving in kelp is similar to a walk in a lush forest of trees with these plants growing to heights of more than 120 feet. Giant kelp helps support this rare aquatic ecosystem, providing domicile for more than 800 species of marine life.

Join professional photographer Richard Salas for 6 diving days and a phenomenal photographic learning experience! California Sea Lions, Giant Black Sea Bass, Kelp Forests, Nudibranchs of every shape and size, Garibaldi, and much more await you at California's Channel islands and 2 rig dives.

Trip Available:

November 6_11, 2017     2 spots left

Contact Richard for November 6-11, 2017 trip payment

$1675 for 6 diving days

$500 nonrefundable deposit to secure a space

$1175 due Sept 6th, 2017

Only 20 divers allowed on a boat that normally takes 34

Photo workshop included

Andy Lamb will be on board for critter ID and lecture

2 Oil Rig dives

Air included, Nitrox, weight and tank extra, Nitrox 20 fills for $100,

weight $35, tank $98 for the 6 days. or 805 453-3360

Critters to see at the Channel islands

Giant Bladder Kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera

Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicunda

California Moray, Gymnothorax mordax

Club-Tipped Anemone, Corynactis californica

California Spiny Lobster, Panulirus interruptus

Ricketts' Aeolid, Catriona rickettsi

California Sea Hare, Aplysia californica

Giant Sea Bass, Stereolepis gigas

Jack Mackerel, Trachurus symmetricus

California Sea Lion, Zalophus californianus