Beautiful Coral Triangle

Do you see a diver descending down to admire the beautiful sea fan? We saw many of these delicate beauties on our last dive trip to Indonesia. The beauty and biodiversity of the Coral Triangle are simply amazing.

Let's Do Our Part to Protect the Ocean

A beautiful rocky reef of Anacapa Island. Happy Earth Day from Southern California! Last year, the Ocean Safari staff pledged to minimize waste by bringing our own reusable dishware on our boat trips and other outdoor activities. This year, we are asking the divers who come on our dive trips to join our efforts. It may not sound like a big thing, but we all know that small actions taken on a consistent basis will add up to make a difference.

California's Underwater Giants

Giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) is the largest of the world’s marine algae species. It can grow over 12 inches per day, and can reach a height of over 100 feet. Along the Southern California coast, it often grows in dense patches and forms “kelp forests.” There is nothing quite like swimming through this underwater forest and watching the sunlight filtering in through the canopy. Come dive with us. Let’s explore the majestic kelp forest together!

There is Lots of Color!

Many people seem surprised when we show them scenes like this from local California dives. They think California’s reefs are drab and lacks color. Nothing could be further from the truth! As you can see from this image, the rocky reefs of California is quite colorful and full of life.

Oh, What a Big Bird... Wait What?

So I was taking pictures of the black coral at 100 ft….then suddenly three divers swam into my frame. For a moment I thought, “Wow, those are some big birds…” lol