Schooling Tropical Fish

Heniochus acuminatus, commonly called pennant coralfish or longfin bannerfish, looks very similar to schooling bannerfish (Heniochus diphreutes) and Moorish idol (Zanclus cornutus). This image was taken in the Banda Sea, Indonesia.

Thimble Jellies

This aggregation of thimble jellyfish (Linuche unguiculata) was spotted during our dive in the Banda Sea, Indonesia. They look cute, but you'd better be careful when you are around them. An accidental contact with these jellyfish causes very itchy rash that appears hours after exposure.

Hello, Up There!

A diver aboard the Spirit of Solomons waving hello to me through the water. The world looks especially beautiful when you are looking through such clear water!


Time: 11am-3pm, Saturday January 9, 2016. Rain or shine!
Location: Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area, Irwindale
Ocean Safari Dive Team members, their friends, family, & pets. (All pets must be on leash)

Eating, talking, & relaxing w/OSDT.

Slide Shows & Video Shows.

Fishing (The lake is stocked with rainbow trout constantly; please bring your freshwater fishing license.)

Excellent bicycle and walking trails around the lake & natural area.

Drawing will be held to give away prizes value totaling over $1000.00 (Prices donated by Ocean Safari & various manufacturers.)

We will also have a very nice 2016 OSDT trip schedule for you to take home.

This event is a Pot Luck, so please bring one dish sufficient for serving 5-6 people & beverages for self consumption or to share. (No Alcohol allowed please) 

Want to BBQ? No problem! We will prepare a BBQ fire grill at the location. You are welcome to bring different kinds of meat and vegetables to cook over the grill! 

There is no charge for our party. However, there is an entry fee of $10.00 per car load for day use of the park. If you wish to save some money, you can carpool. 

For everybody’s convenience, please arrive no later than 11:30am so we may prepare for the feast. If you arrive later than the assigned time, the food will most likely be consumed and you will have to eat what you have brought.

We will be closed December 25, 2015 – January 3rd, 2016 for the holiday season.

We will resume our normal business hours on January 4th, 2016.

The Ocean Safari family would like to wish you happy holidays!

Normal business hours : Mon-Fri 11-6pm, Sat 12-5pm, Sun Closed


During a Safety Stop

Yes! A perfect bubble ring!! This is what I love to do during a safety stop. It’s especially nice when the water is so clear that you can see the boat through the water.