There is a very sound reason why Peace is the chartered boat of choice for the more daring of Northern Channel Islands diving expeditions. Aside from a decadent Jacuzzi to submerge oneself in after emerging from frigid San Miguel waters, the charter boat also offers tantalizing smells from a top-quality gourmet chef.
Conveniently docked close to the four Northern Channel Islands in Ventura harbor, Peace is one of only a handful of dive boats that supplies Nitrox to its patrons. Being equipped with a saltwater Jacuzzi and 32 single and double bunk beds, Peace also offers exceptional service from its down-to-earth and friendly staff. From our experience, there is no other option more rewarding for the harsh conditions Northern Channel Island often has.
- 11/24 : Santa Barbara Island
- 12/08 : Talcott Shoal, Santa Rosa Island
Like the Peace, the Explorer is also located in Ventura harbor and has for the past fifteen years never ceased to surprise Ocean Safari with its hospitality. In an ongoing and tireless effort to transform each and every diver’s experience into nothing but luxury, the Explorer never disappoints.
With deckhands at every corner, a cook to take your special order, and the only captain in Southern California that can fishtail a 55-foot boat into its parking spot, there really is nothing that can go wrong here. The Explorer is simply another statement adding to our emphasis of great relationships—from dive boat and island, to shop dive team, to you.
- 10/06 : Anacapa Island
- 11/03 : Pelican Reserve, Anacapa Island
- 12/16 : Avenger Plane Wreck & Semi-Drift Anacapa
At 65 feet long, The Westerly hosts local and richly inviting diving trips for parties of up to 23. With an all inclusive service of sleeping accommodations, hot meals and snacks, and prompt air fills, this boat and its crew have no shortage of Southern California hospitality. Built in the 70s, this dive boat has also seen its fair share of underwater exploration for over thirty years. Maintaining that friendly service and adventurous attitude, the Westerly will introduce local diving in a way few other boats in Southern California can.
- 10/21 : Catalina Island
- 11/18 : Catalina Island
Despite its deceptively small size, the 40 foot-long Asante and her crew can very comfortably accommodate 15 divers and has the capability to fill your tanks with Nitrox. The Asante’s 3-foot draft makes this vessel very advantageous for accessing dive sites that most dives boats cannot. With her recently upgraded engines and a cruising speed of 15-18 knots, this boat allows us to make a 3-dives day trip in a time efficient manner. Asante is our favorite boat for easy and safe access to the oil rigs and several beautiful shipwrecks around the area. To find her dock, set your navigation to Crusty Crab Restaurant in Ports 'o Call, San Pedro, park anywhere in the parking lot, and walk behind the Crusty Crab to dock #4.
- 09/30 : Oil Rigs
The MV Horizon has over thirty salty years of history of navigating Pacific waters. With a charming crew possessing diverse expertise (from coast guard-certified captains to naturalists) the 80-foot boat disembarks from San Diego, always well-equipped and professionally staffed. Comfortably seating thirty, the vessel boasts eight luxurious, air-conditioned staterooms, a clothes dryer, and an entertainment center among other assets that make it California’s gold standard for live-aboard diving.
Horizon Charters stays up-to-date with environmentally friendly technology and an esteemed reputation for sustainability. With a warm and inviting layout Horizon’s spacious sundeck and hot showers is perfect for the two day diving getaway. Sail away with us on this boat for a one-of-a-kind nautical experience and take away unforgettable memories!
- 10/27 : Cortes Bank & San Clemente Island
Truth Aquatics (The Truth)
Having worked closely with the Channel Islands National Parks since the 1990s, it is no wonder that Truth Aquatics is a common favorite for many recreational divers. And in a close partnership with the fleet, Ocean Safari confidently offers trip to islands and marine sanctuaries.
With an overall length of 69 feet, The Truth (the original Truth Aquatics boat) fits 2 heads, 3 showers, comfortable bunks, a galley with a built-in barbeque, a sundeck, and other amenities to meet the needs of 30 divers. While smaller than The Vision, The Truth maintains top-notch service and amenities as its sister boat. Similar to The Vision, the showers come with hot fresh water; each of the 12 double bunks and 20 single bunks come with pillows, blankets, curtains, and reading lights; the bunk facility includes a dressing room; the galley has a built-in barbeque; and there is a large sundeck for divers to relax and/or sunbathe. With all its accommodations and great services, The Truth adds to the number of reasons why diving in southern California waters is such an amazing and memorable experience.
- 10/14 : San Miguel Island
Truth Aquatics (Conception)
Part of the three-vessel Truth Aquatics fleet, the Conception is a large, comfortable dive boat out of Santa Barbara Harbor. This 79 ft vessel has plenty of room for its guests, with a large waterproof galley, a sundeck, 4 showers and 3 heads, as well as a re-designed bunk area. This vessel is equipped to fill both air and nitrox, up to 3500 psi. There's a clothes dryer for any wet clothing, as well as a wetsuit drying area so you won't have to get into a wet wetsuit on a multi-day trip. Hunters will be pleased to know that there is a built-in live game well and game freezer. There's even space to store kayaks, paddleboards, and surfboards. Come join us for an adventure to California's offshore islands aboard one of the most comfortable liveaboards in California!
Truth Aquatics (The Vision)
The Vision is the largest, most spacious, and fastest boat out of the three boats in Truth Aqautics Fleet. The 80-foot long Vision is a spacious boat that can comfortably accommodate 37 divers with its 3 heads, 4 showers (with hot fresh water), and cozy bunks. There are 13 double bunks and 20 single bunks, so there are more than enough bunks to go around and most divers can get a single bunk. Blankets, pillows, curtains, and reading lights are included within the bunk facility and divers will find ample changing space in the bunk's dressing room. Not only can divers eat and socialize in the galley, but with The Vision's built-in barbeque, hunters can cook their game right after they catch them! Additionally, divers can sit and relax in the large sundeck between dives. This boat travels with a cruising speed of 12 knots to all of the offshore islands of southern California and is known for its amazing adventures at Big Sur. Such an outstanding boat like The Vision will exceed your expectations and provide you with an unforgettable diving experience.
Aboard the Bottom Scratcher, divers can enjoy hot meals, sleeping accommodations, quick air fills, and roomy galley of this 63-foot long dive vessel. Conveniently located at 22nd Landing in San Pedro, it's just a short drive away for a dive adventure to Catalina Island.
Ocean Safari will also offer beach dives occasionally, going to some of the best beach diving spots in Southern California! Please inquire if you have a particular need or interest in conducting beach dives.