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Hao L

Sherman Oaks

I just got started diving, hoping to do alot more over the coming years with Ocean Safari. I love being underwater. Nothing clouds my mind and I can just focus on the dive and my environment. ...

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Wadis Kasantikul

Glendora, CA

Valar Diveris... (for all GoT fans) ...

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Paolo Focardi

Pasadena

I love diving ...

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Ricardo Lopez-Maldonado

Alhambra

Hi Everyone, I am one of Ocean Safari's newest divers. My first boat dive was with the CeeRay at Santa Barbara Island and it was AWESOME. I want to give a shout out the crew of the CeeRay because they were also AWESOME. The commuity at Ocean Safari feels like home, so you will be seeing me around. ...

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Nathan Wong

Los Angeles

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Norbert Lee

Santa Cruz

Most people dive to enjoy the macro-scale beauty of the underwater world such as kelp forests and coral reefs. I dive to study the the ecology of marine environments as well as the microscopic world of the ocean that most people cannot see, the world of phytoplanktons and bacteria that are both vital and harmful for the ocean. As a Dive Instructor, I feel a sense of accomplishment when students and veteran divers alike see the beauty of the ocean and soak in the awe of the sight. Leading or assisting with dives also gives me a chance to slow down and enjoy all the little organisms I take for granted with divers that haven't seen them before. Watching divers grow into the sport to me means that there is one more voice for our delicate oceans. I hope more divers get into the sport to open their eyes and appreciate the everchanging underwater world. With Ocean Safari I know they will do just that. ...

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Bonnie Carlstrom

SLC UT

Husband finally convinced me to certify nearly 3 years ago (at age 50), my one regret is not having done so 30 years sooner! Since then, not a single day passes without thoughts of SCUBA taking up considerable space in my mind; I'm an addict, for sure!  We feel fortunate to have found Ocean Safari even though we live two states away and only have the opportunity to dive SoCal 2-3 times/yr. The trips planned by OS are very well-organized, educational and such fun! Furthermore, Gabe is the one of the most knowledgeable and truly caring dive professionals I have ever met. Didn't take long for us to feel as though we were part of the awesome Ocean Safari family! THANK YOU. ...

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Double-U Lee

Woodland Hills

Just started diving, but loving everything about it. The Professional Stafff at Ocean Safari made getting started safe and fun.  ...

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ENOC GOMEZ

WHERE THE CURRENTS TAKE ME

DIVE SAFE, DIVE DEEP, DIVE NAKED IF YOU MUST, BUT MOST OF ALL, DIVE OFTEN!! ...

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Julia Huang

Monterey Park

Hi! I started diving when I was 13 because my mom saw an article about Ocean Safari in the newspaper and asked me if I wanted to learn scuba diving and I said yes. From there the month after I got certified, my brother got certified, and then did our advance certification together. After that, I dove every weekend, every summer throughout high school.  I've been on countless local and oversea trip with Gabe and Ocean Safari. Gabe is so awesome and has taken care of me ever since I was 13 and continues to this day =) Not only did I meet my husband scuba diving with OS, I've also met one of my best friends, and a few tight knit family members. OS is such an integral part of my life that I couldn't imagine my life without it. ...

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Sara Hall

Alhambra

I've always been drawn to adventure, especially in nature. I grew up in a small town where my backyard was a dense forest. The forest seemed endless, and it fascinated me. I missed it like crazy when I moved to Southern California. Then I discovered the forest is still right in my backyard, in the giant kelp of the Channel Islands. I've never been diving outside the California coastline, and I know someday I will. But for now, there is plenty of adventure to be had right here.   ...

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Jaaziel Garcia-Hernandez

La Parguera, Puerto Rico

Jaazi :D ...

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Jeanette Scheiern

Glendora

My husband and I wanted to do something fun together. We choose Scuba diving. He's certified through PADI & I am working on my NAUI Certification. We love the ocean & what better way to EXSPLORER our world under the sea. A whole New World.Ocean Safari is top notch! Owner Gab,Instructors; Thomas, Andy, Meg,Rick, are amazing instructors. They truly care about you,your safety,& skills, they encourage you to increase your level of experience. We will be diving once a week with Ocean Safari. My husband and I are diving in the Caribbean.  I do highly recommend purchasing ALL your own scuba gear! We enjoy meeting people who love the ocean and seeing Gods beauty as much as we do!!  I highly recommend Ocean Safari and there Instructors! Our one and only dive shop! Many dive trips to choose from.    Thank you to Ocean Safari, for making my dream come true! Blessings, Jeanette ...

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Wayne Scheiern

Glendora

   Ocean Safari ( Gabriel ) and his staff are a great group of people! You are in good hands!    I strongly suggest you go through this shop to be a certified diver! They take special attention to this sport and your safety is #1. We dive with them every chance we get! Thank you Gab, Thomas & Andy for making sure we have the best skills to SD!  I am excited to Dive with my wife in our waters and the Caribbean!! Thanks Again, Wayne         ...

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Katelyn Helmuth

La Verne, CA

Nothing compares to the underwater world. Just after 3 dives, I'm eager to learn more. I can't wait to explore new places and take on new adventures with Ocean Safari. By far, an amazing group of people.  ...

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Megan Gallow

Pasadena

Love to dive! ...

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Martin Johnson

La Crescenta

I was certified in 1969 when I was 12 years ole and dove on a regular basis with the "Chickens of the Sea" dive club. I then dove every now and then for the next 45 years until I decided to get back into diving. So now I dive one boat dive a month, no beach dives. Underwater video is my passion now.  ...

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Andre Poon

Davis, CA.

“We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.” -Prof. Carl Sagan   Curiosity, in my opinion, is the hallmark of higher intelligence, as evident in other animals in our environment. It’s safe to say, we all have a natural tendency to understand the unknown to a certain degree, since as a species, our momentous success in establishing ourselves in nature can be attributed to our ancestor’s capability to utilize tools to adapt swiftly to the diverse environments they were exposed to. Scuba diving offered another window at which I could further explore the biodiversity that exists around me, and as a biologist, I was predisposed to the notion of discovery and exploration. “Everything makes sense in light of evolution.”, and since evolution essentially goes hand in hand with ecology, marine biology and ecology, thus I quickly became fond of scuba diving, both as a sport and as a means of exploration.    With recent developments in our climate, and referencing how society has been treating our environment in the past, I believe that I have the unspoken responsibility to inspire, educate, and take action. As a biologist, I hold more knowledge in the area of biology then the common folk, thus I believe that I am ethically responsible to warn and notify others, who are unaware of the threats, regarding the importance of environmental preservation. The climate is changing, and to simply ignore empirical evidence due to personal beliefs and ideologies, whilst willfully sacrificing the environment - with all it’s diversity, beauty, and possibilities - or in other words, sacrificing life, is unethical. Thus, I try to advocate for the ocean mainly by documenting organisms that I encounter visually, and by collecting trash that I find while diving.    ...