Upcoming Overseas Trips
November 24 - December 8
The Solomon Islands are a vast archipelago of 992 islands nestled between Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu. Due to the remote location and short supply of dive operators, the islands and waters of the Solomon's are one of the most seldom visited and pristine in the world. We are truly grateful for the opportunity to work with Solomon Islands Dive Expeditions in building a custom itinerary to explore not just the beauty under the water, but to also dive into the beauty of the land and its people. We will be living on the newly built 100ft luxury steel yacht, Taka, who is the latest and greatest live aboard to sail the waters of the Solomon Islands.
On our 14 days expedition we will have the opportunity to see amazing sights such as the Leru Cut, dive through lava tubes, explore around under water volcanoes, WW2 wrecks, and see one of the healthiest and bio diverse reefs in the world with 500 species of coral, thousands of species of reef fish, sharks, sea horse, and much more. On land we will get to experience the local customs first hand by visiting local villages, markets, and sacred caves full of skulls, We will also be introduced to the some of the finest wood carvers in the world, and have an opportunity to purchase some of their art to bring back home if desired.
Real adventure awaits you on our custom tailored expedition to the most pristine waters of this rarely visited gem of the south pacific. Join Ocean Safari's team of like-minded explorers to set foot (and fins) upon the Solomon Islands, and be one of the lucky few to experience this part of the world.
February 14 - February 19
“Touch Gray Whales, Sea Lions and Whale Sharks and They will Touch Your Heart”
Imagine yourself on sparkling turquoise waters, with the warm sun kissing your shoulders, and being face to face with a baby gray whale and its mom! This amazing trip will be full of up close and personal encounters with big a variety of marine animals, including gray whales, whale sharks, and Baja sea lions! You’ll relax in paradise, and have a truly immersive experience basking in the natural habitat and lifestyle of Baja California, Mexico. You will tickle the chins of baby gray whales, snorkel and freedive with whale sharks and baby sea lions, go kayaking over the crystal clear waters, dig for chocolate clams and eat them over the fire, stand under the towering giant cacti, and play in the vast sand dunes. You will learn about the geography and ecology that makes it possible for Baja California to have the unique Sonoran desert landscape and coastal bay habitats, full of flora and fauna found nowhere else in the world!
March 17 - April 1
June 23 - July 2
If you are thirsty for true adventure, our custom live-aboard trip up the Pacific Baja Peninsula is a once in a lifetime opportunity to dive this rarely explored section of this coastline. During this journey, you will dive pinnacles in uncharted territory, explore sub-tropical reef systems, and bask in the vast temperate kelp forests. This trip will be unlike any other trip you have ever been on!
August 22 - September 4
Diving the Komodo Archipelago in Indonesia is the BEST in the world for action, biodiversity, and excitement. Many of the oceanic current superhighways merge here, mixing the cold water from the south and warm tropical waters. The currents bring nutrients and food, making Komodo a concentrated area of both big and small marine animals. You will see marine life that you wouldn’t see anywhere else in the world! Plus, on land, you will see the world's largest lizard, the Komodo dragon. It is not surprising that Komodo was chosen as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.
Forgotten Islands to Triton Bay: “Journey Through the Banda Sea to West Papua, Indonesia” Diving and Eco Expedition 2020
November 10 - November 25
The Forgotten Islands are called that for a reason -- much of the 1000+ km stretch of the archipelago remains unexplored, untouched, and pristine. Furthermore, this specially customized itinerary focuses on the even less explored area of the Banda Sea, from the heart of the Forgotten Islands through the Kai Islands to Triton Bay (West Papua). During our 500+ mile journey, we will do some exploratory diving in the Kai Islands and be among the very first divers to lay their eyes on their pristine coral reef wonders. There will be amazing deep walls covered with soft corals, sea fans, and sponges. You will be surrounded by schools of jacks, fusiliers, redtooth triggerfish, and surgeonfish. You may have dove in the other parts of the famed Coral Triangle, but this area of the Triangle is truly the world’s last frontier. There is no other place with such endless stretches of amazingly preserved coral reefs in the world. You will also have the privilege of visiting remote villages and witness their unique cultures. You will observe the intimate relationship that some village fishermen have with the whale sharks in the area, and have the chance to snorkel with these majestic animals. The planning stages for this expedition began in 2016 -- it takes four years to get a trip like this to happen! You definitely don’t want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!