Underwater Navigation Webinar

Hone your underwater navigation skills so you'll get back into the water like a pro! In this seminar, you will learn how to use navigational tools, natural landmarks, and enhance your own diving skills so that you can venture further around a dive site with more confidence. 
 
Session 1: Thursday, Apr 2, 7pm-8:15pm. Sign up here
Session 2: Friday, Apr 3, 7pm-8:15pm. Sign up here 
 
Webinar Cost: 
$15 per session, but for those financially affected in this time of hardship $10 (please write how much you would like to pay in the “notes” section of the reservation)
 
Webinar Link: After you sign up, you will get an automatic email acknowledging your sign up. Then we will manually confirm your reservation with the price you would like to pay, and you will get a separate Confirmation Email. This confirmation email will have the webinar link and details. You should receive this confirmation email on the day of the webinar. If you have not received this email by a few hours before the seminar, please let us know by calling Ocean Safari at 626-287-6283 or Gabriel at 626-862-6499.

Abundant & Nutritious: Edible Wild Greens Around Your Neighborhood Webinar

Stuck at home without fresh produce? There are so many edible wild greens that grow around your home. Most of them are disregarded as noxious weeds. But actually many of them are more nutritious than vegetables you can buy in a store. They may be high in minerals that boost your immunity. And the best part is, they’re free! Join us to learn about nutritious and medicinal plants you can find around the neighborhood. 
 
Session 1: Finding Edible Wild Greens: A Virtual Field Trip. 
Saturday, April 4, 4pm - 5:15pm. Sign Up Here
 
Session 2: Learning to Cook with Edible Wild Greens. 
Sunday, April 5, 4pm - 5:15pm. Sign Up Here 
 
Webinar Cost: 
$15 per session, but for those financially affected in this time of hardship $10 (please write how much you would like to pay in the “notes” section of the reservation)
 
Webinar Link: After you sign up, you will get an automatic email acknowledging your sign up. Then we will manually confirm your reservation with the price you would like to pay, and you will get a separate Confirmation Email. This confirmation email will have the webinar link and details. You should receive this confirmation email on the day of the webinar. If you have not received this email by a few hours before the seminar, please let us know by calling Ocean Safari at 626-287-6283 or Gabriel at 626-862-6499.

California Fish Identification Webinar

This seminar will teach you to recognize and identify some of the common species of fish found off the California coast. You will learn the anatomy and morphology of fish which are tools to help you describe & identify unfamiliar fish. You'll also learn about interesting fish behaviors, hear stories of close encounters, and learn about species that are delicious and sustainable for eating! 
 
Session 1: Thursday, Apr 9, 7pm-8:15pm. Sign up here
Session 2: Friday, Apr 10, 7pm-8:15pm. Sign up here
Session 3: Saturday, Apr 11, 7pm-8:15pm. Sign up here
 
 
Webinar Cost: 
$15 per session, but for those financially affected in this time of hardship $10 (please write how much you would like to pay in the “notes” section of the reservation)
 
Webinar Link: After you sign up, you will get an automatic email acknowledging your sign up. Then we will manually confirm your reservation with the price you would like to pay, and you will get a separate Confirmation Email. This confirmation email will have the webinar link and details. You should receive this confirmation email on the day of the webinar. If you have not received this email by a few hours before the seminar, please let us know by calling Ocean Safari at 626-287-6283 or Gabriel at 626-862-6499.

New! OSDT Webinar: The Ocean from your Home

Staying at home during the Covid-19 pandemic doesn’t mean you have to stop learning about nature! We are offering several webinar series to keep you connected to the things you love – the ocean, her inhabitants, the outdoors, local plants, and our community. 

The first webinar series will be on California Marine Invertebrates. Did you know that California has a high biodiversity of marine life with over 1000 species of marine animals and algae? That’s why our local Channel Islands have been dubbed the Galapagos of California! This seminar will be led by our in-house biologist, Haruka Ito. She has studied marine life all along the Pacific coast as a college and graduate student and now incorporates it in her college biology courses. Join us to learn about some of the marine inhabitants, discuss various factors that could make a marine environment thrive or threatened, and find out how you can participate in conservation efforts!

This 3-part series will count towards the NAUI Underwater Naturalist certification. See here for more details. 

In this economically difficult time, we plan to host these webinars so that we can continue to financially support our staff. We are a small, family-run business, so your support will be greatly appreciated! In return, you will become more knowledgeable about marine biology and the outdoor environment around us, and learn about what makes California so unique. 

Webinar Details:  

California Marine Invertebrates (Series A):

Session 1: Thursday, March 26, 7pm PST.  Sign up here

Session 2: Friday, March 27, 7pm PST.  Sign up here

Session 3: Saturday, March 28, 7pm PST.  Sign up here

(Reservation note: please ignore the “Overseas Trip” Agreement policy information)

 

Cost: $15 per session, but for those financially affected in this time of hardship $10 (please write how much you would like to pay in the “notes” section of the reservation)

Webinar Link: after you sign up, you will get a reservation email. After we manually confirm your reservation with the price you would like to pay, then you will get a separate Confirmation Email. This confirmation email will have the webinar link and details. 

Future Webinar Series: We will have a webinar series on Fish Identification and Foraging Local Greens. Keep an eye out for the details to come! Look for new seminar sign up links here

Postponed - OSDT Event – Win Suunto D4i dive computer + $500 Voucher!

This Event is Postponed

We have been watching the weather forecast, but the rain is not letting up... It will be difficult to have the potluck in the rain.
 

Each participant will also receive a $100 coupon for a BARE drysuit!

Pot Luck + Drysuit Presentation + Photo Contest at Ocean Safari Outdoors

Saturday, March 14 from 4pm to 7pm We will announce a new date soon.

Join us for a potluck party followed by a drysuit diving seminar by Huish Outdoors’ Seamus Callaghan. His presentation will familiarize you with all aspects of drysuit diving. He will have a variety of drysuits at the seminar, and will discuss such topics as choosing the right drysuit, pros and cons of drysuit diving, and proper care and storage.

 - We will have a prize drawing for a Suunto D4i dive computer ($500 value).

 - We will also hold Cold Water Photo Contest. The winner will receive $500 voucher good toward a purchase of a BARE drysuit from us.

 - This is a free potluck event. Please bring one dish (3-4 servings)

 - We will have filtered water, so we encourage you to bring your reusable canteens. Please do not bring bottled water as a potluck item.

 - We are going green! Please bring your own reusable plates/bowls, cups, and utensils. Please do not bring disposable items.

Special attendee promo: if you purchase a BARE drysuit from us within one month of the seminar, you can save $100 off a purchase of the drysuit, in addition to Ocean Safari's already competitive pricing.

 

Calling for entries: OSDT Cold-Water Diving Photo Contest

We want to see your underwater photographs! You can be the photographer or the subject – it can be a photograph you took during a cold-water dive or it can be a photograph of you during a cold-water dive. The winner of the contest will receive a $500 voucher good toward a purchase of a BARE drysuit from us. The participants of the potluck and drysuit seminar will vote to select the winner during the event.

Contest Details

Entry Deadline: 4pm, March 14, 2020

Winner will be selected during the event by votes from the event participants.

Upload your photograph on your OSDT Diver Profile (go to Post New Dive Log, upload your photograph, use “OSDT Photo Contest 2020” in the title, and add a description.

If you need assistance with creating your diver profile or need assistants, please feel free to contact us.

Can be a photograph you took or photograph of you during a cold-water dive

Cold-water diving definition – dive in the water between 32°F (0°C) to 68°F (20°C)

Must be present at the potluck and drysuit seminar to claim the prize