Beautiful Santa Barbara Island
Our last trip to the Santa Barbara Island was amazing. We had good conditions both above and below the water. Nice, sunny day and clear blue water with 60+ feet visibility! This is the sight that greeted us underwater - morning light filtering in through the canopy of the beautiful amber forest. As we swam through the kelp forest, an inquisitive male California sheephead approached to check us out. A sheephead can live for up to 20 years in favorable conditions, and can grow to 91cm (3ft) and weigh up to 16kn (35lbs).