There is a very sound reason why Peace is the charter boat of choice for the Northern Channel Islands diving expeditions. Aside from a hot water jacuzzi and sundeck, this boat's crew is one of the most experienced and trained captains, divemasters, and deckhands in California. The boat also offers almost limitless food to satisfy any post-dive hunger.
Conveniently docked close to the four Northern Channel Islands in Ventura harbor, Peace is one of only a handful of dive boats that supply 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.
- 09/21 : Santa Barbara Island
- 11/02 : Pelican Reserve, Anacapa Island
- 11/30 : Santa Barbara Island
- 12/14 : Anacapa/Santa Cruz 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. She is located at the 22nd landing in San Pedro.
- 12/08 : Oil Rigs
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.
- 10/12 : Lobster Night
- 10/13 : Catalina Island
- 11/17 : Catalina Island
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!
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.
- 10/26 : Outer Pinnacles, San Miguel & Santa Rosa
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.