Ocean Safari Newsletter - July 2019
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We boarded the Peace Dive Boat in the evening of June 14th, dreaming of visiting our baby sea lion friends as we laid down in our bunks. They would be one month older now. We woke up bright and early in the morning to see the beautiful Santa Barbara Island in the morning light. We were going diving at our favorite island on our favorite dive boat!
The water was blue and the visibility was amazing. As usual we had divers of diverse experience levels and interests. We were very happy to see that the giant kelp forest is making a comeback around the island. During the dives we were visited by the playful sea lions. They showed off their agility by swimming around us in circles and doing somersaults. A couple of them were seen nibbling on divers' fins and the anchor line. After the dives, some of us relaxed in the famous Peace hot tub while others sat together and compared notes on what they saw on their dives. It was another beautiful dive day.
We Kicked off our New Underwater Photo Seminar!
Last month’s photo seminar series was a huge success! If you missed it, you’ll definitely want to join the course offering in July! The series is taught by our resident pro photographer, Mike Brock, and it consists of a classroom seminar, pool workshop, and openwater field seminar. In the classroom, we will cover ways to optimize your camera settings and accessories. Mike will discuss tips and tricks that even experienced photographers might have never known! Then, you’ll practice the settings in the pool so you understand how to get the shots you’ve always wanted to capture. Finally, our professional teacher will lead a private group of divers openwater to try out their newfound knowledge and skills underwater. You can sign up for individual sessions or all three.
The next seminar is July 7, with pool workshop on July 13 and field seminar on July 14.
Let's Go Freediving!!!
We will hold a professional level freediving certification course taught by industry-renowned, freediving champion Seamus Callaghan over the Labor Day weekend. Whether you are just interested but never tried before, or have been freediving for years, we have classes to improve your skills. The techniques learned in our courses translate to scuba diving as well, so even if you don't want to be a spearfishing champion, you'll definitely become a better scuba diver!

The next Freediving Level 1 and Level 2 Certification Course is scheduled for the Labor Day weekend, August 31 to September 2. We also have basic freediving workshops on July 11 and 18. In these workshops we will cover some fundamental freediving skills, which are not covered in the pro freediving course.

Say Goodbye to Leg Cramps - Ask Us About DPV Rental

Industry leading DPV (or Diver Propulsion Vehicle) manufacturer SubGravity's AquaProp DPV is the first compact, travel-friendly underwater scooter that also meets the needs of swimmers, snorkelers and divers. Fun in the ocean, local lakes, or your pool – for anyone who loves the water.

Control of the scooter is possible using one or both hands. With two available speeds of 125ft (38m) per minute and 164ft (50m) per minute (or, 1.2 knots and 1.6 knots - so fast!), and runtime of up to 200 minutes can be achieved. making it the ideal companion for swimmers, snorkelers and divers. It is perfect for a three-dive boat trip. Think about how much more area you can cover without much effort with the aid of a scooter! 

We have SubGravity AquaProp DPV for rental.

Southern Sea of Cortez & Cabo Pulmo Dive Expedition
October 25 - 31, 2020
The Sea of Cortez is home to 891 reef fish species, 90 of which are found nowhere else in the world. We will explore areas that cannot be accessed via day trips from La Paz, where only very few liveaboards journey to. 
Join us for an unforgettable journey in one of the most biodiverse waters in the world, which Jacques Cousteau called “The Aquarium of the World.”
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Don't Miss this Rare Opportunity
Outer Islands: Begg Rock, San Nicolas Island - August 23-24, 2019
Begg Rock pokes out 15 feet from the surface of the cold and hauntingly beautiful waters around San Nicolas. Exotic and hugely famous in the diving community for its opportunity for photography and hunting, the tiny island offers a wealth of marine wonders few other places can compete with.
Don't miss the chance to be among the few adventurous (and lucky) divers who can boast of making it out to Begg Rock and San Niclolas Island. Join us on this special trip aboard the Peace Dive Boat.
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Cortes Bank & San Clemente - July 20 & 21, 2019
Act fast! There are only a few more spots left for this trip.

Once again we are chartering Horizon for an exciting two-day dive expedition to Cortes Banks and San Clemente Island. Cortes Bank is a shallow seamount located off the coast of Southern California. It is 96 miles southwest of San Pedro, 111 miles west of San Diego, and 47 miles from San Clemente Island. Yep, it is almost Mexico! Diving at Cortes Bank can be spectacular, but since there is no island or other land mass to shelter you from the current and wind, it is only open to divers with advanced skills. You must have excellent buoyancy control and you need to be ready to handle sudden changes in conditions. 

Sail away with us on this boat for a one-of-a-kind nautical experience and take away unforgettable memories!

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July Events, Seminars and Courses
7/7   - Underwater Photography Seminar (Series #1)
7/11 - Freediving Workshop 1
7/13 - Photography Pool Workshop
7/14 - Openwater Photo Field Seminar 
7/18 - Freediving Workshop 2
7/22 - Aqua SEAL Classroom Orientation
7/23 - Aqua SEAL Pool Workshop 1
7/24 - Aqua SEAL Pool Workshop 2
7/26 - Rescue Diving Pool Workshop 1
7/28 - Marine Biology & Invertebrate ID Seminar
7/28 - Nitrox Scuba Diver Certification Course
7/31 - Advanced Scuba Technique Workshop 1

July Eco Adventures
7/7   - Tidepool Exploration (San Pedro); 7:00am - 12:00pm
7/13 - Following Our Noses:Aromatic Plants (Monrovia CanyonPark); 4:00pm - 7:00pm
7/21 - Forest Bathing & Hydrotheraphy (East Fork San Gabriel River); 6:00am - 12:30pm
7/28 - Exploring Backcountry Forests (Cooper Canyon Falls); 5:50am - 1:30pm

Ongoing Advanced and Master Scuba Diver Certification Courses
We schedule our Advanced and Master Scuba Diver courses to fit your schedule. Join our award-winning certification courses!

Ongoing Scuba Diver Certification Course
New class starts every two weeks. 
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Upcoming Local Dives and Events
7/6 Catalina Island - Bottom Scratcher
7/14 Anacapa/Santa Cruz Island - Peace
7/20-21 Cortes Bank & San Clemente Island - Horizon
7/27 Catalina Island - Bottom Scratcher
Full 2019 trip schedule can be viewed on our website.
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We are Taking Orders for the New Bare Drysuit

If you have been looking for the one drysuit that does it all, you have found it.  
Sentry (men's drysuit) and Guardian (women's drysuit) are Bare's latest flagship suits, incorporating thermal and operational capabilities to meet the demands of the commercial or military diver with the flexibility and comfort of a warm water wetsuit. The Sentry and Guardian are constructed using high density Yamamoto neoprene, Bare's new and improved No Stitch Technology, and BARE’s latest innovation in torso expansion: Automatic Torso X-Tension system (ATX), that works without the restrictions of a crotch strap. 
Call us today at 626-287-6283 to inquire.

Extra Warmth Without Extra Weights

ExoWear is the new lightweight, layerable and neutrally buoyant exposure-protection garment that provides maximum thermal warmth and protection against the harshest elements.

Designed for those exhilarating watersport adventures like diving, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding, ExoWear is BARE’s most versatile line of full suits, jackets, tops, pants, shorts, and accessories. 

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