Ocean Safari Newsletter - June 2019
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One of the highlights of May was our trip to Santa Barbara Island aboard the Peace Dive Boat. What an amazing day! In May you usually expect green, cold water in California, but on this day the water was 58-62°F and the visibility was 60+ feet! Captain Steven and Chartermaster Thomas chose the three dive sites in perfect order so that we can avoid the approaching weather, and divers enjoyed the best Santa Barbara had to offer that day.

The beauty of Ocean Safari trips is that we plan the dive sites so that everyone with various dive experiences and backgrounds can come and thoroughly enjoy their dive day. Each dive site will have something for everyone, from photographers, freedivers, hunters, and students alike. The weather is getting warmer and the water is becoming nice and blue. If you haven't been coming out because it has been chilly, it is now time to wake up and get wet!
Our new underwater photo seminar and workshop hosted by our resident pro photographer, Mike Brock, got off to a great start. Beginning Underwater Photography Seminar and Pool Photography Workshop were held in May, and the Openwater Photo Workshop is scheduled during our June 1st trip to Santa Cruz Island. Don't let the "beginning" in the seminar title fool you. This is a seminar for underwater photography enthusiasts of all levels. Several of the participants have been shooting for years, and they all took home some valuable tips and techniques.

The next seminar is June 29, with pool workshop on July 13 and field seminar on July 14. You can sign up for individual sessions or all three.
Did you know that Ocean Safari is an official Freediving Training Center? We held a professional level freediving certification course over the Memorial Day weekend. Taught by industry-renowned, freediving champion Seamus Callaghan, our divers went as deep as 100 feet in one breath, and improved breath-holding techniques to be able to hold our breath on land for over 5 minutes! 

Whether you are just interested but never tried before, or have been freediving for years, we have classes to improve your skills. We have ongoing freediving pool workshops (next one June 27), basic freediving seminar, and our next professional level certification course will be in September. 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&2 Certification Course is scheduled for the Labor Day weekend, August 31 to September 2.

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.
Call us at 626-287-6283 for details.

Newfoundland Dive & Eco Expedition May 15-24, 2020
Adventure of a Lifetime - Only 10 spots available
This expedition will be one for the books if you’re a true underwater explorer. We have amazing experiences for both divers and non-divers (adventurers) alike. Divers will explore some World War II wrecks sunk by German U boats, hunt for huge scallops the size of your hand (bring home up to 50 scallops!), visit an eerie but beautiful whale bone graveyard, and encounter breathtaking reefs and walls full of cold-water marine life. Adventurers will have the chance to explore with divers to see marine life while snorkeling, visit a historic mine, kayak underneath waterfalls, enjoy Bell Island, and soak in natural hot springs. 
Call us soon to secure your spot.
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Join Us on Our First San Miguel Trip of 2019!
San Miguel Island aboard the Truth - June 22, 2019
San Miguel
Who is ready for an adventure? It's time to start heading out to the outer Channel Islands.

Due to its location, San Miguel Island is constantly exposed to the severe climate and surrounded by cold and nutrient-rich water. Only a handful of divers make it out there to enjoy diving the pristine dive sites teeming with abundant marine life. Will you be one of them?
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Two-Day Dive Adventure aboard the Horizon
Cortes Bank & San Clemente Island - July 20 & 21, 2019
Last October we made it to Cortes Bank aboard the Horizon. We are heading back to the world famous seamount in July. The luscious giant kelp forest, pink-purple coralline algae, purple hydrocorals, and myriad of marine life await us.
Sail away with us for a one-of-a-kind nautical experience and take away unforgettable memories.
Book this Trip

June Events, Seminars and Courses
6/1   - Underwater Navigation Seminar
6/1   - Openwater Photo Workshop 
6/6   - Rescue Workshop 1

6/8   - Fish Identification Seminar
6/12 - Rescue Workshop 2

6/16 - Underwater Hunting Seminar
6/26 - Advanced Scuba Technique Workshop 1
6/27 - Freediving Workshop 1
6/29 - Beginning Underwater Photography Seminar

June Eco Adventures
6/2 - Ecology for the Wilderness Explorer (East Fork San Gabriel River); 7:00am - 12:30pm
6/8 - Tidepool Exploration (San Pedro); 8:00am - 1:00pm
6/16 - Father's Day Full Moon Night Hike (Monrovia Hillside Preserve); 7:00pm - 9:30pm

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. Please call 626-287-6283 for details.
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Upcoming Local Dives and Events
6/1 West Santa Cruz Island - Peace
6/9 Oil Rig - Asante
6/15 Santa Barbara Island - Peace
6/22 San Miguel Island - Truth
6/30 Anacapa/E Santa Cruz Isl - Explorer

Full 2019 trip schedule can be viewed on our website.
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Extra Warmth Without Extra Weights

Bare ExoWear is a three layer wet/dry thermal undergarment & stand alone tropical exposure suit. The external shell is water-resistant lycra, with a tetra-polyurethane windproof barrier melded to the internal OmniRed fleece lining (infrared technology to keep you warmer!). Studies have shown that the ExoWare materials slow cooling by 36% compared to diving in swimsuits and rash guards alone.
Exowear can be used for all watersports including diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and SUP. You can even use it while skiing or snowboarding!
Whether you need a jacket, pants, vest, gloves, socks, or a full suit, keep warm for all your sports activities! We have them in stock. 

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