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Spectacular Santa Barbara Island-Peace Dive Boat-May 6, 2017-(Experienced OW divers and above)

There are many excellent dive sites around Santa Barbara Island and add in the good visibility and usually warmer water and you have some spectacular diving. Join Channel Islands Dive Adventures aboard the Peace with our friends at PCH Scuba for a trip to Santa Barbara Island on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

brittle star at santa barbara islandThe plan is to board between 8:00-midnight Friday evening  and depart Saturday morning at 2:00 am for a trip to do some excellent diving at Santa Barbara Island doing 4 dives with us getting back to the dock about 6:00 pm. This trip will be a good for all divers.

sealion at santa barbara islandThere are many excellent dive sites around Santa Barbara Island and the main reason most divers like to go there is because of the seals and sea lions at the Rookery, off the island’s southeast side. They can be fun to watch spinning and twirling just like acrobats. They will also swim at you and then turn at the last sheephead at santa barbara islandpossible moment as they blow bubbles at you. Santa Barbara Island also has some very beautiful reefs lush with kelp and underwater arches. Some of the really good sites are Sea Lion Wall, Sutil Island, Shag Rock , Websters point plus many more. There is much to see and do for the photographer, sightseer and hunter so why not come out and join us!

This trip is best suited for Experienced OW divers and above and a great choice for divers wanting to sharpen their diving skills for more advanced trips. The dive sites visited have something for everyone. Dive sites are to be determined by “BEST CONDITIONS” based on water visibility, tides, current, surge, swell and wind. Good buoyancy control and surface signal tubes are always recommended

Trip Details

  • Where: Santa Barbara Island
  • Depart From: Ventura Harbor
  • When: Saturday, May 6, 2017
  • Time: Board between 8:00 pm-midnight Friday evening with the Peace departing at 2:00 am, the approx. time back to the dock is 6:00 pm.
  • Cost: $170.00 includes, 4 dives, food & air and reserved bunk
  • Pay Onlineclick here to pay

Peace dive boatThe Peace is widely known as a first class dive boat ideal for single and multi-day trips to the Channel Islands and beyond. The Captain and crew are all dive-masters and DAN oxygen providers. The safety of the passengers is of utmost importance to them and at the same time they are happy to get you to the best possible dive sites that they can.

The Peace is 65’x 22’ and has single and double bunks that sleep 32. All bunks have privacy curtains, lights, pillows and blankets. There are 2 heads with showers along with an outdoor fresh water shower. There is also a clothes dryer if needed.

On the dive deck there is plenty of room for everyone along with a sundeck, live game well for all the hunters, 12’ inflatable chase boat, two 18 CFM compressors for air and nitrox and the world famous hot tub. The Peace can fill to 3500 psi and for nitrox (additional charge) they are equipped with a DNAx membrane system setup for 32% fills. With the membrane system there is no need for O2 clean tanks.

Peace dive boat

Inside there is a large galley with a TV and VCR player along with an area for cameras with lots of 110 volt outlets for your charging needs and this is also where all the delicious meals are cooked and served. Meals for a typical day will include a starter breakfast of oatmeal, toast, bagels, fruit, cereal, juice and more. You then can make your first dive and afterwards have a full hot breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes and more. For lunch there is always a big spread with a theme like Italian, Mexican or something else. Save room, because later in the day there is still a homemade desert usually along with ice cream. If you’re on a multi-day trip, then there is still a big dinner along with more deserts. Just make sure you dive as much as possible to burn off all the food. For drinks there is a soda machine, ice and there is always water available. If you feel inclined to bring your own alcoholic drinks, that is also OK, just please bring your own cooler and ice to store them in.

All trips on the Peace include food, snacks, drinks & air.

Peace dive boat

For trips on the Peace you will need to bring all your own gear and 1 tank. Gear rentals are no longer available through the Peace. If you need gear rentals you can arrange in advanced with the Spectre or your local dive shop.

The Peace is in the Ventura Harbor and is located next to Island Packers at 1691 Spinnaker Dr. G – Dock. For directions, please see their map and for more information please see the California Dive News Peace review.


To sign up and pay for the trip or if you have any questions, please contact Ken at

info@channelislandsdiveadventures.com or call (805) 469-7288