Bug Hunting at Talcott Shoals, Santa Rosa Island-Peace-Dec. 8, 2018

lobsters in southern californiaDiving Talcott Shoals, Santa Rosa Island can be some of the best for lobsters when weather permits and Channel Islands Dive Adventures is sharing a charter with our friends at Ocean Safaris aboard the Peace on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018.

The plan is to board between 8:00-midnight on Friday, Dec. 7th and depart at 2:00 am with us getting back about 6:00 pm Saturday evening. This trip should be lots of FUN and one you will not want to miss!

lobsters in southern californiaDiving the Talcott Shoals area off the front side of Santa Rosa Island area for bugs can be quite good and in fact probably some of the best when the weather permits. It is a very large area with lots of ledges running parallel with little places for the bugs to hide. There is also lots of rock piles and rock debris between the parallel which make excellent lobster condos. The focus of this trip is mainly for lobster hunting butlobsters in southern california if you are not a bug hunter there will still be plenty of diving for you. If you are a newbie bug hunter and would like to learn more about it along with some good tips & techniques this trip is for you.

This trip is best suited for Experienced OW divers and above that have experience in cold water conditions including; current, swell and possible limited visibility. Most importantly, good buoyancy control is needed and surface signal tubes are always recommended.

Trip Details

  • Where: Talcott ShoalsSanta Rosa Islands
  • Depart from: Ventura Harbor
  • When: Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018
  • Time: Board 8:00 pm-midnight on Friday, Dec. 7th and depart at 2:00 am with us getting back around 6:00 pm
  • Cost: $170.00 includes 3 dives, meals & air
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The 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 divemasters 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 18CFM compressors for air and nitrox and the world famous hot tub. The Peace can fill to 3500psi 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.


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. 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.


For trips on the Peace you will need to bring all your own gear and 1 tank. Gear rentals are not available through the Peace. If you need gear rentals you will need to arrange that through your local dive shop.

The Peace is in the Ventura Harbor and is located next to Island Packers at 1691 Spinnaker Dr. G – Dock. See  directions here.

To sign up and pay for trip or if you have any questions, please

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