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Oil Rig Diving-Magician Dive Boat-March 16, 2019-(Advanced divers and above)

Join Channel Islands Dive Adventures on our trip diving the Oil Rig aboard the Magician Dive Boat

Diving the oil rigs can be an incredible experience. Whether you want to take pictures, get scallops or just sight-see there is something for everyone.  Diving a man-made object in the open ocean is mystifying and that is why we keep going back.

nudibranch laying eggs on the oil rigs-asante

Trip Details

  • Where: Oil Rigs
  • Depart from: 22nd Street Landing, San Pedro
  • When: Saturday, March 16, 2019
  • Time: Board at 6:00 am Saturday or after 8:00 pm Friday evening and depart at 7:00 am with us getting back about 4:00 pm
  • Cost: $135.00 includes, 3 dives, lunch, snacks & air

This trip is best suited for 

Advanced divers and above that have experience in cold water conditions including; current, swell, possible limited visibility and deep water. The oil rigs visited are unique and interesting and inherently have more hazards and may not necessarily have the best dive conditions. Most importantly, good buoyancy control is needed and surface signal tubes are always recommended.

Trip Highlights

Diving the oil rigs Eureka, Elley and Ellen can be an awesome experience.  Eureka (about 700’ deep) is the furthest out of the 3 and in most diver’s opinion it is the best to dive. Elley and Ellen (around 260’ deep) are not far from Eureka and are about 8 miles out of Long Beach. Elley and Ellen are connected together by a bridge making them more into an oil rig complex. What makes an oil rig such an incredible dive is the amount of life that live on the legs and cross braces plus you then have the schooling fish and sea lions swimming around the structure.

The rigs are photographer’s dreams come true. The visibility can vary depending on conditions and depth from 20’-100’. Generally, the best vis is 60’ or deeper. Diving the Oil Rigs-Video


On this trip we will have Guest Photographer Zac Arenate joining us to give free tips and suggestions for those who ask. Read more about Zac HERE.

The Boat

The Magician dive boat has been a favorite of SoCal divers for years and Channel Islands Dive Adventures is pleased that we now have added it to our lineup of boats we charter for our dive trips. There is no spearfishing allowed on the Magician. Read more about the Magician HERE.

magician dive boat


If you have any questions, please contact Ken at or call (805) 469-7288