Advanced Diving at it’s Best-San Miguel Pinnacles-Peace Dive Boat-August 16 & 17, 2019-(Advanced divers and above)

brittle star at san miguel islandSan Miguel has some excellent dive sites to choose from and has much less diver pressure then the other islands and any time you can get out and dive the outer pinnacles you are in for a treat! Join Channel Islands Dive Adventures aboard the Peace with the Sea Divers for a 2 day trip to San Miguel Island & the outer pinnacles on Friday/Saturday, August 16 & 17, 2019.

The plan is to board on Thursday between 8:00-11:00 pm with the Peace departing at midnight. Captain Eric and crew always do their best to get to the best dive sites possible.

San Miguel Island has many excellent sites to offer from beautiful kelp forests and large rocky reefs to pinnacles with tons of life on them. San Miguel is more weather dependent than any other island and the reward when you are there diving can be seen immediately. San Miguel is also home to some of the best pinnacles and dive sites you will ever dive. Two fantastic sites are Wilson’s Rock which is two miles off the northwest side of San Miguel and Richardson’s Rock which is eight miles northwest of San Miguel. On rare occasions when you can make it to either of these sites you are in for a treat. San Miguel is host to many great dive sites like, Wyckoff Ledge, Skyscraper, Castle Rock, Prince Island and more.

sheephead at san miguel islandThis trip is best suited for Advanced divers and above that have experience in cold water conditions including; current, swell, kelp, possible limited visibility and possible deep water. 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: Peace to San Miguel Island
  • Depart from: Ventura Harbor
  • When: Friday/Saturday, August 16 & 17, 2019
  • Time: Board the Peace  between 8:00-11:00 pm on Thursday with the Peace departing at midnight
  • Cost: $380.00 includes 8 dives, 1 night dive, meals, air and reserved bunks
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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 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.


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 or call  (805) 469-7288