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Backside of Santa Cruz Island-Peace Dive Boat-February 2, 2019-(OW divers and above)

The backside of Santa Cruz Island is full of excellent dive sites

During your day you will see healthy kelp forests, rocky reefs, lots of marine life and maybe some of the resident Bald Eagles. Santa Cruz Island is great for the hunter, photographer and sightseer.

rockfish at santa cruz island aboard the peace dive boat


Trip Details

  • Where: Backside Santa Cruz Island
  • When: Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019
  • Time: Board at 6:00 am (or after 8:00 pm on Friday night) with the Peace departing at 7:00 am, the approx. time back to the dock is 6:00 pm.
  • Cost: $145.00 includes, 3 dives, food, snacks, drinks & air and reserved bunk

This trip is best suited for 

OW divers and above that have experience in cold water conditions possibly including some current, swell, kelp and  possible limited visibility. 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 Highlights

The backside of Santa Cruz is usually calm and sheltered from bad weather and full of excellent dive spots. Some of the sites are around the anchorages such as; Blue Banks, Alberts and Willows. Some are up against the island with walls or steep slopes and others that are close to a point such as Bowen Point have rocky outcropping that extend out under the water. The depths range from 20’-80’ and visibility often runs from 20’-60’. This is an excellent trip for any level diver.


The Boat

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 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. Read more about the Peace HERE.



If you have any questions, please

contact Ken at or call (805) 469-7288