Published: August 9th 2007July 4th 2007
It's hard to refuse 4 days and 4 nights of SCUBA diving the warm water of California's southern Channel Islands. Being a live-aboard ship, all food and accomodations are taken care of. The only thing we had to worry about is how many dives to do per day, 2, 3 or 4? Exactly how long should I lay in the sun on the upper deck? Should I have a second serving of cake or dive with the spearfisherman? Should I do a night dive, or maybe I should wake up early and be the only one besides the captain to see the sunrise over the Pacific Ocean Wilderness.
Leaving from the Santa Barbara Harbor on the Californian Riviera, the Truth Aquatics vessel was equipped for another epic journey. This was my second year on the trip, and it proved to be just as spectacular as last year. Most of the diving was done off the shores of San Celemente, closer to San Diego than anything else. Catalina also proved to be incredible this year, always surprising to me because all the development makes it feel a tad less wild than the other Channel Islands. But dont let Avalon fool you,
The Wake of our Boat, Sunrise
Believe it or not: taken from the Bow of the boat going 15 knots in glassy water- the wake of the bow rippled over into the smooth water, I leaned over the boat and took about 15 shots to get this image!
Catalina is filled with Aquarium like conditions and tons of unique diving!
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