dive report

Channel Islands Diving Report

Santa Cruz, Channel Islands Dive Report

Photos from the first Underwater Photography Guide trip of 2010


24 of us set sail on the Peace boat to Santa Cruz Island for some Channel Islands diving, with camera and video recorders in hand. We left at 3AM, and the 3 1/2 hour journey to Gull Island, at the southwest corner of Santa Cruz, was fairly smooth except for an hour of bumps as we crossed the channel from Ventura to Anacapa Island.


As we arrived at Gull island, Santa Cruz - The sun was out, and California Grey whales surrounded the boat! They were all over the place.


california grey whale

Photo by Carl Gwinn. F11, 1/1250th, 300mm