SoCal Shootout 2 Day Trip

SoCal Shootout 2 Day Trip

SoCal Shootout 2-Day Trip

Santa Barbara Island, Santa Cruz & Anacapa

Up to 9 dives on the world-famous Peace boat, $360

Friday & Saturday September 8-9th, 2017

Call to Sign up 310-915-6677 or pay here:

Don't forget to sign up for the SoCal Shootout!


Friday and Saturday, September 8-9th, 2017. The Peace Dive Boat departs from Ventura at 2AM Friday morning. You MUST Board the boat Thursday night!


Santa Barbara, Anacapa and Santa Cruz Islands

What will you see & tips:

Santa Barbara Island - home to a huge rookery for Sea Lions, these playful animals are one of the biggest attractions for diving SBI. However this small unpopulated island is also home to angle sharks, beautiful kelp forests, great reefs and more.

Santa Cruz Island - excellent diving and great macro life make Santa Cruz one of the most popular diving locations in the Channel Islands. Sea Lions, Sea Bass, schools of fish, tons of nudibranchs and other macro critters abound.

Anacapa Island - lots of marine life in the marine protected areas make Anacapa incredible. Often this time of year we see Giant Black Sea Bass, bat rays, harbor seals, sea lions and more. Lots of lobster and other critters hiding in the kelp forest, along with lots of schooling fish, sheep head, garibaldi and more.

*all sites weather dependent

Quick Info:

  • Mid-September usually offers the absolute warmest waters and best visiblity of the year
  • Nitrox available for an extra charge, paid on the boat.
  • Unwind in the hot tub after the day of diving.
  • No hunting, no students, long dives!
  • Up to 9 dives conditions permitting, including a night dive
  • Delicious sit-down dinner served Friday night on the boat
  • Great way to be in the center of the action during the SoCal Shootout - often people on board end up winning prizes in the contest!
  • Dates correspond with the Bluewater Photo & Video SoCal Shootout. Be in the middle of the action for the best chance at getting some great photos!
  • Board the boat in Ventura, California after 7:30PM, on the evening of  Thursday, Sep 7th.
  • Boat Departs @ 2AM Friday morning, Sept 8th.
  • Boat returns around 6:30PM on Saturday, Sep 9th.
  • Bunks will be assigned, bunks have a pillow and blanket
  • All food & air fills are included, nitrox avail for extra $$ (paid on boat)
  • Directions to the boat at at
  • Contact the boat for tanks, weights or dive gear rental
  • Contact Bluewater Photo for camera gear rental

Cancellation Policy:

  • Full cancellation up to 2 months before
  • 50% refund up to 1 month before departure date
  • No refund within 1 month of trip date

Why Dive with Bluewater:

Our trips are geared towards the underwater photographer. We aim to dive the best sites for photography, weather dependent. There are NO students on board, NO hunting and NO oversold boats. Come dive with us for a very enjoyable day on the water in SoCal!

Underwater Photos:

Kelp forest in the northern channel islands


We will probably see giant black sea bass


Purple hydrocoral awaits us


There will be lots of beautiful nudibranchs


Sea lions will be frolicking


Sea lions love to come in for a close look


Torpedo rays are common at Santa Cruz island


Angel sharks are common at Santa Barbara island