August trip: Looking toward the Gaviota coast from Naples Reef, a Marine Protected Area (MPA)
Oil slick on the water – beautiful patterns but a sad reminder of the Refugio oil spill in May
Chilly after a day in the water
Carl, Jacek, and Dave, fellow divers from the Paradise Dive Club
September trip: Dawn departure from the Santa Barbara harbor
As close as Ray ever gets to being a morning person...
Ray emerges from dense kelp, a key indicator of the health of this protected dive site
Leopard sharks were everywhere!
Visibility was much better than on August's trip
California diving doesn't get much better than Naples on a sunny day (2-minute video clip, click to play)