Outer Island Trip - San Breedo Island

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Posted by seahunt on August 17, 2009 at 10:20:43:

I was able to take a trip recently to San Breedo Island on the Sea Bee.
It is not often visited as it is pretty far out there, both west and north of San Miguel Island,
but it is some of my favorite areas to visit for the rugged natural beauty. It's always worth the
trip if you can find a boat making a run out there. Here are some pictures. I hope you like.

The Sea Bee never looked better. It's old and funky, but a nice dive boat and
reasonably equiped.

Leaving Port Hueneme Harbor. You can see the new Navy radar tower on the left.

The Santa Barbara shoreline

The new hottub on the Sea Bee

Anacapa in the distance

A nice sunset as we passed Santa Rosa Island

This looked like a real prospect for a new dive boat for me.

White Rock

Pair of sea Gulls in the palm trees


Nice Sunrise

Sperm Whale

Nice kelp bed in cove mouth. Diving was great. Vis was good. Water was chill.

Another reef with lots of bottom life in the kelp.

Another very nice kelp bed. We did 2 tanks there.


Dive spot number 3. You can swim around either rock fairly easily.


Giant Sand Dunes on the island backside. I think that that is the Wild Wave closer to the
island. There was a lot of debris in the water, mostly kelp and sea foam.

The water was blue blue blue.

The island isn't the biggest of the Channel Islands, but a little telephoto can make it look
like it is.

Someone said that this plant is edible. It is certainly pretty.

It was a little hard to see, but the color says Garabaldi to me.

Yes, it was cool water, but nice.

Anchovy Bait Ball

Unfortunately as we were leaving, there was a very loud noise and it appears that a large
meteor struck the island.

There was nothing left above the water and I suspect that the good diving there is a thing of
the past for at least a few months. We were able to ride in the wave it caused and made shore
remarkably fast. One person retreived a small piece of the meteor that broke off and landed
in the hot tub. Curiously it glowed green. Curiously, so did everyone's eyes as we disembarked
at the dock. It was a trip we will all remember.

Enjoy the diving, seahunt

seahunt Diving For The fun Of It

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