Barnacle Blog The Bottom Times Blog Good News...And Bad I’ll get the bad news out of the way first: The diving was disappointing on the 4th of July at Catalina. Although we had moments of brilliance, visibility was generally poor. Of course when conditions are not great is when we look for little stuff: nudibranchs, gobies and the like. Octopus, sea lions, giant sea bass were all fleetingly spotted during the day. The GOOD news starts with the kelp beds. They are back with a vengeance, dense, robust and full of life. And the boat was filled with a... READ MORE Leo Carrillo Camping Weekend Your favorite camp camping weekend is back! On September 7-9 the club invades the sleepy, quiet, state camp ground at Leo Carrillo Beach. Located just a few miles north of Malibu, Leo Carrillo State Beach is real get away from the hustle and bustle of LA. All your cares will melt away as you enter this secluded beach destination. This state park recreation area is comprised of about 100 camp sites, a small general store, toilet and shower facilities, and 1.5 miles of incredible sandy beach front! There are lots of... READ MORE Cee Ray to Catalina Frontside August 18th is the day for our day trip to dive the front side of Catalina Island! Ship Rock, Bird Rock, Blue Caverns and Italian Gardens are just a few of these incredible, protected, underwater sites that we'll potentially visit on this day of diving. Ledges, walls, rocky reefs, boulders, swim throughs and plenty of kelp forests abound in this area and you're likely to encounter varied and abundant marine life; such as garabaldi, sheepshead, lobsters, rays, giant sea bass, octopus and the occasional sea lion. Waters are generally more protected... READ MORE Upcoming Events There are no upcoming events at this time.