Diving the Channel Islands

Also known as the Galapagos of North America, the Channel Islands are a protected park within America’s National Park system. You will feel as if you had gone back in time while diving among kelp forests that reach up to 37 meters (120 feet) high; Diving in the Channel Island you will find marine life that doesn’t exist anywhere in the world, making diving experience will be truly unique. The most popular islands to go diving in the Channel Islands are Anacapa Island, Santa Cruz Island, Santa Rosa Island, San Miguel Island, and Santa Barbara Island. All these islands are best reachable by liveaboard.

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Wildlife in Channel Islands
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Whales
Humpback Whale
Bryde's Whale
Blue Whale
Grey Whale
Killer Whale / Orca
Dolphins
Common Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin
Sharks
Great White Shark
Angel Shark
Rays
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Skate (fish)
Guitarfish
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Pipefish
Fishes
Ocean Sunfish
Moray Eel
Wrasse
Wolf Eel
Sweetlips and Grunts
Garibaldi fish
Molluscs
Octopus
Squid
Crustaceans
Shrimps
Lobster
Crab
Jellyfish
Sea Nettle
Moon Jellyfish
Portuguese Man o'War
Wildlife in Channel Islands
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Whales
Humpback Whale
Bryde's Whale
Blue Whale
Grey Whale
Killer Whale / Orca
Dolphins
Common Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin
Sharks
Great White Shark
Angel Shark
Rays
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Skate (fish)
Guitarfish
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Pipefish
Fishes
Ocean Sunfish
Moray Eel
Wrasse
Wolf Eel
Sweetlips and Grunts
Garibaldi fish
Molluscs
Octopus
Squid
Crustaceans
Shrimps
Lobster
Crab
Jellyfish
Sea Nettle
Moon Jellyfish
Portuguese Man o'War

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