Truth - 2 day Annual Bug Fest, San Nicholas & Santa Cruz Islands (Experienced OW divers and above)-Friday & Saturday, October 11 & 12, 2019

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Date: Friday & Saturday, October 11 & 12, 2019

This year Channel Islands Dive Adventures is moving Bug Fest to San Nicholas Island home of the big boys and someplace we haven't been to in quite a long time for bug season but to do this trip there is an added fuel surcharge as the ride out is much further then your normal trip.  If the Military keeps us from going plan B will Santa Barbara Island. Again we have the Truth chartered for our 10th Annual CIDA Bug Fest on Friday & Saturday, October 11 & 12, 2019.

The plan is to board between 8:00-11:00 pm on Thursday and depart at midnight with us getting back about 6:00 pm Saturday evening. Two day trips are the best and this one you will not want to miss!

If all works out we will dive San Nick all day Saturday including a night dive and then later Saturday night we will move to Santa Cruz Island where we will finish up the trip. San Nick is home to the Big Boys and can be quite good and the reason for that is because the military can make it hard to go there, it is a long ways out and weather can sometimes be a problem. Given that you don't know till you go and in fact it is probably some of the best bug diving you will find. There is lots of rocky shallow and deeper reefs all around the island with LOTS of places for the bugs to hang out in. Afterwards we will plan to move to the Yellowbanks area of Santa Cruz to finish out the trip.

This trip is mainly for bug hunters and if you are not a bug hunter there will still be plenty of diving for you. Also, if you would like to learn more about bug hunting & techniques this trip is for you.


Trip Details

  • Where: 10th Annual Bug Fest, San Nicholas & Santa Cruz Islands
  • Depart from: Santa Barbara, Sea Landing
  • When: Friday & Saturday, October 11 & 12, 2019
  • Time: Board between 8:00-midnight on Thursday and depart at 4:00 am Friday with us getting back about 6:00 pm Saturday evening.
  • Cost: $441.00 includes lot's of dives, 1 night dive, meals, air & reserved bunk *Includes fuel surcharge*


This trip is best suited for Experienced OW divers and above and a great choice for divers wanting to sharpen their diving skills for more advanced trips. The dive sites visited have something for everyone. Dive sites are to be determined by “BEST CONDITIONS” based on water visibility, tides, current, surge, swell and wind. Good buoyancy control and surface signal tubes are always recommended.