Originally named Las Mesitas or "Little Tables" by explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo in 1542 Anacapa Island lies at 34.004 north latitude -119.39 W longitude and just 40 minutes from Ventura Dive & Sport. Anacapa is made up of three islets with the largest at a length of two miles and rising 930ft above sea level. In 1932 an automated lighthouse and beacon were installed and are in use today with a few modifications for modern navigation. The island became part of the Channel Islands National Park by act of Congress in 1980 and is part of 125,000 square acres of federally protected recreation area.

Diving off Anacapa offers a wide variety of diving from deep to shallow, and kelp to rock reef. You will find areas of game reserve where huge fish ranging from Black Sea Bass to Nudibranchs thrive. There is also plenty of opportunity for spear fishing and lobster hunting (in season) outside the game reserve. We have a number of outstanding dive sites staked out around these little islands so all you need to do is dive in.

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