Santa Barbara Island is a nature preserve with very limited boat access; therefore, it’s a special treat to dive with the sea lions there. On the day of the trip, our boat was the only one made it to the island with 28 divers on-board. Upon arrival we were greeted by dozens of friendly and curious sea lions who allowed us to get really close before swimming away, bumping into us once in a while. Needless to say we thoroughly enjoyed the experience!
Listen closely and you'll hear the faint sound sea lions make underwater.