AN OCEAN ADVENTURE COMPANY


Learn, explore, and adventure into our beautiful oceans.
Whether it’s learning to scuba dive, photographing whales, or diving with sharks, we can make your dreams happen – safely.
We draw from our expertise in and around the ocean to teach, educate, and develop amazing experiences.

Join us… and let’s live, see, and experience Something Different.

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Scuba Tours

We love scuba diving in La Jolla. As your personal scuba tour guides, it’s our goal to show you how beautiful our San Diego waters are.

From scuba diving the gorgeous kelp forests at La Jolla Cove to the canyon wall at La Jolla Shores, the La Jolla Ecological Reserve has it all – beautiful, diverse marine life and the chance of seeing something amazing.

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Shark Diving

Experience the thrill of a cageless encounter in a safe, professional environment with these sleek open ocean sharks.

If you’re ready to truly do something different come out with the SDE team and join us for snorkeling or freediving with Blue Sharks, Mako Sharks and Hammerhead Sharks off San Diego.

No experience or certification required!

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Ocean Safari

Venture offshore with our knowledgeable guides who will give you a deeper understanding of any pelagic creatures you may encounter.

This tour offers unique possibilities for increased animal activity and up close encounters with various marine animals – to include but not limited to mola molas, whales, dolphins, bait balls and kelp paddies.

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Snorkel Tours

The snorkeling in La Jolla is some of the best in all of California. If you’re vacationing in San Diego or just in town for the weekend, La Jolla snorkeling is an amazing activity for ocean-lovers and families alike.

Whether you snorkel with the leopard sharks of La Jolla Shores or the caves and sea lions of La Jolla Cove, a guided snorkel tour is a great way to see our San Diego oceans.

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Scuba Training

SD Expeditions offers La Jolla scuba classes, but we offer you more than just a certification.

We believe scuba lessons should be greater than a set of skills and a certification test – your scuba certification is your first step to enjoying all the wonders of our underwater world.

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Meet our team




Nick Lebeouf

FOUNDER

Nick Lebeouf

Nick was one of the original founders of the company. He leads expeditions and heads up company operations.

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Mark McQueen

CAPTAIN

Mark McQueen

Mark serves as a captain and Dive Master for SD Expeditions. He is also a business consultant with over 20 years as a business executive in marketing.

Frank Asencio

Instructor - Tour Guide

Frank Asencio

Frank Asencio is a PADI Dive Instructor and has taught over 300 Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver, and Divemaster students.

Christy Varga

Dive Master - Tour Guide

Christy Varga

Christy was first certified as a diver during her Junior year of college at University of Rhode Island and serves as Dive Safety Officer and Aquarist at the Sealife Aquarium.

Janel McQueen

Booking - Marketing

Janel McQueen

Janel has been a certified diver since 2005 and is dedicated to taking excellent care of the customers and their scheduling needs.

Matt Jozwiak

Captain - Tour Guide

Matt Jozwiak

Matt is a boat captain and dive master for SD expeditions. When not in the water he travels as an outdoor documentary and lifestyle photographer.

Mallory Morgan

Tour Guide - Instructor

Mallory Morgan

Mallory is a marine conservation biologist, Master of Advanced Studies in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation. Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies and International Affairs

Kyle McBurnie

Co-Founder - Photographer

Kyle McBurnie

Kyle is an expedition leader, environmental activist and image-maker.

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Emily Callahan

Tour Guide - Divemaster

Emily Callahan

Emily is a marine conservation biologist, She has a B.A. in Environmental Science and an M.A.S degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation.

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Featured Photographers

Shows we have worked with

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SD Expeditions has had the pleasure of working with many top television shows and photographic journalists from all over the world.

We offer custom charters to film crews and photographers to help capture some of the most stunning imagery.

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