San Diego's stunning coastline features some world-class dive sites and some of the most beautiful kelp forests in the world. Below are some of the best dive sites in San Diego:
La Jolla Cove - Featuring a plethora of interesting reef areas, caves and kelp, La Jolla Cove is one of the most renowned dive sites in San Diego. This is a great place for underwater photographers, videographers, deep divers and night divers. The marine life is plentiful, due to the cove's location as part of the La Jolla Park Ecological Reserve. You might spot garibaldi, California's state fish, as well as the rare giant black sea bass. The kelp beds are located about 400 yards northwest of the Cove.
HMCS Yukon - The HMCS Yukon was intentionally sunk in 2000 to become an artificial reef, and it lies less than two miles off the coast of San Diego in approximately 100 feet of water. The emerging reef has attracted divers from all over the area, and has quickly become one of the main local attractions in San Diego for scuba divers.
Note that you need to be a certified diver to get your tanks filled and to dive legally with local operators.
- Clubs and Organizations:
- • Dive Animals Scuba Club San Diego: www.diveanimals.com
- • Pacific Coast Divers: www.pacificcoastdivers.com
- General Information and Useful Websites:
- • Scuba San Diego: www.scubasandiego.com
- • Scuba Diving in San Diego: www.heff.net/scuba
- • Scuba Diving San Diego - Information about San Diego Scuba Diving: www.scubadivingsandiego.com
- Diving Tours and Centers:
- • Aqua Tech Dive Center: www.divecenter.com
- • OEX Dive & Kayak: ww.oexcalifornia.com
- • Dive California: www.divecalifornia.com
- SCUBA Schools:
- • Diving Locker: www.divinglocker.com
- • San Diego Scuba Diving Lessons: www.sdro.com/sandiego_scubadiving
- • Underwater Schools of America: www.usascuba.com