Cleo Street, Laguna Beach
With any dive site, you should check the conditions online prior to diving and then visually check them once you are at the location. While we will try to keep this list updated, please note that hours, parking, closures, etc may be different than listed. Diving is inherently risky, please use good judgment on every dive.
Crescent Bay has quite a bit to offer the diving world, with its cove being about ¼ a mile in length and rocky structures both to the north and south ends that offer a wide array of marine life. This is also the entry point for divers making their way to Seal Rock.
Diver’s Cove is a fantastic site that has numerous different areas to explore. Being a marine preserve, it is an excellent place to spot small sharks, large fish, and even bat rays!
Generally less crowded due to its rocky entry and limited parking, this site has lots of nooks and crannies to explore! Keep in mind this cove is not as sheltered as the other Laguna dive sites and conditions can change dramatically. Plan your dives accordingly! (Due to glitch with google maps, you may need to be logged in to a google account to view the map - despite its settings being at "public")
With its ease of entry and exit points, awesome swim-throughs, and abundant marine life, Shaws Cove is one of the most popular Southern California beach diving sites.
Taking up to 30 people, the Cee Ray feels spacious even at capacity (feel like escaping from up top? Head downstairs to bunks that run around the entire length of boat, both sides). Serving breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks. Please bring all gear needed for diving.
Two quick boats, the Hattitude holds 6 while the Asante holds 14. Both will get you out to your sites, diving, and back with plenty of time to enjoy the rest of your day.
Taking up to 22 people, with air-conditioned bunks, aft & fore decks for relaxing, and a nice galley (which is quite the understatement). Serves breakfast, lunch, snacks, and drinks – you won’t leave hungry. All gear needs to be brought with.
Overnight parking available with a pass (you can get the pass on the boat).
Taking up to 20 people, but typically running with limited loads, the Westerly is the "new old boat." Once a dive boat, it was turned into a fishing vessel. The new owner has restored her to a dive boat and restored the boat. With numerous bunks, good food, and legit customer service it's a great dive boat. Serving breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks. Please bring all gear needed for diving.
Not a lot of parking, but easy entry/easy dive site. Please be courteous to the neighbors.
A popular rock climbing location (as well as background for numerous television shows, commercials, and movies), Point Dume Is also one of our favorite beach dives. Interesting underwater structure, seal lions and seals, and larger than average fish make it a great dive site. A hefty surface swim, unforgiving current, and larger than average waves make it a dive only for confident advanced divers.
With its easy parking, obvious path, and simple (but full) dive site Malaga Cove is a standard go-to location for beginning divers.
Both Terranea & Long Point have rocky entries. Long Point should only be attempted by experienced divers.
Massive dive site. Rocky, but easy entry as long as conditions are fine.
A fantastic spot for deep and night dives, Vet’s Park is a great site for new as well as experienced divers. Ease of parking, numerous restrooms, and bountiful marine life make it a favorite among California divers.