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Scuba diving in Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches located in southern Orange County. It consists of a number of interesting shore dives and offers a variety of diving activities. Laguna Beach has world class beaches with great dive sites right off of the beaches. Both beginner and advanced divers will find something as they explore its beautiful reefs.

Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with Laguna Beach dive centers for safety, additional information, level required for each dive site and without being accompanied by a professional.
All the information provided is purely informative for our readers and shouldn't be used as is to plan your immersion.

Average annual temperature: Between 20°C and 25°C (68° F and 77° F).
Average Water surface temperature: 14° C (58°F to).
Visibility often averaging: Visibility is between 20 and 40 feet (6 to 12 meters).
Coldest time: December
Warmest time: August
Possible to dive all year round.

Laguna Beach is one of the most famous diving destinations in Orange County. Its beautiful beaches are home to many kinds of aqua life. Its rocky reefs offer great experiences for the novice and adventurous divers. Although there are easy dives for beginners, advanced divers will find some challenging dives here.

Some of Laguna Beach dive sites.

Laguna Main Beach is a beautiful dive site. It is at a depth of 10 to 25 feet (3 to 7 meters). The site has several rock reefs which are home to many kinds of aqua life.

Aliso Beach is a great diving spot. The reef to the east has many small rock crevices that you can explore with your flash light. The west side is also a great place. The reef runs along the beach and has huge holes that are home to large lobsters.

Treasure Island is a shallow dive site at a depth ranging from 18 to 25 feet (5 to 7 meters). You may see large halibut and bass while diving this area. The site has some kelp in it.

Woods cove has some of the best diving in Laguna Beach. Its bottom drops off sharply and can be covered with rocks and shells. Try to explore the rooky reefs and watch the abundance sea life.

Diver's cove is a famous dive site known for night dives. It is at a depth range of 15 to35 feet (4 to 10 meters) with a visibility of 5 to 20 feet (1 to 6meters). Painted greenlings, bat rays, lobsters and horn sharks may be found in here.

Fisherman's Cove is a reef dive site located between Shaw's Cove and Diver's cove. You will find many crevices and holes which make this site interesting. It is home to mussels, urchins, garibaldi, kelp bass, sea cucumbers and starfish. This site is at a depth ranging from 15 to 35 feet (4 to 10 meters).

Shaw's Cove is a great dive site at a depth of 10 to 45 feet (3 to 13 meters). This sandy beach is famous for the abundance of sea life like garibaldi, blacksmith, and sheephead. If you are lucky you may encounter with horn sharks, halibut, blennies and moray eels.

Crescent Bay is a very large area and it includes the dive sites "Dead Man's Reef" and Seal Rock" . The middle of the cove has a flat sandy bottom which makes it suitable for training purposes. On Seal Rock you may see Sea Lions basking and goind into and out of the water. You are advised not to get too close to the Sea Lions, first of all because sea creatures should be observed but left in peace and secondly because the males are extremely protective of the females. The may mistake your intentions. Dead Man's Reef on the other hand is more suited for advanced divers as it is a long way from the shore. On this dive you will be likely to see lots of morays and large schools of fish. The depths on these sites is 15 to 35 feet (4 to 10 meters) with a good visibility from 10 to 20 feet (3 to 6 meters). They are home to many kinds of aqua life including reef fish, schooling fish, lobster, octopus as well as bats rays, cabezon, halibut, moray eel and sea lion.
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