Scuba diving in Los Angeles
Los Angeles diving is one of the most famous diving
destinations in the state of California. Its beautiful
beaches have some famous wrecks and dive sites; which
attracts divers of all levels of expertise. Los Angeles is preffered by many divers because of its variety in dive
sites and the great visibility. It is also home to
kinds of sea life like sea lions and many other kinds of
marine mammals. Whales and halibut visit the area in their
Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with
Los Angeles dive
centers for safety, additional information, level required
for each dive site and without being accompanied by a
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 21°C and 28°C (70° F and
Average Water surface temperature: 14° C to 24° C (58°F to
Visibility often averaging: Visibility is between 30 and 60
feet (10 to 18 meters).
Coldest time: January
Warmest time: August
Possible to dive all year round.
Loa Angeles is surrounded by very famous islands, such as
Catalina Island, Santa Barbra Island and San Clement
Island. These islands are great diving destinations in which
you will enjoy a new experience and a large variety of
diving. Los Angeles dive sites
are rich in flora and fauna
and have thousands of colorful fish and marine life. Most
divers like to dive in here on the wrecks and reef sites.
Its great visibility and the beautiful creatures that
inhabit it just make it a unique place.
Some of Los Angeles dive sites.
Westward Beach suits beginner and advanced divers as well.
It is at a depth of 20 to 65 feet (6 to 20 meters). The site
is home to many kinds of sea life including sea pens, spider
crabs, sand stars, bat rays and halibut.
Redondo Submarine Canyon is at a depth ranging from 10 to
100 feet (3 to 30 meters). This is a great spot for diving;
the canyon walls drop off quickly which makes it suitable
for advanced divers. The site is home to blue sharks,
decorator crabs, sand stars, and anemones on broken pilings.
The site is also great for night dives, but be careful no
Abalone Cove is a beginner and intermediate dive site at a
depth of 10 to 60 feet (3 to 18 meters). It is also a great
Old Marineland is another beginner and intermediate site. It
is at a depth of 10 to 50 feet (3 to 15 meters). You can
have the chance to observe gray whales passing by in the
migration season south in the fall and north in the spring.
The site is also home to game fish, golden gorgonian and eel
grass. This site is suitable for snorkeling as well.
The Wreck of the Salsilito is a beginner dive site at a
depth of 10 to 25 feet (3 to 7 meters)deep. The wreck sunk
in 1932 and it is a shallow dive site. The site is home to
scallops, sheephead, lobsters and halibut visits the area in