Scuba diving in Sunnyvale
Sunnyvale in Santa Clara County is famous for the
diversity of diving spots. Snorkelers and scuba divers enjoy
diving in its dive sites located in San Francisco Bay and
the Pacific Ocean. Sea lions, seals Kelp forests and reefs
systems attract divers with all levels of expertise.
Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with
centers for safety, additional information, level
required for each dive site and without being accompanied by
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 17°C and 26°C
(64° F and 79° F)
Visibility often averaging: Visibility is between 5
and 15 feet (1 and 4 meters).
Coldest time: December
Warmest time: July
Possible to dive all year round.
Sunnyvale is bordered by San Francisco Bay to the
north which is famous for its
interesting dive sites. Sunnyvale dive sites attract
both snorkelers and divers of all levels of expertise. San
Francisco Bay is home to
many kinds of sea life ling cod, cabezon, perch,
halibut, seals and sea lions.
Some dive sites near Sunnyvale.
Sunnyvale's location on San Francisco Bay opens it to other
diving destinations near by. San Mateo is one of the best
diving destinations in San Francisco Bay. Enjoy diving its
famous kelp forests which are home to a huge diversity of
small fish. These are some of the dive sites of San Mateo:
Lindemar Beach suits advanced and expert divers. It
begins at a depth of 20 feet (6 meters) then drops to 30
feet (9 meters). It has a beautiful reef structure which
goes parallel to the beach. The site also has an old barge
laying at its bottom in about 10 to 15 feet (3 to 4 meters)
of water. The wreck is a good habitat for ling cod and
Shelter Cove is an advanced to expert dive site. It
is an interesting dive site with some kelp growing in the
area which is home to many kinds of fish.
Little Pedro is a shallow dive site. It is home to
seals and sea lions as well as some other mammals. This
rocky area has lot of kelps and sea life.