Scuba diving in Fresno
Fresno, the sixth-largest city in California is an
inland city but is located near some of the most diving
destinations in California like, Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz
which are rich in underwater activities.
Huge number of
marine species lives in the area including seals and otters
as well as bottlenose dolphins in Monterey Bay area.
Always dive according to your level of training. Never enter
the water without checking with
Fresno dive center 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 18 °C and 32 °C. (66 °F
and 91 °F)
Visibility often averaging: visibility is 0 to 50 feet (0 to
Coldest time: December
Warmest time: July
Possible to dive all year round.
Because Fresno is not on the waterfront the diving centers
mainly train divers who later on can take advantage of the
proximity of great diving spots like Monterey's cold water
kelp forests on the South West and Santa Cruz on the the
North West to practice their newly acquired skills.
Certification from different agencies are available to
choose from. The calm water of the area and its
dive sites suit divers with all levels of expertise. There
are also quite a number of dive shops, most of the time in
the diving center, offering a variety of diving and
photography equipment. Equipment repair is also undertaken.
The diving clubs in Fresno are active and offer members a
chance to get together and exchange experiences. Outings are
organized during the weekly meetings. Catalina Islands and
Roatan Bay Islands in Honduras are among the popular
destinations for club outings.