Scuba diving in San Francisco Bay
San Francisco offers some very good diving
opportunities in Northern California. Both shore and boat
diving are available in the area. San Francisco is well
lush and beautiful underwater life and its dive sites
are great spots for underwater topography.
Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with
dive 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 15°C and 21°C
(60° F and 70° F).
Average Water surface temperature: 7° C to 14° C (45
°F to 58°F).
Visibility often averaging: Visibility is between 15
and 20 feet (4 to 6 meters).
Coldest time: January
Warmest time: September
Possible to dive all year round.
San Francisco diving offers a unique underwater
adventure. You will enjoy San Francisco dive sites
and its colorful nature. Underwater photographers like these
sites for its visibility and attractions. There's something
for every diver regardless of their level of expertise. If
you are not an experienced diver you can get your
certificates from one of San Francisco's diving centers
which offer a full range of courses from beginner to
advanced levels. Shore diving is very popular in his area;
make sure to visit some of its shore dive sites.
Some of San Francisco dive sites.
USAL Beach is an intermediate dive site. It is very
rocky at the north part of the beach. The site is suitable
for boat dive as well as beach dives. It may be closed in
the winter months.
Ocean Cove is a site for all levels of expertise.
Divers will enjoy its rocky bottom with a large population
of rockfish and kelp forests. The cove depth can reach 25
feet (7 meters) or more.
Lake Tahoe is a great place to start you vacation. It
has both beach and boat dives, and it suits all levels of
expertise. Its fresh water makes a pleasant experience
differ from ocean diving. The lake is at a depth of 96 feet
(29 meters). It is recommended to use buoys and a dive flag
Sea Ranch suits all levels of expertise. It is an
easy beach dive site.