Scuba diving in San Jose
San Jose, in Santa Clara County is a popular
diving destination. San Jose
diving is known for the diversity of diving spots. It's
close to the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. This
gives it a suitable place for divers of all levels of
expertise, including snorkelers. Sea lions, seals kelp
forests can be seen here.
Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with
San Jose 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 19°C and 28°C
(67° F and 84° F)
Coldest time: December
Warmest time: July
Possible to dive all year round.
San Jose is bordered by San Francisco Bay to the
north which is famous for its interesting dive sites. San
Francisco Bay has some of the best diving in this area. The
Bay is home to many kinds of sea life ling cod, cabezon, perch,
halibut, seals and sea lions.
Some dive sites near San Jose.
San Jose'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. The famous
kelp forests are home to a huge diversity of small fish.
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
lying 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 marine life.
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.