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California Local Scuba Diving Information
Events in California
October 2016
Santa Cruz Island - Camping and Lobster Hunt
Smugglers Rd, Ventura, CA
I’m heading out for my annual trip to Santa Cruz island to kayak & dive for bugs. October 9,10, and 11. If you are certed diver and want to join me, ping me at for more info. Serious hikers/campers/divers only....
Sun Oct 9
3 day event
June 2017
Live Aboard Truth Aquatics Trip
Santa Barbara, CA
I am putting together a charter trip for Jun 10 - June 14, 2017. Current plan is to dive the south islands and San Clemente. All the info is attached. Start planning now! Vital Statistics General: All-inclusive, live aboard dive boat. All food and no...
Sat Jun 10
5 day event
Photos in California
My certification in Lake Tahoe California
Golden State Diver
Paradise Dive Center
Butterfly House dive site - Carmel
McAbee Beach, Monterey, CA 4-13-2016
With my OW cert dive buddy. Dolphin Scuba Inc. Monterey CA
California Blue Dorid
Monastery beach, Carmel CA
Valiant in Catalina, CA
California Silhouette
Sargussum Fields
Dive Sites in California
Photo Comment
bluebrad - Sep 5
I went scuba diving here on 9/4/2016. Average viz: 21-25ft/6-8m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C....
bluebrad - Sep 5
I went scuba diving here on 8/23/2014. Average viz: 16-20ft/5-6m. Water temp: 61-65°F/16-18°C....
bluebrad - Sep 5
I went scuba diving here on 8/23/2014. Average viz: 26-30ft/8-9m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C....
GryphonArgent - Aug 21
Rating Added: 2 The stairs across from stagnaro’s were chained up when we went, so we went down across from the boat rental/jewelry place, who will keep your key if it’s not underwater friendly if you ask nicely enough. The boat launch tends to be po...
watergypsy - Jul 3
Rating Added: 5 Great for night diving...
watergypsy - Jul 3
Rating Added: 5 Great place for training dives...
Dive Clubs in California
Photo Club Name Location Club Members
West Coast Dive Club Los Angeles/Orange County CA  51
South Coast Divers Laguna Beach California  43
Hardcore Dive Team Los Angeles CA  38
Scuba & Underwater Photographers Meeup Group Newport Beach CA  36
Ocean Adventures Dive Club Venice CA  24
West Coast Reefers Dive Club Mount Shasta CA  19
Power Scuba San Diego CA  15
Southern California Dive Club of the Inland Empire Ontario CA  15
The Sea Creatures Riverside CA  11
Articles about California
RIP – Southern California Diving Icon Dennis Gunn
PSD - 2/27/2016 12:59 AM
I found out today, from Professional Debriefer Paul, that one of our regular diving icons, Dennis Gunn – known on this website as “Dennis G” or “Dr. D” died yesterday. Dennis was one of the original divers that I met when I started diving more than a decade ago; he made the dives and debriefs […]...
California Diver Magazine publishes Hardcore Dive Team!
hcdiveteambrian - 6/18/2014 11:39 PM
With our survey dives going on in Santa Monica Bay for it has put us on a new, very promising site in Redondo Beach area, near the Palawan wreck. A big Thanks goes to California’s #1 dive publication for running the story! The ducks are getting lined up, acquired vessels, designated sink site has revealed all around A’s in analysis studies, to effect the beginnings of multiple ongoing artificial reef development. It’d be a good time to contact Calif...
California Diver Magazine Runs Hardcore Friday the 13th of June with a full moon
hcdiveteambrian - 6/14/2014 4:49 AM For the second time California Diver Magazine finds interest in the work of Hardcore’s latest projects in Redondo Beach aka South Bay. And for great reasons this time around. to hear of our reef site work and to feed some numbers, some divers to California Ships to Reefs to help with the drive that it takes to bring new artificial reefs in California’s Pacific Shoreline. The amount of red tape to deal with i...
California Ships to Reefs prepares Redondo Beach CA for New Reefs with Hardcore Dive Team California Ships to Reefs prepares Redondo Beach CA for New Reefs with Hardcore Dive Team
hcdiveteambrian - 5/18/2014 9:00 PM
California Ships to Reefs (CSTR) is in progress as always, to enhance recreational diving depths with the creation of new reefs. With new Hardcore Dive Team request coming in the last half of 2013 to start work in Redondo Beach area, we went right to work, doing what we do! Scuba Diving Los Angeles just got more intense. passin through Anyone interested in supporting CSTR while having an up to date site specific info connection is always recommended. Log in by creating an account there. Inquire ...
Rare Footage: California Diver Interacts with Octopus
jonathamarc82 - 3/16/2014 3:47 AM
Last month David Malvestuto, 34, and Warren Murray, 56, went diving off Bluefish Cove in Carmel, Calif., They had a rare encounter with an octopus who tried to steal their camera equipment! This kind of encounter is rare because octopus generally … Continue reading →...
Third Dry Suit Dive - Redondo Beach, California
PSD - 8/19/2013 6:35 AM
August 17, 2013 This is going to be just a short post to document another training dive with my dry suit. Jimmy The Bagman met me around 8:30 AM to go on a dive, and I also gave him back his doubles that I had picked up after getting them a hydro - well, he paid, I [...]...