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Russian Gulch State Park - Mendocino Coast - Fort Bragg CA

With all the amenities you’d expect of a California State Park, this is an excellent place to dive for the day and camp overnight. The area has endless underwater photography opportunities along the rocky coast line.
Directions: 8 miles South of Fort Bragg, and 2 miles North of Mendocino on Highway 1.
This is a fun site with an extremely easy entry; rare for much of the Mendocino coast. The underwater geography along the left of the cove near the entrance is impressive. Valleys and huge boulders with lots of fish, kelp, nudibranch and all the usual suspects. Some surface swim necessary to get near the mouth. Just dove it on a stunningly clear day in January and vis must have been 30ish feet (during nudi breeding season, too, so saw literally hundreds of the critters). Normal vis probably more like 10’-20’


ScubaHunter5 - 1/12/2018 2:53 AM
I went scuba diving here on 10/7/2017. Average viz: Under 5ft/2m. Water temp: Under 50°F/10°C.

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