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Kings Beach State Park is a fresh water dive site, located at Just off 267 across from Safeway, Kings Beach, CA. This dive site has an average rating of 4.00 out of 5 from 2 scuba divers. The maximum depth is over 150ft/46m. The average visibility is 61-70ft/19-21m.

Parking is available in the large open lot. Picnic tables and barbecues are scattered throughout. There are porta-potties available during summer months. A grocery store, pizza restaurant, and telephone are located across the highway. This is convenient for any last-minute munchies or supplies left at home.

This site is free and the most popular for summer night dives. Many local dive stores conduct night dives here as part of their certification training. The entry is through small rocks, leading into a sandy bottom composition the further one gets from shore. Shallow depths abound for about the first 1,000 feet. The area beyond should be reserved for more experienced divers. Familiarity with compass navigation is a must.

Visibility ranges from 50 to 60 feet with an average depth of 20 to 25 feet. Many interesting objects are here, including old motor blocks, deteriorated fishing boats, large submerged logs, and a sunken barge. Numerous crawdads and rainbow trout frequent this area.

Night divers can experience many crawdads, fish, and bottom sculpins normally not seen during daylight hours. There are changes in the bottom composition, ranging from sand to a series of rock-ledge steps with small canyons in between.

This site is recommended for those recently certified.

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Canthon - 4/08/2013 5:46 PM
Rating Added: 4
I went scuba diving here on 8/17/2012. Average viz: 71-80ft/22-24m. Water temp: 56-60°F/13-16°C.

Certifying on full facemask. Very interesting experience. Im not a fan of it now that Ive done it. The water was surreal. It was nearly like diving in an exoctic location. The sun was bright and the sands were a pure white. I think if I could have worn sun glasses it would have made my eyes less burnt feeling.

Great bottom variables. A must dive!