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Arroyo Burrow Park - Santa Barbara CA

Arroyo Burrow Park is a shore accessible salt water dive site, located at 3019-3101 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109. This dive site has an average rating of 3.00 out of 5 from 1 scuba divers.

Arroyo Burrow is a popular place for both dive classes and experienced divers. Mostly protected from the Pacific swell (as is most of the Santa Barbara coastline), you’ll find this a pleasant dive. There is a restaurant in the park, as well as all other expected facilities.
In Santa Barbara off Highway 101, take Las Positas Road exit (Highway 225) to the South for 1.7 miles. Turn right (West) on Cliff Drive, and you’ll find the entrance in 1/4 mile.
We went out to the left on the first dive, and didn’t find anything but sand with a few crabs, a thornback ray, and a few skates. The second dive we went straight out and found a great reef/rock system. There were all kinds of fish, a huge sheep crab, Ling cod and plant life. The vis was about 16 feet. The surf was 1-2 feet. This is a great place to dive when the conditions are good.
I have dove this site twice. Both times I was east or central off the main beach. I heard there were reefs but all I found was sand mixed with an occasional kelp holdfast. There are very good facilities here but not such good diving to my knowledge. I hear the reefs may be out further or to the west. Good luck.

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