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Shaw’s Cove 7:00pm(Night Dive)
Event Date Thu, February 16, 2012 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Location 989-999 Cliff Dr, Laguna Beach, CA
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Category: Dive Trip
Comments: 15
Hopefully RAIN! doesn’t screw this dive up.

Conditions Expected: -1ft surf, High Tide at 6:44 PM
Depth of Location: 25-40 feet

Meet time: 7:00pm/ Splash: 7:30-45pm

Dive Site: About 100 feet from shore, there is a long, 6 ft wide trench that leads all the way to the other side of the reef (east to west). The entrance of the trench is an underwater arch that gives divers the impression that they have entered a cave. About half way through, the trench splits into a Y. One leads to the middle of the reef, the other to the northern side of the reef.

This trench is accessible only when conditions are calm, otherwise water pushes through at high speed, making it unsafe to enter (sea urchins are everywhere along the walls and on the bottom). The water here is not deep - even at high tide the depth is only 20 feet.

What you’ll see: On any given dive you can see a lobsters, eels, rays, octopus, garibaldi, calico bass, Kellet’s welks, tree fish, giant sheepshead, bat stars, and lots of purple sea urchins. The Shelly of Shaw statue is between 35-37ft

Site Facilities: none
How to get there: Emergency Contact Information: Laguna Fire Department
(949) 497-0700


Tromptista - 2/16/2012 1:50 PM
Could have been a nice dive today if it wasnt for all that rain. Santa Ana Winds appeared:
.. MODERATE TO STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS THROUGH MID AFTERNOON HOURS TODAY... but because of the rain Laguna is experiencing 4-6 ft visibility.
WaterBaby - 2/16/2012 2:40 PM
we’re going to laguna tomorrow 4:30pm if you wanna go with. us, Steve, Lukas...
JMartin - 2/16/2012 4:47 PM
Yeah with visibility like that it would have been a NAV. Dive, I know it sucks right now but we have to be patient
WaterBaby - 2/16/2012 4:49 PM
if the vis is not good tomorrow I guess we can practice our navigational skills lol!
islanddivegirl - 2/16/2012 5:01 PM
darn javy! here i was looking forward to being tethered on a line off of your’s and marco’s gear so i wouldn’t get lost.
JMartin - 2/16/2012 5:25 PM
I could just picture everyone holding hands
islanddivegirl - 2/17/2012 3:07 PM
javy, that’s inappropriate. ha!
Lukas78 - 2/18/2012 2:55 AM
it very good, maybe 10 feet or less, at timesbetter, then after dark, we went on cave tour with Stveinside of these the viz was great-very clear.
JMartin - 2/18/2012 7:24 AM
Thats great to hear you guys had a great dive, I’ve been here in Norco since Thursday for CIF wrestling finals weekend, two more weeks left and after that its DIVE! DIVE! DIVE!
JMartin - 2/18/2012 7:27 AM
Hey Steve whats up with the BC?
Tromptista - 2/13/2012 4:11 PM
Probably only going to get a few sprinkles. I just hope the poop from Long Beach and Santa Margarita gets cleansed out by then.
JMartin - 2/13/2012 4:26 PM
Me and Pierre dove in turdy water just don’t swallow any! Haha
islanddivegirl - 2/14/2012 6:15 PM
WaterBaby - 2/12/2012 11:28 PM
Javy im itching too! Im DEFINITELY in if the rain doesnt screw it up!
JMartin - 2/12/2012 3:28 PM
I NEED TO GET WET!! not rain wet

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