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California Local Scuba Diving Information
Events in California
October 2018
2018 Channel Islands Dive Trip
Santa Barbara, CA
The following link is a video made by one of our dive buddies on our 2017 dive trip. Enjoy!!
Thu Oct 18
3 day event
Photos in California
Point Lobos Reserve, CA
Diving in Monterrey, CA
Santa Monica Beach, CA
Aquarium - CA
Shaw’s Cove, Laguna Beach CA
Hydrocoral at Farnsworth Banks
Eriks Pinnacle Monterrey CA
My certification in Lake Tahoe California
Golden State Diver
Paradise Dive Center
Butterfly House dive site - Carmel
Dive Sites in California
Photo Comment
Anahita - Jun 4
Hi everyone, I am new here. My husband and I are both divers and planning a trip to Monterrey on June 30th weekend. i am unfortunately unable to dive since I am pregnant but my husband is interested in finding a dive buddy for Saturday morning. He wa...
DiverSeanMc2 - May 21
Rating Added: 5 Were just newbies and have only been to Breakwater before. This was a HUGE improvement. There is an abundance of sea life, many kinds of fish and plan life. We got to experience swimming with a harbor seal for the first time — very fr...
DiverSeanMc2 - May 21
We’re fairly new divers and went to MacAbee for the first time this last Saturday. Great dive!! Lots of sea life and the harbor seals are friendly and playful. The morning dive (around 11AM) was great ... low tide ... easy entry from the beach ... vi...
JonnieU - Mar 28
I went scuba diving here on 4/2/2014. Average viz: 26-30ft/8-9m. Water temp: 61-65°F/16-18°C. Saw a seven gill shark!...
DerekR - Mar 7
Rating Added: 3 Pretty good dive site, for a fresh water lake. While the surface temp’s may feel pretty decent on a summer’s day, beware of the 24’ thermocline! It can go from pleasant to downright cold within a few inches. Not a lot to see, but plen...
DerekR - Mar 7
Rating Added: 3 I would rather dive Shaw’s but this one is OK. It can get crowded during nice weather and on the weekends. Lots of beginners and classes....
Dive Clubs in California
Photo Club Name Location Club Members
West Coast Dive Club Los Angeles/Orange County CA  54
South Coast Divers Laguna Beach California  44
Hardcore Dive Team Los Angeles CA  37
Scuba & Underwater Photographers Meeup Group Newport Beach CA  36
Ocean Adventures Dive Club Venice CA  24
West Coast Reefers Dive Club Folsom CA  22
Semper DIVE! Carlsbad CA  17
Power Scuba San Diego CA  15
The Sea Creatures Riverside CA  11
Articles about California
Halibut Hunting: California Seminar Halibut Hunting: California Seminar
h2oman - 4/20/2018 8:46 PM
Spotlight Local California: RAW HALIBUT By H2OMAN ...First published in Spearfishing Magazine (for California Trips contact Trophies can be hunted and trophies can be married. Most divers who are underwater hunters have the problem that the trophies we are blessed enough to land on land and beneath the sea seem to get into shoving matches back home around the mantel. I got that suffocating feeling again (like you need to come up for air) when she looked up at me. She sat on ...
Kelp forests and lobster diving in Malibu, California! Kelp forests and lobster diving in Malibu, California!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 10/10/2016 3:12 PM
Sunny Malibu Beach, along the South Pacific highway and close to Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Hollywood, offers some very interesting diving!
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 ...