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Moss Street Point is a shore accessible salt water dive site, located in Laguna, CA. This dive site has an average rating of 3.33 out of 5 from 3 scuba divers.

Another out-of-the-way dive spot to beat the crowds is at Moss Street Point. Although usually well protected throughout the year, this area offers a good challenge to the seasoned diver.
Make a right on Moss Street about 1.6 miles South of Broadway and Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna. The entrance is at the end of Moss.
Great dive, conditions permitting. Easy evaluation from top of stairs. Great tide pooling for non-divers or bad dive days. Good reefs for exploring. It CAN be surgy; NOT a dive on big surf days, but when it’s good, a VERY rewarding dive. Watch for rocks in surf zone.
This site has no facilities, a long stair case to the beach from the street parking with a fairly easy shore entry. There are lots of small submerged rocks so be careful if there is much wave action. We had about 2-4’ waves breaking when I dove this site but spaced a good time apart. We swam out and around the point of rocks in the picture and then straight out from there hitting bottom in about 30fsw. The reefs were full of life, even had a good sized bat ray visit us for a while we hunted. The surge was manageable until the bigger wave sets went through, then you had better be holding on to something or ready to fend of urchin covered rocks. Lot’s of sea urchins! my buddy ended up with 5 nasty punctures in his knee while being thrown around by the surge, right through his dry suit. Vis was 5-8’ not great but just fine for us Oregonians used to 0-3’ vis. Fun dive, lots to see, great reef structure, lots of animals
I wouldn’t suggest to anyone unless experienced in rough water entries and exits. This place can be calm or can have 4-6 surf in rapid strong patterns. Most of what people want to see is between 10-20ft. On a bad day the surf and surge can kick up sand and debris making visibility 5ft at best and the surge will knock you around like a heavy weight boxer. The overall enjoyment is good if you want to see plant life, but the fish tend to hide every time I have been there. If you can dive this locations on a bad day without incident (getting knocked over, losing equipment, etc) then you are doing great.


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Tromptista - 8/26/2012 3:56 PM
I went scuba diving here on 8/26/2012. Average viz: 16-20ft/5-6m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
Sunny skys, record warm water, Low surf, high tide, pretty good viz at Moss, and great bottom time a least 80 minutes for most of us for at least the first dive. Not many large fish but lots of tiny garabaldi. Great dive with the guys from NBTT divers. Get out and dive with us. (http://www.nbttdiveclub.com)
Tromptista - 6/15/2012 10:57 AM
I went scuba diving here on 6/14/2012. Average viz: 21-25ft/6-8m. Water temp: 61-65°F/16-18°C.
Dive # - It was almost optimum conditions for Moss st with the high tide at 6 pm and 2-3 ft surf though an occasional 4-5 footer. There was actually a rip current that pulled us right out and which we faced a bit trying to get back in. Visibility was amazing though some light to moderate surge in some areas. We saw a horn shark, sting rays, and a few flybys from bat ray, a VERY large eel and several areas of beautiful fan growth. This site is one of the most versatile with things to look at and full of marine life. Get out and dive with us. NBTT Divers Visit (http://www.nbttdiveclub.com)
Tromptista - 6/01/2012 8:10 AM
I went scuba diving here on 5/31/2012. Average viz: 26-30ft/8-9m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
Dive # - 1st Night Dive at Moss after Mondays dive there. This time it was completely high tide so the water was about 8 ft from the stairs. Some light surf breaking on the sand but was easy entry as could have been. (2 ft / West Swell forecast / High Tide 6:30 PM) The visibility was incredible, not quite as good as Monday but still excellent. Lots of marine life, calico, sheep head, eels, lobster, octopus, and YELLOWTAIL!! Yes, the water is so warm there were quite a few of them swimming around. This site has some amazing potential lots of caves and crevices to explorer. Another great dive with founders of NBTT (No Beach Too Tough), Get out and dive with us! (http://www.nbttdiveclub.com)
Tromptista - 5/29/2012 8:43 AM
Rating Added: 4
I went scuba diving here on 5/28/2012. Average viz: 26-30ft/8-9m.
2nd attempt at Moss, this time high tide, surf 2-3ft but safe. We swam out split the group in two (4 & 5 divers per) we hit the reef on the left side. The water was war, very clear, warm weather with sun out. Lots of marine life, a couple bat rays, a horn shark, leopard shark, octopus, crabs, over hands, tunnels. This site is my new favorite in Laguna but with south swell much be cautious with conditions and entry and exit point. Looking forward to doing a night dive there. Get out and dive with us, NBTT Divers, (http://www.nbttdiveclub.com)