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Deer Creek Road is a shore accessible salt water dive site, located in Malibu, CA. This dive site has an average rating of 3.78 out of 5 from 9 scuba divers.

This dive site is well off the beaten path, and relatively undisturbed. A reef and some kelp are found close to shore with excellent diving just beyond.
Just East of Point Mugu State Park; 3.2 miles West of Mulholland Highway intersection with the Pacific Coast Highway (1); and 18 miles West of Malibu.
Deer Creek is a great dive. The shore break looks enormous, but once you get out past it, the diving is excellent. Vis was low the day I dove it- probably ten feet, but lots of purple urchins, black perch, and some Calico bass. The kelp is way out, so be ready for the kick. Good idea to put fins on after first big wave set. You can take fins off coming in before that same wave set or do the Monastery Crawl onto the beach. This would be a great dive on a high vis day! Be in good shape.
Nice reef with easy access from the road down a short set of stairs. We saw dolphins swimming around the outer edge of the reef and had a sea lion swim with us as we returned to the shore. We saw many calico bass, garibaldi, and two bat rays. Visibility was about 15’ with little current and about 2 foot surf at the entry.

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barbiezken - 6/04/2014 3:08 PM
I went scuba diving here on 4/13/2013. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m. Water temp: 50-55°F/10-13°C.
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Iggy23 - 12/02/2012 9:57 AM
Rating Added: 3
This one can be hit and miss. Good diving but viability and conditions are shifty. If you catch it at the right time, you’ll be amazed. This is one of the only shore sites that I regularly see "Electric" Torpedo Rays