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hey everybody wanna dive malibu
holydiver533 - 9/09/2009 7:17 AM
Category: Buddy Wanted
Replies: 2

hey does anyone want to dive malibu with me on sunday 9/13/09

dive site:staircase, malibu, la county, so. california

kelp forest and reef

Staircase is a remote dive site that involves a tough hike up/down a very long staircase. The diver who overcomes these hurdles will be rewarded with a healthy kelp forest, good structure and lots of marine life. The action begins almost as soon as you get in the water, and goes out a long way to 40ft depth. A harbor seal will often visit you on your dive here.

Maps are not to be used for boaters or navigational purposes.

 malibu, california

Interests: Giant kelpfish, sheephead, bat rays, sheep crabs, rockfish, spanish shawl, and reef fish are common here. Lucky divers will see other nudibranchs, harbor seals, spotted kelpfish, or guitarfish.
Entry & Exits: Sandy beach with some small rocks and boulders.
Beginner dives will enter at the bottom of the staircase, and visit the reefs to the left or to the right. The kelp growth is mainly from 18ft - 26ft depth, but reef continues out to around 40ft depth.
Best time to Dive: During small south swells and high tide. Vis is best from late summer to early winter.
Visibility: 5-20ft
Warnings: The climb back to the parking lot can be strenuous. Do not enter/exit at low tide unless conditions are completely flat. Lots of the reef is in very shallow water.
Depth Recommendations:10-40ft is where most of the points of interest are for this site. 60 ft is Recommended maximum depth for novice beach divers .
100 ft is Recommended maximum for advanced beach divers. 130 ft is Maximum Depth for recreational divers.
Safety: Use of float, flag, anchor and descent line is required for beach diving. Cell phone and oxygen first aid kit should be available.

here is the link
pumpitup215 - 9/11/2009 7:08 PM
What time? How many dives?
holydiver533 - 9/13/2009 9:28 AM
i am just going to snorkel there this weekend and check out for next weekend and do a dive or two then