We took our first shore dive of our vacation at Casa del Mar as a check-out dive before doing some boat diving. Rather disappointing - very small coral heads. Current was moderate and made us work. Boat traffic was bad - difficult to get down deep enough to be safe while within the "safe" buoys, so had to keep a watch-out constantly. Fish were decent, but unremarkable - one trumpet, two very pretty flounder and a couple of nice angels. Entry and exit were decent - clean non-sandy place to get set up and take down equipment. Surf was moderate to get in and out - made it some work. Wouldn't recommend for beginner, and not enough of interest for intermediate or advanced except as a check dive.