Overview of Christmas Tree Cove

Christmas Tree Cove

Christmas Tree Cove
California Mid
USA West


Site Review by
 J. Bowdin
Date: 05/21/2012


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  J. Bowdin Entry:    3.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Torrance Reef:    4.00
State:   CA Animal:    3.00
Country:   USA Plant:    5.00
Diving:   years Facilities:    1.00
 Dives:   5 Solitude   5.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    3.66
I'm pretty new to this, this being Free Diving, but out of the places I've gone around PV, Christmas Tress Cove has been the best. The hike in is definitely a little tricky, kinda fun if you like tricky hiking/small scale rock climbing. Once down, entry over the rocks on the right side is relatively easy during high tide, or there looked to be a beach with smaller rocks to the left (after climbing over some larger boulders). The vis in the cove was pretty good on the day I went, probably 10-15 ft. Saw plenty of smaller fish and lots of kelp. I also went to another small cove right next to this, between Christmas Tree and Lunada Bay, not sure what it's called. The trail to this cove is much steeper, one section has a rope that you have to use to get up and down. Well worth it though, just as good as Christmas Tree or better, even saw some rays on this side! I was worried about public access when I first started looking into places to dive, but Christmas Tree Cove is definitely still accessible to the public.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    5.00
Beginner:    3.00
Intermediate:    3.00
Advanced:    3.00
Night diving:    3.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Spring
Year:    2012
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    4.00

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