LA - Honeymoon Cove

LA - Honeymoon Cove
California Mid
USA West


Site Review by
 Michael Topper
Date: 12/10/2012


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Michael Topper Entry:    3.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Newhall Reef:    4.00
State:   CA Animal:    3.00
Country:   United States Of America Plant:    4.00
Diving:   1 years Facilities:    1.00
 Dives:   6 Solitude   5.00
    Roads:    5.00


*Average:    3.57
After getting my open water cert I went with some buddies to Honeymoon Cove in Palos Verdes. While the dive itself was very good the shore access is difficult. With a steep and narrow goat trail that takes you from the top of the bluff to the rocky shore the walk down wears you out. Watch for slippery mud after wet weather. It seems that there are some hooks to attach ropes but we didn't have any rope on hand. Would have made the walk down much easier. This is a dive that is best suited for people in good shape. Mostly shallow - never got further than 20 feet deep with around 15-20 foot viz and a good variety of life including garibaldi, senoritas, and perch. Lots of purple urchins and plant life. Next to no surf but some surge here and there. Water was still pretty warm at 60 degrees. If you can manage the walk down (not to mention the walk up) then this is a great dive. Wish I had the energy to make it a 2 tank day here. I would advise you start with one tank and see how you feel afterwards.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Fall
Year:    2012
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    5.00

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