Leffingwell Landing

Leffingwell Landing
California Mid
USA West


Site Review by
 Brian Xavier
Date: 01/30/2006


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Brian Xavier Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    5.00
City:   Visalia Reef:    5.00
State:   CA Animal:    5.00
Country:   USA Plant:    4.00
Diving:   16 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   500 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    3.00


*Average:    4.33
Leffingwell Landing is also known to many as Cambria. The large rock in the S. directions is Cambria Rock. This 1/4 mile rock is an excellent place to dive, weather permitting. Upon arrival look at the swell at the concrete boat ramp. If it is big, get some coffee and wait for better days ahead. If it's flat and you can get to the rock with a dive kayak, aluminum boat or other, the diving can be excellent! I usually anchor a hundred yards past Cambria Rock, gear up, then drop down to 55-60 feet. The plant life is great (lots of kelp) but the fish life is astounding. Big reds, lingcod, blues and other rockfish lined in a vertical column all the way to the surface. Take a spear gun and get ready. In my opinion, this is the greenest dive anywhere. I would consider it either intermediate or advanced only because you are so far from shore. I dive solo lots, so I am prepared with a pony and extra gear. Also, make sure you start your ascent with at least 1000 psi. The kelp beds are quite large here and you may have to swim under them to get back to the boat. Cambria Rock cannot be dived much of the time, but when it is divable, it can be great!    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    2.00
Beginner:    2.00
Intermediate:    5.00
Advanced:    5.00
Night diving:    3.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2005
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00

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