Overview of Malaga Cove

Malaga Cove

Malaga Cove
California Mid
USA West


Site Review by
 John Kibler
Date: 04/04/2005


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  John Kibler Entry:    3.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Los Angeles Reef:    5.00
State:   CA Animal:    5.00
Country:   Plant:    4.00
Diving:   6 years Facilities:    2.00
 Dives:   25 Solitude   5.00
    Roads:    5.00


*Average:    4.23
My buddy and I snorkeled Malaga at 9:30am on April 3, 2005. All I can say is "WOW!" We entered at the first point to the west, just past the small (but fun looking) surf break with two surfers out. About ten minutes amongst the shallow (10-15') kelp, we were approached by a curious harbor seal. The seal allowed us to stroke it, sniffed our fists, and was generally very puppylike in its activity. He hung about for 2 or 3 minutes before returning a few minutes later to playfully chew on my fin. Later during the snorkel, we found 3 or 4 juvenile horn sharks sitting amongst rocks. As we paddled towards shore, visibility got worse and no more sharks were spotted, although we did find a large sheep crab. Fantastic!    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    5.00
Beginner:    4.00
Intermediate:    4.00
Advanced:    4.00
Night diving:    4.00

Seasonal Information

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

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