Overview of White Point

White Point

White Point
California Mid
USA West


Site Review by
 Scuba Diver Girl Stephanie
Date: 10/02/2009


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Scuba Diver Girl Stephanie Entry:    3.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    3.00
City:   San Diego Reef:    4.00
State:   California Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    4.00
Diving:   10 years Facilities:    2.00
 Dives:   700 Solitude   4.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    3.58
My husband and I were heading back from San Refugio in Santa Barbara and went to the old Marineland first. There is no way to get in to scuba there. The resort has insured that divers are not going to get down to the coast to dive via that route. We heard about White Point being the only access to the shore from PV and went to check it out. It cost $7 to enter. Once down the life guard directed us to the Southern most end of the parking lot. We found a couple other divers gearing up. The entry is a little tricky and that includes the exit, this is due to the pebbles on the beach and the thousands of sea urchins in the water. Once out it was very cool. This is an area you really need to plan your dive appropriately and navigation is very important! We went over quite a few of the thermal vents off the coast, through reefs, and out into the kelp on an out reef. This is definitely a dive I would recommend for those in the area that are into shore diving. There were quite a bit of fish to see. I am sure it is tough on days when the surf is high, so check conditions before heading out.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    3.00
Beginner:    2.00
Intermediate:    3.00
Advanced:    4.00
Night diving:    3.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Spring
Year:    2009
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    3.00

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