Overview of Fort Ross North

Fort Ross North

Fort Ross North
California North
USA West


Site Review by
 Paul Schmitt
Date: 09/28/2003


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Paul Schmitt Entry:    3.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Livermore Reef:    4.00
State:   CA Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    4.00
Diving:   32 years Facilities:    2.00
 Dives:   1000 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    3.00


*Average:    3.60
I dove this spot 30 years ago with my club, California Ocean Divers. Since then I have found more attractive spots to dive in the area. At that time you could drive down to the beach and park! You didn't have to hike down the the hill. We found the wreck and an anchor. It's like junk all over the bottom. Spearfishing is great for ling cod there. I pulled a 16lb'er out of the north side. Lots of large bolders on the bottom there. The state should rebuild the road down to the beach for access, but I doult it will ever be open to the public like it once was. There are easier access points on the coast just a short distance away like Timber Cove where they have a boat launch for small craft. You can enter there on a good day and take a rubber boat down to Ft. Ross. The area has some of the finest ab diving in the state. This is also a great place to dive by board! Just get away from the cove as it is a little picked over.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Spring
Year:    2003
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00

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