Overview of La Jolla Cove

La Jolla Cove

La Jolla Cove
California South
USA West


Site Review by
 Doug from Cucamonga
Date: 09/25/2010


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Doug from Cucamonga Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Cucamonga Reef:    4.00
State:   CA Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    4.00
Diving:   2 years Facilities:    5.00
 Dives:   109 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    3.92
Overall a great dive site; I would say it's in the top 5 SoCal dive spots (arguably THE BEST snorkeling spot). Very easy shore access, lots of rocks/kelp/fish, sea lion encounters not uncommon (same for black Sea Bass). Visibility typically ranges from decent to excellent (10-40ft; 10-15ft being the norm). Also, there's a bathroom and showers. Downsides to this site are that there isn't an air fill station you can walk to (closest one is a few miles away). If you decide to get an air fill, good luck trying to find a parking spot when you get back! Parking is limited and difficult to get...you may end up parking quite a ways away, or paying $10-$20 to park in a parking structure (oh, and no leaving and coming back for free!) Conditions do vary, however, so you will be well-advised to check conditions in advance...sometimes it's great, sometimes it's crap, sometimes it's dangerous, sometimes it's closed! Overall, though, this a great dive site and a definite 'must-dive' for SoCal divers.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2010
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00

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