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Site Review by
 Erik Wade
Date: 02/06/2005

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Erik Wade Entry:    3.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    3.00
City:   Newport Beach Reef:    3.00
State:   CA Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    4.00
Diving:   3 years Facilities:    5.00
 Dives:   178 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    4.00

Evaluation

*Average:    3.55
South Crescent is a very fun little maze to check out. The reef is adjacent to Shaw's Cove and I have found a huge amount of life swimming about. Keep your eyes peeled in the cracks and crevices for eel and octopi. South Crescent has a great little maze to check out. The reef is adjacent to Shaw's Cove and I have found a huge amount of life swimming about. Keep your eyes peeled in the cracks and crevices for eel and octopi. This location offers an assortment of nice dive sites including: South Crescent, North Crescent, Sea Rock (I suggest this on a clear warm day when they are more active and playful), Dead Man's Reef, and Pinnacle. Keep in mind, Dead Man's, Pin, and the Rock are a mile swim minimum. Depths range from 10-40ft at the reef at South and North Crescent to a max of 50-65ft at Dead Man's. In an effort to prevent any soiled wetsuits, please note that the seals do get very playful at times and love to suddenly appear right next to you. I mention this only because I have witnessed countless divers emitting a brown cloud when they notice a sea lion within arms reach having a little fun with them. My best advice is to take every dive here slow, so you won't miss the stuff that makes this a great spot.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

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


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