Overview of South Crescent Bay

South Crescent Bay

South Crescent Bay
California South
USA West


Site Review by
 Jesse Rorabaugh
Date: 07/29/2010


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Jesse Rorabaugh Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Riverside Reef:    4.00
State:   CA Animal:    3.00
Country:   USA Plant:    3.00
Diving:   10 years Facilities:    5.00
 Dives:   60 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    5.00


*Average:    3.76
Been here three times, every time with the intent to try some spear fishing at Deadman's reef. The first time I was washed down the beach so far that I had to get out of the water in Shaw's Cove. Never even saw the reef. The second time, I gave up on the reef when I was way out there. We turned around, and all of a sudden ran into the reef. It was really pretty, but we had been in the water four hours at that point so we quickly got cold and went in. The last time I got to spend a little time on the reef, but despite the relatively calm conditions was washed off of the reef by current. It really is remarkable how much current that reef can see even in what appears to be calm conditions. I am not sure I will try again to make it out unless I am using a Kayak. The North Reef on the beach is pretty nice though. The fish are quite spooked by divers so don't expect easy spear fishing, but there are quite a few small kelp bass and perch.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2010
Visibility:    2.00
Current:    2.00
Surf:    2.00

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