Review Date AVG ShoreDiving Site
10/02/2009 3.63 White Point California Mid, USA West
Palos Verdes forecast called for temperature around 87 degrees - light winds from NNW and swells from the West. So I decided to hit White Point. I called it correctly... water was around 70 degrees - no breakers and the tide was out around 1:30pm. I walked as far south as I could and decided to enter the water. Visibility was great, 20 foot within 50 yards of shore. As I kicked out farther, visibility dropped to 10 ft. Saw my first octopus !!!
09/24/2009 3.25 Heisler Park California South, USA West
I arrived Shaw's/Diver's cove around 1pm. It was forecasted to be around 90 degrees and sunny. However - upon arrival there was a very dense marine layer. Could hardly make out the water from the road above. So I headed up to Corona Del Mar 5 miles North. (see that review)
09/24/2009 4.08 Robert Badham California Mid, USA West
So I came here because Laguna was fogged in. I hit the water around 2:30 - 3:00. I got to the edge of water and crash!! Shore breakers were non-stop. I would not recommend this dive if swells are out of the SOUTH / SOUTHWEST. 5 ft visibility forced me to move inside the BIG CORONA beach inside the Harbor.
09/10/2009 4.58 Robert Badham California Mid, USA West
This was my 4th official snorkel/free dive. Parking was easy - the walk down the paved road was easy. The beach was clean and the view - WOW !!! that alone was worth the effort. Water temp was 71 degrees - Outside temp was 73 - winds calm - some swell and breakers around 3-5 pm. Visibility wasn't stellar but did average 15ft. Saw two tiger sharks and lots of fish. Enter as far North as possible - sandy bottom - farther south = lots of rocks. Straight out about 100 yards you will find a canyon/drop off - lots of orange fish - Highly recommend this spot - will definitely go back while the water is warm…
09/09/2009 3.17 Malaga Cove California Mid, USA West
This was my third snorkeling adventure. The trail head off Palos Verdes is a little tough to find at first. Once I took the gradual hike (make sure you take hiking shoes) down to the rocky beach - its every man for himself. No obvious trails, just start working your way through the rocks. I hit the water at 3pm and found the visibility okay about 50 yards offshore. I would recommend hitting this site at low tide… much better visibility.