Review Date AVG ShoreDiving Site
02/08/2002 3.63 Van Damme State Park California North, USA West
Easy entry. Extremely long swim out and to the right for anything interesting. Primarily a area to take a zodiac out and then free dive for abalone. The large bay makes it nice for scuba novice. Great California State Park for camping.
02/08/2002 2.84 Koloa Landing Kauai, Hawaiian Islands
Good site for beginner. However, beginner comments are over enthusiastic. There are not great coral heads here. Lava boulders, outcrops, etc. For coral and marine life, south pacific or other areas. Some turtles, more at Sheraton caverns.
02/02/2002 2.76 Lovers Point California North, USA West
This is a beginner's dive area. Great easy pool like entry. Note the many local restrictions: parking, diving times (mornings only), no spear guns, etc. This is an area primarily set aside for beach go'ers in Pacifica. You will be ticketed by the sharp eyed police for violations (including the dive time restrictions). There are many better spots if your an intermediate or advanced diver.
01/27/2002 3.67 Monastery Beach North California North, USA West
Visibility depends on season (best in winter) and storm runoff. This is an ADVANCDED DIVER only beach. Divers have been killed here. Monterey marine canyon comes up very fast. Watch your depth along the wall. If you haven't practiced your beach crawl in a while do it somewhere else a few times. You will have to crawl out.