Review Date AVG ShoreDiving Site
12/27/2005 3.31 Arroyo Burrow Park California Mid, USA West
I have dove this site twice. Both times I was east or central off the main beach. I heard there were reefs but all I found was sand mixed with an occasional kelp holdfast. There are very good facilities here but not such good diving to my knowledge. I hear the reefs may be out further or to the west. Good luck.
12/27/2005 2.15 Pismo Pier California Mid, USA West
Great dive if you appreciate the life in sand. A lot of Angel sharks, shrimps and believe it or not there are huge clams in them there waters. Big fat Pismo clams are great to eat but make sure you check with the DFG before taking any. Sand dives are often overlooked and considered boring. However, if you take some time to look you will find a whole different environment and an appreciation for the creatures that survive there.
01/17/2004 2.03 San Onofre State Beach California South, USA West
Very shallow for a long, long way out (3-8ft). Mostly all cobble stones with no reef to speak of. Heavy surf makes this a popular surf spot. Not a good place to bring a beginner both because of the surf and the lack of reef life. This beach is also called Radiation Bay because of the nuclear power plant.
01/17/2004 3.46 Gaviota State Beach California Mid, USA West
Good site with very shallow reefs to the west in about 5-10 feet of water. Great visibility on calm days. Great place to snorkel.