Leffingwell Landing

California Mid
USA West


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It has a small cement ramp leading to the sand to launch kayaks or small zodiac style boats as you have to carry them across the sand a short distance to the water. Depth with in the cove is shallow with bad vis often but clears up as you head out further. If you stand at the cove and look out at the water you will see a wash rock a ways out. We tend to kayak and anchor to the north of the rock to spearfish. We have had vis up to 40ft at that location depending on conditions.

 The dive spot is located in Cambria on Moonstone Drive. As you cross the bridge you will see the cove and small ramp leading to the beach.


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05/25/2009 Bryan Zavisza (Avg: 2.59 Review) - This site has a relatively easy entry and is close to lots of local amenities. Visibility is often very bad especially late spring, summer and early fall. The bottom topography is mainly small outcroppings with a few Macrocystis (giant Kelp). I did multiple dives at this site as part of a research project and only had one day of wonderful visibility. So if you get lucky there are some cool things to see.

01/30/2006 Brian Xavier (Avg: 4.33 Review) - Leffingwell Landing is also known to many as Cambria. The large rock in the S. directions is Cambria Rock. This 1/4 mile rock is an excellent place to dive, weather permitting. Upon arrival look at the swell at the concrete boat ramp. If it is big, get some coffee and wait for better days ahead. If it's flat and you can get to the rock with a dive kayak, aluminum boat or other, the diving can be excellent! I usually anchor a hundred yards past Cambria Rock, gear up, then drop down to 55-60 feet. The plant life is great (lots of kelp) but the fish life is astounding. Big reds, lingcod, blues and other rockfish lined in a vertical column all the way to the surface. Take a spear gun and get ready. In my opinion, this is the greenest dive anywhere. I would consider it either intermediate or advanced only because you are so far from shore. I dive solo lots, so I am prepared with a pony and extra gear. Also, make sure you start your ascent with at least 1000 psi. The kelp beds are quite large here and you may have to swim under them to get back to the boat. Cambria Rock cannot be dived much of the time, but when it is divable, it can be great!

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Special thanks to Brian Xavier!
Leffingwell Landing.
Submitted by Brian Xavier

Special thanks to Brian Xavier!
Leffingwell Landing.
Submitted by Brian Xavier


Diver Averages for  Leffingwell Landing  (1=worst, 5=best)

Average Site Condition

Ease of Shore Entry:  3.50
Bottom Conditions:  3.50
Reef Conditions:  3.50
Animal Life:  3.50
Plant Life:  3.00
Facilities:  3.00
Solitude 4.00
Roads:  4.00
*Site Average:  3.46

Average Enjoyment Level

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

Number of reviews for this site: 2


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