Overview of Malaga Cove

Malaga Cove

Malaga Cove
California Mid
USA West


Site Review by
 Big Dave
Date: 03/22/2010


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Big Dave Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    3.00
City:   Long Beach Reef:    3.00
State:   CA Animal:    3.00
Country:   Plant:    3.00
Diving:   1 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   12 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    3.00


*Average:    3.13
Dove Malaga Cove yesterday. We started with four divers - two of whom were experienced but not in the best shape. My buddy and I had no problems with the hike. The other divers were exhausted by the time we reached the sandy beach. The second team struggled with exhaustion and gear issues. They decided to call it a day after one entry attempt. My buddy and I had no problems with the entry. He felt like it was a long kick out. Viz was bad, but we still saw amazing sea life. We saw lobsters, crabs, sand sharks, angel sharks, sculpin and of course garibaldi. I would recommend this dive, but make sure your fitness level is decent and you don't mind beach dives. Next time I will do the rocky entry as it didn't look too bad and will save a lot of energy in the kick out.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Spring
Year:    2010
Visibility:    1.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00

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