Overview of Van Damme State Park

Van Damme State Park

Van Damme State Park
California North
USA West


Site Review by
Date: 04/17/2012


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Bluestar Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Alameda Reef:    4.00
State:   CA Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    4.00
Diving:   3 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   40 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    5.00


*Average:    4.03
This is a belated report, but better late than never. I have mixed feelings about this site. What you save on not having to climb down a steep cliff, you blow on having to walk or swim very far to find abs. I headed straight out from the center of the beach and within 75 yards are all sandy bottom; no rocks or abs. The kelp is so thick, it's hard to swim parallel to coast, so I had to swim back to shore, walk south, then enter again. Walking on sand with all the gear is exhausting! I may give this site another try in 5 years.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    5.00
Beginner:    5.00
Intermediate:    5.00
Advanced:    4.00
Night diving:    3.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Fall
Year:    2011
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    5.00
Surf:    5.00

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