Overview of Shaws Cove

Shaws Cove

Shaws Cove
California South
USA West


Site Review by
 Frank Lukowski
Date: 01/16/2009


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Frank Lukowski Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   San Pedro Reef:    5.00
State:   California Animal:    4.00
Country:   United States Plant:    4.00
Diving:   2 years Facilities:    2.00
 Dives:   70 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    3.95
Went for my first dive at Shaw's cove yesterday and it certainly won't be the last. When you enter, surface swim out to the rocks and descend down to about 15ft. There you will follow the reef on your right, gently descending on a mild slope. You will eventually come to a huge pile of shells. If the current is down and visibility is up, you can then venture directly right of the shell field into a crevice in the reef. This will take you under a rock arch, which then opens up into a larger area. In this larger area there are many cracks in the reef. One crack is even large enough to swim through. This larger crack leads you out onto the lower reef which ends in about 50ft of water. A beautiful dive site, with plenty of reef life abound. When the southern swell is down, visibility can reach up to 35ft. Sea Life seen on my dive: Garibaldi, Sheephead, Giant Sea Star, Painted Greenlings, Senorita, BlackSmith, Rock Wrasse, Tube and Green Anemones, Gorgonian Sea Fans, Barred and Kelp Bass and Rock Scallops A Video of my dive can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Opx1vhS2r30    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2009
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    4.00

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