Overview of Shaws Cove

Shaws Cove

Shaws Cove
California South
USA West


Site Review by
 Doug from Cucamonga
Date: 03/07/2011


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Doug from Cucamonga Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Cucamonga Reef:    4.00
State:   CA Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    4.00
Diving:   2 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   109 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    5.00


*Average:    3.90
Not my favorite Laguna spot. This is probably the most popular spot in Laguna...seems like no matter what time of year I drive past Shaw's there's either divers walking back to their cars or divers suiting-up to go dive. Parking is free and there is a good amount of it, beach access is easy (although there are a lot of stairs), vis is typically in the 10-20ft range and you don't have to swim very far at all before you enter the diving area. However, the diving here is pretty shallow, I feel a little claustrophobic in the crevices, and there isn't the abundance of plant/animal life that there is at other sites such as Heisler Park. Definitely worth diving, but of the many sites in Laguna I go to, this is the one I go to the least. However, I will say that this is arguably the best snorkeling/freediving spot in Laguna.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    5.00
Beginner:    4.00
Intermediate:    3.00
Advanced:    2.00
Night diving:    4.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2011
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    4.00

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