Review Date AVG ShoreDiving Site
08/17/2004 4.08 Crystal Cove State Park California Mid, USA West
Absolutely gorgeous area with plenty of wildlife and a diversity of habitats. Amazing reefs. Get there early and parking is free (otherwise $10), showers and bathrooms, not a terrible climb up or down to the beach. When the waves are breaking, entry is a bit rough, and surge can be a problem, but well worth the effort. Up to 40 ft vis in some areas.
08/17/2004 2.86 White Point California Mid, USA West
There are actually 2 spots to enter; one in the rocks at the east end and one in the sand right in front of the parking lot. The one through the rocks is a tough entry/exit, but provides some nice reef habitats among the urchin barrens and sulfur springs. Beware of the surge pushing you through canyons and into urchin spines though. The sand entry actually requires you descending over a boulder field (watch out for feral cats!) before you get to the sand. The sand extends about 50 yards out until you hit a beautiful kelp bed rock reef with plenty of life. I've been out when vis is under 5 ft, and when it's almost 30. Pick a good day and good tides.