Overview of South Crescent Bay

South Crescent Bay

South Crescent Bay
California South
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Site Review by
 Jason NYC
Date: 07/02/2012


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Jason NYC Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Los Angeles Reef:    4.00
State:   CA Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    4.00
Diving:   12 years Facilities:    5.00
 Dives:   325 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    3.92
First time here ever and we picked a very busy Saturday morning. We followed some nice gents from the SODC (South Orange Dive Club) who meet at the Von's Grocery store every morning at 9am on Saturdays in Laguna. Thanks guys! Free street parking was not easy to find so we had a long walk in full gear to the stairs leading down to this nice beach/cove where you can choose to go to the right or left. It seems every diver went to the right side so we did too. The right side also seemed to offer a bit more protection from the surf that wasn't too bad at about 2ft or so. Just follow the reef 'wall' out and then when it turns right so do you. Just keep the very distinct sand line on your left and you can't get lost here. Viz was pretty good at 15+, 62f at 38 ft max, no current to speak of and the ever present Laguna surge that calmed down a bit once we turned the corner to the right heading towards the big rock visible from shore where all the birds and seals hang out. Tons of life and all the regular SoCal critters, kelp etc... made the party. Even though the parking and walk to the water can be long, this is a wonderful cove with full facilities and a great spot if you have a family to bring a long.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2012
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00

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