Re: orange county dive spots

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Posted by kelphead on September 17, 1999 at 20:40:10:

In Reply to: orange county dive spots posted by Troy on September 15, 1999 at 02:12:36:

troy, i think the best thing you can do is to pick
up a copy of the following:

**southern california's best beach dives, authored by
dale and kim sheckler; 2nd ed.; saint brendan corp, 1994

(any local dive shop worth being called a dive shop
should have this in stock--i think i got mine from my
nearest 'sport chalet' store)

**california diving news, authored and published by the
same as listed above (surprise, surprise)

the 'diving news' is a monthly local mag that highlights
a local spot in the san diego, orange co.,,
and norcal areas. however, the book i mentioned is a
compilation of spots ranging from santa barbara all the
way down to san diego county w/detailed info.

i'm not that experienced w/beach diving but can tell
you of the three dive spots in north laguna beach:

**shaw's cove (right below the 'laguna sea sports' dive shop on pch)
**diver's cove
**fisherman's cove

all 3 are actually next to each other (and if you
feel pretty adventurous, you can actually swim from
one to the other around the points). shaw's cove
has an arch swim through and an apparent resident eel
(so i've been told), but according to your description,
this may be a little too easy for you--don't know exactly
what you are looking for.

there is also redondo beach--another popular dive
site, but in l.a. county.

sorry i can't provide any more detailed info, but
i think you will be happy w/the references (especially
the book) that i listed above.

happy diving!!

oh, btw, in laguna beach, solo diving is citable, just
to let you know (you also need a b.c. and a snorkel).


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