Posted by seahunt on July 03, 2003 at 10:19:37:
In Reply to: Diving in Ventura area? posted by John M. on July 03, 2003 at 09:02:33:
As scubabum says, Malibu is good, but much north of Deer Creek is all sand. Now there are huge reefs off of Ventura, but there is no vis usually.
There is a popular dive site just south of Port Hueneme Harbor at La Janelle State Park. This is a breakwater made partly with the hull of the ship La Janelle, that went aground there. It's interesting.
Off of Carpenteria beach is one of the largest reef areas off of California. These days it is rarely visited.
Right off the beach from the Santa Barbara City College is a large excellent reef area where people do quite good on lobsters. It is a large fascinating kelp bed with big rocky reefs extending along the shore for over a mile. This reef is about as full as cracks, ledges and crevices as you are going to find this side of Yellow Banks. And you never know what is going to be in the next one.
Try this link for more to think about.
Enjoy the diving, seahunt
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