|Palos Verdes Dive Site; Halfway Reef|
Posted by Max Bottomtime on January 10, 2019 at 11:44:47:|
Located at the halfway point between Christmas Tree Cove and Honeymoon Cove 33°45.759N 118°25.534W Halfway Reef is my favorite Palos Verdes dive site. This beautiful reef offers a diversity of marine life not found on other reefs in the area. Rockfish, octopus, nudibranchs and exotic looking worms dot the reef between large and colorful sponges. Rising twenty feet off the sandy bottom at seventy-two feet, you could easily make dozens of dives here and not see everything. At the south end of the reef is a plateau where you can find Bispira turneri, a beautiful white fan worm documented only here and near the wreck of the Avalon.
If you are making a dive trip to the south side of Palos Verdes, Halfway Reef should be included in your plan. At fifty feet wide and one hundred feet long, you make easily see the entire reef in one dive. Look in all of the hydroids, algae, and cracks for hidden animals and it will take forever.
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