We love scuba diving in La Jolla. As your personal scuba guide, it’s our goal to show you how beautiful our San Diego waters are. From scuba diving the rocky reefs to the gorgeous kelp forests at La Jolla Cove, the La Jolla Ecological Reserve has it all – beautiful, diverse marine life and the chance of seeing something amazing.
Beyond the unique events that bring leopard sharks, gray whales, market squid and grunions coming back year after year, the nutrient rich water at La Jolla Cove is always full of surprises. We’ve seen green turtles, sevengill sharks, giant black sea bass, soupfin sharks and even dolphin!
Beginning at 8am, we’ll start at La Jolla Cove. Say hello to the resident Sea Lion population lounging on the rocks as you descend to your first dive. The reef at La Jolla Cove is teeming with life. Keep your eyes peeled for Horn Sharks, Bat Rays and plenty of Garibaldi.
After our first dive, you’ll have a short break in the park where we encourage you to bring your own refreshments and relax before your second dive.
If you have never experienced a true kelp forest underwater, the second dive is a must. The famous kelp forest at La Jolla Cove is a short 10 minute kick out from shore. Once there, we’ll navigate through the breath-taking underwater forest while keeping our eyes out for all sorts of life: dozens of fish, harmless sharks, and even sea lions! We’ll conclude our dive and leisurely return to the beach enjoying the beautiful views of La Jolla.
Time: 8:00am – 1:00pm
Meeting Location: Public Restrooms at Scripps Park in La Jolla Cove – map
Full scuba gear rental included in price, just show up in your swimsuit!
Price: $220 for 2 tank package at The Cove
Frequently Asked Questions:
What do I do with my belongings?
Bring a towel, but leave your valuables locked in your car. If you do not have transport, your guide will store valuables in their car.
How strenuous is this shore dive?
People of all ages enjoy this dive. Two things to be aware of, there is a set of steps you need to descend to reach the shore with the last step being about 2 feet. Secondly, it is a 10 minute kick out from the shore to the dive site.
Due to high demand, we request any changes or cancellations to your reservations be made as soon as possible. Reservations canceled with at least 72 hours’ notice will not be charged. Reservations canceled with 48 to 24 hours’ notice will be charged 50% of the product rate. Reservations canceled with 24 to 12 hours’ notice will be charged 75% of the product rate. Reservations canceled with less than 12 hours’ notice will be charged the full product price.