La Jolla Scuba Dive Conditions & Dive Reports

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Check out our first-hand reports of scuba dive conditions in La Jolla and San Diego - both from shore and from our boat. We try to include visibility, temperature, surf height, weather and anything else worth mentioning after each dive.

For daily, general ocean conditions call the lifeguard’s San Diego City Beach and Weather report at: (619)221-8824.

4/27/2015 Dive Conditions

Poor dive conditions today at Cove and Shores today, we rescheduled our shore dives due to large surf

Time: 7:30AM
Air Temp: 60F
Water Temp: 61F
Surf: 3-5′ across SD
Visibility: 10′ at both shores and cove
Surge: Moderate at both

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4/26/2015 Dive Conditions

No diving today and cancelled our boat trip, the ocean looks nasty with large swell, short periods, and strong winds.

4/25/2015 Dive Conditions

Cancelled our guided shore dives today due to large surf, but still got to run our dive master class.
Dive Site: La Jolla Shores
Time: 9:40AM
Water Temp: 62F at surface, 57F at depth
Surf: 2-3′ occasional larger sets
Visibility: 5′ in shallows, 15-20′ in canyon
Current: North

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4/22/2015 Dive Conditions

Dive Site: La Jolla Shores
Time: 8:40AM
Water Temp: 63F at surface, 52F at depth
Surf: 1′
Visibility: 35′
Current: Mild south
Sightings: Lots of navanax & sheephead hunting. Sting rays in shallows and a few octos hiding in their holes. One very large fringehead in his same hole the past few days too.

Dive Site: La Jolla Cove
Time: 10:40AM
Water Temp: 61F at surface, 57F at depth
Surf: 2′
Visibility: 15-20′
Surge: Strong
Sightings: Walked past 2 elephant seals and a lot of sea lions playing in the shallows

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4/21/2015 Dive Conditions

Dive Site: La Jolla Shores
Time: 8:40AM
Water Temp: 63F at surface, 52F at depth brr
Surf: Flat
Visibility: 35′
Surge: Light
Sightings: Octopi, navanax had their bellies showing

Dive Site: La Jolla Cove
Time: 10:40AM
Water Temp: 63F at surface, 57F at depth
Surf: 2′
Visibility: 15′
Surge: Strong
Sightings: Usual suspects

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4/16/2015 Dive Conditions

Out on a shark trip today, but lifeguards report fair dive conditions for today
Time: 8:00AM
Air Temp: 59F
Water Temp: 61F
Surf: 2-3′ across San Diego, mixed swell 6-8 seconds
Visibility: 10′
Surge: Light to moderate

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4/15/2015 Dive Conditions

Lifeguards report fair dive conditions for today
Time: 7:30AM
Air Temp: 61F
Water Temp: 61F
Surf: 2-4′ across San Diego, mixed swell
Visibility: 10′
Surge: Light to moderate

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4/14/2015 Dive Conditions

Great morning of dives!

Dive Site: La Jolla Shores
Time: 8:50AM
Air Temp: 62F
Water Temp: 63F at surface, 50F at depth
Surf: 1-2′ no power
Visibility: 30′ on canyon
Sightings: Two octos, a haibut lots of navanax, kelp is looking healthy on the point.

Dive Site: La Jolla Cove
Time: 11:00AM
Water Temp: 57F at 38ft
Surf: None
Visibility: 20′
Surge: Moderate
Sightings: Had over 10 different passes by numerous tope sharks on the edge of the kelp line, it was the highlight f the dive.

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4/12/2015 Dive Conditions

Dive Site: La Jolla Shores
Time: 8:10AM
Surf: 4-5′ swell with power
Visibility: 0-5′ in shallows, 10-12′ on the canyon

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4/11/2015 Dive Conditions

Lifeguards report good dive conditions today in La Jolla
Time: 7:00AM
Air Temp: 60F
Water Temp: 60F
Surf: 1-2′
Visibility: 15′
Surge: Light to moderate

Dive Site: La Jolla Shores
Time: 9:00AM
Water Temp: 62F at surface, 52F at depth
Surf: 1-2′
Visibility: 20′ on the canyon
Surge: Light
Sightings: Giant black seabass, horn shark, octopus, lots of navanax out, two turbot

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