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Shore Diving from Santa Cruz Island???

Discussion in 'SoCal' started by Ready4Launch, May 7, 2019.

  1. Ready4Launch

    Ready4Launch Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: United States
    I am going to Santa Cruz at the beginning of August. Going with another couple, and the guy wants to SCUBA, if possible. We'll be at the Scorpion Canyon Campground.

    I am going to check with the NPS, but has anyone beach dived from the anchorage beach within the anchorage itself or just north of the pier or south along the walls?
  2. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: CALIFORNIA: Where recreational diving began!
    Why ?
    Drag all your tons of modern diving equipment to the island ?
    After your air is depleted you have a dead pelican on our hands

    Why dive on a camping -exploring trip?

    Mrs. Miller and I spent a very long 4-5 day week end there hiked the island but only saw a smattering of the island

    Visit the island via a dive charter boat

  3. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Santa Catalina Island, CA
    It's been 30 years since I dove from Scorpion land-based with a Cousteau dive team. I've dived the area several times from dive boats. As Sam says, much much easier to do it that way.
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  4. kingsnwings

    kingsnwings Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: California
    Scorpion anchorage is a dive location (occasionally) visited by the dive boats. The surface swim to the kelp or pinnacles should be very minimal. Should you choose to not take your SCUBA gear, you should still snorkel as there is lots of life in the area.

    If you are looking to do lots of diving, just take a dive boat out of Ventura.

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