Snorkeling and Scuba
The reefs and wrecks off San Diego offer amazing sights, clear waters, and brightly colored sea life—whether you want a guided tour or go off on your own.
A great place to enjoy a calm snorkel with your family is the La Jolla Cove. Make a reservation with a professional outfit such as Scuba San Diego, Inc (619/260-1880, www.scubasandiego.com) to take a guided tour of the La Jolla Cove Ecological Reserve. They also offer an exciting night dive, and a Scuba Adventure trip for new divers who are not yet certified. Or bring your own (or rent some) equipment and kick off the shore on your own (with at least one friend, of course).
Looking for a deeper dive experience? Take a scuba trip to one of the San Diego area’s many fabulous dive locations. Depending on your interests, you can view the abundance of life in the La Jolla Outer Reef, human history and mechanical failure at Wreck Alley, or the undersea forest at the Giant Kelp Beds.
© Liz Hamill Scott from Moon California, 2nd Edition