Explore Scuba Diving in San Diego
Thanks to warm waters and great visibility, San Diego is one of the most popular scuba destinations on the West Coast. The San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park stretches across 30 square miles and plunges 900 feet deep for advanced divers to explore. Investigate the sunken vessels teeming with sea life, like the 366-foot Yukon, in Wreck Alley off the coast of Mission Beach. Scuba divers looking for something different should make sure to head to Point Loma, where they’ll find one of the most impressive kelp forests in the Northern Hemisphere.
San Diego is a great departure point for a variety of scuba excursions, like a voyage to Isla Los Coronados. Only a 90-minute ride from San Diego, these Mexican islands are home to seals, sea lions, abalone, eels and much more. The bravest of the brave may want to tempt fate by cage diving among the most fearsome predators in the ocean with San Diego Shark Expeditions.
Beginners looking to learn a thing or two about diving while vacationing in San Diego should head to Blue Escape Dive and Charter, which offers a three-day accelerated class, as well as lessons, rentals and excursions.