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Dive Site Names in So Cal

Discussion in 'SoCal' started by SKMoss, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. SKMoss

    SKMoss Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: So Cal
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    I need a bunch of dive site names in So Cal. Up to 30.

    La Jolla Shores
    La Jolla Cove
    Casino Point
    HMCS Yukon
    Ruby E
    Pipes
    ....
     
  2. diversteve

    diversteve always tired Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location:
    26,280
    5,854
    113
  3. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: CALIFORNIA: Where recreational diving began!
    4,968
    3,736
    113
    Steve

    May I inquire why?

    If you are searching for the fountain head of Southern California dive locations may I suggest "Diving West" published in 1972 (good gosh 42 years ago!) which lists over 200 available dive locations. It appears on occasion on the used book market for a reasonable price.

    This was the second dive location guide published in the US and the very first dive guide devoted to Sothern California locations, all that followed used Diving west. It is divided in to six chapters, each chapter/ location written by and "expert" for that area. I was honored as the principle co author of the Orange County Chapter along with my very close friend and diving companion the late Ron Merker who happened to be Dr Bill Bushing's basic instructor. The locations and Chapters covered are 1) Santa Barbara & Ventura Counties, 2) Los Angeles County. 3) Orange County 4) San Diego County, 5 ) Channel Islands 6) Northern Baja California, Mexico.

    Please bear in mind that the names of some of the locations may have been changed by the state or local municipalities or by common usage, never the less the names listed were the original names.


    Should you obtain a copy you will note Ron Merker wrote an additional feature on his specialties "Spearfishing" and I on "Keeepen Kreepers." An how to article on preserving marine life using common house hold items.


    Good luck,

    SDM
     
  4. SKMoss

    SKMoss Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: So Cal
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    Sam, Steve,

    I'm working on an iphone game as a fund raiser for WAVES. Since WAVES is Vets and SCUBA I'm doing the first one for Divers, then will do another with a military theme.

    So I'm thinking of "dive trips" then "dive sites". Need them for a bunch of different areas. I can pull up all kinds of maps with sites. I was thinking the site names that people know off the top of their heads would pop the most popular , well known sites to the top of the list.

    I guess just grabbing a list will make it easier in the long run.

    Thanks!
     
  5. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Torrance, CA
    9,152
    8,833
    113
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    Some of my favorite local sites;
    Ace One
    Archery Range
    African Queen
    L.A. and Long Beach breakwaters
    Avalon
    Buchanan's Reef
    Big Pipe
    Cabrillo Beach
    Caissons 150' and 160'
    Christmas Tree Cove
    Coke Bottle Reef
    Crane at Haggerty's
    Dominator
    Elevated Pipe
    Engine Wreck
    Flat Rock
    Fog Wreck
    F.S. Loop
    Gambler
    Garden Spot
    Georgia Strait
    Golf Ball Reef
    Haggerty's
    Hawthorne Reef
    Hermosa Artificial Reef
    Honeymoon Cove
    Jenny Lynne
    Johanna Smith
    Landing Craft
    Marineland
    Marineland Platform
    Merry's Reef
    Moody
    Neptune Arch
    Olympic II
    Palawan
    Pt. Fermin Reefs
    Pt. Fermin Pipes
    Pt. Vicente Fishing Access
    Pt. Vicente Pinnacles
    Radio Tower
    Redcars
    Redondo Artificial Reefs
    Resort Point
    Rocky Point
    Snodgrass
    Star of Scotland
    Topaz Pilings
    Vet's
    White Point
    White Point Rock
    White Point Pipes
     
  6. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: CALIFORNIA: Where recreational diving began!
    4,968
    3,736
    113
    Suggest you obtain copies of Frankos Charts--

    SDM
     
  7. dead dog

    dead dog ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: SoCal via Pittsburgh, Pa.
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    Here some's you never hear anymore " HORSE PASTURES " and " SCOTCHMAN'S COVE " now a State Beach can you name the State Beach ? Nice kelp beds and reef with wrecks an a anchor to boot.

    Bill
    dead dog
     
  8. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Torrance, CA
    9,152
    8,833
    113
    That would be Crystal Cove State Park (Reef Point). How about Patterson's Cove?
     
  9. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Santa Catalina Island, CA
    22,669
    5,696
    113
    Hey, I know a few dive sites right here off Catalina that have been given multiple names by different divers. Drives me nuts when someone files a dive report about diving a site off the island and I have no clue what they are talking about!
     
  10. SKMoss

    SKMoss Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: So Cal
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    Ok, so maybe I should have said, give me your favorite dive sites...

    Bill, not only a problem for dive sites. I've rafted the Kern river several times. There's features in and along the river, and some of them go by dozens of names.
     

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