Palos Verdes Dive Site; Hawthorne Reef

Please register or login

Welcome to ScubaBoard, the world's largest scuba diving community. Registration is not required to read the forums, but we encourage you to join. Joining has its benefits and enables you to participate in the discussions.

Benefits of registering include

  • Ability to post and comment on topics and discussions.
  • A Free photo gallery to share your dive photos with the world.
  • You can make this box go away

Joining is quick and easy. Log in or Register now!

MaxBottomtime

Contributor
Messages
9,696
Reaction score
10,528
Location
Torrance, CA
# of dives
2500 - 4999
Hawthorne Reef is one of the largest reefs along the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Approximately three hundred feet long by one hundred fifty feet wide, there is a lot to explore here. Known as Barberpole in the old fishing charts, Hawthorne Reef has been a popular site for fishing for a century. Among the Coke bottles found on the reef was a 1923 Christmas Edition. The U.S. Patent Office happened to be open that day, so Coca Cola had a new bottle copyrighted just for the occasion.

Some parts of the reef still contain old nets and lifting rings, but most of the reef is pristine. Gorgonians and rockfish are plentiful here, and when the water cools off there can be kelp that reaches the surface.

The reef is in eighty-five feet with a high point of the reef at sixty-five feet at 33° 44.814 118° 25.234


46796908451_ebc9845beb_b.jpg


46071988584_b600868bd0_b.jpg


46071988554_997301c0f4_b.jpg


46796911051_8a44270a1d_b.jpg


46071988494_f1f2e87ef6_b.jpg


39831574173_2d0faf0411_b.jpg


46796910941_8eb1db0e4d_b.jpg


46071988434_e6bfe4bb56_b.jpg


46796910871_69ab1a12c9_b.jpg


32921249958_ed23796f12_b.jpg


46071990004_bfdcf66cf7_b.jpg


32921249928_658f5d61fe_b.jpg


46071989864_958d838b7b_b.jpg


46796912581_14b0b08419_b.jpg


46071989754_916c9ab8cd_b.jpg


31861662847_62180419ac_b.jpg
 
https://www.shearwater.com/products/peregrine/

Top Bottom