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On top of the already interesting kelp dive sites and offshore islands, San Diego's artificial reef program has provided the region with spectacular wrecks.

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Situated at the border with Mexico lies San Diego, a tropical destination with plenty of nearby islands to make scuba diving popular. Divers will love the diversity around San Diego. You can visit the famous fast growing Kelp Forests near La Jolla and Point Loma Kelp Beds. They can grow up to half a meter a day, creating dense forests, and are accompanied by reef fish and seals if you are lucky. On top of this you can visit one of the Wreck Alley wrecks, just in front of the harbor. This artificial reef offers stunning dive sites and several of the best wreck dives in California. About an hour boat trip from San Diego, just in Mexico, are the Coronado Islands resembling conditions as in the Caribbean.

As part of the San Diego activities, you can find one of the largest aquariums in the world at SeaWorld San Diego, it is one of the stopovers for cruise ships to the Caribbean and in February you can spot California gray whales that are migrating south along the coast. Beaches such as Imperial Beach, Pacific Beach and Mission Beach are great to explore, each unique in its own way, good for surfing, kayaking, sailing and swimming.

But San Diego has more to offer than its spectacular underwater world, bright beaches and exhilarating water activities. Balboa Park with San Diego Zoo can make for a great day out and those interested in Mexican and Spanish culture and architecture can visit the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and Mission San Diego de Alcala. The metropolis Los Angeles is reached within hours and Tijuana (San Diego's twin city) is a great place to touch Mexican life. Whatever you want to do, it is possible here in tropical San Diego.



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