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A list of the best rated scuba dive sites in California.

Stumb Beach

Rated 5.0, 1 votes


Ruby E

Rated 5.0, 1 votes

The Ruby E began her life as the Coast Guard Cutter named Cyane (WPC-105) and was built in 1934 in Seattle Washington. She was 165' long and designed to intercept "rum runners" during prohibition years. She was built to travel fast to reach and pursue the rum runners that were operating along the entire West Coast. The only problem with this was, she was completed after prohibition ended and was now not needed for her original purpose so the Coast Guard found a new purpose for her off the Alask...

Peacock, Spirit of America

Rated 5.0, 1 votes

The Spirit of America, (formerly identified as the Peacock) had a lot of mystery around her. It was known that the wreck was a 100' long wood hulled WWII Minesweeper that sunk in the 70's. The Spirit of America sits upright on a sandy bottom at about 65'deep outside the Scorpion Anchorage, Santa Cruz Island. Visibility here can be 15'-40'. With the hull and its structure to explore the Spirit of America is a very good dive. It is in a protected area and there are lots of fish and the biggest Spa...

Malaga Cove

Rated 4.0, 1 votes


Diablo Point

Rated 3.0, 1 votes

Diablo Point is next to Diablo anchorage which is located at about the middle north side (front side) of Santa Cruz and not far from Fry's. There are many exciting dives on the north side of Santa Cruz Island. Around Diablo Pt. there is the East wall and a large underwater mound (outside Diablo) that goes from 50' to 120'. There are also other great dive sites along the way back that are good for hunting and photography with rocky reefs with kelp. Depths range from 20'-120' with visibility being...

Grumman Guardian

Rated 2.0, 1 votes

The Grumman Guardian dive is a WWII Navy Grumman Guardian AF-2W. This plane was on a mission in March of 1954 searching for a missing jet. It had engine trouble and was ditched in the water with no problems. It is outside of a harbor near Gull Island, Santa Cruz Island at a depth of 50'-60'. The plane sits upright on a sandy bottom and has become an artificial reef with kelp and fish around it and the visibility is from 10'-30'. This can be a very fun dive if the weather is on our side. This tri...