San Diego Scuba Guide

Day Dives

Guided Dive at La Jolla Cove for certified divers:
$70.00 (1 tank dive)
$130.00 (2 tank dive)

San Diego Scuba Guide provides daily guided dives to the renowned La Jolla Cove Ecological Reserve. You can relax knowing that the experienced certified NAUI Instructor will keep you safe while you enjoy the best shore diving experience Southern California has to offer. The maximum depth for the La Jolla Cove shore dive is 45 feet.

Seasoned divers are welcome to join us on our daily shore dive at the world famous La Jolla Canyon, a 60 to 80 ft. dive. These dives begin at 8:00 a.m. and finish by 11:00 a.m. each morning. (Call 1-858-397-8213 to schedule a guided SCUBA tour that will meet your schedule needs.)

These exciting shore dives are a must for the serious world-class scuba diver. Each guided day dive includes a weight belt, weights, one tank, snacks and drinks. Close encounters with the rare and endangered Giant Black Sea Bass are had on almost every dive at La Jolla Cove.

Rentals: Complete SCUBA gear rental including 7 mm wet suit is available for $55.00 a day with a purchase of a guided dive excursion. Join us for a Guided Night Dive within 24hours after your La Jolla Cove tour and pay only once for your rental equipment!  

La Jolla Cove

La Jolla Cove is a very small beach, tucked between sandstone cliffs. Because of its extraordinary beauty, La Jolla Cove is one of the most photographed beaches in Southern California. With small surf in the summer months, the north facing La Jolla Cove is ideal for swimmers, snorkelers and scuba divers, underwater photographers, videographers, deep divers and night divers alike. Water visibility at the Cove can sometimes exceed 30 feet.

La Jolla Cove is one of the most renowned dive sites in San Diego. The Cove offers many interesting reef areas, caves and kelp. There is an abundance of marine life at the Cove, mostly because it is part of the La Jolla Park Ecological Reserve, so fishing and removal of objects from this area is prohibited, and possession of game is unlawful. The marine biodiversity is partially sustained by the nutrient-rich water, which is the result of upwelling from the nearby La Jolla Submarine Canyons. A number of harbor seals frequent the area and will occasionally join you on your dive. Sometimes the seals will come in close to take a peek at you, other times they just zoom by you, seemingly to prove who the better swimmer is.

History of La Jolla Cove

In 1887, the area surrounding La Jolla Cove was called "La Jolla Park". On October 18, 1927, the park was renamed Ellen Browning Scripps Park in recognition of the contributions that she made to Scripps and La Jolla.

General Considerations

Weather conditions can greatly affect the quality and safety of this dive. Diving conditions at the Cove can vary from excellent to awful, depending mainly on the visibility, swell and surge. Frequently updated diving conditions can be obtained by calling the San Diego Beach and Weather Report at 619-221-8824 or follow the links below.


Click for La Jolla Shores, California Forecast

*Proof of valid certification card required to join our Guided SCUBA tour. We accept NAUI, PADI, SSI, BSAC, CMAS, etc. If you are not a certified diver join our Scuba Adventure for non-divers.

People with body mass index (BMI) 30 or higher cannot participate in any SCUBA or snorkel activities.

Call 1-858-397-8213 to schedule your guided SCUBA or Snorkel Adventure or click the link below to reserve online now.

San Diego Scuba Guide
tel: 858-397-8213

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