San Diego Scuba Guide

Night Dives

Guided Dive at La Jolla Shores for certified divers:
$80.00 (1 tank dive)
$150.00 (2 tank, sunset & night)

Join us for a guided night dive at the world famous La Jolla Canyon, a 60 to 80 ft. dive. The Canyon dive is loved for a chance to enjoy good visibility all year round.  It is full of exciting encounters with amazing canyon creatures: octopuses, sheep crabs, lobsters, bat rays, nudibranches, squid and many more. This guided dive meets 30 min. after sunset. There is nothing like holding a baby horn shark or catching an eye of a 3ft. halibut. Each guided day dive includes a weight belt, weights, one tank, flash lights, snacks and drinks.

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 Day Dive within 24hours after your La Jolla Canyon tour and pay only once for your rental equipment!  

La Jolla Shores


La Jolla Shores is located in beautiful La Jolla, California. This beach is a popular destination for tourists, surfers and divers. It is a sandy beach approximately one mile long. In summer, waves at this beach are usually the most gentle of all San Diego beaches. La Jolla Shores lies adjacent to the San Diego La Jolla Underwater Park Ecological Reserve. For these reasons, many novice scuba classes are held at La Jolla Shores.

Two main features of this beach make it one the most frequented dive locations in San Diego. The facilities, generally good conditions and relatively easy surf entries make the Shores a good spot for diver training. For advanced divers, there is easy access to the La Jolla submarine canyon. The conditions are usually good, with relatively small surf and often favorable visibility. The bottom composition is mostly sand. The divers reach the edge of the canyon at 45 to 55 feet and then they find themselves swimming along the vertical walls peering into crevices and searching for shrimp, octopi, and sheep crab. Lobsters are also numerous under the many ledges at the top of the walls. 

General Considerations


La Jolla Shores is within the boundaries of the La Jolla Ecological Reserve, so no taking or harassment of marine life is permitted. You may not transit the reserve with fishing equipment or game bags. This beach is often crowded with surfers, swimmers, sunbathers and divers. Be aware of your position when approaching depths over 60'. Topographical maps illustrate how the slope steepens drastically when heading toward the submarine canyon. It is always a good idea to check with nearby lifeguards for updated conditions and hours of lifeguard operation before diving at the Shores. 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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