Dive in at La Jolla CoveSan Diego, California
Although unassuming from the surface, La Jolla Cove hides more than just a colourful array of marine life. Sprouting from the rocky reefs that blanket the ocean floor, with stalks reaching between nine to 25 metres in height, is a stunning kelp forest. Swaying dreamily in the underwater currents, flashes of red and orange-hued native fish and colourful reefs are a vibrant contrast against the green and brown kelp and, if you’re lucky, you’ll spot an excitable sea lion twirling through the tall stalks.
The only way to truly experience it is to suit up and take the plunge. As you glide between the long, rippling ribbons of kelp, you’ll feel as though you’ve left the world behind and entered the pathway to Atlantis – not bad for a place just a 20-minute drive from the busy streets of downtown San Diego. There are a number of dive companies that offer guided scuba tours of the spectacular aquatic world, so you’ve got plenty of opportunities to experience it.
- Exploring a colourful array of marine life and rocky reefs that blanket the ocean floor, with a 25 metre high kelp forest
- Spotting one of the many playful California sea lions
- The convenience of diving only 20-minute drive from the busy streets of downtown San Diego
- Better viewing for those with scuba licenses, but if you haven’t take the plunge, don’t despair, there’s still plenty of sights to see with a good old snorkel