One of the greatest services The Beach Diver offers to the diving community is sharing information about local beach diving sites. Offshore dives, including wrecks and deep reefs, are well documented and visited by a host of professional charters who are paid to take divers out. The fishing and boating industries sell maps with coordinates, descriptions, and other data to guide their customers to key locations.
Near shore sites have no such champions. They are known mostly to the beach divers who found them or who heard about them from a friend. A few locations have been published in print and online but mostly information is shared by word-of-mouth. In many cases, the general public has no idea what lies just off the beach. In fact, the most frequently asked question of beach divers seen gearing up or walking toward the surf is: "Hey, is there anything out there?"
Maybe it is good that these hidden gems are kept under wraps because popular things tend to get exploited and commercialized. We'll risk sharing with you the information we gathered. It is more trouble than it is worth to try and make money off a site someone can swim to. Unless you are charging for parking or an air fill, you won't make much profit off a veteran beach diver!
The information contained in each of the site pages is true and accurate. Each site has been visited personally by senior staff at The Beach Diver, who verified all statistics, coordinates, and details. We update these pages regularly as changes may occur in relevant information, such as parking access and fees, site conditions, and environmental factors. There are no obsolete descriptions or second-hand reports included.
We hope you enjoy these pages. Use them for your dive planning. Note the conditions, depth, and other factors as necessary. Eliminate any for which you may not be trained or prepared. If you wish a guide or dive buddy who knows the area, contact us and we will help you make those arrangements. For those you do visit, please keep in mind that you are the best judge of a site and its conditions when you arrive.
If you experience anything other than what you read on one of our site pages, please let us know immediately. We will investigate all reports and amend the page as appropriate so the next diver will know better what to expect. The ocean is a dynamic environment and sites can change with passing storms. We'll all work together to keep our information current and relevant.