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freediving in San Diego area (la jolla)

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May 28, 2002

I will be moving for my job from Belgium to San Diego (la jolla) for 2-3 years. Any freedivers out there?? I will be ther by the end of July.
Dude, asking if there are any freedivers in La Jolla is like asking if Belgians ever eat potatos.

La Jolla is OceanSwimmer's stomping grounds and the place has no shortage of spearos.

The cove itself is a decent dive site. Plenty of shallow snorkeling right off the beach. You can hit depths of about 60-70' within the preserve (an area where boats are excluded and where folks do a lot of ocean swimming etc.), and you could actually swim out to the canyon and set a world record in any discipline, if you are so inclined and are willing to brave the boat traffic. The caves are another cool area, as long as the cops aren't chasing someone through them (inside joke).

The Scripps pier is another famous dive site in the area.

Here's a site that has coordinates and detailed instructions for finding some interesting wrecks in the general area:
http://home.nethere.net/willisjs/wrecks.htm. Freediving to the Cabezon cruiser would be a pretty cool feat.

Here's another site w/ summaries of some of the more well-known shore dives in Southern California. Note that about half of the sites are near San Diego.

Orange County has some nice sites (and nicer people) that are worth driving to visit, and you can drive up to Dana Point if you want to take a boat over to Catalina.

There are lots of boats that go to the Coronados and San Clemente Island too.

So, yeah, there's some freediving in La Jolla ;).
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Thanks, Pez....

J.Mols, First, check your Private Messages. Second...
Pez is right....the first freediving club in the USA was started here in 1939...so yeah....PM me if you would like to come to our meetings. The SD Freedivers are on msn.com groups. Here's the link:

--When you see the logo, point and click on it and you'll be invited to jump in :) or you can view the photos and see what we are getting. Our meeting-venue has changed, so call or e-mail when you're ready to visit us :)

I'll be back stateside July 24, so you might want to PM any of the members listed in the group. We're user-friendly :eek:
Welcome to California! :cool:
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me and my friend dive off la jolla kelp beds all the time and dont see S#!t...

we r wondering if anyone knows any better spots to dive in and if we can join a group for a dive.
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