Safe Diving Tips

Dive Flag With over 300 miles of California‚Äôs coastline and over six hundred miles of lake and reservoir shoreline in California State Parks, the opportunities for diving are tremendous throughout the park system.



Popular dive locations include:

  • Crystal Cove State Park
  • Point Lobos State Reserve
  • Salt Point State Park
  • Mendocino Coastline
  • Emerald Bay State Park                                                            

    For more information about diving in California State Parks, go to: 
    www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=22655

    Whether SCUBA or free diving--safety while diving is paramount.

Recognize the inherent risk of diving, and ensure this risk is accepted by each individual diver before going into the water.

  • Dive to your ability, training and experience level
  • Check the actual diving and weather conditions as well as underwater visibility and currents.
  • Always dive with a buddy.
  • Have an emergency plan you have agreed on with your buddy.
  • Know your entry and exit points.
  • PLAN your dive and dive your Plan!

    For more information about diving safety, go to the Divers Alert Network at:  http://www.diversalertnetwork.org/
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