Dive Site - Anaheim Bay Breakwater

A little known site called the Anaheim Bay Breakwater is out there to discover! One of the west coast's natural deep anchorage areas is located near Seal Beach and home to a large wetland. On either side of the breakwater are rocks located in varying depths. These provide ample protection to animals and we find the area abundant with fish and other creatures. 

But, you must be careful because the surf can push into these rock areas and become a danger to you while scuba diving or snorkeling. Parking in these areas is limited and the beach walk is pretty far, but not out of reach of avid shore divers. 

There is no lifeguard station located here, but the Navy does not take lightly to divers attempting to enter the protected anchorage area. Seeking out a local enforcement officer is recommended as they will point out the places that are authorized for diving.  

Best of all, you are not in a protected area. Meaning you can hunt here.  Use caution when entering and exiting the water. 

For added safety, make sure you have a Surface Marker Buoy (SMB), a knife and an underwater light to check out the little critters hiding among the reef! 

At this location, you will find  abundant Lobster, Sheephead, Garibaldi, Senoritas, Bat Rays, Sand Bass, Sculpin and much, much more! 

Max/Min Depths: 0' - 30'

Range Temps: 52-78 degrees F

Average Clarity: Ranges from 5' to 25'+

See current conditions here!