Dive Site - Crescent Bay Seal Rock

An offshoot of Deadman's Reef, Seal Rock becomes a little bit of a challenge to get to based on the remote nature of its beach access. To the west, private beaches and homes dominate until Crystal Cove. To the east, a long shore swim makes this a "not so inviting" experience when you kick so far from shore! 

But, most of all, Seal Rock is best known for its sanctuary of sea lions that frequent the area. Most divers will steer clear of this experience based on respecting the territory of these beautiful creatures. Nonetheless, it is still a great little site to check out!  

You'll reach some great depths and can easily tour Deadman's Reef as an inclusive to the dive site tour. So, ensure your navigation is on point! There is a healthy kelp bed on either side of this site. You'll enjoy exploring this area and getting buzzed by some sea lions as they play or hunt.

This is a protected area and in the most "northern" (actually western) point of the no-take zone. So, no hunting is allowed. Use caution when entering and exiting the water. There is no life guard stand at this location, but there is one in Crescent Bay. If you get into trouble, it may be hard for them to see you from shore as Seal Rock is a bit protected from the sight line. 

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! 

This location is in the Marine Protected Area. You are not allowed to hunt here. 

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

Max/Min Depths: 0' - 65'

Range Temps: 52-78 degrees F

Average Clarity: Ranges from 5' to 25'+

See current conditions here!