The visibility in San Diego is usually about 15 feet on average
for shore diving and around 25 feet for offshore diving. Of course,
there are many factors that can influence conditions such as storms
The water temperature is usually around 50-70 degrees although it
has been above 70. Surface temp. is usually in the 60's and there
is usually a 5-10 degree drop when you hit the thermocline.
Most divers in San Diego wear either a dry suit or a 6 mm two-piece
including gloves,booties,and a hood. What you wear mainly depends
on you though, I know people who don't wear hoods or don't wear
gloves and they say they wouldn't have it any other way. While if
I went without a hood I would freeze.
There are some very good and organized dive clubs in San Diego.
I'm not a member of any of them but I have been out with Sport Chalet
and they are one of the good ones. There are some links to respectable
dive clubs on the links page.
weather information can be found at Intellicast
, very reliable and usually right on target.
have received a lot of mail regarding where to rent gear, The Diving
Locker is a great place to rent gear and it's located by Mission
Bay (Diving Locker Web Site)
Blue Escape Dive and Charter Inc. is also a good place to rent gear.
( Blue Escape Web Site
) Also, I think San Diego Divers Supply rents gear. Information
about them and many other stores is available on the dive store
all I can think of for right now. If you can think of anything I
should add please feel free to let me know. Also note that I am
only human and if you disagree with something listed here please
contact me about it in a professional manner.