La Jolla Cove Scuba Diving Tours – Giant Kelp Forest & Sea Lions

Protected Marine Sanctuary

Breathtaking Views

Stunning Photo Opportunities


Our favorite scuba diving site in San Diego at the La Jolla Cove. Here, below the sea cliffs, is one of California’s most diverse underwater ecosystems, the giant kelp forest.

Scuba diving below towering sea cliffs with the energetic sea lions. Exploring the underwater walls off Boomers, a playground for cute harbor seals. Diving through La Jolla’s magical giant kelp forests looking for the elusive sharks. The underwater landscape also provides a stunning backdrop for scuba photos. La Jolla Cove is cold water shore diving.

La Jolla Scuba Tours

$230/2-Tank Dive
  • Group Tour
  • La Jolla Cove
  • Kelp Forest, Caves, Sea Lions
  • Ages 16 + (with parent)
  • Price includes use of gear.


 Experience one of the most biodiverse underwater ecosystems on earth.

 Visit the underwater playground of local sea lions and harbor seals.

 Enjoy the availability of multiple scuba sites from entry point.

 Keep an eye out for a variety of beautiful sharks that visit the area.

 Explore one of California’s most magical giant kelp forests.

 Dive one of California’s top Protected Marine Sanctuaries, from the La Jolla Cove.

 All groups are lead by one of our expert guides.



Adults (ages 16 & above): $230


Advance reservations required.


Certification: Open Water Diver or higher.
Experience: Logged dives during the previous 18 months.
Weight: 100 lbs & up.
Ages: 16 & up (with parent).

Children: Ages 16 & 17 may participate only if their parent is also participating .


Price includes complimentary use of all needed scuba gear.

Wetsuits: Wearing a wetsuit is required. (available 80 lbs to 280 lbs)


Gratuities not included.


2-Tank Dive (approx) 4 hours includes:

Pre-Dive: Safety brief, donning gear & ocean entry.
Dive #1: Giant Kelp Forest
Surface interval
Dive 2: Cliffs & Sea Lions

Areas can change and depend on ocean conditions.


Tours are physically demanding & not for individuals with poor health or a weaker physical condition.


La Jolla Cove:  1160 Coast Boulevard, La Jolla, CA  92037
– scuba tours are from the shore into the marine sanctuary (no boat).

Magnificent Diving In The Giant Kelp Forest

Scuba diving in the San Diego kelp.

Sea Lions at La Jolla Cove