Scuba diving in La Jolla is always a fantastic adventure! San Diego’s top scuba sites are all from the shore in the La Jolla protected marine sanctuary. Here, below the sea cliffs, is the spot to share the ocean with the energetic California sea lions. Underwater walls are a playground for cute harbor seals. The deep submarine canyon can surprise with a variety of octopus. And finally, nutrient-rich waters of San Diego’s giant kelp forests are a great place to dive with sharks. The kelp also provides a stunning backdrop for photos.
Here we list La Jolla’s best scuba diving sites and what to see in each area. It’s no surprise that access to 3 of the top 5 spots is from La Jolla Cove.