Malibu Road is a dive site that's quick to get to and bustling with an abundance of marine-life. With easy free parking, a choice of two entry points, and little to no current, the entry is as smooth as it gets.
Difficulty Level is 4/10
Interests: Many Garibaldis, Senoritas, Horn sharks, Cabezon, Lobster, Rockfish, Perch, Spanish Shawl, Leopard sharks, Bat rays, Sheep Crab, and Halibut. White Sea Bass can also be found here seasonally.
Entry & Exits: Rocky & extremely slippery substrate to the left (difficult) or sandy beach on the right (easy). Perform an entry within the scope of your training and experience.
Suggestions: Beginner dives will enter a couple houses down on the right, and swim east toward the reef. Look for red-colored kelp-fish in the shallow areas near red kelp. Horn sharks are often hidden or camouflaged at 14-19ft depth. Look in small caves and crevices for rock-fish.
Visibility: 15 - 25ft
The Entry & Exit can be difficult and downright dangerous in high surf or low tide due to the rocky structure close to shore. The sandy area is often a riptide zone, especially during high tide. Swimming back in against the riptide can be surprisingly difficult. Use caution and prudent judgement.
10 - 25ft is where most of the points of interest are for this site. The maximum depth for this site is no greather than 35ft.
Safety: Use of a Float, Flag, Anchor and Descent line are required for Beach Diving.
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