La Jolla Cove
There is an abundance of marine life at the Cove, mostly because it is part of the La Jolla Park Ecological Reserve, so no hunting of any kind is permitted. The marine biodiversity is partially sustained by the nutrient-rich water, which is the result of upwelling from the nearby La Jolla Submarine Canyons. A number of harbor seals frequent the area and will occasionally join you on your dive. Sometimes the seals will come in close to take a peek at you, other times they just zoom by you, seemingly to prove who the better swimmer is.
The kelp beds are located about 400 yards northwest of the Cove.
History of La Jolla Cove
A great variety of marine life can be found in the waters off La Jolla. While diving at the Cove is generally considered very safe, please be aware of potentially hazardous marine life including kelp, rockfish, stingrays, moray eels, harbor seals, and an occasional blue shark. It is advisable to familiarize yourself with the local sea life, either with reading materials or through briefing by lifeguards or local divers.
La Jolla Cove is a very popular destination, not just with divers, but also tourists, locals, sightseers and many others.
Designated parking is available along Coast Boulevard, but competition for an open space is often fierce, especially near the entrance to the Cove. Three hour weekday parking limits are strictly enforced, but weekends are unlimited. It is always advisable to check the signs before leaving your car. Paid parking is also available in downtown La Jolla and across the street from the Cave Shop.What's Nearby
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