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La Jolla Dive

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2144 Avenida de La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3214
+1 619-206-2485
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Fantastic experience

The kelp forest off the La Jolla Cove shore was amazing. The first time we went there, visibility... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
wxt_SD
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San Diego, California
Good dive, good equipment

I scheduled a dive with the La Jolla dive shop and ended up going out with another gentleman and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CJB120
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La Jolla dive is a full service scuba diving shop that provides scuba classes, scuba tours, air fills and gear rental. La Jolla dive is located just 2 blocks from the La Jolla marine reserve making us the closest dive shop to the water. La Jolla dive is a PADI facility who's instructors have 30 years of scuba diving experience in San Diego.
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  • Average4%
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“surface swim” (10 reviews)
“octopus” (14 reviews)
“great diving” (6 reviews)
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2144 Avenida de La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3214
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"surface swim"
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"octopus"
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"great diving"
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"equipment issues"
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"steel tanks"
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"met chris"
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"photo option"
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"sea hares"
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"underwater world"
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"poor visibility"
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"rental equipment"
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"skill level"
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"surf conditions"
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"great guide"
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"sea life"
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"open water"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The kelp forest off the La Jolla Cove shore was amazing. The first time we went there, visibility was near zero and we have to give up right after we went down. Fortunately, kind Chris gave us a free dive one week later. This time...More

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christopher s, Owner at La Jolla Dive, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I scheduled a dive with the La Jolla dive shop and ended up going out with another gentleman and our guide Brian. We did two dives, one off of La Jolla cove and then one off of the main beach. We dove through the kelp...More

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christopher s, Owner at La Jolla Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We made plans to dive with LJD while visiting from out of town. Scheduling was easy online and while the price was higher than we are used to, especially for a shore dive, we decided to go anyway. We arrived on the dive morning and...More

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christopher s, Owner at La Jolla Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Chris the owner of LJD here. I made some last minute scheduling changes to our 2 tank 8am- 4pm dive tour due to the 4th of July holiday crowds which resulted in some confusion between dives, as I choose to have the guides complete...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unsafe are to dive with all of the boogie boards running into us when we were trying to get our fins on...due to waves. We were unable to get past the waves and paid $$$ for a great workout. We did not dive with them...More

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christopher s, Owner at La Jolla Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, the surf was up! We offered to cancel this dive as well, but they decided to try it. Beach diving is great fun but can be more physical than a boat dive, it’s all about the surf, thanks!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I dove with La Jolla Dive multiple times, and they never disappoint. Always friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, and amiable. Last dive out we saw a little ray, a giant sting ray, lobster, and a bunch of rock fish. Fun dive.

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christopher s, Owner at La Jolla Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Steve!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I had a great experience, Paul our guide made my son and I very comfortable. It was my son his first ocean open water dive and my first shore dive, Paul was great explaining us what we would encounter before, during and...More

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christopher s, Owner at La Jolla Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Tony!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great 2 tank dive with guide Matthias. Saw rope sharks, seal, crabs, octopus and great kelp forest. Highly recommend!

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christopher s, Owner at La Jolla Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and three friends (they were all experienced divers, me not so much) did the two-dive excursion, starting with the Kelp Forest in the morning and ending the day with La Jolla Canyon and had the best time! Our guides were fun and friendly, but...More

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christopher s, Owner at La Jolla Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

thanks!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first time diving in the ocean little bit nervous but the crew and guide made me feel relaxed I enjoyed it every time I go back I will make sure to stop by!

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christopher s, Owner at La Jolla Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks! We appreciate it!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son and I had a nice dive with Mark. He did a great job keeping an eye on everybody while still finding interesting sea life.

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christopher s, Owner at La Jolla Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for diving with us, we appreciate it!

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Richard V
29 April 2018|
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Response from christopher s | Property representative |
Hello, absolutely!
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Gale G
26 July 2015|
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Response from nyassa |
it can fluctuate, it's been between 58-70 degrees the past few weeks. The shallows have been very great. Stop by our facebook page for recent photos! Vanessa :-)
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