Linda Mar Beach is an intermediate-to-advanced beach entry scuba-dive site where you can encounter a diverse aquatic life, such as seals, fish and rays. In May and June, the halibut come into Linda Mar Bay and you will see many divers spearfishing for this prize fish.
At Pedro Point, two wrecks lie on the ocean’s bottom in approximately 30 to 40 feet of water. In 1906, the Drumburton, a 266-foot, 4-mast sail cargo ship, hit the rocks at Pedro Point due to thick fog and high waves. Just four years later, in August 1910, the James Rolph, a 169-foot, 4-mast schooner cargo ship was swept by current into the rocks and went down at the same spot as the Drumburton. Remnants of these two ships still remain on the ocean floor; however, the swim to the location and back makes this a difficult dive.
Conditions can be unpredictable and it is best to dive the southern part of Linda Mar Beach during calm, flat conditions. Visibility averages 5 to 20 feet most of the year, with 40-feet visibility on a great day. Water temperatures average in the mid-50 degrees, year-round, so a full 7-8 mil wetsuit with hood, boots and gloves are needed to ensure a warm and safe dive. Pacifica has one diving store, located on Oceana Blvd., offering full scuba equipment rentals and air fills.