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Coral Reef  |  USA: Pacific Northwest

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Anacapa Island
Channel Islands National Park

Type: Saltwater-OpenOcean
Intermediate, Advanced

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Wall, Boulder Pile / Shelves, Kelp Forest


Coral Reef is Anacapa’s most popular deep dive and is know for the striking colors and beautiful macrography opportunities it provides to advanced SCUBA divers such as large gorgonian and cup corals, anemones, sponges and other magnificent invertebrates that blanket the rocky reef. Inside the kelp barrier, a sand channel separates two wide rocky fingers, each about 100 yards wide. Exiting the kelp, the bottom turns to a gently sloping rocky bottom that descends to 40’- 50’and end abruptly at the top of a wall that extends down to a the sandy bottom at 100’. Look up occasionally to see schools of yellowfin tuna that tend to circle the island.

Special Restrictions:

Advanced rating due to potential currents and the steep wall.

How to get there:

Found on the south side at the west end of West Anacapa Island, directly out from the last large point of the island.

As with all dive sites at Anacapa Island, you will need a boat to access them. It is recommended that you select a local charter from Santa Barbara, Ventura, or other charter that offers service to Anacapa Island. Anacapa Island is more protected from storms and thus tends to offer clearer, warmer water than the other islands in the northern Channel Islands, making it an ideal, and reliable, charter destination especially for visitors, less experienced divers and snorkelers.

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