Pismo Pier

California Mid, USA West
map
Entry Map
directions
Directions
photos
Photos
Difficulty
Not ranked yet
Viz (last reported 132217h ago)
Max Depth
40ft (unconfirmed)

Snorkeling and Scuba Diving at Pismo Pier

World famous Pismo Beach is home to some fine sand-diving. Plan to spend the day, if not the week, enjoying the area. Once in Pismo Beach, take time to drive to the North and South of the Pier. Choose any spot, preferably away from surfers and fishermen.
5
4
3
2
1
4.0
(3)
Zentacle
Zentacle
Sep 21, 2021, 1:06 AM
scuba
Sand, Sand Everywhere! During off-season, you'll have the beach to yourself! With the Pismo Pier in the background, choose your entry.
Ron Clough
Ron Clough
Dec 27, 2005, 12:00 AM
scuba
Great dive if you appreciate the life in sand. A lot of Angel sharks, shrimps and believe it or not there are huge clams in them there waters. Big fat Pismo clams are great to eat but make sure you check with the DFG before taking any. Sand dives are often overlooked and considered boring. However, if you take some time to look you will find a whole different environment and an appreciation for the creatures that survive there.
Originally posted on shorediving.com
Jim G.
Jim G.
Aug 7, 2005, 12:00 AM
scuba
Talk about BORRIIINNG! Just like diving a parking lot at Wal Mart. Flat and dull. Almost no life. You take your life into your hands just getting out to the end of the pier. Surfers are all over here, so be really careful! It's a murky and really shallow dive. I'd pick another spot in a minute next time. Pass on this one.
Originally posted on shorediving.com