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Latitude: 35° 14.51' N
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Boat access only! Launch from Morro Bay and Head South. Or Launch from Port San Luis and head up the coast, giving Diablo Canyon a wide berth (1 mile is required by law). I suppose a true die hard could launch a small boat or kayak from Spooners and get here from there.
How? By boat
Distance Long boat time (> 30min)
Easy to find? Hard to find
Alternative name Pt Buchon Reef, Buchon
Average depth 12.2 m / 40 ft
Max depth 45.7 m / 149.9 ft
Current Medium ( 1-2 knots)
Visibility Good ( 10 - 30 m)
Dive site quality Great
Experience CMAS ** / AOW
Bio interest Outstanding
- Drift dive
- Big fishes
- Marine biology
- Dive training
- Dangerous species
- Boat trafic
This is a small pinnacle that comes up to 23 feet deep from nearly 150 feet on the offshore side. At the widest it is less than 0.2miles wide, so it is easy to miss. Once you spot it on your fish finder you may want to drop a marker so you don't lose it. Wind and swell are frequently problems in this area.
The pinnacle can have incredible visibility and it is covered in life.
Fish that are common here are: lingcod, cabezon, rockfish(black/yellow, gopher, blues, blacks, olives, kelps, tree, china, vermilion), kelp greenling, sheephead (big ones), gobies, Bathymasterids, and other standard fare.
The entire pinnacle is covered with invertebrates including purple california hydrocoral.
Amazing for photography.
This is inside the MPA so hunting is 100% off limits. I get checked by wardens about a quarter the time I am out here.
This is an amazing dive! A must see for all divers.
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