Heisler park dive site in Laguna Beach, California

They don't call it "Cliff" Drive for nothing! Heisler stretches along the beach from Aster Street to Diver's Cove. For the land lovers, there are gardens, a lawn bowling area, a barbecue area, tide pools, picnic areas. It's just as beautiful on land as it is in the sea! 

When you head out on this dive, you'll run into a very healthy kelp forest. It is home to all kinds of sea life. Sometimes white seabass and tuna will pass by looking for food. This is also a great place to see a passing whale during the season. But, dominating on this dive site is the kelp. Rocks are strewn about and lie low while the kelp is prevalent and clearly in charge here. You'll be swimming through picturesque areas when you visit Heisler.  

There are restrooms in the area. So, no need to travel far or "get in the water"! 


This is a protected area and in the no-take zone. So, no hunting is allowed. Use caution when entering and exiting the water. There is a life guard stand at this location.

For added safety, make sure you have a Surface Marker Buoy (SMB), a knife and an underwater light to check out the little critters hiding among the reef! 

This location is in the Marine Protected Area. You are not allowed to hunt here. 

At this location, you will find Lobster, Sheephead, Garibaldi, Senoritas, Bat Rays, Sand Bass, Sculpin and much, much more! 

Max/Min Depths: 0' - 55'

Range Temps: 52-78 degrees F

Average Clarity: Ranges from 5' to 25'+

See current conditions here!