Among the most recognizable and known sites in Orange County, Shaw's Cove takes the lead in top Orange County dive sites. For shore divers looking for it all, it's here!

Located at the top of the Laguna hill near Cliff Drive, Shaw's houses ample residential parking and has the support of Laguna Sea Sports up the hill. June-September is the busiest of months for this tourist mecca. Shaw's Cove has no bathroom facilities. 

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, Giant Black Sea Bass and much, much more! 

Max/Min Depths: 0' - 51'

Range Temps: 52-78 degrees F

Average Clarity: Ranges from 5' to 25'+

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