Scuba diving in San Francisco Wall

From Boat
Diver level
Average: 15 m
Maximum: 61 m
From mild to strong
Average: 10 m
Maximum: 35 m
The dive starts at 15m/50ft with winding tunnels and then runs into the steep edge of sponge and coral encrusted wall. The southernmost section of the site is low-lying and currents there can be strong. The middle section has wide tunnels which cut through the crest of the reef. The most northerly section, where green moray eels are spotted, features swim through tunnels, caves and overhangs of stoney coral. Some sections of the wall become so steep they get close to 90°.

When to go

Diving is possible all year round with water temperature varying from 25C/75F to 30C/85F. The high season is from December to March.

What to see

File clams can be seen in the recesses, as well as several species of hermit crab, thousands of tiny gobies and blennies. Eagle rays, turtles, parrot fish, bassle, jackfish, barracuda, large grouper, nurse sharks, black tip reef shark, and even hammerhead shark can be spotted.

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