Snorkeling has allowed humans to explore uncharted terrain and discover which of its majestic wildlife is delicious. Swim in to this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $55 for a two-hour standup-paddleboarding tour of Mission Bay for two (a $110 value)
- $59 for a two-hour snorkeling tour of La Jolla Cove for two (a $140 value)
Guides furnish guests with all equipment necessary to standup paddleboard over Mission Bay or snorkel over La Jolla Cove. La Jolla Cove is part of the 6,000-acre San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park, home to wildlife ranging in diversity from bright-orange garibaldi fish to sea lions. Tours meet at La Jolla Dive & Snorkel’s shop 30 minutes before start time to pick up gear and securely load standup paddleboards into or onto vehicles. Guests then head to the launch location. Tours are scheduled by reservation.
La Jolla Dive & Snorkel
A colony of seals suns itself on the rock ledges of La Jolla Cove while seabirds preen themselves a few feet above. Below, bright-orange garibaldi fish and california spiny lobsters scuttle about the cove’s reefs and kelp beds. This biologically rich landscape sets the stage for La Jolla Dive & Snorkel’s scuba-diving lessons, which range from beginner discovery classes to dive-master-certification courses that adhere to the training standards of the Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI). They also lead four shore dives to various sites, such as one located near The Marine Room restaurant, where the shallow reefs and smell of lobster bisque attract gentle leopard sharks in the early summer. Along with scuba diving, instructors also teach students how to strut in fashionable snorkeling gear and how to stoically gaze into the horizon during standup-paddleboarding tours.