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Mermaid Scuba Tours

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La Jolla, CA, USA
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Scuba diving tours for certified scuba divers. Not a scuba diver, no problem lets go snorkeling and look for leopard sharks and green sea turtles! Photography packages are available!
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Matthew C wrote a review Jul 2021
3 contributions7 helpful votes
Fantastic, had a great time diving with Vanessa. She was a great dive buddy and guide to La Jolla Shores. Everything felt easy and welcoming, no pressure except out there in the water. What really shines through is her love of San Diego and its waters and the life there, and that made diving with her a blast.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Shane C wrote a review Jul 2020
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Great guide and very knowledgeable. I recommend diving Mermaid Scuba Tours! We saw lots of school stuff like banded guitar fish, giant Black Sea bass, and sea lions. Really fun!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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LaRue727 wrote a review Sep 2018
Seattle, Washington44 contributions48 helpful votes
Great time diving with Vanessa plan on going again real soon! She has great knowledge of the sea life and knows where the localsreside like horn sharks and two spotted octopus. On my first tour with her I saw my first Angelshark napping in the sand dollar garden. Can't wait to do my next dive with her plan on doing a night dive. I would definitely recommend doing a tour or two with Vanessa!
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Date of experience: December 2017
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rodneybeaulieu2 wrote a review Sep 2018
Fallbrook, California1 contribution
I'm an advanced certified diver, but I haven't done any diving in 6 years, so chose Mermaid Scuba Tours to take me out for two dives off LaJolla Shores, and it was a wonderful experience. Vanessa is very professional, did safety checks before and during the dive, and gave me lots of space to explore what I found interesting. She even picked up rented equipment for me, including two filled tanks and state-of-the-art equipment. Minimal effort and amazingly professional service for the price. I highly recommend.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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greatxcape wrote a review Jul 2018
Los Angeles, CA37 contributions15 helpful votes
I'd done La Jolla Shores with a buddy a year or so earlier and it was a complete disaster-- the worst dive of 60+ dives around the world maybe. So this time I decided to spend some money and go out with an expert who could show me why people dive this site. Vanessa was that expert. Unlike my first time here, entry and exiting the shore was a breeze and we were able to find a ton of fun sealife. She knew exactly where the octopuses hang out, where the crabs were lounging, and how to get us back the easiest route. It was an easy and pleasant two dives, exactly what I was hoping for. It's helpful to remember that Vanessa is a guide and not an instructor. So if you've been dry for a while or haven't quite gotten comfortable with diving yet, it may be better to get a refresher with a local shop specializing in dive classes. If you're a seasoned diver who isn't familar with these shores, Mermain Scuba Tours will show you the sweet spots.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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