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Snorkeling in La Jolla

La Jolla is a great place for beach activities- kayak, snorkel, diving, you name it!

La Jolla is famous for “snorkeling with leopard sharks.” This was our first time snorkeling, so we decided to book a snorkeling tour with a company called La Jolla Kayak. Their tour included 1 and half hour guide, snorkeling gear, and wet suits. On top of that, we were allowed to keep the equipment for a few hours after the tour, and all together, it cost us $35/person. I though it was pretty decent price.

At first, I really thought I wasn’t gonna make it! I kept swallowing salt water, and was panicking big time! But once I got the hang of it, it became really easy.

We were so excited about seeing the leopard sharks, but unfortunately, there weren’t many that day. I only got to see 1 shark and 1 ray. Our guide said that there was a storm which scared the sharks away. But either way, we had a blast, floating around while looking for something exciting in the water!

One thing I learned from this experience is that if you are going to snorkel, don’t rent the snorkeling gear! Just buy one! I found a set of snorkeling gear including fins for just $35 at a local store called Target after wards! I guess it was good to have a guide who can teach us what to do, but there’s not much to learn….and I’m pretty sure people can figure it out on their own. Also, I’m a little iffy about the cleanness of the equipment, especially the mouth piece! And imagine how many people might have peed in the wet suits!!!:(

written by sugiyamasatomi


  1. georgelikesmusic


    i was just snorkeling in la jolla 3 days ago!

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  2. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-


    snorkeling close to the palm tree...simply great!

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  3. anarchy


    Beautiful =) Keep these cool locations coming... No 10, 13, 16, 23, 26, 29... Wowaweewaahh... =D

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  4. strangelilgirl


    Haha! I love your honesty! For only seeing 1 shark and 1 ray, you still made it look like a great experience. I have a water fear, but if anyone was gonna persuade me into giving snorkeling a try, it is YOU! =) Nice job!

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  5. vicuna


    Great location and shots! Love the doubles with the palm trees + underwater! And diving with sharks is truly something spectacular, saw some beautiful ones at my last diving session.... :))

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  6. disdis


    Nice location! The doubles are awesome!

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  7. stouf


    Yaaaa ! I'm so jealous ! Thanks for the swim !!! Amazing shots ! Especially 16 and 23 !

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