Rubicon Point

Rubicon point is accessible by boat or off shore from Lester Beach near D.L. Bliss State Park. Parking would be $10 cash only. Or call us at the shop to set up a boat tour!

This is a great area to see lots of minnows, occasional trout, huge boulders, and sunken trees. Hope to see you there!

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 14 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Altitude Diving
  • Lake

Temperature & Visibility

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

Lester Beach near D.L. Bliss State Park, $10 cash only for parking. Then find yourself on the beach for a shore dive. There is a shelf that you can drop off, and offers part of the Rubicon Wall.

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Meeks Bay

Meeks Bay is the most popular dive site on Lake Tahoe. With an easy entry, excellent visibility, and sloping bottom that drops off to hundreds of feet deep, this is an excellent dive site for beginners and advanced divers alike.

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The highway is just right along this beach, making this spot easy to find and park at. There is a shelf which drops into quite deeper water quickly.

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Sunnyside

Sunnyside is a fantastic site that has a pretty sharp drop-off. Good buoyancy would be a very helpful thing to have. It is advisable to have a dive flag that you tow behind as you dive. The area is a busy boat area during the summer months. Parking is at William Kent State Park and is limited, so arrive early.

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Waterman’s Landing

This site is located at Waterman’s Landing. It is a very shallow shelf that extends for quite a way. This is a great site to practice existing skills and learn new ones. Please do not park in the shops parking lot, they request that SCUBA divers park on the street. Restrooms are available at the little cafe.

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Sand Harbor

Dive at Sand Harbor to see large boulders and rock formations. You will run into some fun swim-throughs on one side of the cove, as well as honeycomb rock patterns on the other.

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Box Beach, Electra

Average depth of 12 feet and max depth of 19 feet if river is low. From the parking lot head down to the beach and there is a picnic table with a rock near the trail that was used by native indians to pound the acorns. The sandy beach quickly falls down to 19 feet and ends on the other side against a granite wall.

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Folsom Point

Folsom Lake is one of the most frequently dived lakes in California and a very popular spot for open water training due to the lake’s calm waters. It offers plenty of parking and easy entry. The bottom of the lake is fairly silty so use good buoyancy otherwise the visibility will go from 20-30 feet to zero.

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Black Miners Bar State Park

One of the more popular freshwater dive sites in California found in Lake Natoma. Not the best visibility but easy to access calm conditions, and a great spot for new divers to practice their skills.

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Fair Oaks Bridge

Visibility depends on the flow of the Folsom damn outlet. In the Summer when the river is flowing heavily, there is a significant current; however, this is a dive site not to miss. Depth range is 20-25 feet and vis from 10-15 feet. If you like drift diving this is the place to be.

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