By Bennie Seybold
So far this summer, Corona del Mar has seen very few significant swells. To most surfers this means a lot of their summer days have been filled with lousy beach days and days spent at home with nothing to do.
But to the divers of CdM, this is heaven. When the surf is small, the water becomes crystal clear and the sea life comes alive. The beaches of Corona del Mar are known for their beauty, but little do people know that there is a whole new world waiting to be explored off the shore.
There are countless reefs filled with garibaldi, calico bass, bat rays, stunning sea urchins and much more. One of the best reefs to explore, especially for novice divers and snorkelers, is about 40 yards off of Little Corona right around the rock formations on the north side of the beach. When the waves are small, the visibility at this reef can reach upwards of 20 feet. So if you find yourself bored on a day when the waves are bad grab a dive mask and some fins and go exploring!