Your source for Diving and Fishing
Are you planning a diving and fishing vacation?
Well then, you’ve come to the right spot! Abalone Bay is your perfect location.
Of course you’ll want to save this page because it’s chock full of information for the Sea Ranch diving and fishing enthusiast.
Divers and Fishermen are welcome to stay at Abalone Bay
What could be better?
You wake up early in the morning, look out the window to discover the water is flat, the tide low, while the fish and abalone just wait patiently for you to finish your first cup of coffee before you come out and play.
If this sounds like your kind of morning, or you know of someone who fits this bill, then by all means…
BUT, before you go diving and fishing at Sea Ranch…
- Be absolutely certain you have your California sports and fishing tags on your person and that you follow all current regulations.
- EQUALLY IMPORTANT – KNOW where the marine sanctuaries are located. Use our trail maps to point them out.
- DO NOT dive, fish, or otherwise disturb the wild life in any marine reserve or habitat sanctuary.
- Only the person(s) on Abalone Bay’s booking contract and no more than four (4) other guests may dive.
- You may access the ocean bluff trail by crossing through our property only. Please stay on our path to the bluff trail. Do Not cut across our neighbor’s property.
- Use the hoses to rinse off your dive gear and yourself. DO NOT USE THE HOT TUB TO RINSE EQUIPMENT OR YOURSELF- it was not meant for that! But by all means enjoy it afterwards.
PERFECT DIVING AND FISHING AMENITIES!
As divers and fishers of the sea ourselves, Abalone Bay was designed to be perfect for those who enjoy the sport You’ll love that we are just a short walk to Smugglers Cove (easy staircase access) or Pebble Beach. Not only is a wetsuit drying rack available, we also have a fish cleaning station with added pegs for our diving and fishing enthusiasts!
There’ll be no need to worry about the messes afterwards because in the garage you will find extra towels to help with the clean-up. We just ask that you please wash them prior to departure to avoid added housekeeping charges.
There is one very important note to be aware of while staying in Sea Ranch. All equipment MUST be stored inside our courtyard for safety and compliance of Sea Ranch HOA rules. Do not hang it across the fence or outside of the courtyard.
DIVING AND FISHING RESOURCES
Tide information specific to fishing at Abalone Bay
How great is this chart? When you click on the link below you’ll be taken to a site that shows you current water conditions just outside of Abalone Bay!
Links to information on diving the Mendonoma coast
Wanting more hot fishing spots? Then click the portion of the California coast where you plan to fish, and you will access a printer-friendly summary of current Sport Fishing Regulations for that area
- Oregon Border to the 40°10′ Line
- The 40°10′ Line to Point Arena
- Point Arena to Pigeon Point
- Pigeon Point to Point Conception
- San Francisco Bay District
- Point Conception to the Mexico Border
To show you how successful divers do it you’ll want to read our Sea Ranch Abalone Bay Blog post: Trophy Abalone Diving at Sea Ranch and Mendonoma Area
In the same way, AbaloneTen.com– Website highlights on divers who have harvested 10″ abalones in the Mendonoma area, diving information, recipes and more.
Another favorite resource of ours is SEALS Watersports. They are a good resource for rental and purchase of dive and other water sports equipment, classes offered too. Be sure to stop there on your way up to Sea Ranch. Their address is:
2112 Armory Dr. Santa Rosa, California 95401
Are you in need of a dive buddy or looking for a fun group to dive with? Then try NorCal Skin Divers Club. Northern California Skin Divers Club is commonly referred to as NOR CAL. They are one of the oldest dive clubs in California.
And of course you’l want to bookmark this site: SCUBA Shore Diving Sites- Northern California. Once there, just click on the map to learn more about dive sites in northern California
Northern California Rainbow Divers (NCRD) is a no-take, non-profit SCUBA diving club for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered divers and their friends.
Without doubt you’ll want to check out California Diver Magazine. This is both a print as well as online magazine that provides digital content through their website for free to thousands of divers worldwide.
For a large listing of resources check out Northern California Dive Shops and other Professional Services
In case you are new to free diving, chek out Free-Diving for Abalone in Northern California by James Sturz. This first person account published October 2013 in the Wall Street Journal describes in detail all about diving for abalone in Northern California.
Another first person account is In California, Diving for an Elusive Delicacy by Bonnie Tsui. As above, this first person account published October 2013 in the New York Times also describes diving for abalone in Northern California.
Tide Table Information
Click on the areas below to learn of current marine reports:
- The Sea Ranch, CA Extended Tide Forecast
- Sea Ranch, CA Tide Chart – Swellinfo.com
- 2017 Tide Table for Point Arena, California for fishing