Point Lobos is considered one of the best places along the west coast for scuba divers, and you may see divers at Whalers Cove. The beauty of Point Lobos extends to the wondrous underwater seascapes of its marine habitat. Half of the reserve is all you see unless you're a diver and visit the underwater world just offshore. This is one of the richest marine habitats in California. Divers explore a realm of beauty that until the 20th century was largely inaccessible to humans.
Point Lobos, with its sheltered coves, clear water, abundance of sea life, and fascinating underwater topography, is considered the best diving spot on the Monterey Peninsula, and one of the best on the California coast. Despite its cold water, scuba divers flock to the underwater reserve in their wet suits and dry suits to enter the domain of fish, creatures without backbones, and marine mammals.