Our 2017 schedule is ready. For our Great White Shark cage dive trips, please email us at info@islander-charters.com or call 619-224-4388.


Check out our Reviews on

Trip Advisor!


Scuba Diving Site: San Nicholas

In this section

arrow Scuba Diving: Home
arrow General Info
arrow Frequently Asked Questions
arrow Have a question?

Dive Sites

arrow Dive Sites: Home
arrow San Miguel
arrow Santa Cruz
arrow Anacapa
arrow Santa Rosa
arrow Santa Barbara
arrow Begg Rock
arrow San Nicholas
arrow Santa Catalina
arrow San Clemente
arrow Cortez Bank
arrow Tanner Bank
arrow Coronado Islands
arrow Todos Santos
arrow Punta Banda
arrow Puna San Jose
arrow San Martin
arrow Bens Rock
arrow The Breakers
arrow Geronimo Island
arrow Sacrimento Reef
arrow Nicholas Rock
arrow Isla Guadalupe
arrow Chesters Rock
arrow Isla Cedros
arrow Islas San Benito
arrow Isla Natividad
arrow Isla La Asuncion
arrow San Roque
arrow Hippolito
arrow The Ridge
arrow Thetis Bank
arrow Alijos Rocks
arrow Magdalena Bay
arrow Gordo Banks

As exposed as it is, weather is often a factor when diving at San Nicolas. Regardless, San Nicolas is home to Begg Rock, one of Southern California's finest dive sites.

Located 8 miles west of San Nicolas and rising 15 feet above the water, this sheer rock offers many spectacular vistas. Rock Scallops are in great abundance here -many the size of a dinner plate. Choose carefully as the limit is ten per diver. Anemones are all over the rock ranging in color from white to hot pink as are star fish and various molluscs. This dive is for experienced divers and can only be made when weather permits.