Orange County, California
January 9, 2001
You can go to the right or left and check out either reef. If you go down and off to your left, swim around the reef, and you'll end up in Shaw's cove, another popular dive area. So, this entire reef is good and you will see the usual good stuff but, if you go off to the right, you'll be diving the reef next to Seal Rock, where all the seals hang out.
Even though they are protected, and you aren't supposed to bother them, that doesn't mean they can't swim over to you. So, if you go to the right reef, you stand a better chance of having a seal come by and say Hey.
Also, beyond that reef, if you head south, about 200 degrees, for about 200 yards, you'll hit Deadman's Reef which is a rare treat and reported to be about as good as it gets in Laguna. I haven't been there (it's 200 yards!), but if it's a calm day and you're a strong swimmer, have at it.
From journal Laguna Dive Spots