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The Tank Dolly® vs. the Old Marineland beach dive

One on the longest walks to a dive site in California

Terranea Resort or better know as "Old Marineland" to California divers is approximately a 1,500 foot (457 m) Southeastern walk from the parking lot to your point of entry at Terranea Beach (also known as Cobble Beach) and to Long Point to the West

Sea Hunt was filmed at Marineland from 1958-1961

  • The orcas (Orky and Corky) lived at Marineland before performed at Sea World in San Diego, CA, after a "midnight" transfer, under the cover of darkness and surrounded by scandal

Learn more about Old Marineland's fascinating history
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Example of detailed dive site reconnaissance

An asphalt parking lot is approximately 500 feet (152 m) from the sandy beach's point of entry

  •  The parking lot leads to a 340 foot (168 m) paved walkway and ends at a 60 foot (18 m) staircase; The staircase leads to a sandy beach

  • There's a lifeguard tower, tables, and benches between the parking lot and point-of-entry

  • The final 100 feet (30 m) leading to the point-of-entry is over deep soft sand

However, there's not a fixed object on the beach to lock your Tank Dolly® to if left unattended.

Options:

The divers can lock their Tank Dolly® to the tables located next to the lifeguard tower or the handrail at the bottom of the staircase

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Maximum zoom capability with Google Maps

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The divers decide to gear-up next to the table

The table provides an elevated platform to conveniently gear-up

  • The Tank Dolly® can be locked to the table, the bench, or a post

  • Request permission from the  lifeguards before locking your Tank Dolly® to their tower

  • With fins in hand, the divers walk down the stairs, over the sand, and to their point-of-entry

Summary:

  • In this example, All-Terrain Tires would be used, due to The Tank Dolly® is not rolled over the sand

Learn more about Sand Tires and All-Terrain Tires
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Shaw's Cove and Diver's Cove in Laguna Beach, CA

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Important message from Shark Bite Scuba®

⚠️Shark Bite Scuba’s beach, shore, and open water diving tips are not intended to replace an accredited scuba diving certification course offered by agencies such as PADI, NAUI, or SSI, but are presented as safety guidelines, as well as an introduction to integrating The Tank Dolly® into scuba diving.

⚠️ Training and practice will save your life

⚠️ Have a realistic view of your proven abilities, including your level of physical fitness