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Jade Cove & Plaskett Creek, Camp & Dive-June 25-29, 2020

Join Channel Islands Dive Adventures on our trip to Jade Cove and Plaskett Creek for Camping & Diving

The trip is scheduled for Thursday to Monday, June 25-29, 2020. This is one of our most favorite trips throughout the year. Nothing better than some adventure camping, diving and hunting for jade.



Trip Highlights

We will be camping at Plaskett Creek across from Sand Dollar Beach and Jade Cove located 15 minutes from Gorda. This is one of the most beautiful areas along the Big Sur coast and one of the few places you can find Jade. The campground is beautiful and walking along the bluffs is very enjoyable. You can mountain bike around the area as well or do some hiking on the many trails nearby.


What is the Plan?

We plan to dive if weather permits or maybe snorkel while looking for jade. There is also plenty of beach combing and hiking if weather diving. Saturday evening we will have a potluck so please bring something to share.

The camping

All campsites are by reservation only 6 months in advance at a cost of $35.00 per night. The campground fills fast so reserve your site ASAP starting early December 26, 2019 at 7 am. You are allowed up to 6-8 people and 2 vehicles on each site and you can reserve online at

The campground is very nice with lots of shade, grass, flush toilets, and running water. There are NO showers. The nearest services are in Gorda about 15 minutes south of the campground. There you will find a little general store with gas, ice and food.


plaskett creek jade cove

Jade Cove

For diving, we will be diving Jade Cove, about ¼ mile South of the campsite. The access to the cove from the highway is partially strenuous, but very much worth it (just take it slow). There is a dirt trail/path that zig zags down leading down to Jade Cove, where hopefully we will find some nice pieces of Jade. Even beach-combing here can produce some nice pieces of Jade and at any rate it is just a beautiful place to be. There are no air fill locations nearby so you must come prepared if you wish to dive. If you do not want to dive bring some snorkeling gear or just sift through the rocks on shore.


These trips have always been a FUN outing whether you dive or not and a great way to get to know and make new friends. Come join us and have a great time.

 Contact Ken for more information at ken@channelislandsdiveadventures or call 805 469-7288.


                   Pictures from our Jade Cove trip in August 2018 

Jade Cove/Plaskett Creek-Sept. 2017