Abalone season opened in Northern California on Tuesday, April 1. There are some significant changes in the rules this year, so be sure you understand the rules and laws before you get in the water, as fines can be VERY expensive and ignorance is not accepted as an excuse. In addition to having the proper license, report cards, and equipment, take time to read through and understand proper tagging procedures and where it is legal to free dive for abalone.
We have fishing licenses available for sale in the store, and our knowledgeable staff can help you choose the right gear. Diving for abalone is great fun – we are planning to dive Van Damme on the weekend of April 12-13 – make your own camping or hotel reservations, and join us! Enjoy a beautiful drive, experience the pleasures of free diving and the potential for a delicious abalone feast afterward.