Fresh water around here is too murky to dive. Lake Parris, the closest, has banned diving. A few underwater parks here in S Cal but I think Catalina is the best. You can get you yak ferried there. This summer I plan to have my Adventure ferried to the Channel Islands for a few days of camping, fishing, freediving, and other trouble I can get into.
If I can get Hobie to let me test a 16â€™ cat for a few days maybe I could ferry myself on a cat, that would be cool.
The best freediving I have done was Hawaii.
See ya on the water,