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Breakwater 60 foot

Discussion in 'NorCal' started by BARdiver, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. BARdiver

    BARdiver PADI Pro

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Pleasanton, Ca USA
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    I've been diving Monterey area for awhile, but would like a little input. I'm trying to come up with a sure fire way to always get my students to 60 feet depth. So who's got the best way?
     
  2. runsongas

    runsongas Great White

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: California - Bay Area
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    north monastery or pt lobos. both have relatively short swims to get the depth you need.
     
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  3. vitaly

    vitaly Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: SF Bay Area
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    There are multiple options with boat/kayak/dpv. Without it it's a decent swim everywhere but North Monastery where you can reach 60' and much deeper easily.
     
  4. BARdiver

    BARdiver PADI Pro

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Pleasanton, Ca USA
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    Thanks for the replies. It appears my post lacked a bit of info. I'm looking for 60 deep at breakwater and diving from the shore. I know there are places and I have found them out by the mertridium fields. I'm looking for a sure way to find the 60 feet.
     
  5. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
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    The empty lot just south of the Spindrift Inn at 650 Cannery Row has steps that lead to a sandy beach. The outside of the kelp is in sixty feet. No facilities and parking is slim, but you can shuttle from the breakwater parking lot or park in the Cannery Row parking lot one block south.
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  6. NorCalDM

    NorCalDM Barracuda

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Vacaville California
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    What’s the reason to get to 60 feet?
     
  7. lexvil

    lexvil Loggerhead Turtle

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    The only sure way to get 60 ft at breakwater is to dive during a king tide and probably bring a dredge.
     
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  8. NorCalDM

    NorCalDM Barracuda

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Vacaville California
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    That’s Macabee Beach and quite a swim to get to 60 from the beach easier from a boat but is a nice site.
     
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  9. crapwheresmyreg

    crapwheresmyreg Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Bay Area CA
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    We saw 60 over the weekend at Breakwater, but its quite a surface swim. We kicked out along the wall to about 11, then dropped and found the line that led out to where the barge used to be. Its about a 10 minute swim from there and we hit 60. Then we followed the line back to the wall and followed that back in till about 6. Not the most fun dive, but if you need to hit 60 it can be done.
     
  10. absaav

    absaav Nassau Grouper

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    I dove the barge about a month ago, the line off of 13 leads right to it. Did something happen to it since?
     

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