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Map/survey for Monastary, especially South?

Discussion in 'NorCal' started by wnissen, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. wnissen

    wnissen Nassau Grouper

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    Hi,
    Conditions are looking about perfect, at least in the forecast, to try Monastery Beach this weekend. But I'd like to get an idea of what the depth profile looks like. I found a survey of a portion of North Monastery, along the wall. But I can't seem to find much in terms of the south side, which was recommended as generally calmer and easier (at least on a relative basis).

    Just going by the Google Satellite picture, it looks like you can kick out to the edge of the kelp, drop down, and then pretty much head due west until you hit the point. (Proposed route) But I would feel a lot better knowing roughly what depths I should be looking for along the way. Lobos has great maps, hope there are some for Monastery.
    Thanks!
     
  2. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

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  3. wnissen

    wnissen Nassau Grouper

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    Ah, I didn't realize their Lobos maps extended over! Thanks.
     
  4. runsongas

    runsongas Great White

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    the shallow reef is 20 to 30 ft and then it progressively gets a bit deeper down to about 60 ft as you head around the bend towards mono lobo wall. however, the kelp was fairly thin last month as there were too many urchin in the area. north is healthier currently.
     
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  5. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

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    You should download Google Earth. You can zoom in underwater and see the pinnacles, canyon, and depths as well as GPS coordinates.
     
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  6. wnissen

    wnissen Nassau Grouper

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    Is it still true that the south side tends to be calmer and easier for a first-timer?

    I will try Google Earth, the Google Maps satellite view wasn't that helpful but I've never used Earth to look underwater!
     
  7. runsongas

    runsongas Great White

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    yes, it tends to be a bit easier, particularly the entry. it just isn't as good a dive site currently as it used to be. with conditions being good, another shallow site that you can consider is copper roof.
     
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  8. BikerBecca

    BikerBecca ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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  9. wnissen

    wnissen Nassau Grouper

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