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Monterey conditions. (let's keep it going )

Discussion in 'NorCal' started by counterpoint, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. wnissen

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    Great video, never get tired of seeing those jellies locomote.
     
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  2. Eyegore

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    Dove south Monastery this last Saturday and conditions were nearly if not exactly identical to what's seen in the vid.
     
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  3. uspap

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    Here is the other view of the dive with BB.
     
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  4. uspap

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    Two dives at Breakwater yesterday. Water temp 52 degrees. Vis was 20ft +/-. Best vis was past the drop off along the wall. Not as many Jellies underwater but more on the surface as you swam out. It looked like a boat must have gotten to a bunch of them because there was a lot of Jellyfish shrapnel in the water at the surface.
     
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  5. uspap

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    Dove yesterday at Breakwater. Saw Big Bella there as well. Vis was 10ft and a bit green. Vis was best below 35 feet but was still only a little better than 10ft. Most of the dive was less than 10. Still a great dive. Saw a Wolf Eel along the wall and an Octopus who was hunting. I heard Metridium pipe had 20ft vis or so earlier in the day.
     
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  6. Bigbella

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    Dove Carmel, between modest wave sets, and San Carlos Beach this morning; no sighting of uspap, however.

    Both sites were in the 4-5 meter range with plenty of detritus thrown into the water column. A bit of a swell with water striking stairs on the Monterey side of the bay. Tons of jellyfish on Cannery Row; almost caught one straight in the face. A perfect time of the year for full face mask use . . .
     
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  7. uspap

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    Two dives at Breakwater today. Both dives along the wall. First dive 10-15ft vis. Second dive 20ft or more with Whale songs in the background. Surprisingly good vis compared to what people were saying yesterday. Water temp on second dive was 51-52 degrees. Definitely colder.
     
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  8. Bigbella

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    Two seventy minute-plus dives this morning, all by my lonesome -- one in Carmel; the other, at San Carlos Beach.

    There was a definite surge off Monastery, early on, and a couple of wave sets to negotiate, before exiting. Visibility at both sites was reduced to about three to four meters; lots of algal bits and remnants of jellies.

    Looked like The Smamp Thing, from all of the crap, accumulated on my gear, on shore, for those who recall 1970s comics; or, more memorably, bad Adrienne Barbeau (and the twins) movies . . .
     
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  9. wnissen

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    Interesting, the current "forecast" says its almost flat. I guess that's why we do the dives, though. I can picture you emerging, "berries and jellies and algae, oh my!"
     
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  10. Bigbella

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    The swell, this morning, on the Carmel side, was certainly greater than "four feet at twelve seconds" -- but may well have settled out, by this afternoon.

    Wasn't really a Chamber of Commerce day for Carmel, by the Sea . . .
     
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