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Monterey dive for Oct 27

Discussion in 'NorCal' started by SAH, Oct 20, 2002.

  1. SAH

    SAH Angel Fish

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    Suggestions on dive location for beginning divers not too deep. 30 to 45 feet.

    I have been diving Macabee & breakwater mostly. Just because it is easy access.

    Thought I'd ask for some other places, that don't need reservations.

    Thanks





    :)
     
  2. Dryglove

    Dryglove Solo Diver

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    Breakwater is overall my most favorite relaxing dive site except on the weekends when there are about a million divers out there,mostly students.Even then its easy to get away from the classes for a nice dive.If you get a chance try exploring different parts of breakwater like the metridium field or the pipe leading to the old cannery always has some nice scenery.Take a light and swim along the breakwall and peak into the rocks.Then come back for a night dive.

    Another fairly easy diving spot is lovers point.Its not real deep and offers some different scenery.

    Check into some boat dives also.I did one not to long ago and we just hung around hopkins reef behind the aquarium.I think the depth was right around 50ft with plenty to look at.As you advance you can do some of the more challenging boat dives in deeper water or experience monestary if you want to beach dive.Be advised monestary is an advance beach dive site so be careful.
     
  3. SAH

    SAH Angel Fish

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    I've been on a boat dive to the Pinancle and Stillwater. I really liked both spots. I was in a class on those dives. I don't feel comfortable with my dive skills to do them again on my own.

    For now I want to dive in shallower depths and work on my skills.

    Lover's Point had surfers this weekend so a little rough for beginners.

    Thanks:diver:
     
  4. Dryglove

    Dryglove Solo Diver

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    Hmmmm we must be thinking to different lovers point as i have never seen surfers there except for maybe on the far unprotected side.

    Were you at the spot where you walk down the stone stairs and there is a small burger stand.I just cant picture surfers there.
     
  5. melfox26

    melfox26 Divemaster

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    I've always referred to Lover's Point in Pacific Grove as having 3 coves. The one that Lal7176 refers to, with the burger stand and the kayak rental shop (cove 1), the one to the left of the pier, where surfers mostly go (cove 2), and the one across the street from the Tinnery restaurant (cove 3). That's just how I keep things straight in my log.
    Anyways, when does anyone want to dive? I want to get out there maybe next weekend, maybe the 26th or 27th. I've dove a lot of the spots down in the area, from Breakwater to Lover's to Monastery. I'm comfortable in advanced dive sites, but will dive anywhere that you guys want.

    Mel
     
  6. Dryglove

    Dryglove Solo Diver

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    I have only dove lovers by where the burger stand is.Ill have to try the other areas some day.Are they worth diving?

    I would take you up on your offer to dive on the 26th and 27th but unfortunately my wife is now 3 days past due and still hasnt delivered yet.If you want to do some diving in about 2-3 weeks let me know.Im always up for a good dive.I feel comfortable diving most areas in monterey except monastery when there are 5ft breakers....lol.Take care and dive safe!!
     
  7. montereydivemas

    montereydivemas Nassau Grouper

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    Lovers by the burger stand on the main beach is definatly not the best spot there, I stay over on the far side in front of the tinnery restaurant. You reach the beach by walking down a staircase. Lots of Halibut out there during the right time of year !! there are usually surfers at the second beach down by the pier.

    Coral street sounds like a good spot to dive if anybody is available for Oct. 27th. It sounds like there are some begginers here but Coral street is a shallow dive, and less of a walk than breakwater. also MUCH less crowded. People always dive breakwater (I still like to night dive there but thats about it)! I started diving Monestary almost exclusively when I started diving and while there is a safety factor involved with knowing when it's safe to dive there and when it isn't I was just amazed by how much cool stuff is out there at the edge of the 3000 ft marine canyon. Of course I was lucky enough to have a buddy who was a divemaster as well.

    My vote would be for MacAbee or Coral street
     
  8. montereydivemas

    montereydivemas Nassau Grouper

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    The water is looking pretty mucked up out there this week, anybody been out lately ?
     
  9. SAH

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    The forecast is for rain Friday then clearing. I'm guessing that conditions won't be too good.
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  10. Scubaroo

    Scubaroo Great White

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    Doesn't look too bad as long as there's not much rain before the weekend. I'm doing a night dive Sat night (somewhere to be determined), plus 3 boat dives Sun morning - I'm hoping the vis is at least halfway decent!
     

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