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bolantej
07-13-2007, 20:59
Thinking of doing some kayak diving next weekend (fri-sun) in Monterey. Anyone interested in hooking up?

jacewindu
07-14-2007, 14:14
i wish - i have relatives out there, but i'm not so lucky... have fun!

bolantej
07-17-2007, 21:39
No takers, eh?

jorbar1551
09-14-2007, 17:30
i wish i found this forum earlier. i was supposed to go down tomorrow, but the instructor had a mysterious seizure so the doc hasnt cleared him to dive

mobeeno
10-31-2007, 21:43
Hi! I just joined the forum. Hope to hear more news about Monterey/Carmel diving news.
I dove Carmel meadows at the spot some people call Wedding Rock, located at North of North Monastery last Sunday. The conditions were right for that area that day, not rough to get in and out. The visibility was about 30-40'. Underwater, everything seemed to be ginger/yellow in color as appose to the usual purplish color of Carmel underwater. The highlight of the dive was the nice topography and a 5' angel shark that was being followed around by a harbor seal.

Wndrer
11-02-2007, 00:36
I did Butterfly house and east Pinnacle in that area on Sunday. 1st dive did 25 mins at 67 ft. 2nd dive did 20 mins at 55ft..(it was cold 49). On the safety stop, there had to be 100 of the brown "Sea Nettle" jellies. I was doing Matrix like moves to try to keep from messing with em. They were everywhere. You don't always get to see such cool things on your Safety Stops like that.

It reminded me of the old Flying toaster windows screensaver...

abunai671
11-02-2007, 13:49
i cant wait to get out there and do some diving, just got certified at breakwater. any good novice spots you folks can recommend?

Wndrer
11-02-2007, 16:16
I do all my Monterey diving from boats. Much much better than that pesky Breakwater Cove

mobeeno
11-03-2007, 22:12
I do all my Monterey diving from boats. Much much better than that pesky Breakwater Cove

Did you do the Butterfly house from the boat? I have only done it from shore.
It is one of my favorite dive sites. Sort of like Yosemite underwater.

mobeeno
11-03-2007, 22:17
i cant wait to get out there and do some diving, just got certified at breakwater. any good novice spots you folks can recommend?

Here is a map of different divesites.
Manta Ray Dive Center -- Dive Conditions (http://www.mantaraydive.com/divecond.htm)

kyfriedchipper
11-04-2007, 10:55
Do they allow people to dive in the tanks @ the Monterey Sea Aquarium like they do @ Disney/Epcot? That would be awesome to be in some of those huge tanks.

abunai671
11-09-2007, 13:50
to my knowledge, i dont they offer such a program and i wasnt able to find anything on their website. it would've been interesting to dive with the great whites when they had it on display.

thecheeseman
03-07-2008, 17:28
Anyone for monterey? I just got certified though, so i might be a little pesky.

mobeeno
04-12-2008, 12:02
Anyone for monterey? I just got certified though, so i might be a little pesky.
So how do you like Monterey Diving?

thecheeseman
06-08-2008, 15:38
Well, i don't love monterey but i love being in the water. i had a bad experience doing the metridiums, but i love being out under the water.

blakeotto
08-18-2008, 21:54
Looking for others intrested ion diving Point Lobel State Reserve in Monterey

Let me know

thecheeseman
08-21-2008, 15:32
I might possibly be interested in Lobos. I am still a new diver though. When were you thinking of?

mobeeno
09-13-2008, 09:15
Pt. Lobos is one of my favorite shore dive spots. When conditions are good it is amazing there.

cmburch
09-21-2008, 15:00
We were at Carmel River State Beach at the river mouth Sunday Sept 14. It was a warm beautiful sunny day. Visibility was about 12 feet. The ocean had less than 2 foot swells and was really not noticeable. We stay until about 3:30pm. A lot of Rockfish: Olives, Blues, Blacks. We were freediving. Deeper some got Vermilions. We were at Garrapata State Park in the morning with better conditions. There was a lot of kelp. I noticed that rocky areas that are normally filled in and covered over with sand after the winter storms now has sea grass and kelp. I wonder why the sand was not redeposited this year?

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