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Monterey conditions. (let's keep it going )

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

  1. dive1bb

    dive1bb Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Campbell, CA
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    Awesome photos and video! Thanks for helping me with the backup light :) looking forward to the next boat trip
     
  2. dive1bb

    dive1bb Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Campbell, CA
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    @elgoog posted a thorough report for Saturday's diving adventures. Let's talk about Sunday at Lobos!

    Beautiful, and busy, day at Lobos. Tons of hikers enjoying the sunny day while we went diving :) First dive I successfully navigated the group to Hole in the Wall and back to the boat ramp -- woohoo! Max depth was ~60ft, 52F with a generous amount of vis -- maybe 20-30ft. Got buzzed by a habor seal and a few large sheepheads. My photography buddies loved all the colorful nudibranchs, sea anemones, and starfish.

    Second dive we were thinking about Coal Chute Cavern, but it started to get a little surgey at this point in the day. Didn't seem like a great idea to attempt the swim through so I took the group to Middle Reef instead. The habor seal was a bit more playful this time around:
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    So cute! Similar dive depth, temp, and vis wise. The kelp made it seem like a night dive at some points. Glad we have bright lights!

    Yet another awesome weekend of diving :D
     
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  3. uspap

    uspap Solo Diver

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    Dove North Monastery Monday. 15-20 foot vis shallow. Out at the canyon we had about 30 foot vis. A seal was all over us and really liked my camera. Drove by Breakwater and it looked like a fart in a bathtub gone horribly wrong. Very brown. We were told that the vis opened up to 10 foot once you got below 40 feet. We decided to get a jump on the traffic home which didn't work out that way.

     
  4. wnissen

    wnissen Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Livermore, Calif.
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    Nice. The traffic seems bad all the time now, and not just from Monterey. I was coming back from Sonora Pass and left before 11:30. I figured I would be fine but was in stop-and-go for over an hour.
     
  5. Dzydvl33

    Dzydvl33 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Fresno, CA.
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    I was looking at the swell models for this weekend and it looks like a pretty good northern swell is going to be hitting this weekend.
    From those of you in the know. With the models looking like they do, would the north end of Carmel River beach be an option, or should we just leave the gear at home and drink wine on the beach LOL???

    Edited: maybe a better question would be. What sites would work best with the forecasted conditions?
     
  6. runsongas

    runsongas Great White

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: California - Bay Area
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    south monastery probably diveable along with pt lobos. otherwise, try the breakwater. north monastery will likely be sporty.
     
  7. Dzydvl33

    Dzydvl33 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Fresno, CA.
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    I am still learning exactly how the swell affects different sites, But. I would think a ~6 foot NW swell would be bad for a NW facing beach like Monastery.???
     
  8. runsongas

    runsongas Great White

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: California - Bay Area
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    for the exposed sites like butterfly and north monastery yes. south monastery has a little bit of cover from the point, which means you can sometimes get in there.
     
  9. Dzydvl33

    Dzydvl33 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Fresno, CA.
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    ah I see... or I should say I will see lol. We will be in Monterey this weekend, dive or not, so we are going to take a drive Saturday morning to get a feel for things, get a visual of the affects on all the sites, and decide if and where we will dive.
     
  10. btroxell

    btroxell Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Auburn, CA
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