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Monterey conditions. (let's keep it going )

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

  1. Chuck Tribolet

    Chuck Tribolet Loggerhead Turtle Rest in Peace

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    10' at outer McAbee.
     
  2. andrewy

    andrewy DIR Practitioner

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    it was the darkest dive in pt Lobos. anything to 180ft is dark. @85 ft we had 10ft at best vis. bloom n full swing.
     
  3. mobeeno

    mobeeno Manta Ray

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    Thanks Chuck and Andrew
     
  4. mattaphore

    mattaphore Divemaster Candidate

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    Did one dive today at Breakwater, introducing 3 divers new to the area. I was down for 37 mins with a max of 36 along the wall and my computer reported the water temperature at 54 °F. Not sure if it really was that warm the whole dive, but I didn't get too cold in my 7 mm one-piece. I'd say visibility was up to 15 ft. farther out along the wall. Finished off the day with sticky toffee pudding at Crown & Anchor.

    It's probably been posted elsewhere, but the brown sea nettles are back in town :)
     
  5. Adobo

    Adobo DIR Practitioner

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    I did one dive at the breakwater on 7/22 (Sunday).

    We covered a big portion of the wall (went 400+ ft past the cinder block) and also the entire run to the barge. I didn't think we say anything past 10ft of vis the entire dive.

    The run to the barge was thick with sea nettles. Both of my buddies and I got stung several times before we made it to the barge.
     
  6. andrewy

    andrewy DIR Practitioner

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    Same today as week ago :( about 10ft a most @ point lobos.
     
  7. 3D diver

    3D diver Solo Diver

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    Just got home from two dives at Lobos. First dive 10-15', second maybe 10-20'. It was overcast so pretty dark under the kelp. The temp was 52-ish on the surface but my computer reported 48 at the end of each dive (still learning to use this computer). There was a swell coming into the cove so it was a bit surgey (sp?).

    We dropped too soon the first dive and spent a lot of time in the 30 foot range before reaching some interesting topography. Surface swam a bit longer on the second and reached the parallel channels along the rocks between Whalers and Blue Fish.
     
  8. Keith.M

    Keith.M PADI Pro

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    I dove two dives at Point Lobos on Monday, 7/30.
    Temp was a surprising low of 54.
    Decended in the sand channel and went 30 degrees on the first dive, small surge and vis at 15 - 30. On decent, a harbor seal was laying in the sand watching me come down. Very cool.
    Second dive was to the left at a 320 degree heading. The vis was about 15 - 25 and there was a LOT more surge.
    Saw a couple of good sized jelly fish, about 1.5' diameter.
    On the swim back, well into whalers another seal came out to greet us and swim around us for a while.
    All in all, a fantastic day!
     
  9. eelnoraa

    eelnoraa DIR Practitioner

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    I doved breakwater on 7/29. Viz was 10ft at best, average about 5ft. Lots of squit eggs on the sandy area near the kelp forrest. Water temperature was 57F, which I think is the highest I have dove in Monterey. I sweat in my drysuit.

    ---------- Post Merged at 12:48 PM ---------- Previous Post was at 12:45 PM ----------

    Really!!!! 54F doesn't seem too low at all. Most of my dive is 50F-52F. A monthes or two ago, I have had 44F. But last Sunday was 57F.
     
  10. Keith.M

    Keith.M PADI Pro

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    That was what I meant. The last time I dove Point Lobos it was 50. So that was what I was expecting. So the low being 54 was surprising.
     

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