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Monterey conditions. (let's keep it going )

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

  1. enigmata

    enigmata Solo Diver

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    Location: Los Angeles, California
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    8/15, viz was 15-20' at Hole in the Wall, bottom temp 48 degrees at 75 feet. Dark and gloomy, juvenile crabs about, lots of fish parked until the kelp beds.
     
  2. eric gundrum

    eric gundrum Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: San Jose, CA
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    17 Aug 2012, Whalers Cover, Pt. Lobos: <25' viz, 49°F at 65 fsw around noon at the northern end of Middle Reef. (We saw a giant wolf eel!)

    Around 3:00 PM we dove the Cannery Reef looking for Hole in the Wall, but we couldn't find it. Sky was overcast; viz was about 15'.
     
  3. andrewy

    andrewy DIR Practitioner

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    Aug 18 at lobos was about 10 in a cove, 30ft at HITW, 50ft at 100FT @ Betos. lot of particle in the water.
     
  4. Farty

    Farty Nassau Grouper

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    Location: San Francisco, CA
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    Calm warm ocean (around 54F at 50FTdepth) with 10-15FT viz and almost no surge at North Monastery yesterday
     
  5. 3D diver

    3D diver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Los Altos, CA
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    Dove Coral Street this morning (first time since Oct. '97). Glassy but surgey, thick kelp canopy, 10'-15' vis, 50F. Lots of particulate matter in the water.

    Shadowed by Harbor seals. Utterly embarassing navigational faux pas made my buddies scooter very handy & caused us to use way more air than we should'a, but no harm done.
     
  6. fdog

    fdog ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Sept 1 + 2 at Lobos:

    Inside cove @ ramp: 5' vis
    Sand Channel @ Shar Pei Rock: 20'
    HITW: varied, sometimes 20', sometimes 40'
    Betos: varied, sometimes 20', sometimes 40'
    Q-Tip: 40'
    Montana: 50' to 60'
    3 Sisters: 30'

    Very little surge, bottom temps 51 degrees F.


    All the best, James
     
  7. Ouvea

    Ouvea Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: CA, USA
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    September 3rd

    Breakwater (Along the Jetty)

    Visibility 20-25 Feet
    Temperature: 54-57 F
    Surge/Current: Non-Existent
    Topside: Slight Wind but Calm
    Surf: Small / Non-Existent
     
  8. Rob Wilks

    Rob Wilks Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Carmel, California, United States
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    Went to Lobos today. Right and left sides of middle reef. Swell was up a bit. Some surge but not bad at depth. Some murky water in the cove as usual. Where we dropped in in the sand channel had about 15ft vis above 10ft depth, though below that layer, it opened up to 65-70 at 65ft of depth. talked to a couple of guys reported 100ft vis on the outside and saw a huge mola. Water temp was 59 on the surface in the cove and down to 49 at depth. I love when this time of year comes.
     
  9. g1138

    g1138 Marine Scientist

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Charleston, SC
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    Monday 9/10:
    Played surface support for a class dive.
    Lots of dish size jellies in the water near Hopkins Deep Reef. Swell played nice today, about 1.5ft w/ a big 3ft set every minute or so.
    Viz was about 8ft from the boat down.

    Everyone got absolutely demolished.
     
  10. KRL1973

    KRL1973 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: santa clara, california
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    Molas season approaching... YEAH!
     

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