Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm

This month we welcome Brian and MaryJo Nelson to the Sea Otters meeting.


Brian is an Advisory Council Member representing divers to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.  He will be talking to us about recent changes to the sanctuary and how it affects us divers.


MaryJo is Captain, along with Brian, of one of our local dive boats, Beachhopper II.  She will have some interesting things to share with us from the world of local boat diving.

Please join us at the Crazy Horse Restaurant near Del Monte Shopping Center in Monterey. The meeting starts at 6:30, but I encourage you to come at 6 pm to enjoy some food and friendship first!

Meeting Location

Restaurant: Crazy Horse Restaurant
Address: Bay Park Hotel, 1425 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone:(831) 649-4771alt

Last Updated (Monday, 24 July 2017 21:06)


Member Appreciation BBQ and Dive, Sunday, August 27, 8:30 a.m. Lovers Point Park, Pacific Grove



The Monterey Bay Sea Otters dive club will hold its annual Membership Appreciation BBQ and Dive on Sunday, August 27th. This is a change from our normal practice of the fourth Saturday of the month because the Monterey Shootout also takes place the same weekend. This will allow members to attend both events should they desire. This is a fun event for new and old divers and their families to come together and enjoy both the topside and underwater environments at Lovers Point.


This year, in addition to a fun dive, we will attempt the Navigation Challenge again. Members wishing to participate in the challenge will go out in teams and attempt to collect objects along an underwater course. See President Mark’s article at the beginning of the newsletter for more details. Dive Coordinator Corey will be overseeing the Navigation Challenge.


As with previous years, we will dive first, then eat, and some people will probably do a second dive. The first dive briefing will be at 8:30 AM. While divers are out, we will fire up the grill for burgers and dogs. We will eat around 11 AM. Members are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share. The club will provide beverages and shade. Treasurer Walan will oversee the topside activities. To help with meal planning, please RSVP with her by Sunday, August 20th, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the number of divers and non-divers, and what you plan to bring.


Last Updated (Tuesday, 25 July 2017 10:59)


After-Work Dive, Friday, August 11, 6:30 p.m. Otter Cove, Pacific Grove



Our after-work dive will be at Otter Cove this month. We will meet at 6pm at the parking lot on Ocean View Blvd near the intersection of Sea Palm. There is a small lot there that holds a half-dozen cars where the road turns. There are stone stairs that lead down to a sandy beach. It gets dark about 8:30 but this is still considered to be a night dive. We will have a mandatory dive briefing at 6:15 and at 6:30 we will go diving. High tide is at 6:45PM. Depending on conditions we will dive out along the point or towards Lovers Cove. You can typically see everything from nudibranches, crabs, greenlings, perch, lots of rockfish, harbor seals, and monkey faced prickelbacks. This is a night dive, so please bring two dive lights and a marker light. After the dive, we will probably eat in a nearby pub or restaurant.

General Guidelines for After Work & Night Dives: To participate in after work dives or night dives, divers must carry a minimum of two lights, one main light and one marker light (usually
attached to the tank valve). The dive must be terminated if a person experiences a malfunction of his/her light(s). That is why carrying three lights is strongly recommended so that dive team can continue the dive if one diver’s light ceases to function. For everyone’s diving pleasure, the club would like to thank all participants for adhering to these recommendations for club dives.

If you haven't been in the water for a while, or have not been diving in Monterey, we strongly encourage you to visit one of our local dive shops and take a refresher course before diving with us.

After Work Dives are scheduled the 2nd Friday of each month.

Some exceptions exist, so check the newsletter for the date and location of our upcoming dive. All dives are announced on our Facebook page: Monterey Bay Sea Otters Dive Club.

Please note that we meet, geared up and ready to dive at 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted on our Facebook page. All divers are required to have a primary and backup dive lights. A tank marker light is also suggested.

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Last Updated (Monday, 24 July 2017 21:09)

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