Member appreciation BBQ and Dive, Saturday, August 25, 8:30 a.m. Lovers Cove, Pacific Grove

The Monterey Bay Sea Otters dive club will hold its annual Membership Appreciation BBQ and Dive on Saturday, August 25th. 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. Activities Director, Shannon, 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 activitiesdirector 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.

Club Meeting, Wednesday, August 29th, 2018
 
Alex and Mike Weber will tell us about the 40,000 golf balls that they helped recover from the waters off of Pebble Beach.  Alex has just finished a paper on the effects of the balls on the marine environment and is a key player in getting the golf industry to awareness of this pollution issue.  If you've dived Stillwater Cove, you've no doubt encountered this issue.

Come join us at Crazy Horse Restaurant in Monterey. The meeting starts at 6:30, but come join us for dinner at 6:00, if you'd like.

Last Updated (Thursday, 23 August 2018 21:20)

 

Member appreciation BBQ and Dive, Saturday, August 25, 8:30 a.m. Lovers Cove, Pacific Grove

The Monterey Bay Sea Otters dive club will hold its annual Membership Appreciation BBQ and Dive on Saturday, August 25th. 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. Activities Director, Shannon will oversee the topside activities. To help with meal planning, please RSVP with her by Sunday, August 20th, at activitiesdirector 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.

Club Dive, Saturday, September 22nd, 8:30 a.m. North Monastery, Carmel

North Monastery is one of those rare places where you can do a short kick from shore and go as deep as you would like to possibly dive. The huge granite boulders drop off at 60 degrees in to the black abyss of the deep-water trench that comes very near the shore. It is possible to

see the usual rockfish and perch and an abundance of lingcod that seem to thrive and grow large in this marine protected area.

This is an ADVANCED dive and divers that come here should be prepared for a more challenging entry and exit in course gravel. We will talk about some strategies for safely diving here on the steep beach that has humbled even the most experienced divers at times. Because this can also be a deep dive, we recommend that only experienced divers attend this club dive.

If conditions are not agreeable we will retreat to our sure-thing dive location, San Carlos Beach.


Last Updated (Thursday, 23 August 2018 21:28)

 

After Work Dive, Friday, September 14th, 6:30 p.m. San Carlos Beach, Monterey

Ok, ok, it's San Carlos Beach. We've all dove there, it's where most of us likely learned to dive and where we go when everywhere else is blown out. We know it like the back of our hands. But this time will be different.

We will be doing a night dive and night dives here are pretty epic. We have come across some interesting and uncommon species like swell sharks, sailfin sculpins, masked pricklebacks, tree fish, vermillion rockfish and even a California spiny lobster. The breakwater has a wide variation of observed species and during the day these usually hide in the extensive maze of riprap that comprise the man-made structure, but at night these hidden species make their way out to forage.

Make sure to bring two lights and a tank marker light. Make sure to check the MBSO Facebook page for updates and we hope to see you there.

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 (Thursday, 23 August 2018 21:29)

 
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