Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm

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 

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Clean-Up Dive, Saturday, September 16, 8:30 a.m.  San Carlos Beach, Monterey

It's that time again when we don our gear and do our good deed of cleaning up underwater debris at Breakwater.  Sometimes it is just fishing line and weights, other times it is amusing things like old bottles, pieces of boats and human bodies.  Ok, I don't think we have actually ever recovered a human body, but that would be something, wouldn't it?!  We will do a topside clean up as well for the non-divers that day.  As always, free donuts and free coffee (compliments of Peet's) are available for the quaffing.

Bring a dive knife and an underwater collection bag (or borrow one of ours) and meet at the picnic bencheds at 8:30.


Club Dive, Saturday, September 23, 8;30 a.m.  San Carlos Beach, Monterey

  Ever wanted to try underwater photography, but were intimidated by the complexity?  Where do I start?  What if I don't like it?  How can I try it?  Well, join us on this fun dive when Backscatter, Monterey's premier underwater photography store, will be providing demo cameras for us to try - absolutely FREE!  Think of all the cool things you can take photos of - fish, sea lions, octopuses, and human bodies.  Ok, again, I don't think there is much chance of encountering a dead body at Breakwater, but if there was one, you could provide valuable photgraphic evidence!  The point is, this is a super generous offer from a local shop that is known throughout the world for its expertise. Backscatter's Becca Boring was our speaker last month and she said some of the gear may even be avaialble at discount to us Sea Otters, especially packages.  Cameras from Olympus, Panasonic, Sony, and Nikon will be available in many price ranges.





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After-Work Dive, Friday, September 15, 6:30 p.m. Lovers Cove, Pacific Grove

 This month we return to one of our favorite sites, Lovers of Jesus Cove in Pacific Grove. We will meet in the upper parking lot next to the swan-encrusted glass bottom boat to look at conditions, introduce buddies, and do a dive site briefing. There are restrooms at this site and the parking is free. The dive entry is through a sandy protected cove so divers of all skill levels are encouraged to attend. We will dive site #1, the cove, since it is easier to navigate at night back to shore with the street lights as markers. We’ll more than likely see some of the usual suspects and hopefully some unexpected critters as well, like monkey face pricklebacks, midshipman, and sailfin sculpin. At night, the rockfish are more active and it is surprising how many juvenile fish come out to play. Make sure and bring two lights out to this dive as it will be getting dark even as we enter the water, this is repeated in guidance but I wanted to say it here so people don't forget. These dives are a lot of fun and have been well attended lately. Some of us will go to a local restaurant to grab a bite and recount our adventures. Come out and join us

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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