AED Training!

We are all about safety in our dive club, and we have purchased safety equipment, like O2 and an AED to amke our diveing safer. For the March meeting, we will complete some safety training! Ms. Deena Haynes, Assistant Director of the Tyler Heart Institute at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, will be conducting hands-on AED training for the club. This training is part of the requirements for the club’s participation in the Tyler Hear Institute AED Program. You will learn about who can use it and when, and get some hands-on experience with it. Come join us for this informative program!

Join us at 6:30 at the Crazy Horse Restaurant at the Bay Park Hotel on Munras in Monterey. Better yet, come at 6:00 and enjoy dinner with us. Crazy Horse has a great salad bar, or order off the menu!


Last Updated (Tuesday, 27 March 2018 08:35)


Boat Dive, Saturday, April 28th, 8:30 a.m. – Beach Hopper II

Our last boat dive was a smashing success, so we want to get back out there and do it again!  Watch this space for more details as we will have to sign-up soon...

Last Updated (Tuesday, 27 March 2018 11:28)

After Work Dive, Friday, April 13th,  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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Last Updated (Tuesday, 27 March 2018 09:35)

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