All times are for SHOW times, to assess conditions – divers must be geared up for the mandatory briefing 30 minute later.
Please RSVP for dives to dive coordinator or on MBSO Facebook page!!
After Work Dive, Friday, November 8th, 5:00 p.m. Wharf II, Monterey
Our after-work dive will be at the Municipal Wharf #2. We dive this location with the permission of the harbormaster, so we don’t do it often. If you have not dived this location before you should definitely check it out. We will meet at 6 p.m. at the parking in front of the London Bridge Pub near the intersection of Del Monte and Figueroa. It gets dark about 6:00 so this is considered to be a night dive. We will have a mandatory dive briefing at 5:30.
This is generally an easy place to dive at night because it is very easy to navigate amongst all the pilings. The depth is a fairly consistent 20-25 feet deep. This is the only muck dive that we do in Monterey where we find both black-eyed gobies and bay gobies living amongst the oyster shells and discarded crab pots along the edge of the wharf. One spot fringeheads and the occasional sarcastic fringehead can be found in discarded bottles and timbers. This is a night dive, so please bring two dive lights and a marker light. After the dive we will probably eat something in a nearby pub or restaurant.
Club Dive, Saturday, November 23rd, 8:00 a.m. Butterfly House, Carmel
Butterfly House is located at the intersection of Scenic Road and Stewart Way in Carmel-by- the-Sea. There is a large expensive house there with an odd roof that resembles a butterfly perched on the rocks overlooking a small cove. Parking is on the street and then we access the beach by an eroding goat path down to the water. There are no restrooms at this site, so if you are diving dry you may want to stop in to the port-a-potty located just along the road in at Carmel River Beach. We will meet up at the intersection and observe conditions before doing a briefing and gearing up. The goat path to the water is not for the meek, so it is one of the more difficult dives we will attempt this year. However, the site is beautiful and one of the nicest shore dives in Carmel. There are very large granite pinnacles and chutes to explore. There are large and abundant fish species here as well as lots of invertebrate life. This is a good dive to bring your camera and, if the visibility looks promising, a wide-angle lens.
If this site is not diveable, we will retreat to our backup site, San Carlos Beach. Please post on Facebook if you are attending and if we do change the dive location we will post on Facebook and you can be notified of the change.