Cancelled – Socially Distant Dive on March 6th Club Dive at 8 am – Metridium Fields, Monterey

LAST UPDATE

Hello divers! 

Well, we were certainly planning to to diving tomorrow – but the weather had other ideas, as you can see below. In spite to this forecast, our safety officer, Randy, took a look at 
Breakwater this morning and, as he succinctly put it 
” Apologies to all…but doesn’t look like fun.”

We look forward to seeing everyone on the 12th, for our after-work dive at McAbee Beach.  For more information, please click here! 

TONIGHT SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft at 16 seconds. Rain likely. SAT NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 6 to 8 ft at 15 seconds. SAT NIGHT NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft at 14 seconds. SUN NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 14 seconds. SUN NIGHT NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. W swell 6 to 8 ft at 16 seconds. MON SW winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. W swell 6 to 8 ft at 16 seconds. MON NIGHT SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft at 15 seconds. A chance of rain. 

-Corey
 
ANOTHER UPDATE –
In light of these really messy conditions, we’re going to try this again next weekend, on March 6th.   Same time, same location and, hopefully, with safer diving conditions!
 
PZZ560-270530-
Coastal Waters from Pigeon Point to Point Pinos California out to
10 nm-
903 AM PST Fri Feb 26 2021
…SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON…
.REST OF TODAY…NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 35 kt.
Wind waves 10 to 12 ft, increasing to 12 to 14 ft this afternoon.
NW swell 3 to 5 ft at 16 seconds.
.TONIGHT…NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Wind
waves 11 to 13 ft. NW swell 4 to 6 ft at 16 seconds.
.SAT…NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Wind waves
11 to 13 ft. NW swell 4 to 6 ft at 16 seconds.
.SAT NIGHT…N winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind
waves 8 to 9 ft. NW swell 4 to 5 ft at 15 seconds.
 
UPDATE – The club is resuming in-person activities at the end of February, with some safety modifications. All divers will have to RSVP in advance with the Dive Coordinator. All divers will also need to read and sign a supplemental COVID waiver. To reserve a space for this dive, and receive a copy of the COVID waiver, please RSVP to divecoordinator@montereybayseaotters.org.
All times are for mandatory check-in – divers must be geared up for the briefing 30 minutes later. Be sure to bring your mask, don’t forget to social distance, and meet us at the picnic tables overlooking the beach!
While the Metridium Fields are located at the same beach as the often crowded breakwater, the diving experience is a world away. Here you’ll find large rocky reefs covered with 2-foot tall giant metridium anemones. While these are reason enough to visit the area, you’ll also see a host of nudibranchs including very large sea lemons, clown dorids, and of course hermissendas.
Keep your eyes open for juvenile wolf eels, and even the occasional swell shark hiding inside the rocks.
Swim out on the same side of the beach. Swim out until you line up the backs of the bathroom and the deli with the great sandwiches. For the other direction, line yourself up with the left side of backscatter (the building with the big whale on the side). Drop down there and go due north. This should bring you to the big pipe pretty quickly, and you can either follow it out and go north on the end, or you can keep going N and you should find some.
Thanks to the following public websites for sharing their information on a classic Monterey dive site – come and join us!

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