After-Work Dive, Friday, May 14th, 6:00 p.m. Otter Cove, Pacific Grove – Canceled

All… this dive has been canceled due to lack of RSVPs.  Hope to see you all at the next dive.

All times are for mandatory check-in – divers must be geared up for the briefing 30 minutes later.

Divers must RSVP with Dive Coordinator and sign COVID waiver to confirm a space for a club dive!! The club has resumed diving, 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 waiver.

This is a shallow site that doesn’t see 50 ft. until a long way out where the boulders give way to a sandy bottom with rocky pinnacles and some kelp. The pinnacles are covered in invertebrates and strawberry anemones and encrusting sponges are common. Small lingcod and cabezons are in the crevices waiting to ambush a tasty snack, such as one of the sculpins, gobies, or juvenile rockfish swimming around. While you are out there, look for bat rays on the sandy bottom.

The prime entry point is at the intersection of Ocean View Blvd. and Siren Street. There is a small parking lot and stone stairs lead down to a stony beach. This is a site that often gets overlooked and one can often see more sea life than at other, more dived sites. (from A Diver’s Guide to Monterey County, California by Bruce Watkins).

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.

RSVP if you are coming by email to info@montereybayseaotters.org, and meet at the stairs at the top of the beach.

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