After-Work Dive, Friday, November 12th, 5:00 p.m. McAbee Beach, Monterey

Hello divers

The forecast for tomorrow’s dive has just taken a turn for the worst:

 PZZ560-121115-
 Coastal Waters from Pigeon Point to Point Pinos California out to
 10 nm-
 232 PM PST Thu Nov 11 2021
 
 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
 FRIDAY EVENING...
 
 .TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt,
 diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft.
 NW swell 3 to 5 ft at 11 seconds. 
 .FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves
 3 to 4 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 12 seconds. 
 .FRI NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind
 waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 13 seconds.  
So we are going to cancel that dive.  That said, we 
do hope you will join us on the 27th at Lover's Cove. For more information, including RSVP information, please go here - 

See you in the water - Corey

McAbee Beach is located at Cannery Row in Monterey. The entry and exit for the dive is partially protected by the surrounding points and is mostly sand which makes entry and exit easier. The biggest problem is to find a parking spot nearby at Cannery Row. Don’t forget to bring quarters to feed the parking meters at the street ($1.50/hr?). It is a shallow dive site, but you only need to do a short surface swim and you are in 20 feet of water and can safely descend for your dive.

The recommended dive is to head in a northeastern direction until you are into the kelp at about 35 feet of water, then turn to the left, almost heading in a northwestern direction staying at about 30-35 feet of water.

Take your time diving here. Look between and around the rocks. Look into the cracks in the rocks.
The rocks are covered with colored invertebrates, nudibranchs, sponges, anemones, and tunicates. You will also find pipes from the old canneries. Don’t forget to look inside, because a lot of times it is somebody’s home nowadays.

We will meet at 5:00pm at the dive site, which is where Hoffman Ave. hits Cannery Row.

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. These dives are a lot of fun, come out and join us!

RSVP if you are coming by email to info@montereybayseaotters.org, and meet on the sidewalk above the beach, adjacent to El Torito restaurant.

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