Feb 10 After Work Dive, McAbee, 6 PM San Carlos, Monterey CA

For everyone’s diving pleasure, the club would like to thank all participants for RSVP by email to divecoordinator@montereybayseaotters.org.

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 to feed the parking
meters at the street. 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 6:00pm at the dive site, which is where Hoffman Ave. hits Cannery Row.

Location: McAbee Beach is located on Cannery
Row between Hoffman and Prescott Streets in
the City of Monterey.
Parking: Moderate walk to a sandy beach from
parking lot diagonally across the street from the
El Torito Restaurant, or in the parking garage
two blocks away on the corner of Hoffman and
Wave Streets.
Experience Level: All
Depth: 10 to 40’
Visibility: 10 to 30’
Entry: Enter off the sand beach. This is one ofthe most protected entries in Monterey.
Amenities: None at the entry. The nearest public toilets are located in the parking structure
on Wave Street. Kayaks may be launched here, but not boats. Restaurants, hotels and shops
surround the beach.

Photography: Great macro photography.
Site Info from California Diving News:


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