Mar 25, Club Dive: Coral Street, 8 AM Pacific Grove, CA

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Coral Street Beach is a great site for invertebrates and colorful seaweeds. The point on the
left side of the beach provides decent shelter from most swells, so this site is usually safe to
dive. It can get surge-y if a swell is present, so keep this in mind. This isn’t the best site for
fish sightings, but there are plenty of nudibranchs and other invertebrates to see.
The only good place to enter and exit is the left side of the beach. Here there’s a small
channel you can walk through. It’s hard to spot at high tide, but is obvious at low tide. You
may also see divers enter somewhere in the middle of the beach, but if you observe the site
at low tide, it’s obvious why this is a bad idea even at high tide (very shallow, slippery, and

The area inside the cove is a great snorkeling spot. Just be aware of any fishermen on the
point. For scuba dives, swim out past the cove, and follow a break in the kelp on the left side.
Here the bottom drops down to about 20 feet, and you’ll find a sand channel. Follow this sand
channel due north to about 30 feet of depth, and turn right (east). Here the kelp forest is thick,
yet shallow enough for light to penetrate.

Be aware that eastern side of the site gets very shallow, and small waves are common. For
this reason, I recommend you end your dive by heading west to the sand channel, then
heading south to shore. Be careful not to navigate past the point, as this area is exposed and
often treacherous.

Coral Street can be found at lat, long 36.635224, -121.926738
Location: Ocean View Blvd. and Coral St., Pacific Grove, CA
Parking: Free parking on Ocean View Blvd.
Skill Level: Intermediate or better on most days. Novice divers can enjoy Coral Street on
calm days.
Depth: 10 – 60 ft
Visibility: 10 – 40 ft
Entry: Enter off the gravel beach. This site is best dived at high tide to make it easier
swimming past eelgrass and shallow boulders.
Amenities: None
Cautions: Watch for boat traffic, surf, and surge. Conditions can change rapidly here.

Site info from:
Monterey Scuba Board
California Diving News

For everyone’s diving pleasure, the club would like to thank all
participants for RSVP by email to

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