General Guidelines for After Work & Night Dives: To participate in after work dives or night must carry a minimum of two lights, one main light and one marker light (usually attached to valve). The dive must be terminated if a person experiences a malfunction of his/her light(s). Carrying three lights is strongly recommended so that the dive team can continue the dive if one ceases to function. For everyone’s diving pleasure, the club would like to thank all participants for RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text the dive coordinator at 530-867-3255.
We will meet at 8:00 at Carmel River Beach, also called Stewart’s Cove at the intersection of
Scenic Rd. and Ocean View Ave. in Carmel. The dive site has a rocky bottom with canyons
like Butterfly House. You can see a lot of fish close to the rocks or hiding in the kelp or cracks,
a very nice environment to dive in with this underwater scenery. You can see all the normal
crabs, rock fish, nudibranchs, and much more.
The site is relatively unprotected, only enjoyable on calmer days. If the swell is too large, we
will go to our back-up site, Lovers Cove.
Location: Intersection of Scenic Rd and Ocean View Ave in Carmel-by-the-Sea.
Parking: Limited street parking: drop your gear near the stairs at Scenic Rd & Ocean View
Ave intersection, and park as close as you can.
Rating: Advanced because waves can suddenly pop up, surge & surf, large amount of
kelp in summer & fall. Per
XtremeSports, “The area has
large swells and strong currents.
Divers should check the
conditions, before diving. If you
see in the horizon boats to
appear and disappear with the
swells, go back to Monterey
County and dive there.”
Entry: Sandy Beach, per California Diving News, “Watch for surge and surf… Avoid entering
in the center of the beach due to the greater wave action there.”Depth: 20-60′
Amenities: No facilities at meet point. Carmel River Beach is a State Park and offers free
parking, restrooms and running potable water at 26598 Scenic Rd, Carmel-by-the-Sea.
Nearby Dive Shops: Closest shops are in Monterey (Aquarius and Bamboo Reef)