All times are for mandatory check-in – divers must be geared up for the briefing 30 minutes later.
Note: If we have to change dive location or cancel a dive due to conditions, a member of the Board will post a notice to our Facebook Group about the change. If a dive is cancelled, the club will try to connect RSVP holders with each other. The club cautions divers to consider the reason for the cancellation and make safe personal decisions; if they decide to dive it is as individuals not as a club dive.
Remember that travel & parking during “Car Week” may get tricky: Friday Aug 12 thru Sunday Aug 21!
Wednesday August 10, After Work Dive, Metridium Field 6 PM
Location: Foam St. and Cannery Row, Monterey.
Parking: Meters and pay parking ($1.50/hr or $10 for all-day)
Experience Level: Advanced (Monterey SCUBA Board,) Intermediate (OpenDiveSites) Depth: 35-60ft
Entry: Sandy beach with scattered rocks
Amenities: public mens & women’s restrooms next to the Coast Guard Pier & near Cannery Row road.
Saturday August 27, Club Dive, Carmel River Beach, 8 AM
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.”
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)
For more information on dive locations, to get the manditory Waiver Release, and for pics of some great divers see our newsletter The Otter Limits – July edition!