Let's Dive Monastery!!! *** Relocated to Lovers Cove

Time to cruse around the green bay and dive in the blue waters of Carmel at Monastery Beach.

This is a little more advanced dive than we have been doing but conditions have been favorable to get a nice dive in. Our speaker from REEF last week said there is an abnormally large amount of juvenile rock fish we just might get a chance to see.

Monastery is well known for its beautiful kelp forests, large Lingcod and colors galore. If you haven't dove Monastery, this is a dive you don't want to miss.

The plan is to dive the South side since it has a little easier entry and is close to the restrooms. Our backup plan will be Lovers Cove should conditions be bad. Check Meetup the day before to see if we had to change locations. Where every we end up, just look for the NCUPS banner. Dive with you soon!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    So much fun to get in the water in Monterey after 5 years....saw things I've never seen before and met some awesome new people! gotta do this more often

    1 · June 30, 2013

    • John F.

      Great diving with you Brittany. You really toughed that one out and made it work.

      July 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, one fin, broken power inflator, second dive to metridian fields was 1/3 the visibility,(fixed fin, wet suit is perfect) but Steve got us there fine, and it was an adventure. See ya soon.

      1 · July 1, 2013

  • Marc M.

    Didn't see anyone else but John. What happened?

    July 1, 2013

    • Maggie L.

      Weird...we were there at lovers from 9 till like 12:30! In the water at around 10 and had watermelon till noon before we left..

      July 1, 2013

    • John F.

      They were right in front of your car eating water melon.

      July 1, 2013

  • Maggie L.

    Fun dives!! Thanks for organizing John!! Thank you Brittany for the watermelon too!

    1 · July 1, 2013

    • John F.

      Yes, Brittany is a keeper. Water melon good!

      1 · July 1, 2013

  • John F.

    Tricky beach that Monastery, maybe next time!

    July 1, 2013

  • Stephen L.

    Fun meetup. Did one dive at Lovers and three of us moved on to Breakwater for a 2nd dive at the Metridium Field.

    Marc, Enrique, not sure what happened but we were also with John.

    1 · July 1, 2013

  • Enrique G.

    I am here, anyone else?

    June 30, 2013

  • Enrique G.

    Got it. See you at Lovers Cove

    June 29, 2013

  • John F.

    Tomorrow's dive scheduled for Monastery has been relocated to Lovers Cove due to an unfavorable swell model. We'll try this site again after the Shootout in August.

    June 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live in San Jose, an hour and a halfaway...don't know the southside. Is anyone planning a carpool? My cell is[masked]

    June 28, 2013

  • Stephen L.

    Has anyone heard what the viz is like at Monastery? I heard earlier in the week that viz had crashed to about 10ft.

    June 28, 2013

  • Stephen L.

    Biz trip got postponed. Get to dive!!!

    1 · June 26, 2013

  • Drew H.

    Oops, just remembered I signed up for the Reef Check training in SF this weekend. Oh well, sitting in a classroom in stead of diving. it is for a good cause though.

    June 22, 2013

    • Maggie L.

      Haha! I wish I could...I checked their schedule but I have a run on saturday...BUT, I get to dive monastery :)

      June 25, 2013

    • Drew H.

      I know - it is going to be good this weekend too - I'll be sitting in a classroom - let me know how it goes.

      1 · June 25, 2013

  • David

    I'm a maybe but I would really like to join you.

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • Enrique G.

    Never dove the South side, looking forward to it.

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • Drew H.

    Definitely coming to this one, I missed it last time and it sounded great. Can offer a ride down from El Cerrito area.

    June 21, 2013

  • Drew H.

    Definitely coming to this one, I missed it last time and it sounded great.

    June 21, 2013

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