Saturday 1/28 1PM dive at Breakwater

Come out for a Saturday afternoon of SCUBA on the lovely Monterrey Bay.  We will go over safety and gear basics, pick buddies then make two easy shore dives.  Afternoons are good as classes have come and gone and parking is much easier (in the off-season). If this dive time is successful i will schedule a monthly series of Saturday 1PM dives at different locations around the Bay.  Spread the word and call me if any questions, Jeffrey[masked]-1396.  Heavy rain cancels. 

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  • Kelly H.

    Hi Joe,

    I'd be interested in diving the 12th and/or the 19th if my backup drysuit arrives on Friday and fits. [masked]

    Kelly

    February 8, 2012

  • Ellie

    You might have better luck finding a buddy in the dedicated forum: http://www.meetup.com/scubadivers/messages/boards/forum/920954 as this will only notify people who went on this particular event.

    February 8, 2012

  • Joe P.

    Is anyone interested in diving this Sunday (12th) or the 19th at Breakwater or elsewhere in Monterey? Give me a call or respond here if you're interested
    -Joe[masked]

    February 8, 2012

  • Cheryl M.

    Sounds fun, but I've got to decline - wrestling post-season both days.

    February 8, 2012

  • Joe P.

    Hi everyone, will there be another dive on the 11th or the 18th?

    February 8, 2012

  • Ellie

    Fantastic! Great dives, great vis, great group, lots of new diving buddies met :)

    January 30, 2012

  • Cheryl M.

    Great day. Met new divers. Weather and water were great. Well organized. This was my first - and certainly not last - meetup.

    January 29, 2012

  • Jeff H.

    Great to see some old friends and meet some new ones. A beautiful day in Monterrey, good dives were had by all.

    January 28, 2012

  • Jeff H.

    Dive is on for tomorrow, conditions look good. Quick reminder to bring: Sunscreen ? Hat or Umbrella - Chair ? Snacks - Gear and 2 tanks to be there by 1. I?ll have my cell for questions, look for the big silver tarp on the grass, diver down. Jeffrey[masked]

    January 27, 2012

  • vince

    most people usually plan for 2 dives at the meetups. there are some dive shops located right at the breakwater, though people usually recommend bamboo reef for a reason. it is possible to rent gear and tanks at the breakwater or fill up your tank(s) too. breakwater also has restrooms and showers.

    1 · January 27, 2012

  • Max

    My wife and I are excited to be joining you guys tomorrow. Are most people planning to do 2 dives tomorrow afternoon? And for the renters, I am guessing you are renting 2 tanks and then just transporting that over to Breakwater? We got certified in Indonesia and this will be our first foray into cold water diving :)

    January 27, 2012

  • Joe P.

    @Laruel, you can get everything from Bamboo Reef. I really like that they sponsor these fun dives once a month, so I try to always rent from them

    January 27, 2012

  • Cheryl M.

    Laurel, I have a couple of spare wetsuit/parts - all 7mm. I'll bring them with me if anyone is interested - I'll part with them for very little.

    Also if this comment is inappropriate here, please let me know and I will remove it.

    January 27, 2012

  • Ellie

    It seems to be rentals from Bamboo reef or other local dive shops. I've got most of the gear but am renting tanks+weights from Bamboo prior to the dive.

    January 27, 2012

  • Laurel W.

    Oh REALLY! How did I miss that! I am out of town this week, but would LOVE to hit up some new dives when I get back! How does this group handle equipment? I need to rent most stuff, plus a THICK wetsuit, mines only a 3mm.

    January 27, 2012

  • Ellie

    I'm doing the Bamboo reef dives ($10 for two dives) as well as these dives - figure if I'm driving all the way down with my gear, might as well ;)

    January 27, 2012

  • Joe P.

    I'm looking forward to the dive. I'm coming from Santa Cruz if anyone wants to carpool. @Laurel - Sunday there is a dive organized by Bamboo Reef at 9am. You just need to show up a bit before 9.

    January 27, 2012

  • Cheryl M.

    Shady, Let's talk Sat. I have to go back to at least Milpitas Sat, but might spend the night in the Bay Area (lots of brothers) and come back Sun if the conditions look good.

    January 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Laurel and Cheryl. I'm planning a dive on Sunday too since swell is looking to be even better than Saturday. if you guys want to come out just lmk.

    January 27, 2012

  • Cheryl M.

    Sunday is often better for me than Saturdays. Group dive or just a buddy is fine with me.

    January 27, 2012

  • Laurel W.

    Would SOOOO love to come to one of these, but can NEVER manage to get away on a Saturday! Could there be the possibility of having these on Sundays as well, or at least ONE Sunday sometime soon? That would be WONDERFUL! I'm just DYING to get back in the water!

    January 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes Lis, this is the breakwater cove.

    January 25, 2012

  • Dan Z.

    I'm driving from the Newark/Fremont area if anyone wants to carpool from there.
    Thanks, [masked]

    January 25, 2012

  • Ellie

    I'm guessing this is the spot you mean for a meetup point? http://maps.google.com/maps?q=36.609818,-121.896374&hl=en&num=1&t=h&vpsrc=0&z=19

    January 25, 2012

  • Jeff H.

    Hellooooo Divers! The weather for Saturday is looking great so get ready for a fun day shore diving. i posted some notes on the General Scuba Lovers Meetup Discussion Forum
    http://www.meetup.com/scubadivers/messages/boards/thread/19821132
    If you have any questions feel free to ring me at[masked] otherwise see you Saturday.
    Jeffrey

    January 24, 2012

  • Dennis H.

    So there's two of us splitting a zipcar from SF now. We can easily fit another person, if anyone is interested. See you all on Saturday!

    January 24, 2012

  • Ellie

    @Shady Messiah, thanks! 2 it is ;)

    January 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lis, max depth is 50 ft on the wall and 60 ft at the Metridium fields.

    January 23, 2012

  • Blake A.

    Any chance we could get one of these easy shore dives on the calendar for February? My husband and I have done about 20 cold water CA dives but always boats. We'd love to try a shore dive :)

    1 · January 23, 2012

  • Ellie

    I'm also looking for an SF carpool. Also, how many cylinders would be needed? One per dive? (what's the approximate max depth on the site?)

    January 23, 2012

  • Dennis H.

    Is anyone from SF and has an open spot for a ride-share? Splitting a rental car would be fine, too, or I could get a Zipcar to share.
    I'll need to pick up some rental gear from Bamboo Reef.

    January 22, 2012

  • Jeff H.

    Hey All, quick not to say looking forward to the dive. I've dove this spot many times and am very comfortable bringing new/returning divers, yet sure it will be rewarding to even the most experienced. I'll be posting some kelp diving tips i found and we will review everything before the dive Saturday, we will go even if cloudy/drizzle. Jennifer please plan to attend as there is no real limit on how many can go, it's a big ocean-) See you all next week and good luck making some ride-shares happen

    January 21, 2012

  • Cheryl M.

    Patricia, I'm interested. Cheryl

    January 21, 2012

  • Patricia

    I am volunteering filing income taxes every Saturday until the end of March. If anyone wants to go diving on a Sunday, please let me know! I've been waiting to try out my new semi dry suit :)

    January 21, 2012

  • Cheryl M.

    Yunju, I'm coming from Sacramento, Milpitas is on the way. If you don't mind arriving in Monterey about 9-10 am I can pick you up. We can get an extra dive in also.

    January 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm coming from South bay, Milpitas. Anyone wants to pick me up on the way or carpool with me?

    January 9, 2012

  • Joe P.

    Sounds great! I'm coming from Santa Cruz if anyone wants to carpool. There are a lot of people there. How will I know the right group?

    January 9, 2012

  • Jeff H.

    Great news, diver extraordinaire Ms. Kelly Hou will be joining us! Promises to be a fine day. Bring some food to enjoy on the grass for lunch and between dives, i'll plan to be there by noon.

    January 9, 2012

  • Cheryl M.

    I'm coming from the Sacramento area. Anyone want to carpool from along my route? I'd like to come earlier and get a mid-morning dive in

    January 9, 2012

  • Maggie L.

    Can't wait to get wet! :) I def am interested in carpool too, I live in the east bay (Pinole area) & can either take 80/880 or swing out to take the sf route! I can either b the driver or park @ a mtg pt and will split gas on the rest of the ride!

    January 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a dive planned in the morning of the same day already at the otter cove. I'll come by if I'm done with the other dive early enough. At least to meet some of you guys if nothing else.
    Not to sound like I'm advertising but I like to deal with Seven Seas (http://www.sevenseasscuba.com/). They're on Cannery row right next to the beach and I got the best service there from all the dive shops around here. Also their rental gear is only about 6 months old if somebody is looking to rent.

    January 8, 2012

  • Jeff H.

    BTW Happy New Year. There is much gear available in Monterrey, I like Bamboo Reef: 614 Lighthouse Ave, http://bambooreef.com/cms/storeaddresses.html (831)[masked] - i encourage ridesharing. Pretty simple dive location, grab gear on way in, park, hang, prep, dive, chill, dive again, smile. Dinner?

    January 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I just move to bay area, haven't dived for a long, and don't have my own gear either, so mostly likely this time I'll just show up and see what's going on here, and then figure out how I can pick up diving again.

    January 8, 2012

  • Ellie

    I'll need to get myself a tank and a weight belt. Should I get this beforehand in SF, or will we stop by Bamboo Reef in Monterey? Also, is anyone coming from SF? I'd be willing to pay the gas costs, and split a car rental too if anyone wants to get one with me.

    January 8, 2012

  • Jeff H.

    OK sounds great, Rachel is making me an Asst. Organizer soon and we will schedule a series of these over the next six months. Let's get wet! Anyone interested in bonfires afterward?

    January 6, 2012

  • Joe P.

    Sounds great. Would anyone like to go on January 14th or the 15th? Saturday or Sunday?

    January 5, 2012

  • Drew

    Do y'all want to dive Jan 2nd or 7th

    December 28, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are we talking weekends or weekdays?

    December 27, 2011

  • Dida

    Works for me-can sleep in.

    December 27, 2011

  • Chris B.

    I work graveyard shifts. 1pm is perfect for me.

    December 27, 2011

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