New Meetup: Intermediate Dive Otters Cove

From: rachel the w.
Sent on: Monday, July 27, 2009 12:38 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Greater Bay Area Scuba Lovers Meetup!

What: Intermediate Dive Otters Cove

When: September 13,[masked]:00 AM

Where:
Otters Cove
Oceanview Boulevard X Sea Palm Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

This dive is for intermediate divers. If you have any questions about your skill level please see the Pisces rating page I have posted in the Files section.

Otters Cove has a tricky entry and a long swim out but the harbor seal action and the abundance of sea invertebrates can make it worth the bother. The kelp can be thick so be prepared to return under the forest canopy. A working compass and working compass skills are a must for this type of return. This dive is around a maximum of 55 feet.

Otter Cove is at the corner of Ocean View Boulevard and Sea Palm Avenue in Pacific Grove.

My potential plan is to prep 3-4 cars for transport at the top of the breakwater parking lot (only the cars not shuttling should buy permits.) One car will already have a spot at the cove so that we have somewhere to lock up our goods (my car as I have unlimited parking time). A second car will take the dive gear from breakwater to the cove parking and return to the breakwater lot. The third car will be prepared with the tanks for the second dive and park within walking distance. The third car will deliver the tanks to the parking area between the coves during our dive interval. A last car will shuttle the divers who cant fit in the other cars and will remain at the cove or nearby street parking for two hours and swap spots with the 3rd car. The fourth car can then park somewhere within walking distance...... How is that for organizing.tongue

This is going to take a good deal of cooperation and preparedness so check everything before you head out in the morning and be prepared to arrive on time, pack efficiently and move quickly. If you need anything from the shops come early and be ready to move gear around at 9am. We will suit up at the cove parking and leave our belongings and lunch locked in my car. Bring plenty of quarters just in case!

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/scubadivers/calendar/10969875/

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