Re: Central Coast Diving

Outer Bamnks diving on the Great Escape Southern California Live-Aboard Dive Boat

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Posted by Walt on April 22, 2004 at 15:52:02:

In Reply to: Central Coast Diving posted by Chris Knight on April 21, 2004 at 16:47:01:

Jade Cove - (yes, you can take jade found below the tide line) - no facilities and a really steep slope to the beach. Just before ikekiln park. Avoid if the surf is pounding.

Limekiln state park - had a good dive here - steep cobble beach, if its flat, this is a great dive and gets 30 - 40 feet quickly from shore. There are hot showers, which is important after braving the 48 degree water.

Point Lobos - need an advance reservation to dive and its limited to somethign like 20 divers a day, but the entry is easier than Casino Point and you'lll see the best of NoCal. Bathrooms, no showers.

Monterrey Bay - go to the park near cannery row. When diving, follow the old 16" fish suction pipe near a concrete pump station out to 50' - its a long swim underwater, but you'll be rewarded with an exceptional metridian field. Vis can be 60' or more. There is a dive shop across the street for a re-fill (we did 2 dives it was so fun - even forgot about the water temp of 49 degrees). Showers near parking lot - bring $4 of quarters for teh meeters or do what we do and stay at the old Quality Inn behind the dive shop (don't remember the new name) - its within easy walking distance of the site.

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