Re: Diving Monastery Beach, the first place to look for a dive instructor

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Posted by Max Bottomtime on December 24, 2004 at 21:45:55:

In Reply to: Diving Monastery Beach posted by Brian Xavier on December 24, 2004 at 20:38:12:

Although I love solo diving I would not even think of diving Monastery by myself. The surf can come up during a dive and pound you into the Monster Berries(very large pebbles that pass as sand there). Stay away from the center of the cove. There's no reef there and, did I mention the pounding?
The extreme right side of the cove if facing the water is the best diving, but there are deep dropoffs there. The left side is easier, with a healthy kelp forest adjacent to the rocks. I would stay in this reef for the first time here. You can also ask the locals on the beach about the conditions that day. This is one site that everyone will be honest about their evaluations. On flat, calm days the diving is easy and beautiful, but on bad days you will get pounded. Did I mention that already?

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