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Scuba diving in Monterey

 While diving Monterey Bay area you will enjoy its boat as well as shore dive sites. It is quite a challenge to dive in Monterey's rough and deep dive sites. Monterey Bays beautiful blue water is one of the largest protected marine areas in the world. Abundant marine life inhabits Monterey Bay dive sites. Huge numbers of marine mammals live in Monterey Bay national sanctuary including seals, otters and bottlenose dolphins.

Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with Monterey dive centers for safety, additional information, level required for each dive site and without being accompanied by a professional.
All the information provided is purely informative for our readers and shouldn't be used as is to plan your immersion.

Average annual temperature: Between 15°C and 21°C (60° F and 70° F).
Average Water surface temperature: 11° C to 14° C (53 °F and can reach 58°F in autumn months).
Visibility often averaging: Visibility is between 15 and 40 feet (4 to 12 meters).
Coldest time: December
Warmest time: September
Possible to dive all year round.

Monterey Bay; also called Del Monte is rich in dive sites. Monterey dive sites are considered some of the most colorful dive destinations in California. Monterey diving is suitable for snorkelers and divers with all levels of expertise. Monterey Bay national Sanctuary is what attracts divers from all over the world. It is home to more than 26 species of marine mammals, 345 species of fish and 4 species of turtles. You will have the chance to watch sea lions, dolphins, octopus and whales visiting this area and get face to face with them.

Some of Monterey dive sites.

Coral Street is an attractive dive site, suits beginners as well as intermediates according to surf conditions. The site is mostly shallow with a rocky bottom, but in the deeper parts you get to see coralline algae. It's better for divers to complete the swim underwater, for the current gets stronger on the surface.

Lover's Cove one of the most popular dive sites in Northern California. It is at a depth ranging from 25 to 45 feet (7 to 13 meters) deep. Also the bottom varies from rocky outcroppings to sand channels. The site suits beginners and intermediates divers.

Coppertop House suits beginners as well as intermediates according to surf conditions. The site is mostly shallow and rocky and is home to monkeyface eels.

Bluefish Cove is an interesting dive site with a sandy bottom and rocky outcroppings in some parts. Bull kelp grows on these rocky parts. Leopard sharks can be spotted in winter months; they come to this spot to bear pups and you may get to see 20 of them during one dive. You will enjoy exploring the caverns at this site, make sure to have the required experience to dive these caverns.

Breakwater is a very popular dive site. It is open most days of the year; more than any other site in Northern California. It suits beginner and intermediate divers.

McAbee Beach is a beginner dive site. It is at a depth ranging from 15 to 40 feet (4 to 12 meters) of water. You can find thick kelp formations in about 30 to 40 feet (9 to 12 meters) deep.
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