POC Alan Stanek 510-200-6208
I'll start with the warning: The steep drop-off can create challenging entry and exit when waves are high. Enter only at the far north or far south ends of the beach. Dive with others who have experience at this beach. We are meeting at the south end.
Great beach with a Northwest exposure, on Hwy 1 just south of Carmel-by-the-Sea. We'll meet at 9:00 AM assess conditions; if wind and wave are favorable, we'll do two dives here. ELSE.. we'll relocate.
Last dive here, there was abundant kelp in the middle reef area. Hopefully the winter storms didn't clear it all out. The area to the south has a few large rock formations that shelter sea life.
Location: Relative location is 7.6 miles from Aquarius Dive shop on Hyw 1 south.
or It's about 1.5 miles south of Rio Rd (There's a Safeway on Rio Rd).
or Just a few hundred yards south of the Carmelite Monastery located at 27951 California 1, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA.
Parking area is gravel on west side of road Hwy 1. I'm attaching images to guide you there. Park at south end of parking area.
Facilities = flush toilets