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Club Dive November 2018: A Monterey Bay Weekend
November 10 - November 12
Join Kat for a weekend of diving in Monterey Bay.
Member RSVP: Meetup
Monday is Veterans Day so we can dive for 3 days if we want to. I was thinking about renting the VRBO (Kelp House) we stayed in for my birthday celebration. If interested in going in on this place together please let me know. It is in Pacific Grove, has 1 bedroom and bathroom down stairs, and I believe a pull out couch, there is a master loft upstairs. There is room to crash on the floor and I have one or two air matresses I can bring with me.
Saturday, November 10th we will do a night dive at San Carlos beach. Please arrive at San Carlos Beach by 4:30 pm to suit up and chat. Sunset is at 5:01 pm on Saturday November 10th and we will want to be in the water at dusk.
Stay overnight in beautiful Monterey Bay.
Sunday, November 11th join me for a Sunday brunch dive at Butterfly House (weather permitting), if Butterfly House is not diveable lets do McAbee.
Monday, November 12th we will do Pt Lobos before heading back to the Bay Area. I have made a reservation for myself and another person
You must make reservations to dive Pt. Lobos. To make reservations please go here.
Rules and Regulations
1. Diving permits are limited to 15 teams per day. Each permit is for a team of two divers. Diving alone is not permitted. All divers must have a partner.
2. All divers on the team must be present to be registered. A valid diver certification card must be in your possession at the time of registration. If the card does not have a photo on it, you may be asked for other photo identification.
3. All SCUBA divers must have a device capable of maintaining positive buoyancy.
4. Divers and boats may enter or exit the water only at the access ramp at Whalers Cove parking lot.
5. The diving area is limited to Whalers and Bluefish Coves. All other areas of the Reserve are closed to diving. Snorkeling is NOT permitted at China Cove or Gibson Beach.
6. No dive teams or boats will be permitted to register less than two hours prior to the Reserve’s posted closing time. Closing times are subject to change; check with the kiosk for current closure times.
7. No fishing equipment or collecting tools are permitted in the Reserve. All animals, plants, and natural features in the Reserve are fully protected.
8. The Federal Marine Mammal Protection Act and State laws prohibit you from disturbing or harassing marine mammals. Be cautious in the areas where there are nesting birds, they frighten easily. Please keep your distance!! If you approach seals, otters, whales, or seabirds and notice they are alerting to your presence then you are too close. You need to change your direction and move farther away from the wildlife.
9. Hand launchable boats are permitted. Personal watercraft (aka. Jet-Skis) are NOT permitted in the Marine Sanctuary. Four boats per day are allowed. Only dive boats are permitted to launch at the Whalers boat ramp. Leisure boating or boating with the intentions of fishing outside of the reserve is not permitted. If your boat is on a trailer, the trailer must be parked at the Rat Hill boat parking area (see map). Keep speeds under 5 m.p.h. No Wake! Remember, there are areas and beaches that are closed to the public for the protection of the wildlife. Do not come ashore at these locales; including, but not limited to, Headland Cove, Bluefish Cove, and Whalers Cove.
Did you know…
Any Club member can schedule a club dive, and there can be more than one club dive per month. Contact any board member if you’re interested in coordinating a club dive.
A diver must be at least open-water certified to come on a club dive, for both safety and legal reasons. As a certified diver, you must be a responsible diver that is foremost responsible for your own safety.
Club guests are required to fill out and submit a liability release form.
Personal costs incurred through participation in this activity are paid by the individual.