Overview of Montana de Oro Beach

Montana de Oro Beach

Montana de Oro Beach
California Mid
USA West


Site Review by
 Kendall Roberg
Date: 08/01/2005


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Kendall Roberg Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Kihei Reef:    4.00
State:   HI Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    5.00
Diving:   7 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   500 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    3.00


*Average:    3.94
Also known as Spooner's Cove, this is a great site for all scuba levels. We went out on the left side towards the middle of the bay. Visibility was about 12 feet but I have heard reports of visibility being up to 30 feet (also down to 1 or 2 feet). We followed a rock formation out a few hundred yards until it ended and opened to a huge sandy bottom. We saw millions of tiny shrimp and small jellyfish eating them. Some of the best plant life I have seen; healthy, lush bull kelp and others nice plants. This location is often foggy, but you might have luck with the fog lifting in the afternoon. Crowded in the summer and deserted the rest of the year. Overall a great site with lots to see!    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    3.00
Beginner:    4.00
Intermediate:    4.00
Advanced:    3.00
Night diving:    3.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2005
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00

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