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Montana de Oro Beach

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Site Review by
 Jimmy
Date: 03/05/2008

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Jimmy Entry:    1.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    1.00
City:   Hilmar (near Modesto) Reef:    1.00
State:   CA Animal:    1.00
Country:   Plant:    1.00
Diving:   1 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   8 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    4.00

Evaluation

*Average:    1.46
I had heard some decent things about Montana de Oro, and they were all false. There were large, capsizing waves coming in all day. Water was very murky, with strong current, and very difficult to get in. The site had less than 1' vis. Swam all the way out past the point on the left side hoping for some better vis. Dropped down to the bottom (avg 30' - 40'), with about 1' vis. There was also a strange current out there; it took over an hour to return to shore. But, having said all that, if the waves were smaller that weekend, it would have been an easy place to enter and exit, sandy shores. I wouldn't recommend it though. Head up north for better vis.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    2.00
Beginner:    1.00
Intermediate:    1.00
Advanced:    1.00
Night diving:    3.00
   

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2008
Visibility:    1.00
Current:    1.00
Surf:    2.00
 
 


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