Moby Ling Cove

Moby Ling Cove
California North
USA West


Site Review by
 Jesse Rorabaugh
Date: 01/13/2008


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Jesse Rorabaugh Entry:    3.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    3.00
City:   Riverside Reef:    3.00
State:   CA Animal:    2.00
Country:   USA Plant:    3.00
Diving:   10 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   60 Solitude   4.00
    Roads:    5.00


*Average:    2.98
This is the best shore access of the Garrapata State Park shore diving sites. That was about the best thing I have to say about it. I was free diving, however, and this is simply not the place for it. SCUBA might be reasonably interesting as it is fairly deep and fairly isolated so there must be something interesting below the top 30 feet that I saw. The only really amazing experience I had there was encountering a group of Black Abalone. It is not every day you get to see one of those! Only dive in the best of conditions. This is Big Sur we are talking about. Dive all of Monterey and then when you are bored head to Garrapata State Park for a more wild experience. It should be noted that two dive sites actually share this parking lot. It has been a few years, but if memory serves me correctly you take the right trail to get to Moby Ling Cove, and the left trail to get to Soberanes Point. Soberanes Point is the 'double diamond expert only' site I never saw without surf. It is too deep for a free diver like me, but if you are looking for the most impressive shore diving near Monterey, that may well be it, particularly if you are a planning to hunt.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    1.00
Beginner:    2.00
Intermediate:    3.00
Advanced:    5.00
Night diving:    3.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2004
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    1.00

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