Overview of Monastery Beach North

Monastery Beach North

Monastery Beach North
California North
USA West


Site Review by
 Dave B.
Date: 10/31/2008


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Dave B. Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    5.00
City:   San Jose Reef:    4.00
State:   CA Animal:    5.00
Country:   Santa Clara Plant:    5.00
Diving:   0 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   0 Solitude   4.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    4.42
This place is awesome. I got certified here in 1980. If you disrespect the site it will put you down hard. However, choose your day wisely and this site is incredible. 40+ foot viz this day. Flat seas. Shore break was less than a foot. The kelp barely moved while I was down there. Got to spend some time in the shallows and it was great. Max depth on this one was 60 feet. Had a local seal diving with me which is not unusual. Many people I talk to think this dive site is a diver killer. It can be, but there is no reason for it if you use your head and pick your day. There have been several times where I roll up to the beach and decide I'll pass. By far my favorite dive spot in Monterey.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Fall
Year:    2008
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    3.00

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