Overview of Monterey State Beach

Monterey State Beach

Monterey State Beach
California North
USA West


Site Review by
Date: 06/24/2004


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Anonymous Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Reef:    4.00
State:   Animal:    4.00
Country:   Plant:    2.00
Diving:   0 years Facilities:    1.00
 Dives:   0 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    3.34
The dive here is not so much the in-shore part but the two "wrecks" (a yacht and half-track) about 400yds out, the kelp gives them away in the spring/summer months. A long surface swim is needed but they are only in about 30 ft of water. The wildlife is very good, probably since the site has rarely been visited by divers. The current can be strong but the underwater trip back to the beach is pretty good with beds of Sand Dollars and Starfish scattered everywhere. Need to get in early for a parking spot.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Spring
Year:    2004
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    2.00

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