Overview of Monterey State Beach

Monterey State Beach

Monterey State Beach
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USA West


Site Review by
 Jesse Rorabaugh
Date: 07/26/2004


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

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


*Average:    2.76
I went here because I heard it was one of the best places to hunt halibut. After spending two hours free diving here, I am really not sure if that is true or not. Either I don't have the experience to be able to see one when I swim over it, or they are not here any more. The site did have a charm of its own. I had never seen as extensive of a sand dollar bed, and there were dozens of small crabs, and a single large spider crab. As for fish, there is almost nothing. Near park street, at some debris that is marked by kelp in the summer I found some small fish, and at one point a huge school of thousands of baitfish swam around me.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2004
Visibility:    2.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    5.00

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