Overview of Whalers Cove (Point Lobos)

Whalers Cove (Point Lobos)

Whalers Cove (Point Lobos)
California North
USA West


Site Review by
Date: 09/12/2009


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Nate Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    5.00
City:   Citrus Heights Reef:    5.00
State:   CA Animal:    5.00
Country:   USA Plant:    5.00
Diving:   2 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   28 Solitude   4.00
    Roads:    5.00


*Average:    4.85
We hit the Scuba lottery! 8/27/09 was a day to remember. FLAT OCEAN, no surge, no wind, sunny all day and when we swam out and could see the bottom clearly from the top, we thought it was high viz. Maybe even 30'+ then we dropped down to the bottom we were looking at and found it was over 50'+. The amount of life is so dense that you can NOT find a square yard that doesn't have every color of the rainbow, all shapes of stars, urchins, anemones, nudibranchs (saw a Spanish dancer!), goathead fish, wolf eels, pyramid snails as big as a baseball, harbor seals, leopard sharks (4' and 3') sleeping on the bottom. We dove at Middle Reef and Beto's reef on two separate dives. Second dive the waves climbed to a drastic 1' at 30 seconds, and the viz reduced to 40'+. This place is sacred! Two days later the viz was down to 8' and a friend said the sea nettles were so thick from -15' to 25' that they called a dive off due to stings on the face (only place not covered in a wet suit). One word of advice, Get outside the cove to see what you came there for.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2009
Visibility:    5.00
Current:    5.00
Surf:    5.00

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