I have two memories of this beach from 1982: The first was when I saw a young woman attempting to exit the water and she kept getting knocked down by the waves and could not get out. If others had not pulled her out I am sure that eventually she would have drowned. Monastery Beach is where I almost died! I went diving with a daredevil diver who was ex Navy Seal. The first time he took another guy and myself down to about 100 feet and we ascended with no problem. The next time we went down to about 180 feet and I narced out and panicked! I shot to the surface and obviously kept breathing or I would be dead. When I hit the surface it was total relief.