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Monterey State Beach

Monterey State Beach
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Site Review by
 Thaddeus Pappazisis
Date: 12/07/2014


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Thaddeus Pappazisis Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Watsonville Reef:    2.00
State:   CA Animal:    2.00
Country:   USA Plant:    2.00
Diving:   2 years Facilities:    2.00
 Dives:   20 Solitude   4.00
    Roads:    3.00


*Average:    2.88
Go to this site for the boat wreck as there is not much swimming life. The wreck is neat & has a variety of perch but not much else as there aren't many rocks or kelp for fish to hide in. The site does however have an interesting array of other life at the sea floor. Thousands of sand dollars, a hundred or so sea slugs, a big star fish here, a big sea anemone there. Overall it was an enjoyable dive as it was very different from the other popular sites in Monterey. Visibility was great (about 20' or so) and surf was very tame to non-existent.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2014
Visibility:    5.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    5.00

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