Review Date AVG ShoreDiving Site
06/19/2005 3.50 Montana de Oro Beach California Mid, USA West
I've logged many dives here and have to say it's one of my favorite dive spots in the SLO area. I've seen swell sharks, surf perch, rock fish, lingcod, cabezon, thornback rays, and even jumped a halibut here. Night diving can be adventurous here but watch out for the rangers since the beach closes early (we got in trouble last time). Dive the left wall and far left corner of the cove for some awesome rock formations. If you head straight out on the left side of the rock, you may come across a large boat anchor in ~20ft. The surf is always low but the vis varies (0-20ft).
06/19/2005 2.59 Morro Rock South California Mid, USA West
When I dove here the vis was 15f which is rare for this dive spot. We saw lots of large surf perch along the jetty, a large spider crab, a small lingcod, and lots of crabs. Overall, this isn't a great dive spot and I don't know why it's a favorite among the local divers. Probably because if you catch it on an incoming high tide the vis will usually be promising enough to dive. It is any easy spot for night diving. The bottom is all mud. Watch out for boat traffic!