Chris Talley's Dive Log
McAbee Beach on 3/2/2002
MacAbee is a hit or miss dive. The first time I went there was 5' of vis and plenty of surge. The second time was a great dive with 30'+ vis. There is a lot of debris from the old cannery days of Monterey and lots of perch and rock fish around. I found 3 huge Cabezon on the second dive there.
Coral Street Beach on 3/2/2002
Coral St. is a fun dive. Last time I was there there were two harbor seals and two otters in the water when we went in. You don't get very deep here, about 30 ft deep, but there is good marine life. I have seen halibut, tons of rock fish, along with plenty of perch here. I also found a small octopus in one of the tide pools after a dive.
Breakwater Cove on 3/3/2002
Mar 3, 2002, 12:00 AM
If the conditions around the rest of the bay are bad, you might be able to salvage a dive out at Breakwater. This is the place where almost all Open Water classes do their check out dives so it can be busy. If you follow the breakwater out, you can find the usual Monterey fish life along with a few sea lions. This is also a great place for night diving. Tons of octopus out at night.