James in Spokane's Dive Log
Monastery Beach North on 8/26/2006
After reading the last reviewer's comments I couldn't help but be a little cautious coming to this site. I had none of the problems he reported but I dove it on slack tide with no shore break. Nice site, but definitely not for beginner or intermediate divers or divers on their first open water dive after certification.
Breakwater Cove on 8/26/2006
The boat I booked cancelled but I was resigned to diving so I did four dives in the Breakwater Cove and all four were much, much better than I expected. It's easy to get in the water here, a short swim out to where the dives begin, air fills within walking distance of the site, tons of stuff to sea underwater with good vis and little or no current on the two days I dove here. I saw giant kelp (first time for me as we don't have this stuff in Washington), sea lions, octopus, diving cormorants (down to 45') nudibranchs of all sizes and shapes, a host of fish, and surprisingly enough no other divers! I love diving in this cove and will definitely return.