Justin Morgan's Dive Log

@justinthewater

3 dives

Lovers Point on 9/17/2021
Justin Morgan
Justin Morgan
Sep 17, 2021, 9:15 PM
scuba
Dove from the Lovers 3 stairs on 9/12/21 and had a blast. Tricky entry/exit so go with someone who knows the site and assess conditions before committing to dive this site. We headed NW so our friend could practice with his SG, and we stayed fairly shallow which made the surge really heavy. It was good practice staying relaxed in surge but seems like going deeper would have been a better time.
Monastery Beach South on 9/17/2021
Justin Morgan
Justin Morgan
Sep 17, 2021, 9:38 PM
snorkel
9/11/2021 - We were lucky to get to go to Monastery with some others that knew the site and the entry/exit routines. My buddy and I actually skipped dive #1 (at the North end of Monastery) opting instead to observe our friends and a few other buddy pairs do their entry/exit. It was a great chance to see what it takes to get out through the surf zone as well as various examples of the possible exit scenarios. Most divers performed the Monastery Crawl to reach the beach, a few divers were able to walk out (you could see that they had nailed the timing and also braced for any wave that was chasing them towards the beach), and one diver was unfortunate enough to end up in the washing machine cycle of getting knocked down and pushed around as they tried to crawl out and eventually received some aid from buddy to drag/crawl to dry sand. Granted this was at the North where the beach is steeper, but it did emphasize all the warnings we'd read about this site. Our dive at South was really great. Great chance to practice a challenging entry/exit with regs in the mouth at all times. Swam straight out and descended to around around 20' and explored the very cool reef. Saw lots of fish which I am terrible at identifying. Looking forward to coming back here soon
Monastery Beach South on 9/17/2021
Justin Morgan
Justin Morgan
Sep 17, 2021, 9:39 PM
scuba
9/11/2021 - We were lucky to get to go to Monastery with some others that knew the site and the entry/exit routines. My buddy and I actually skipped dive #1 (at the North end of Monastery) opting instead to observe our friends and a few other buddy pairs do their entry/exit. It was a great chance to see what it takes to get out through the surf zone as well as various examples of the possible exit scenarios. Most divers performed the Monastery Crawl to reach the beach, a few divers were able to walk out (you could see that they had nailed the timing and also braced for any wave that was chasing them towards the beach), and one diver was unfortunate enough to end up in the washing machine cycle of getting knocked down and pushed around as they tried to crawl out and eventually received some aid from buddy to drag/crawl to dry sand. Granted this was at the North where the beach is steeper, but it did emphasize all the warnings we'd read about this site. Our dive at South was really great. Great chance to practice a challenging entry/exit with regs in the mouth at all times. Swam straight out and descended to around around 20' and explored the very cool reef. Saw lots of fish which I am terrible at identifying. Looking forward to coming back here soon