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Monterey Dive Conditions

We are providing you with a bi-weekly weather / dive report from our Monterey area to encourage you to dive more often and with greater satisfaction. Previous weather reports are being displayed so that you can see a trend and or to see what you missed. If you would like to send us your dive condition report from Monterey, please email it to us with date, time and conditions. One of our staff members will take a look at it and post it. 

Diver's weather report for the Monterey Bay area courtesy of:
Monterey Express - Tim Doreck, Monterey Express Diving Charters and PENDIVE Staff

8/3/05 - Live of the Monterey Express
Massive calm... spreading through out the eastern pacific.... with occasional VERY CALM" pushing aside the "just plain calm" as we approach the weekend. Can I be more clear? FLAT, Flatter... flattest by the weekend.
Doug: "Just got a call from Capt Tim adding to the above report.  50' plus all over the place!"

8/2/05- this past weekend was a dream for Divers!
Live of the Monterey Express
The weekend was a weekend of exceptional diving. If you had a rowboat...you could have pretty much rowed wherever you wanted to. 25' to 35' most anywhere in Carmel...maybe a bit better on the outer reefs. 15 to 20 in the bay. YESTERDAY afternoon (Sunday)...we had 45' at Ball Buster...the best of the weekend for our dive choices.
Sea were smooth...winds less than 10 knots ALL weekend. Very nice.
The really GREAT thing...is that this looks like it will continue thru NEXT weekend as well. The perfect weekend to plan your training and recreational dives.
SWAG for next weekend.- 8/5/05..GREAT!

7/26/05 for the upcoming weekend - 7/30/05
Live of the Monterey Express
Lots of calm water heading for the East pacific and the trend will continue THRU the entire weekend. No news on the winds...but likely the calm seas are indication of little swell activity and low surface winds through out the entire Pacific Basin. The largest mass of CALM water seen in about 2 months. Vis this LAST weekend was 40' to 45' in Carmel and 25' to 30' in Monterey BELOW a 30' plankton layer. Go for it

Staff: Breakwater conditions Sat/Sun
Vis below 25 feet started to open up to 30' everything above was very "green". Surge and lots of tidal movement.

Sunday, June 3, 2005 - Breakwater - Staff

Breakwater conditions were great, vis about 20 feet, lots of sea life out, small waves, but quiet a bit of surge mostly around the rock garden and the wall. Weather conditions as expected in summer, low layer of marin fog came into the bay around 3pm and the air temperatur dropped considerately, sunny and warm before. Water temp. was 57F at 20 Feet depth.

Thursday, May 20,2005 - A "Bell-Ringer" weekend in Monterey!

Live of the Monterey Express
With 3 to 4' swells expected From Friday on thru the weekend...this could be one of the FLATTEST seas we have seen in about a month..maybe even more so. Winds are expected to be <20 even in the afternoon... although only listed as <15...I'm throwing in a fudge factor of 5 knots so as not to be too optimistic.
Marine forecast:
SAT: WIND VARIABLE LESS THAN 5 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 3 FT. MIXED SWELL NW 4 FT AND SW 4 FT.
SUN AND MON: W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 3 FT. NW SWELL 3 FT.
Topside weather forecast:
SATURDAY...AREAS OF MORNING LOW CLOUDS...OTHERWISE MOSTLY SUNNY HIGHS FROM THE 60S COAST TO MID 80S WELL INLAND. AFTERNOON SEABREEZE 5 TO 15 MPH.
SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...CLEAR OR PARTLY CLOUDY... HIGHS FROM THE 60S COAST TO MID 80S WELL INLAND.

Wednesday, May 19, 2005
Live of the Monterey Express
Maybe too early to tell..but lots of flat water shows on the FNMOC models across the eastern and mid Pacific basin and they look to be holding. :-)
Could mean a period of unusually flat seas for about a week or more. :-)
- Wind data is NOT accurately available so that is still a factor to deal with. Consider that the valleys are starting to rise in temperature as the summer approaches ..this will mean afternoon winds blowing inland to fill the hole caused by the rising hot air mass. Will try and update as the information "gels"
TIDE INFORMATION:
- Saturday...Best entry time at Breakwater for your students will be 8 am on
- Saturday with a MINUS .5' tide
Highest water movement time period will be approximately 10:30 to about 12
noon. A VERY HIGH TIDE of PLUS 5' at 30 minutes past midnight!
- Sunday...Best entry time at 8:30 with a MINUS .5' - 11:30 to about 1 pm fastest moving water.

Tuesday May 18, 2005 -"Looooking Gooood!"
Live of the Monterey Express
SAT AND SUN: NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. SW SWELL 1 TO 4 FT.
SW.. 1 to 4' swell! Nice!
Hope you all take the opprotuntiy to get the word out on the expected surface conditions for this weekend and while your at it...maybe recommend a charter aboard the Monterey Express. ;-)

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