Weekly Status – Monterey Express – Tim Doreck

by Jon Niebling on July 16, 2008

So far… a superb dive season.

WOW… last weekend tuned out to be the flattest, smoothest sea surface conditions with the least surface winds we have experienced in about 3 months. The Wednesday forecast prior indicated a somewhat higher swell and wind condition (6′ and 15 kts of wind) than the 2 previous weeks. The actual results blew all of us away with the extraordinary and SUPERB diving opportunities.

Everywhere was a Lake. Monterey, Carmel, Yankee Point., Pt. Sur
It really did not matter… EXTREME calm everywhere.
Vis was consistently 20′ to 40′ depending on the depth and Krill proximity and intensity.

This weekend… A slight swell increase to about 6 feet into Friday night and then a gradual reduction starting late Friday night and continuing swell decline through Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday
SW WINDS 5 KT… BECOMING S. WIND WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
NW SWELL 3 TO 6 FT. PATCHY FOG.

Sunday
SW WINDS 5 KT…BECOMING 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
NW SWELL 2 TO 4 FT AND S 2 FT. PATCHY FOG.

All in all, the gentle rise and fall of the sea swell and soft surface winds have been of a nature that keeps everything on the sweet side of the dive formula. The best continuous week to week formula for diving in about 2 years

No heavy storm action, no blustery surface winds… gentle changes occurring at a rate commensurate with the season.

THE WAY WE LIKE IT!

The diving all around is 25′ to 30′ where the small shrimp clouds are hanging and 35′ + below.

If you are waiting for the Krill to clear out before you dive this season, you will be diving in this Winters big storm action. There really will be an end to this exceptional dive season so dive while you can… there will be plenty of time to sit and watch the trees bend in the wind this Winter.

😉

Spaces remain for Saturday and Sunday morning on the Monterey Express. The afternoon charters will be coming off the schedule for this weekend.

Tim

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