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Aumentos Pinnacle

At Aumentos Pinnacle, the highest point reaches approximately 40 feet below the water's surface. On the offshore side, there is a steep granite wall that descends vertically to around 60 feet, gradually sloping to depths of 80 to 85 feet. On the inshore side of the reef, the drop-off occurs in a series of steps, reaching depths of 50 to 55 feet and maintaining this level until reaching Chase Reef.

Divers exploring this area can encounter a diverse range of marine life, including Nudibranchs, Ling Cod, Kelp Fish, Rock Fish, Wolf Eels, Cabezon, Strawberry Anemone, Seals, and Sea Lions.

The shallow section of Aumentos Pinnacle is made up of large, square-angled blocks, creating a fragmented ridge top. This area offers an exciting opportunity for exploration, with deep cracks and valleys to discover. As divers venture further offshore from the main reef, they will come across a patch reef composed of a combination of sand and rocks. This patch reef features a variety of steep-sided mini pinnacles rising 5 to 10 feet above the seabed. As the reef descends to greater depths, the rock walls become adorned with fluffy, white metridium anemones. Moving closer to the base of the reef, divers will find rocks adorned with vibrant red fish-eating anemones and encrusting sponges. This scenic location provides an ideal setting for observing and capturing photographs of captivating marine life.

Aumentos Pinnacle offers good visibility, with underwater visibility reaching up to 9 meters. The maximum depth at this dive site is approximately 19 meters. Divers of various skill levels, from beginners to advanced, can enjoy exploring this captivating underwater world. Located near the 17 Mile Drive entrance in Pacific Grove, Monterey County, California, United States, Aumentos Pinnacle provides easy access for divers seeking an unforgettable underwater adventure.

Last updated: 9 mo. ago - Oct 3, 2023

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Overview of Aumentos Pinnacle

Depth:19m
Visibility: 0m - 9m
Experience level:
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