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Monterey Bay

Monterey Bay, located in Monterey County, California, United States, is renowned as a captivating marine sanctuary, attracting divers from around the globe year after year. With dive sites spanning the length of the bay, there is a range of options for divers of all levels. Newer divers can enjoy numerous easy entry sites, while more experienced divers can venture into deeper waters close to the shore.

The nutrient-rich waters of Monterey Bay support a diverse and vibrant marine ecosystem, teeming with an abundance of wildlife. Divers can encounter fascinating creatures such as sea lions, seals, sea otters, a variety of kelpfish, urchins, majestic starfish, and an impressive array of anemones.

To make the most of your diving experience in Monterey Bay, it is advisable to arrive early. Keep in mind that parking can be limited, as Monterey is a popular tourist destination, and spaces tend to fill up quickly.

With a visibility of approximately 5 meters and a maximum depth of 13 meters, Monterey Bay offers a captivating underwater experience suitable for both beginner and advanced divers. Immerse yourself in the beauty of this magnificent dive site that truly showcases the natural wonders of the United States.

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

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Overview of Monterey Bay

Depth:13m
Visibility: 0m - 5m
Experience level:
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