Also known as Breakwater Cove, Monterey Breakwater

Sea (Salt water)
Wall, Rock, Sand
7.8 m (avg)
20 m (max)
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The Breakwater The portion past the bend offers the option to dive as deep as 50 feet on those days when shallow visibility is limited, although there isn't much life at the bottom of the breakwater. My preferred depth is 15-25 feet. At this depth there is lots of color on the rocks, and on most days, huge schools of fish below the kelp canopy. Worth noting is that this is one of the few areas in Monterey where blacksmith are plentiful, and when I see schools of these fish surrounding me, I usually forget about the limited visibility. Another advantage of this area is the lack of students, especially as you travel closer to the end of the breakwater. Instead of students, you'll find sea lions, and on a lucky day, they'll put on a great show for you.

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From San Francisco/Internatio, 120 km away.