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Coral Street Beach - Monterey CA

Coral Street Beach is a salt water dive site, located in Monterey, CA. This dive site has an average rating of 4.22 out of 5 from 9 scuba divers.

Coral Street can be a technical dive if the conditions aren’t just right. The kelp growth in August and September can be daunting, and the currents can catch you by surprise. Plan this dive with a dive shop, and take a buddy with you who has been here before. Do take your camera, as the macro life is spectacular!
In Monterey, heading West on Del Monte, bear right onto Lighthouse Ave, then bear right onto Foam St. Make a right onto David Ave, then a left onto Ocean View Blvd. Continue past Lover’s Point Park, and about 1/2 mile beyond, you’ll find the Ocean View and Coral Street intersection.
We came to dive Coral Street on a spectacular day! It was raining in San Jose but just overcast and calm with it being a low tide. The visibility was 40+ and we were able to get out to the middle reef to the left side of the channel, which is half way out to chase reef. There were a lot of fish out there, and a large monkey face eel. Just an exceptional day!
Entering and exiting were a bit rough. We swam through and over the crevices created by the rocks. Once we were out about 100-150 yards it was a beautiful dive. Lots of sea grass, soft corals, kelp, small fish, but no mammals. The sun shining down through the kelp was wonderful. Good dive, but probably not the best place for a beginner like myself. Getting out with the surf was a bit tricky, and could have been pretty dangerous if the waves had gotten much larger.

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CAAdventureGurl - 12/29/2016 10:28 PM
Rating Added: 4
Love this site - I caught my first fish here and have been accompanied by a harbor seal pup.
It’s a fairly easy rock entry/exit and you can park on the side of the rode right by the trail down. The visibility is always good and though the surge is consistent its easy to work with.