Monterey Bay Scuba Diving Information and Scuba Certification dives since 1991.

Be careful entering as it can be slippery due to algae growth. Divers bubbles and kelp on right pic.

POINT LOBOS STATE RESERVE
(BEACH AND BOAT OR KAYAK DIVES)
(SKILL LEVEL: NOVICE TO ADVANCED)


Point Lobos Reserve is about 4 miles South of Carmel on Highway 1. The entrance to the reserve comes up rather quickly, so use Monastery Beach as your reference point and keep your eyes peeled for the break in the trees on your right. There are two main areas of Pt. Lobos, Whaler's Cove and Bluefish Cove. The more advanced diving and deeper area would be Bluefish Cove. There are brochures and maps available at the ranger gate to guide you to the dive spots. This is a very popular dive destination and the State Park limits the amount of divers to a maximum of 15 teams of no more than 2 divers each.

To make reservations call the dive reservation coordinator direct at 831-624-8413.


The Anemone population at Point Lobos is abundant and thriving. This is a very healthy area.

Point Lobos Reserve also has their own web site and it can be accessed by Pt. Lobos Information & Reservations. This is a very informative web site with more information than I could offer on this page. It also has a calendar which tells you dates that have open spots for dive teams, and you can make reservations through the web site.

Pt. Lobos is very popular for both beach and boat diving. There is a very nice boat ramp at the access point, which is also used for an extremely easy beach entry. The walk from your car to the waters edge must be a whopping 15 feet or so - it doesn't get any easier than this folks.

The area has an abundance of kelp and sea life. It is not unusual to see seals and dolphins within the reserve. There are a number of different dives within Whaler's Cove easily done as beach dives. For dives to Bluefish Cove a boat or kayak is recommended. It is possible to swim to Bluefish Cove and back, but it is a long one and occasionally the ocean currents don't cooperate as they should.


There are many varieties of rock fish at Pt. Lobos. The Ling shown in the middle pic is about 36 inches long.

The decision to dive (or not) is your responsibility. Keep diving activities within your training and comfort level. If you feel more training or experience is needed before attempting a dive, don't dive. Know personal limits, skill levels, and abilities of yourself and your dive buddy. Dive Safely and Dive Often!

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, contact me

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