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Dive Review of World Wide Diving Adventures/www.finstad.com in
The Continental USA/monterey bay, Pt. Lobos

World Wide Diving Adventures/www.finstad.com, Sep, 2008,

by Bil Mashek, ca, US ( 2 reports). Report 4474.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving North America, South America, Central America, South east Asia, other place
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy, cloudy Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 55 to 57 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 80 to 90 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions none, dive your own profile depth to 120 ft
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish N/A
Small Critters N/A Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments diving off an inflatable but good to excellent photo opportunities

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Kristy and Her Dad Bill Finstad are Marine Biologists. They offer a variety of trips in Monterey (Marine Biology is the emphasis) the Channel Islands and World Wide. They are a nice group of folks and I enjoy diving with them.

We dove Bluefish Pinnacles and Blue Fish Cove. Saw Mola Mola and Sheep Head for the first time in Northern California Waters. Usually these fish are not seen north of Pt. Conception. Global Warming??? The pinnacles dive was magical. An incredible wall that went from less than twenty feet to over 120'. Blue fish cove is a shallower dive with swim throughs and narrow shoots. Monterey is a special place and probably one of my favorite places to dive. Swimming through a kelp forest is tantamount to hiking through the giant redwoods. Life is abundant with macros and cold water fish. Not really for the typical undercurrent reader. But a special place for those who enjoy cool water diving.
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