Diving Monterey Bay on Sunday

OceanicAirXS

Hatchling
Registered
Joined
Jul 26, 2009
Messages
5
#1
Hi All,

I will be scuba diving in Monterey Bay (well, off shore from Carmel) and I wondered, since you held TONOMOCON III in Monterey if there were any Ceph species I should keep an eye out for. Having interacted with an octopus while diving before, I can tell you that it beats watching or playing with them in a tank--unless of course they decide that you are food or something like that diver who was attacked in the YouTube video!
 

monty

TONMO Supporter
Staff member
Supporter
Joined
Mar 8, 2004
Messages
4,887
#2
Have a great time! The only times I've seen an octo in California was a twilight dive.
 

DWhatley

Certified Ceph Head For Life
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Sep 4, 2006
Messages
20,172
Location
Gainesville, GA
#3
If you go north a bit :wink: Seattle has GPO's that are supposed to be relatively easy to find (if you know the right locals). Keeping warm, however, requires a dry suit.
 

Jamie

Pygmy Octopus
Registered
Joined
May 11, 2009
Messages
8
#5
I just got back from a dive trip in the Channel Islands, and saw at least five O. bimaculoides, so I imagine you'll encounter those.
 

Cryp_Sis

O. bimaculoides
Supporter
Joined
Feb 11, 2008
Messages
63
#6
Bimacs don't get this far north (unfortunately!). I have friends who claim they can't move for rubescens during night dives in the bay (but that might fall into the same category as "it was THIS big" for anglers). Good luck, and if you get any pictures maybe you could post them?
Lene.
 

Members online

No members online now.

Forum statistics

Threads
19,357
Messages
201,853
Members
8,274
Latest member
Mcorbell

Monty Awards

TONMOCON IV (2011): Terri
TONMOCON V (2013): Jean
TONMOCON VI (2015): Taollan
TONMOCON VII (2018): ekocak

About the Monty Awards
Top