Monterey Bay Sea Otters Annual Holiday Dinner & Party

We welcome the participation of current club members at the 2017 Monterey Bay Sea Otters dive club holiday party. Current members are folks who have filled out the required forms and paid dues for 2017. If you are not a current member you are still invited, but please bring your completed 2018 application, a signed waiver and pay $25 for 2018. Please give your forms and pay your money to Walan Chang at the party. You can find the applications here on the MBSO site . There will be a prize raffle for members that renew their MBSO membership for 2018 at the party.

Spouses of active club members are always welcome and do not need to be a club member to attend the holiday party.

The dive club will not be purchasing alcohol for the holiday party. If you would like to enjoy an adult beverage please bring your own.

Please join us at the Monterey Bay Sea Otters Dive Club Holiday Dinner on December 9, 2017

Come visit a beautiful home decorated with festive holiday decorations, dine with a gaggle of fellow dive club members talking about great diving experiences, and watch the sun set with a nice glass of wine. You're in for a great evening when you join us in Pacific Grove for our annual holiday party!

The club is proud to announce the annual holiday dinner will be at Matt Denecour’s house at 50 Coral Street in Pacific Grove on December 9 (Saturday) starting at 5:00 PM to approximately 8:00 PM. We'll start with a drinks and appetizers at 5 PM, followed by delicious potluck dinner at 6 PM and we finish off a great evening with the traditional white elephant gift exchange during dessert.

If you want to join the white elephant gift exchange, please bring a wrapped gift (re- gifting is encouraged!) worth approximately $10-$15. We will draw numbers and select gifts in that order. During your turn, if you like a previously opened gift, you can "steal" it. A gift can change hands a maximum of two times, then it stays with the third and final owner.

The holiday party will include food, and materials purchased by the club and potluck items brought by the guests. The club will provide the meat (e.g., turkey, ham), plates, utensils, and cups. We ask the guests to bring a delicious dish or dessert and the adult beverage of choice. Please let us know what you plan to bring. The categories include: salad, side dish, appetizer or desert. We estimate there will be from 20-30 guests at the party.

Please RSVP to Matt Gillespie at (925) 487-3844 (texting is fine) or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the names of people attending and your potluck item that you will bring. Please email your RSVP to Matt G. by December 5th.

Come join us for a fun evening!

Last Updated (Wednesday, 22 November 2017 20:46)


See you in January for our next club dive!

Last Updated (Wednesday, 22 November 2017 20:56)


After-Work Dive, Friday, December 15th, San Carlos Beach, Pacific Grove


Ok, ok, it's San Carlos Beach. We've all dove there, it's where most of us likely learned to dive and where we go when everywhere else is blown out. We know it like the back of our hands. But this time will be different.

We will be doing a night dive and night dives here are pretty epic. We have come across some interesting and uncommon species like swell sharks, sailfin sculpins, masked pricklebacks, tree fish, vermillion rockfish and even a California spiny lobster. The breakwater has a wide variation of observed species and during the day these usually hide in the extensive maze of riprap that comprise the man-made structure, but at night these hidden species make their way out to forage.

Make sure to bring two lights and a tank marker light. After the dive we often recount the nights events at a local pub/restaurant.
See you there!

 Make sure to bring two lights and a tank marker light. After the dive, we often recount the nights events at a local pub/restaurant.
 See you there!

General Guidelines for After Work & Night Dives: To participate in after work dives or night dives, divers must carry a minimum of two lights, one main light and one marker light (usually
attached to the tank valve). The dive must be terminated if a person experiences a malfunction of his/her light(s). That is why carrying three lights is strongly recommended so that dive team can continue the dive if one diver’s light ceases to function. For everyone’s diving pleasure, the club would like to thank all participants for adhering to these recommendations for club dives.

If you haven't been in the water for a while, or have not been diving in Monterey, we strongly encourage you to visit one of our local dive shops and take a refresher course before diving with us.

After Work Dives are scheduled the 2nd Friday of each month.

Some exceptions exist, so check the newsletter for the date and location of our upcoming dive. All dives are announced on our Facebook page: Monterey Bay Sea Otters Dive Club.

Please note that we meet, geared up and ready to dive at 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted on our Facebook page. All divers are required to have a primary and backup dive lights. A tank marker light is also suggested.

For more information, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated (Wednesday, 22 November 2017 20:54)

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