Local Facebook Groups & Communities We Endorse
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Monterey Bay Area SCUBA Divers Open
Public Group

An open facebook page for divers in the greater Monterey area to post events, photos, buddy requests, etc.

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Bamboo Reef Free Divers
Public Group

Join the best San Francisco free dive group for all of your training, depth, and spearfishing fun. We offer weekly training sessions, monthly spear and free dive events, and trips all over the world. This is also a great place to meet new free divers and make life-long underwater friends.

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Monterey Freedivers
Private Group

Monterey Freedivers is a resource for the local community providing a space for sharing:
- Local Site Information
- Freedive Resources
- Dive Buddies
- Photos or Videos

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Monterey County Dive Reports

Public Group

This group is for dive reports, conditions reports, lost gear and alerts of events open to the entire Monterey, Carmel and Big Sur diving community. Reports and events from Sonoma and Mendocino are welcome as well. Other posts will be deleted. No soliciting of boats, shops, training, trips or other commercial endeavors.

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Monterey Bay Subtidal Species Identification Forum

Public Group

This group is geared towards the identification of marine species in the subtidal of the Monterey Bay area.

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Fin & Forage

Spearfishing Resource

Fin + Forage is an inclusive and sustainable spearfishing resource. We are a one-stop shop for spearos, cooks, and lovers of wild food.

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Helpful Links

Recommended Reading
  • A Diver's Guide to Monterey County - Bruce Watkins

  • Coastal Fish Identification: California to Alaska - Paul Humann & Ned Deloach

  • The Sea Foragers Guide to California Coast - Kirk Lombard

  • Certainly More Than You Want to Know About The Fishes Of The Pacific Coast - Milton Love

  • The Death and Life of Monterey Bay: A Story of Revival - Steven R. Palumbi & Carolyn Sotka

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