Hey (this may be a little irrelevant but) I went to monetery bout 2 weeks ago and the diving was awesome, at monastary the waves were lapping at the shores which was unbealiveable for me and vis was bout 15-20ft (i'm used to 1-10 hahah). I also learned that checking the tide and swell forecast certainly helps to plan out a better dive, so if your planning a dive then i would do that, especially if your gonna hit monastery. Tell me how it goes
Re: thanks for the info
check the monteray wave model, it's supposed to storm sat night into sunday so vis will be down a bit probably, I know the water temp has dropped the last few weeks (led a boat dive last sat and was 43 at 80 feet.) Sat might not be so good, depending on storm surge.
If you need a link to wave models, goto www.wallins.com and click the "links" tab across top, you get a great graphic of conditions for next 3 days.
Hope the diving is great!! I leave Thurs the 12th for 2 days of diving Wreck alley in San Diego, my hometown!!