All day parking is $10-12 (I think. As a disabled veteran with mobility issues I rarely pay for parking.) There is a machine that take coins, bill and probably credit cards. The parking lot fills up early this time of year, usually by 7 a.m. The good news is that there is a place designated for loading/unloading near the top of the steps where you can unload the heavy stuff and park elsewhere. I will try to remember to put my wagon in the truck to move heavy things. I am bringing a folding table, chairs and a red canopy decorated with the sign of the crab.
My Bauer Purus purred like a kitten and filled up all my bottles. Still waiting on my new custom Seaskin neoprene drysuit from England to arrive, but honestly don't think it will arrive before I leave for Monterey. Just have to try to fit into my wetsuit since it shrunk, he! he! he! Below I posted two live feed video cams of Monterey if anyone is interested in looking at conditions. Tic Toc, the event is days away.
That sure is an interesting backpack you have your tank strapped to on the ground there. But I don't see the harness.
That's just my DIY tank vice for messing with 1/2" valves.
I know; that was obviously "tongue-in-cheek." But I did want to highlight the method you are using, as it is a great example of how to actually get that done without much expense (removing a 1/2 inch tapered thread valve, and replacing it).
John C. Ratliff Diving since 1959, at age 13. Haven't stopped, and still enjoy getting wet.
You had me going there, John! I wasn't 100% sure, though. LOL! I think I had a thread here somewhere about making that vice, but photobucket made it worthless if so. I may have to find it and redo the photos.
In the mean time, if anyone has a spare hood for my son, I forgot to rent him one. I know I can rent one at the Monterey dive shop, but didn't want to have to wait and go there until I was ready for air fills later in the day. I have a sharkskin hood, but it's old and a bit fragile. Hhhmmmm. I just realized that mask-on-forehead was probably more secure before nylon lined hoods became available. Sharkskin just grabs and holds- no slipping. I never considered that before.
Silly humans, fins are for fish. Mammals use flippers.
The gathering of vintage divers in Monterey was a great success. We had a great time meeting each other, swapping stories and gear and even diving! I hope that we can do it again next year and that more of you can join us!