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Site Review by
 Nathan Miller
Date: 11/24/2011

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Nathan Miller Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    3.00
City:   Grants Pass Reef:    4.00
State:   OR Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    4.00
Diving:   7 years Facilities:    1.00
 Dives:   67 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    5.00

Evaluation

*Average:    3.73
Just like the picture shows, parking right at the end of the guard rail is best (right after the no passing lane ends). We had great success walking about 15 yards north back behind the guard rail and made entry there where there is a easily navigable sand channel that heads due south, entry and exit could not possibly be easier. This reef is so large and vibrant it could take hundreds of dives to fully explore it. Great reef, and when we were there (8:30am in November) there was nobody else on the beach when we entered, and just a few when we exited. 40-50' vis with no currents or surge. Early morning is best when there are zero waves as any waves here due to the shallow and expansive reef are going to cause great trouble and ruin all vis. As others have said, there's a permanent shark occupancy sign; however, we did not see any and we went out as far as our air supply would allow.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    5.00
Beginner:    5.00
Intermediate:    4.00
Advanced:    2.00
Night diving:    3.00
   

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2011
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    5.00
Surf:    5.00
 
 


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