Overview of Barview Park

Barview Park

Barview Park
USA West


Site Review by
 Jeff Breazile
Date: 08/27/2002


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Jeff Breazile Entry:    2.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Yamhill Reef:    4.00
State:   Oregon Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    4.00
Diving:   8 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   600 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    3.52
Dove at the Tower on 8/10/2002. The surge was minimal so entry and exit were easy. Vis was fantastic!! Three of us dove and I would say vis was close to 20'. I was hunting in around 40-45' of water and my two buddies were crabbing on the bottom at 50-55' and I could see them no problem. I've only seen vis like this one other time here, very special. Tons of Black Rockfish (Sea Bass) but they were all so small, I got 3 nice ones I found hiding in the caverns between boulders. One of my buddies shot a Ling Cod ~26" and the other buddy picked up a limit of female Dungeness......boy was she mad when I made her throw them all back!! It was her first time crabbing we had to give her the old "shrimp and jellyfish" talk!?!? ; ) The dive is much more interesting than Newport jetty, the life covering the rocks was increadible and my max depth was like 52', you'll be lucky to hit 30' in Newport even off the end of the jetty and on the ocean side. Water temp was 47F, and even with the calm ocean the current was alway there making it hard to hunt so be careful here. Great Dive!!    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2002
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    1.00
Surf:    2.00

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