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Site Review by
 Wayne Sargent
Date: 03/18/2004

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Wayne Sargent Entry:    2.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    1.00
City:   Silverton Reef:    1.00
State:   OR Animal:    1.00
Country:   USA Plant:    1.00
Diving:   2 years Facilities:    2.00
 Dives:   180 Solitude   1.00
    Roads:    3.00

Evaluation

*Average:    1.31
Sorry... two thumbs down. Entry/exit over slick boulders is ok if you're patient. You can park within 50 feet of the water. We dove the worst time, an 8 foot exchange, 4 hours after high tide, 4 hours before the next low tide. I was expecting a ripping current, towards Japan, but it was very mild and so we went from the 3rd finger past the last finger toward the bar [ocean], about 300 yards and 70 minutes total. Viz was about 15 feet. But there wasn't much to view... a few crabs, one kelp greenling, 3 scorpion-like fish, very sparse anemone and tubes... mostly shell fragments and mud. Pardon the negative input, I enjoyed being in the water, but with Puget Sound only a couple hours away... why would you dive here? Maybe try a boat trip to the pinnacles off Newport about 3 miles. We did this in 9 foot swells and huge surge, but it was worth the trip that weekend. Most boats won't go out there over 5 ft swells, but the surge is manageable if you find a 60-70 foot deep wall and go with it... don't fight it.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    1.00
Beginner:    1.00
Intermediate:    1.00
Advanced:    1.00
Night diving:    1.00
   

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2004
Visibility:    2.00
Current:    2.00
Surf:    3.00
 
 


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