Overview of Fingers


USA West


Site Review by
 Jeremy Carver
Date: 11/14/2006


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Jeremy Carver Entry:    2.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    2.00
City:   Portland Reef:    2.00
State:   OR Animal:    2.00
Country:   USA Plant:    2.00
Diving:   6 years Facilities:    2.00
 Dives:   40 Solitude   1.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    2.03
I dove this site with the intent to crab. We put out are flag on the east side of the 5 finger and stayed on the east side between the two fingers to avoid the current. We heard a lot of traffic from boats and we where down about 30 feet. All of the sudden I felt a jerk, then another jerk. Before I knew what was happening I was being pulled up. I realized that I was being hooked and pulled by about 5 hooks. I quickly grabbed by knife and started cutting line, but there were just too many hooks and before I knew it I was at the surface with a bloody nose and was bleeding out of almost every place I could. When I got to the top the fisherman where laughing saying you’re the biggest fish I caught all day long. I noticed my flag in their boat and yelled at them. They threw my flag back in the water and cut the line and sped off. I wanted to report them, but being worried about my health, I decided to go into shore. My dive partner then surfaced and asked what happened. He said we were diving next to each other, he looked away, then when he looked back I was gone but my spear gun was on the bottom. He looked around for a minute then surfaced. I will never dive here again. The fisherman don't respect the rules and it was a boring dive anyway. Be careful diving here and I would recommend having someone on the shore looking out for fisherman.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Fall
Year:    2000
Visibility:    1.00
Current:    2.00
Surf:    2.00

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