Overview of Yaquina John Point

Yaquina John Point

Yaquina John Point
Oregon
USA West

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

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Jeff Breazile Entry:    3.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    3.00
City:   Yamhill Reef:    2.00
State:   Oregon Animal:    2.00
Country:   USA Plant:    2.00
Diving:   8 years Facilities:    1.00
 Dives:   600 Solitude   5.00
    Roads:    2.00

Evaluation

*Average:    2.42
I've done about 3 dives here so far. The last one was 8/18/2002. There is a short hike to the entry, which really kills on the way out and up the hill. The entry is easy, dive this at low slack and the top of the rock walls are visible, some drop nearly straight down to 30' and 40'. Max depth for me at low tide was 42' the deeper you go the bigger the crab were. Vis was 3-5', my buddy said that was the best vis he had seen at this site in 6 years. Watch the tide, if the tide changes and your in the water you ARE going out to sea!! This place should be called the "Crab Hole" they are like cockroaches! There are some great over hangs and wall structures. The crab literally are falling all around you and running in every direction. My biggest problem is there are so many you can't decide which ones to grab as they scatter in every direction. This weekend we pulled up 3 crab that didn't even fit between our crab gauge! Lot's of fun but watch the tides, try to stick together with your buddy, watch the boat traffic on the surface tending their crab pots and bring a good light, it usually turns black at 20'.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    1.00
Beginner:    2.00
Intermediate:    3.00
Advanced:    4.00
Night diving:    3.00
   

Seasonal Information

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


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