Overview of Alki Beach Park

Alki Beach Park

Alki Beach Park
Washington
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Site Review by
 Derek Hermsen
Date: 12/19/2009

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Derek Hermsen Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Seattle Reef:    3.00
State:   WA Animal:    3.00
Country:   USA Plant:    4.00
Diving:   5 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   110 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    5.00

Evaluation

*Average:    3.65
I went diving today at the Alki Junkyard for the first time. Entered the water at the very westerly end of the park right before the first residential home. Straight out at a compass heading of 140, we encountered awesome eelgrass with brooding anemones and kelp crabs before getting to a series of short pilings about 15' deep. Tubesnout school of dozens. Plumose anemones, bryozoans, sponges, sealemons, redrock crabs, and sharpnose and decorator crabs. Heading out to about 45' deep we then turned east and ran parallel to shore. Lots of sea stars: sunflowers, giant pink, leather, and a bloodstar. There were a couple copper rockfish and some cool looking sculpins. Hermits tearing around everywhere on the sandy bottom, launching swarms of coonstripe shrimps into snapping soles' jaws. Lots of normal marine life for a West Seattle dive.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2009
Visibility:    5.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00
 
 


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