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Site Review by
 Derek Hermsen
Date: 06/08/2009

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Derek Hermsen Entry:    3.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Seattle Reef:    4.00
State:   WA Animal:    3.00
Country:   USA Plant:    4.00
Diving:   5 years Facilities:    2.00
 Dives:   110 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    5.00

Evaluation

*Average:    3.42
I've dived here twice this year so far and it is an easy and fun dive. There can be a current when the tide is turning. Tons of plumose anemones toward the end of the pipeline where the 6' diameter opening is located. Lots of different kinds of nudibranchs including Leopard Dorids, Striped Nudis, Nainamo Nudis, Yellow Margine Nudis, Shaggy Mouse, Opalescent, Barnacle Eating Nudis, and more! Eelgrass near by and various algae all over the rocks/pipeline. Ratfish and rockfish. Sunflower stars, Purple stars, various crabs.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Spring
Year:    2009
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00
 
 


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