Deception Pass

Deception Pass
USA West


Site Review by
 Jeff Miller
Date: 03/30/2015


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Jeff Miller Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    5.00
City:   Oregon City Reef:    5.00
State:   Oregon Animal:    5.00
Country:   United States Plant:    5.00
Diving:   18 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   Solitude   4.00
    Roads:    5.00


*Average:    4.85
We dove this site March of 2015. I will start off saying that this site should be dove by experienced divers only. If you are a new diver, or new to cold water diving, please go with a guide! Also talk to someone at one of the dive shops near there. Whidbey Island Dive Center has great info. Pat, the owner, was very helpful and gave us tons of good info! The tide exchange passing through this point is very strong, and can pull you along with it, no matter what you wanna do. So planning your dive using the current is a MUST! You can ride the exchange both ways if you do it right! But a longer slack time is the best. That being said, this is an amazing wall dive!!! The amount of life on the wall really is impressive. We tried our best to stay around 40ft (it goes down to 90 and the best stuff to see is between 40ft and 60ft we were told) the vis was horrible but we still had an amazing dive, the colors down there were out of a tropical paradise. Follow all the other info about how to get in. The current can push you up and down so keep an eye on your depth gauge. Just be careful, make sure you plan, and have fun. This is definitely a must dive spot, and I will most definitely be back!    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    1.00
Beginner:    1.00
Intermediate:    4.00
Advanced:    5.00
Night diving:    4.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Spring
Year:    2015
Visibility:    2.00
Current:    5.00
Surf:    1.00

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