Overview of Edmonds Oil Dock

Edmonds Oil Dock

Edmonds Oil Dock
USA West


Site Review by
 Nydia White
Date: 10/08/2001


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Nydia White Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Bellevue Reef:    3.00
State:   Washington Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    2.00
Diving:   6 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   250 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    3.44
This is a good site with a longer than average surface swim. Plan to dive this site on slack and make the proper corrections (not the same as the UW Park a few miles away). See the book NW Shore Dives for the proper corrections for this site. The pilings of the dock provide a nice habitat for a number of critters. I have seen more ratfish here than any other NW site. Good photo ops can be found here. On the northwest side of the dock the bottom drops off and the slope is fun to explore. Watch your depth. It's easy to find yourself unexpectedly deeper than you planned. Plan your return air so that you can swim on the bottom near the dock pilings on the way back to shore. The surface currents can be annoyingly hard to swim against. Not a good site on a windy day. Look for nudibranches, lots of crab, ratfish, gunnels, all kinds of sculpins, ruby octos, anemones, giant sun stars, and many other local favorites. Crab hunting is allowed on the south side of the dock. Keep your license with you and check the regs for season information.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2001
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00

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