Overview of Edmonds Oil Dock

Edmonds Oil Dock

Edmonds Oil Dock
USA West


Site Review by
Date: 09/02/2008


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Peter Entry:    1.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Deming Reef:    3.00
State:   WA Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    4.00
Diving:   4 years Facilities:    1.00
 Dives:   180 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    3.00


*Average:    3.02
Dove this site on 8/31/08. There were beginning and tech diving classes going on. Lots of people at the T Dock, so we opted for the oil dock. Our first dive here. We walked our way down because it was low tide. If you are averse to a long walk or swimming, avoid this spot. Because it was the end of crab season…lots of activity above and below the surface. Saw six divers on my first dive and three on the second. My buddy got hit by a falling crab pot 3/4 the way out on our second dive. On our second dive it was a little difficult getting back on the other side of piling. It was high tide and we got banged around a little bit. The surf kicked up a bit. Since this was both of our first dive at this site, we avoided going through the pilings except at the beach. Avoid this site if it's stormy…lots of stuff lying under the pilings from what I could see and I was warned about this from a few people we met. What was out here…lots of ratfish, nudibranches, crab (mostly females), gunnels, all kinds of sculpins, anemones, rock fish in holes in the pilings, and giant sun stars. Had a great time and we'll be back. I'm guessing if it's not crab season this would be a deserted area and a great place for diving.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Fall
Year:    2008
Visibility:    2.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00

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