Overview of Keystone Jetty (Fort Casey)

Keystone Jetty (Fort Casey)

Keystone Jetty (Fort Casey)
USA West


Site Review by
Date: 08/01/2011


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Anonymous Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Reef:    4.00
State:   WA Animal:    5.00
Country:   Plant:    4.00
Diving:   2 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   25 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    4.06
Did 2 great dives here. First a night dive along the jetty. Vis was not great, but the dive was! Lots of life, rat fish, ling-cod, rockfish… watch out for the kelp, it got a bit thick in places. Be sure if your planning a night dive to notify the park and get a after hours permit 24 hours in advance, it is only $25 and it will save you a parking ticket, fine and an annoyed park ranger waiting for you on the beach. Second dive in the pilings. VERY cool, again lots of life. Octos and wolf eels live there. Current can get pretty nasty, so unless your intention is to do a drift dive, go at slack tide. Spent a little more time that I would have liked fighting the current… At high tide the outer edge is still pretty shallow somewhere around 45 ft, makes for a nice long dive. At low tide it can be very shallow, great for free diving/snorkeling. I will definitely come back and do both dives again.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2011
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    5.00
Surf:    2.00

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