Overview of Keystone Jetty (Fort Casey)

Keystone Jetty (Fort Casey)

Keystone Jetty (Fort Casey)
Washington
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Site Review by
 Ed Kenney
Date: 02/17/2005

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Ed Kenney Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Rainier Reef:    4.00
State:   Washington Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    5.00
Diving:   10 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   400 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    4.00

Evaluation

*Average:    3.99
My dive buddy has 100+ dives on this site and I have a half dozen. In addition to the comments below, I'd add that the kelp at the beginning of the dive in mid to late summer is beautiful. The piled jetty wall of rocks supports a huge field of plumose anemone, quite beautiful. The large lingcod, unfortunately, are not adequately protected here - fishing is allowed, even though it's an underwater park. The chance to see grunt sculpin alone would draw me here. Is it the best shore dive in the Pacific NW, as a respondent below suggests? No, that honor goes just north to Deception Pass.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2002
Visibility:    2.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00
 
 


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