Lake Crescent/East Beach

Lake Crescent/East Beach
USA West


Site Review by
 Jeff Breazile
Date: 09/09/2005


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Jeff Breazile Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Yamhill Reef:    4.00
State:   Oregon Animal:    2.00
Country:   USA Plant:    1.00
Diving:   8 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   600 Solitude   5.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    3.16
The lake has few accesses along HWY 101, but the few that are there offer very easy access to the water. I only dove this in August, and the water was fairly warm on the surface with the really cold thermoclines starting at about 50'. The bottom drops off very dramatically (45 deg slope) into very clear water!! We dove the two car wrecks, one from the 1920's (in which a newly wed couple died just a few hundred yards away), and a large sedan from the 1950's, which turned out to be a stolen car. Both wrecks are deep at 180' and 190', and are in pristine condition. Very little else to see; no vegetation, an occasional trout, and some very dramatic rock walls, large fallen trees, and other rock structures. The water is so clear at 190' I didn't even need or turn on my light!! See some of our surface pics at -- Very fun dive, and the scenery is spectacular, so everyone should do it once. Do not attempt the cars unless you have the proper gear, gas and training, and please respect the site of the 1920's car as it is a memorial -- please do not even touch it!    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2005
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    4.00

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