Les Davis Fishing Pier, Tacoma

Les Davis Fishing Pier, Tacoma
Washington
USA West

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Site Review by
 Peter from Acme
Date: 09/23/2010

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Peter from Acme Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    3.00
City:   Acme Reef:    3.00
State:   WA Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    4.00
Diving:   2 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   125 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    5.00

Evaluation

*Average:    3.63
I've been diving Les Davis Pier every other day for the last two weeks starting on 13 Sep. 10. Visibility has been anywhere from 5' to 25'. I've heard from some that visibility has been the best it has been in years. All I know is, I've been having fun. I've seen three different octopuses, two small ones. The first was about a foot long. The second about two feet, this one got its butt kicked. It crawled on my hand and three of its tentacles were a few inches shorter than the others. The wounds were healed. So it lost the fight but won the battle. The last one was in its den. Don't know how big it is but, the suckers were bigger than quarters from ten feet away. On a night dive on Sunday the 19th of September I saw my first sail fin suclpin. Lots of different size rat fish, White-Lined Doria, the picture at the wall calls it a Gold Doria but the book I have said something different. Lots to see, White and Orange Plumoses, shrimp, Sea Stars, all sorts of different types of Star Fish and rock fish, ling cod, kelp greenling, crescent gunnels, perch, red rock, kelp and Dungeness crabs, no keepers though. This is a popular spot to dive; there hasn't been a day or night when someone else wasn't there. There's plenty of place to hang out. Nice grassy area and picnic tables. I even got invited to a BBQ by some Air Force people who are divers but had to fly the next morning (good job on the ribs). The current, tides and surf were almost nothing. In the evenings the water has been almost like glass. Water temp been anywhere from 44 to 53 degrees. Overall, I have not been disappointed diving here.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    3.00
Beginner:    5.00
Intermediate:    5.00
Advanced:    2.00
Night diving:    5.00
   

Seasonal Information

Season:    Fall
Year:    2010
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    5.00
Surf:    5.00
 
 


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