Overview of Mukilteo Oil Dock

Mukilteo Oil Dock

Mukilteo Oil Dock
USA West


Site Review by
 Joel Powell
Date: 07/30/2009


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Joel Powell Entry:    2.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    3.00
City:   Seattle Reef:    3.00
State:   WA Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    3.00
Diving:   5 years Facilities:    2.00
 Dives:   50 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    3.00


*Average:    2.93
I had not been to this site since June of 2004. At that time the directions for how to get to the site and where to park were accurate. Things have changed. There is no longer access to the oil dock from the north. We had to access the dock from the south. Our entry point was the same as if you were going to dive the T-dock (see Mukilteo T-Dock info on this site). We entered the water next to the T-dock and then walked to the oil dock in mid waist high water. One could swim it but it seemed easier to use the buoyancy of the water to take the weight of our gear and push ahead. Although the dock is a little ways away, it was fairly easy and my dive buddy and I agreed it was easier than the surface swim at Edmonds Underwater Park. Although there were not as many crabs as I had seen four years prior, there were a decent amount and some really good sized ones. We are looking forward to coming back to go crabbing. We also saw many huge starfish and seastars. We spent most of our time at around 30' headed toward the end of the dock with our flashlights looking for interesting creatures.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2009
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    4.00

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