Overview of Titlow Beach

Titlow Beach

Titlow Beach
USA West


Site Review by
 Scott Van Hoosen
Date: 10/14/2001


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Scott Van Hoosen Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Oregon City Reef:    4.00
State:   OR Animal:    5.00
Country:   USA Plant:    4.00
Diving:   7 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   157 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    3.00


*Average:    4.05
Skill level: Easy. Titlow Beach is a fun, easy dive in Tacoma, WA. There was a ferry dock here, but all that is left are two rows of pilings. They are completely covered with white plumose anemone, and are very beautiful. This site is abundant with life, including crabs, starfish, sunflower stars, alabaster nudibranchs, kelp, sculpin, a few lingcod, and occasionally octopus. I've also seen one small female wolf eel off to the left (south). The facilities at this site include a nice deck with benches to gear up on, a couple of tables, and an outdoor shower for rinsing equipment post-dive. It's a short walk to the beach, where you enter the water. Straight out and slightly to the right, you'll see the two rows of pilings. Off to the right, there are a few pilings, and I've heard there are some bottles way out to the right, but I've never checked. Off to the left, there are a few very low walls, where I spotted the lone female wolfie. The pilings lie in 25 to 30 fsw, while the walls to the left are in about 30 to 40 fsw. Dive this site around slack times. Use tides for The Narrows in Tacoma, then adjust them per tables in the book Northwest Shore Dives.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Spring
Year:    2001
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    2.00
Surf:    4.00

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