Review Date AVG ShoreDiving Site
04/14/2008 3.19 Rosario Beach Washington, USA West
We dove Rosario twice this weekend, both at low tide. Visibility on the first dive was about 5 ft, 2nd dive was 15 feet. Best to dive at slack before an ebb for visibility, I have heard. Around Urchin Rocks (right entry mentioned on this site) it is fairly protected. Amazing amounts of many kinds of algae.
04/14/2008 3.47 Keystone Jetty (Fort Casey) Washington, USA West
This was my first time diving this site, and it was incredible! Amazing amounts of plumose anemones. Also saw painted greenling, lingcod, and tons of beautiful algae. Dive this with minimal predicted current only! We dove it this weekend on a 0.04 knot predicted current and it was very manageable, but have heard tales of rip-roaring currents. Only dove the jetty, not the pilings.
02/04/2007 3.69 Van Damme State Park California North, USA West
VD is an excellent location for those new to diving. Van Damme is famous for open water certification dives. The beach entry is too easy, even for the novices. The outer reef protects the beach from swells when all other local dive sites are blown out. The majority of the bay is shallow (20-30 ft) and sandy with no current....Great for newbies. During ab season, boat traffic can become frustrating. The north wall offers pretty good sight seeing with cucumbers, crabs, and big abalone once you get deep. The north wall also has a cave that is pretty cool to dive during high tide. If all else fails in the Mendocino/Ft. Bragg area, Van Damme is still a good option.