Review Date AVG ShoreDiving Site
09/26/2003 3.92 Russian Gulch State Park California North, USA West
Fun Dive. Easy entry. Pretty setting. The normal moderate swim to deeper water. Best wildlife out by mouth. Seals are friendly. Bring a bike and take the scenic 3 mile trail to falls between dives. Bathroom is closed at beach but the campground is close. Campground is popular, get a reservation. Showers take quarters.
09/24/2003 2.75 Mendocino Bay California North, USA West
The stairs in the picture are gone. A winter slide took them out. The access is now a long walk with a narrow steep cliff face trail to tackle. Tough and dangerous with gear. Hope they replace them. Cool looking site. For now Russian Gulch is a better option for a shore dive.
05/23/2003 4.31 Fort Flagler Pier Washington, USA West
Nice Dive, wilderness feeling. The reefs has lots of life. Right at the first junction in Ft. Flagler, road to pier goes down between the bathroom and the gun emplacement. Easy beach access. Enter and go out between and pilings. Reefs are left, off and out from pier. Rope to reefs (laying on bottom) angles to left between 7 & 8th piling after the break in the walkway to pier. Current can be strong. Slack, and ebbing tide for visibility is best. Network of ropes and concrete reef gives lots of hand holds if you feel you need them. Reefs are in 40 to 50 fsw. Leave air to explore the pier. Note the barge load of turn of century plumbing off the pier. Other good sites and air in Ft Townsend. Fort Flagler has lots to see. Bring a bike to get to the best bunkers and gun emplacements.