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Buck Island on 9/21/2006
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Coral Street Beach on 9/21/2006
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The Deep Blue is just beyond the point, so be aware of the current. As always, be aware of rocks just under the surf line.
Richmond Beach on 9/21/2006
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Pick your spot to dive. The pieces of the wreck are found just to the left (North) in the photo. Mostly gravel, there's plenty of room to spread out, with a shelter and restroom nearby. The walk into the water is child's play! There are multiple layers of parking. This is the closest to the bridge over the railroad tracks. As you enter the park, you'll notice numerous bar-b-que spots, and a large, jungle-gym play area.
Rosario Beach on 9/21/2006
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The Western beach is an easy dive if you'd just like to explore the point. Be especially careful of the currents here. Unlike the Eastern beach, there is no bay to protect you. There is a beach to dive on either side of the point. This is the beach to the East, and is actually more interesting with a greater variety of dive spots.
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Looking out to sea, the entry is a short hike from the parking area. Looking back toward the beach area, take note of the inviting waterside cliffs! The entrance is well-marked
Robert Badham on 9/21/2006
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A view to the right. And a view to the left where you will enter. It's an easy walk down a ramp to the beach. You can tell the reef and rock area are an easy swim.
Ross Charles Park on 9/21/2006
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The site is wheelchair accessible, so entry is very easy. Search the kelp just off-shore for the local marine life. This is a gentle entry, but watch for current and tidal eddies.
Rust Op Twist on 9/21/2006
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The ocean is about 30 meters from the parking, so gear-up at your car. This small entrance is to an old shrimp farm, and is just to the West of where you should be. This is the remains of an old entrance to the sugar plantation, and is just opposite the dive site. Looking East, you'll see a small cut-out toward the ocean. Park next to that entrance. Notice the uneven bottom strewn with small ankle-twisting rocks. Wear good booties, and use your buddy to keep your balance while you walk to deeper water. When the swells are from the East, this point will provide good protection.
Salt Creek on 9/21/2006
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There are camp sites everywhere throughout the park, and parking spaces are easily found for the visitor. This trail head is located next to camping site #5. Under Construction! There are a couple of locations to enter the water from these rocks. Watch for swells, and help your buddy in and out. Gear up at your car. It's an easy hike down to the water. Entry should be relative easy for an intermediate diver, depending upon the conditions. Also check out the entry next to site #58 if this one looks too difficult. This trail head is found next to site #62. Note the closing time on the sign, incase this is just a day trip for you. At the curve in the road, continue straight into the recreation area.
Salt Pond on 9/21/2006
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A pure sand beach greets you! Heading West, it is clearly marked where to turn left off the main highway. Notice that the swimming area is well protected.
Salt Water State Park on 9/21/2006
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Looking South, this is the exit of a small creek that runs through the park, with the swimming beach in the background. There is plenty of parking. Drive close to the beach to drop off your gear. From the swimming beach, enter the water and head straight out from the creek. After about a 300 yard kick, you'll hit a buoy that marks the wreck. Take your time, enjoy the scenery, and above all: carry your dive flag!
Sasamat Lake on 9/21/2006
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The only hazard of the entry is tripping over the kids! The area is perfect for relaxing.
Savaneta Beach on 9/21/2006
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Make your way out through the channel to the deeper water. Until they perfect the underwater GPS, note your land marks so you can find the channel again. Keep your fins off as you walk the shallows toward the drop off. The sand is hard packed, so should be no problem for a car. The dive entry is back beyond the car, behind the trees. Looking North, find the small bridge built over the pipes. Parking will be straight over the bridge.
Scenery Bonaire North on 9/21/2006
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Scenery Curacao on 9/21/2006
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Saint Marie on 9/21/2006
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There is a well-paved parking lot for the visitors to the Habitat. Read and heed! You can enter off their new dock, or from the beach. With the church on your right, bear left to proceed to Saint Marie and Daaibooi. Go straight (West) to find Porto Marie (the road is dirt for a stretch, but then becomes a well-paved road. Do not attempt to drive to Porto Marie from the North entry). At this fork, bear left. There should be small signs at the intersection to guide you. The GPS coordinates, of course, will guide you to each of these intersections. The road has small markers on it directing you to the Habitat, but take note here if they are missing. As you head into St. Willibrordus from the East, bear left on this fork. The reef is pristine. Enjoy!
Salt City on 9/21/2006
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Looking North, turn left into the parking area. Help your buddy into this entry.
Salt Island on 9/21/2006
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Parking is free, and you should be able to find a spot here. If not, head into the Good Harbor Beach lot. Wait until low tide so you can walk out to the island.
Salt Pier on 9/21/2006
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Ample parking 30 meters from the entry. Your dive shop can help you to get permission. The pier is not available for diving when ships are being loaded with salt, of course. You'll find a very easy and gentle entry.
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The entry is about 50 yards from the parking. There's a bit of kelp to wade through, but few other hazards. Follow the signs to the entrance, and be prepared to part with some your scuba fund. Take a moment to visit the cliff by the entrance to pick your dive location.
Sandy Bay on 9/21/2006
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The entrance is not hard to find; just watch for this sign, and turn onto this gravel road. This gravel road takes you straight down to the beach, where you'll find plenty of parking.
Santana Reef on 9/21/2006
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Parking is on hard packed sand. Be careful when pulling off the main road to the dirt road as ruts can easily bottom-out your car! A short swim from your protected cove, around the natural jetty, will take you out to sea. Watch the currents here, as you are very close to the Southern point of Aruba. The entry is easy, only meters from your car.
Sargeant Bay on 9/21/2006
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Or from the right! Choose your entry from the left--- The picnic areas are off to the left, and the diving is as far as the eye can see! There is plenty of parking above the shore line. You can't miss it!
Saxe Point Park on 9/21/2006
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Park on the Northwest side of Saxe Point, close to the trail heads. One trail head is just to the left of this building. Here's the small, protected beach cove. A secondary entry is to the left over the rocks, if you find the beach entry too crowded. There is just a small amount of kelp to negotiate. Keep to your left, and watch for any current.
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Scenery Oahu on 9/21/2006
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Scenery Washington on 9/21/2006
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Sea Grape on 9/21/2006
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You enter the water by stepping down the platform onto a couple of natural lava steps. Then just slip gently into the water. On a calm day, you can actually exit from this spot, but if there is any surge at all, do not attempt it! It would ruin your day and your vacation to be pounded onto the lava by an unexpected swell! Convenient seating and tank-rests are at the water's edge. Note and beware of the lava ledge to the water. Just beyond the Plantation, you'll see this path to the ocean. Just so you don't miss it, here's a picture of the Sea Grape Plantation. Once in the town of Half Moon Bay, take the dirt road to the right and follow this sign to the Sea Grape Plantation.
Seal Rocks on 9/21/2006
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You can either park in Wallis Sands, or here just around the bend. The entry is a bit tricky considering you'll have to climb down some rocks, and then make a rocky entry. Advanced divers will eat this up!
Scenery Vancouver on 9/21/2006
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Sea Brook Beach on 9/21/2006
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Drop off your gear roadside, and find some close parking.
Seacrest Park on 9/21/2006
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This is a view just south of the entry point. The beach is mostly gravel, so it's an easy trek to the water's edge. There is plenty of roadside parking just adjacent to the cove. Another cove at the South end of the park. The wreck of the Honey Bear is off the buoy straight out from the beach.
Sheraton Caverns on 9/21/2006
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Sep 21, 2021, 1:07 AM
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If the primary parking is full, go back about 100 feet to find this additional parking. Here is the primary parking for a dozen cars right next to the public access beach Entry is straight out this sandy beach. Even close to shore, you can see that the bottom will be interesting. Generally, you could follow the channels out to the deeper water, but we do not recommend it. See our introductory comments.
Stage Fort Park on 9/21/2006
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This is a great area for kids and picnicking. Porta-Potties are close by. This is the parking for the park, up above the dive site. You can drop off your equipment below, and then return here. Click the picture for a bit of history.
Stillwater Beach on 9/21/2006
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Take a view from the Northern cliff to see the conditions and the location of the kelp. The entry beach is to the left. This is another overview looking to the right of the above picture. Another overview farther to the right. The hike to the beach is short and easy. Most of the time, the entry is suitable for dive training. At the bottom of a sharp curve in the highway, you'll see a one lane road in the shade of the trees heading to the beach. The gate will be closed, but you can drop your equipment off here and park at the top of the hill.
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Here's the channel you'll swim through to make it out to sea. A dirt lot is just feet from the entry. A sandy entry greets you, with the requisite underwater rock hazards. By the way, don't let the name of the site scare you away. We just call it that to scare non-divers away. :-)
Shallow Reef on 9/21/2006
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The shallow reef is great for snorkeling. A short kick will take you to the shelf edge. You can see the reef in the back ground, above the pelican heads An easy gravel entry awaits you. Keep you fins off and walk out a bit before submerging. Parking is right next to the site entry on a hard-packed dirt road.
Shark's Cove on 9/21/2006
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A parking lot is right along the main road. The cove entry is on the North side, and the restrooms and showers are on the South. Take your pick, left or right reef. Both are impressive! Here's the cove with the entry on the left. There is sandy bottom between the rocks so walking to deeper water is not a problem. Hold onto your buddy's hand for balance as the two of you walk out together. It's an easy walk down-- just watch your step.
Shaws Cove on 9/21/2006
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Here, two explorers rest from a good dive and a healthy climb up the stairs! The more interesting structures are off this point. Make sure you're well-practiced and comfortable negotiating the swells.
Shell Beach on 9/21/2006
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If you are lucky enough, find a spot at the South end of La Jolla Cove park. The stairs to the beach are straight ahead. Looking South, the stairs are to the left. Take a moment to watch the sea and choose your entry carefully. Looking North, with the stairs back to the right. Channels point you out to sea. If you are not familiar with rocky entries that face the open ocean, stay away!
Ship's Cove on 9/21/2006
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There is ample parking in front of the cove. Porta-potties are to the left. The beach is sandy, and an easy entry. A swim to the left most point offers the best possibilities. A little history. Take time to explore the area on the many hiking trials. You can't miss the entrance to Fort Williams.
Siuslaw River on 9/21/2006
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This is a view of where you'll be diving. There is a large metal structure to the left. Anyone know what it was used for?! Diving at high slack tide is the easiest. Gently work your way over the rocks to the small 'platform' shown here. It's not a beginner entry/exit, but it's do-able! In a short distance, you'll see the dirt turn out on your right and a dirt road up ahead on your left. Turn left on the dirt road, and you'll be at the dive site About 1 mile North of 35th and 3 miles North of 9th, turn left here on Harbor Road. Parking is just a few yards from the entry, so gear-up at your car.
Snake Bay on 9/21/2006
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You can park next to the entry point. After the last house on the right, follow the dirt road to the beach. The reef edge is just a minute away.
South Casa on 9/21/2006
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Two kids snorkel out to sea! Parking, like all of La Jolla, is very limited. Get here early, or on a weekday to avoid the crowds! A view of one of the channels that allow a sandy entry. It's an easy hike to the beach. Stay away from the rocks below. There is plenty to explore elsewhere!
South Crescent Bay on 9/21/2006
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A nice expanse of beach with an exciting point to the right --- And to the left! Check with a local dive shop when assessing the seasonal conditions. There is limited parking along the road, but it's normally not a problem.
Spooky Channel on 9/21/2006
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Parking is right in front of the dive shop (to the left) and the restaurant/bar (to the right). You can enter the water off the beach to the left, or the dock to the right. The dock offers an easy giant stride entry, or a leisurely stroll down the steps. The nightly guided snorkel tour begins from this spot. Under Construction! To dive from this site, you must take an orientation dive from the resident dive master. Although there is a buoyed trail that leads from the dock to the channel, you'll need to absorb other important information before heading out on your adventure. Talk to the dive shop staff-- they're a friendly group!
Spring Bay on 9/21/2006
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This area is used for dive classes because of the easy entry and calm waters. Ten Mile Point is in the background. You are 40m from the water's edge. The lot is big enough to handle 10 cars, but get there early just to be safe.
St. Ann's Beach on 9/21/2006
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The cove on this day was perfect for diving. There is plenty to explore close to the shores, but the real joy is further out. Remember that you are in a residential area, so be mindful that you are representing 'all scuba divers' by your actions. The parking is well packed gravel. The mound of dirt at the entrance is temporary. At the time of this writing, a seawall further down the road was almost complete with a set of stairs down to the water. This is a look at the small driveway to the parking. The steeple of St. Ann's is above the tree tops in the back ground.
Sunny Side Park on 9/21/2006
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Others carry their gear over the railroad tracks to the grassy park. After one last check of your gear, head straight out to the pipeline. Mom maintains the 'hands-off approach' as her 12-year-old heads out with Dad for an hour of adventure! Some prefer to suit-up in the large parking lot. If you're lucky enough, commandeer this picnic table by the entry for your day's stay! There's no way to be disappointed with this dive site!
Sunrise Beach Park on 9/21/2006
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A small gravel lot has plenty of parking for this seldom-used park. This is the start of a 200 yard hike down to the water. Use a tank cart, especially for the hike back up! The logs are well-placed for setting up gear, and the entry is gravel. This is the picnic area along the trail to the water. With the entry to the right (North), and the wall to the left, you'll have about 100 yard swim to make it to the wall. Sorry, no walking through the private property. The wall is relatively easy to miss, so plan on going with a friend or a guide who has been there before.
Tacoma Narrows on 9/21/2006
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You may start your dive from here and carefully drift to the bridge and back again (if your calculations are correct!), or you can walk your gear down to the bridge and begin diving from there. This is the location of the upper parking you'll use if you come here on the weekends. Yes, the gate is locked, and you will kill yourself from this point trying to get your gear to the entry. If you arrive on a weekday, however, this gate is mostly open until the early afternoon, so you may be able to drive your gear to the drop-off point by the Treatment Plant. This the turn around spot at the treatment plant. Drop your gear off, and carry it down the fence line, over the railroad tracks to the water's edge. This is the parking area just inside the park--- still a distance from the entry point. From here, you may use a tank cart to get your gear to the water's edge. If carefully planned, a drift dive to and from the bridge would be most exciting!
The Cave on 9/21/2006
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It's a rather steep climb in and out. For those who are surefooted, and only on a calm day, you can gain entry from this ledge. This is also a great spot to check out the sights. Parking is VERY limited. Unless you just want to drop off your gear, get here early on a weekday outside of tourist season. Pick your spot!
The Cliff on 9/21/2006
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A view to the left shows the rocky structure you'll also find underwater. To the right is a good expanse of beach. A nicely groomed path leads you to stairs and the water's edge. Park in the designated spaces in the back right of the Cliff parking lot. The trail head begins beyond the black car.
Stillwater Cove on 9/21/2006
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They make it too easy! Note the extensive restrictions. The rocky point and kelp are just a short distance away. Some prefer to launch a kayak from here to explore further out. After traveling on Palmero for 1/2 mile, turn left on Cypress Drive and continue until you reach the water.
Strathcona on 9/21/2006
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The grassy park area is to the left of the low tide flats. The entry is very easy. Grey Rocks Island hides the smaller White Rock.
Sunken Forest on 9/21/2006
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Lots of parking with the trial head in the distance. If you can hike out to point, you won't have as far to swim. Otherwise, you can make your entry here and kick out to the ocean. Help your buddy across these rocks, and have fun!
Sunny Side B&B on 9/21/2006
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A giant stride into the crystal clear water, and you're just minutes away from some great diving. The ladder offers and easy return to the dock. Right next to the parking is small gravel trail on which you can wheel your tanks out to the dock. The entrance is easy to find.
Superior Producer on 9/21/2006
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This is an overview of the protected swimming area of the hotel. The dive entry is in the background. Your entry will be off this concrete jetty. The dive shop is near this point. Parking is at the Holiday Beach Hotel. You'll need to check in with the dive shop to see how, when, and where you should dive. Give them a call before you head over. Wind, waves and current affect this site. Check with the dive shop, and ask for a guide for added safety.
Sweet Dreams on 9/21/2006
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The drop-off is almost immediate. Watch your current carefully, and note your landmarks as you are kicking out. Park as close to the shore as you like. The entrance can be a little hard to find. The coast is of course a little more rugged here.
Telegraph Bay on 9/21/2006
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You will have to wade in for several yards before you can get completely wet! The site is relatively unused, so you shouldn't have too much problem parking. You are right at the water's edge.
Telegraph Cove on 9/21/2006
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An important warning to divers. A simple, courteous request from the immediate residents. Calm, clear water awaits you! Getting you down to beach is easy with these stairs. Close to the trial head, you'll find small parking areas. If possible, quietly drop your gear off, and park away from the immediate residences.
Ten Mile Point on 9/21/2006
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The rocks are difficult to negotiate, so choose your entry carefully. Remember to swim into the current to make sure you can easily return to the entry point. The Point is off to the right. This is the intersection of White Rock and Spring Bay. The entry is straight ahead.
The Cove on 9/21/2006
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At this moment, there is a bit of debris at the water's edge. Just help your buddy over it, and wade out slowly. The small cove is just to the left, with parking for about 4 cars.
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The Dock on Vashon Island
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Head down the very narrow dirt path next to the tennis courts to the beginning of the bluff 'stairway.' The guard rails are there for a reason; it can get a little slippery when damp. The beach is pristine at this entry point, and the snorkeling is great. This gives the view of the Princeville gate, the parking and the trailhead. And here you can see the trail down the bluff to the beach aptly named as The Hideaway.
The Invisibles on 9/21/2006
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You can tell that the brine in the crystalizers become more and concentrated as it flows North. Park along the side of the road. It's an easy walk to get to diving depth.
The Prince Albert on 9/21/2006
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The seas were quite murky on the day we took the intro photo. After a week of storms, the underwater area looked more like a North Atlantic wreck dive than the pristine Caribbean dives we are all accustomed to! This photo is of the Coco View resort, with the wreck just to left of the buoy (far left in picture). This should give you an indication of how easy it is to execute this dive. Be sure to check out the Garden Eels just meters away from the wreck.
The Tower on 9/21/2006
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The Tower on Vashon Island
The Waves on 9/21/2006
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The restaurant is to the right, and the entry is at the bottom of the picture. Although the sea looks calm, the few swells you see are actually quite powerful. If, after asking for local advice, you believe you can negotiate the swells, make your way quickly through this surf zone. After a kick of 200 meters, you can drop down to the local wall. If possible, head West for the best exploring. Keep a good eye on your land marks, since there is no safe exit East of the Waves.
Three Tables Beach on 9/21/2006
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An overview from the right shows the table outcroppings. The wall and lava tubes are clearly visible. Make your way out from the left side of the beach.
Titlow Beach on 9/21/2006
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The park has a small circle to quickly unload gear if you want to gear-up at the beach. A small park area makes it a nice place to off-gas while preparing that second tank! Entry is very easy. Swim beyond the outer pilings to reach the ledges. This is a great view of what remains from the old ferry dock fire. Remember, you are in the thick of the Tacoma Narrows, so review your tide tables carefully!
Town Pier on 9/21/2006
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Visit the site, and explore the heart of Kralendijk, as well! Most of the time, the pier is clear of boats. The entry is very easy, with parking nearby. Obtain more information from your local dive operator about how to gain access to this site.
Turtle Bay on 9/21/2006
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Parking is ample and close to the beach. The entrance is well marked. Just turn off into the main Hilton entrance. You can explore either the point or the reef itself. Both make for great pictures of the local sea life.
The Lake on 9/21/2006
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The sandy spot in the background offers an easy entry. Since much of the coast line is similar, park your car in visible location for a visual landmark. See Hilma Hooker for the aerial shot of the site. The entrance to the site and entry to the water are meters apart!
Frederiksted Pier on 9/21/2006
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Have your buddy help you get your tanks down the wall. You will find plenty of parking about 20 meters from the shore entry. The coral ledge is perfect for getting your tanks on. It's an easy walk to the deeper water.
Three Graces on 9/21/2006
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It's an easy walk into the water-- help your buddy get to waist-high water. This spot is very susceptible to tidal flow. Do not dive here unless you have received the proper instruction from a local dive shop. A high tide view, with the entry beach in the background.
Tori's Reef on 9/21/2006
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Parking is right off the side of the road. The entry isn't as bad as it looks. Hold your buddy's hand for a little stability while entering and exiting. A couple of returning divers exploring the intake channel.
Tunnels Beach on 9/21/2006
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There is a shady area at the end of road perfect for having lunch. You'll find parking for 6-8 cars in this narrow corridor. Gear up at your vehicle and head down to the beach. This is the second of two dirt access roads to the reef area; the Haena Beach Park is just up the road. And another perspective of the coast line. The entry is relatively easy when the surf is minimal. Kick out to the deep, and begin your exploration.
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For you wet-suit divers, have someone build and tend a fire for your chilly return! The beach is sandy, but as always, be careful of boulders just under the surf line. Stop at the entrance to get a good overview of the beach.
Wailea Beach on 9/21/2006
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Parking is ample, and close to the beach there is a drop-off point for equipment. Hike out to the left end of the beach to make your entry. Take your time exploring the point. Watch for currents, of course.
Waimea Bay (wall) on 9/21/2006
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You'll find an easy, sandy entry on the left side of the beach. You can't miss the bay or the parking lot! Another view of the entry area, and of the coast line you will explore. Kick out until you reach the outcropping. Drop down and Enjoy! (also, for you snorkelers, that dark patch at the center bottom edge of the picture is a large school of small fish!)
Tuwanek Beach on 9/21/2006
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Looking out toward the point, this is the roadside trail. You may enter here by the road, or carry your gear out to the point. The island is an easy swim from shore with plenty of rocky bottom to explore in-between.
Twin Lights on 9/21/2006
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There is a limited amount of visitor parking here, with no facilities. It's a beautiful cove, with the best diving off to the right. During the right conditions, entry is very easy. It is an easy walk down to the beach and into the water. Just a few rocks and seaweed to watch out for. Curve left here to get to the light houses; do not go into the park.
Ulua Beach on 9/21/2006
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Parking is ample, and there is a drop-off close to the beach to stage your equipment. Entry is an easy walk into the water.
Vaersen Bay on 9/21/2006
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Lots of parking, not that you'll need to worry about that! The condition of this beach is just excellent. The area is well-maintained and the water entry easy. It's a short swim to the edge of the reef. You'll find the Car Wrecks to the South at about 30 meters (100 ft) of depth; this could be technically challenging, so ask a guide along for extra safety.
Van Damme State Park on 9/21/2006
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From up above you can see the channel through the kelp. Parking next to the shower is a good idea! The entry makes this a perfect newbie diver site! Looking North, this is the entrance to the park. The beach entrance is to the left.
Vista Blue on 9/21/2006
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You can park here at the entrance, or park by the water if the ramp appears ok. A very gentle entry and exit awaits you! You can practically park at the water's edge.
Wacoma Dock on 9/21/2006
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It stays shallow for a bit, then drops off rapidly. This site is known for its non-technical night diving. A small cove protects you from the current, and is out of the main boating lane.
Wet Suit City on 9/21/2006
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Find a comfortable entry to the left of the lagoon, and, if the currents allow, make your dive to the left. This is good shot of both Airplane Wreck and of Wet Suit City.
Whiskey Cove Lane on 9/21/2006
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A word of warning. A 100 meter path takes you to the water's edge. Beware of the fierce and elusive White Wolf! It's an easy walk into the water. Just beware of the boats, especially on the weekends.
White Point on 9/21/2006
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Once you reach the ocean, take this road heading down the cliff into the Royal Palms State Beach. An overview to the right of where the surfers usually hang out. Drive to the South end of the park until you see this gravel area. The entry is not as bad as it looks. Make sure you can negotiate the swells, then assist your buddy into the deeper water. A little history of the area. You can still observe (and feel) the hot springs just a short distance off the shore.
White Slave on 9/21/2006
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The kick-out is a bit more than most sites. When you see 7 meters between you and the bottom, rest a bit, then disappear into the blue! Parking is among the many still-remaining huts used by the slaves of the Salt Works in the 1800's -- a sobering view. The entry is as easy as any of the other sites along this stretch.
Winchester Bay on 9/21/2006
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There is plenty of parking on the gravel pad. A picnic area is off to the right. Easy, sandy entry just left of the dock. You'll be diving between the dock and jetty. The Prize! Actually all these crabs are too small to harvest, and will be thrown back. Take a scale with you to ensure you find the correct size. Also, be considerate of the crabbers above. They may otherwise get irritated if they see you come out with your limit in 20 minutes! You'll be entering from the road ahead of you. Parking is behind the sign.
Weber's Joy on 9/21/2006
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An easy kick-out is all it takes. The beach is small with plenty of easy entry and exit points. Carry your gear a few meters from your car to the shore, and suit up. Just like most sites, Bonaire has made a special effort to provide parking and markings for divers. There is parking for three vehicles here, and several more along the road.
Wells Beach on 9/21/2006
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Suit up at your car, as it is an easy hike down the stairs and over the few rocks at the base. This is low tide, so note the rocks in the middle of the beach should you enter at high tide. The entry is easy. Take your time getting to depth, carry your flag, and be aware of any currents as you are descending.
Whale Cove on 9/21/2006
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You'll easily find this pathway to the ocean. After a 100 yard hike, you'll cut off the shore on the left without disturbing the lucky folks who own this home. There is no parking here. You drive down this small road just to drop off your equipment. It's probably best to have a non-diver drop you off, and then use your cell phone to contact them again when your diving is over (they can check out Rockport while you're checking out the rock bottom).
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If you are lucky enough to make it into the park, perhaps you will be lucky enough to find parking by the entry. If not, park above. There are several dive spots in the reserve, most of which you will need a boat to access. Cannery Point is the closest, and is an easy swim. The parking lot is in the background. Around the point to the left, you will find your dive spot, Cannery Point. You can't miss it! But don't plan on just showing up anytime during the day. The park is limited to 450 visitors at any one time. If the park is full, you will have to wait at the gait until someone leaves! For dog owners, Fido will be stopped dead in his paw prints at the gate-- no dogs allowed.
Whales Head on 9/21/2006
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The entrance directly off 101 is easy to miss if you don't know what to look for. Now you have no excuse! Lots of parking, with picnic tables nearby. You can tell that you'll have somewhat of a hike to get to the water's edge. Pick your entry. If the surf is amenable, kick out between the cliff and the rock. Otherwise, move further down the beach. It's an easy, yet long walk from the parking lot. You might have to get your feet wet crossing a small creek that runs through the beach. A few words of warning valid for any Pacific Coast diving.
Whytecliff Park on 9/21/2006
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Two divers are seen braving the cold. For clearer, less crowded waters, head out toward the Western point in the background. A rock stairway takes you down to the beach. Restrooms are found in the structure to the right. This is a view of the beach area from the Western cliff. The restrooms and entry can be seen in the background. The entrance is well groomed and nicely marked. For dog owners, your 'best friend' isn't allowed in the park, not even to wait in the car. Wind your way around the central grassy area until you reach the parking next to the beach.
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Ask a guide at the beginning of your visit to the island to keep an eye on the conditions, and to inform you if it is safe to attempt this unique dive. If the guide takes you out, tip he or she well! Parking is right next to the lighthouse. The entry is very rugged, and should only be attempted in extra calm seas. As a parting shot to Bonaire, we believe their island motto says it all!
Windansea on 9/21/2006
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At the South end of the beach, you may not want to negotiate this sandy path in full gear. The point is in the background. Looking North on a calm day. Spectacular, clear diving awaits you!
Windsock on 9/21/2006
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All parking is located at the edge of the road, down by the trees in the distance. Watch for traffic as cars come whipping around the corner! A very scenic beach to spend the afternoon. Entry is very easy, with the reef edge just a 'stone's throw away'.
Wipe Out Beach on 9/21/2006
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Being farther away from The Cove, you'll find more parking in this area. Watch the posted time limits, as the meter-personnel are vicious! Looking North, with South Casa in the background. The stairs take you down to the rocks, but watch your step thereafter. You'll need to make a small jump to the sand. Looking South, you can see the sandy entry. Bring a couple of tanks to fully enjoy this area!
Wood Cove on 9/21/2006
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Once again, Laguna has provided a great entry to the beach. Even the hike down is spectacular! On good days, the entry is easy. Beware of the occasional swells. More to explore to the right with a second tank!
Woodlands on 9/21/2006
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The drop-off point is located at this circle surrounded by residences. Be very quiet and respectful of the owner's parking and privacy. From this trail head, it is only a few meters to the entry. You can tell it drops off rather quickly. Beware of boat traffic, as this is a small harbor. Head for the Lone Rock Point, and enjoy! Parking is limited to the top of this hill, 200 meters from the drop-off point below.
Wreck of the Wandby on 9/21/2006
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There is a limited amount of parking here at the site. Most visitors here stay only for a few moments, so you should be able to squeeze in. This is the small cove you will dive out of. The wreck will be at a bearing of 160. This a view off to the right, with Bush's home in the background. The Secret Service will have it's eye on you, so don't even think about approaching Walker's Point!
Ahihi Cove on 9/21/2006
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You can drop your gear off here, then park up above. Be quiet and considerate of the residents nearby. There is just a small lava beach area on this side, with the entry on the other side. The cove is to the North of here-- just 100 yards to hike. It's a simple walk into the water. For an aerial view, take a look at the next site, Ahihi Bay. The cove is just North (to the left) of the Bay site.
Airplane Wreck on 9/21/2006
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Parking is up above the beach. The beach road is usually chained. Ask the guard if you can drive down to drop off your equipment. Make your entry through this small, protected lagoon. The wreck is right outside the mouth. For such a small wreck, there is a surprising amount of life gathered around it! You should head off to the South, otherwise you'll be crossing the harbor entrance.
Alice In Wonderland on 9/21/2006
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The entrance is clearly marked. Look for the dive buoy. The entry couldn't be more inviting! Easy parking for several cars.
Alki Beach Park on 9/21/2006
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The beach is even and sandy-- perfect for a beginner dive. There is parking on either side of the road. Suit up from your truck, as you're just yards from the entry. This Western end of the park is relatively uncrowded. Note the gentle slope and the clarity of the water!
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The entry is an easy wade from the sandy beach. Hug the shore line while making your way out to sea. The site (to the left in the picture) requires a short hike over some rugged lava. Take your time, and make several trips if necessary The entrance to Honokohau Harbor is well marked. Drop down and enjoy! You can see in the distance the harbor entrance off the main road.
Anahola Beach Park on 9/21/2006
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Park all the way at the far end. This is where the interesting formations begin. The park is well marked. You can't miss it. Here is one view of the beach and the point, showing the ease of entry. This is a view from the other side of the point, showing what to expect once you kick around. There are access roads from the park to the bluff over the point should you require a closer, yet more difficult entry.
Andrea II on 9/21/2006
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Both North and South diving are impressive! Look for a small entrance to the ocean (or use your GPS), and park on the road. Help your buddy into the easy channel at the left.
Arroyo Burrow Park on 9/21/2006
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Get there early in the day to find parking next to the beach. Otherwise, you'll use the overflow parking area. There is a restaurant to the right. You can enter here for a normal dive, or you can take a short hike to the point where the reef actually begins.
Baby Beach Reef on 9/21/2006
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The area is spacious and beautiful. With a little luck, you can find this overview, as well! Parking is on hard packed sand on both the Eastern and Southern parts of the beach. The dive entry is better from the South. Finding this entrance is easy for the locals. For you, watch your map and GPS carefully as you wind your way through countryside and neighborhoods. Once down into the park area, continue South between the ball park and the neighborhood to get to the beach. Divers may exit the cove through the small channel. Keep an eye on your land marks, and watch the current. This is the Eastern entry point. Great for kids and snorkelers.
Bachelor's Beach on 9/21/2006
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You can park right next to the entry. Looking North, keep your eyes open for the entrance. The entry was built for divers. Parking is on a hard limestone base. It's a short walk to the beach. Looking East, the entrance to Bachelors Beach is to the right, and Boca Grandi is to the left. You'll note that conditions are not right for diving in this picture. But, when the winds are cooperating, a short kick will take you out to the reef edge. Entry is best made off the sandy patch in the background.
Bari Reef on 9/21/2006
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Bari Reef is one of the finest on the island. This is the temporary entry to Bari Reef. The foundation for the new facilities is in the background. The parking is at the Southern edge of the Sand Dollar property. The temporary dive shop is the structure to the left. The signs are a little difficult to see, but entrance is still very recognizable.
Bass Rocks on 9/21/2006
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Read and Heed! Be considerate of the residents here, and leave no trash and make no noise! You'll see a nice, groomed path to get to the entry. This is dangerous on a bad day, but an easy swim when calm. This was a rough day -- we would not have dove this day. The best entry is the small cove ahead. Getting to the parking area, you'll pass the Atlantis Motor Inn on your right (the dive site is behind us).
Belcarra Bay on 9/21/2006
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Looking just off the swimming beach. The entry is down the steps, and gently slopes into the water. Just of a view of the grounds. Parking and refreshment stand are in the background. A map of the Belcarra recreation area. The parking lot is large, but fills up quickly. It's a 200 meter hike to the water's edge, but you can drive closer to the entry and drop off gear, if you wish.
Boca Grandi on 9/21/2006
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The beach is large. This is the part closest to the parking. Just like Bachelors Beach, this dive should not be attempted unless conditions are perfect. Talk to your local dive shop or guide to be fully prepared. A sandy beach makes for an easy entry.
Boca Andicuri on 9/21/2006
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The entry is off the sandy beach, through the arch. You can tell the surf is too rough for entry at this time. Parking is very good and ample. The shelf begins 100 meters outside the arch. You will want to watch your landmarks and current. If you miss your exit point, you could have a difficult swim back. Only attempt this dive with an experienced guide.
Boca Slagbaai North on 9/21/2006
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A sandy beach makes this an ideal entry point This entry of Boca Slagbaai allows easy access to the Northern wall and coral. Parking is only meters from the shore line.
Bonnie Bay on 9/21/2006
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A gentle entry awaits you. Parking is found in this circle, next to the tennis courts.
Breakers on 9/21/2006
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Wide open to the sea, the dive should only be attempted on calm days.
Breakwater Cove on 9/21/2006
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There is a set of stairs just to the right. Notice the large rocks as you enter the water, and be careful as you make your way out to the deep. The beginning of the breakwater is a perfect place to park and organize your gear.
Brennecke Beach on 9/21/2006
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Entry is straight down the sandy beach. This is the area you'll dive. The entry is to the right. The formations to either side of the sandy bottom are very worthwhile.
Brooks Cove on 9/21/2006
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Take your time swimming on the surface to the point on the left, enjoying the scenery and sea birds. After a short rest, drop down. You may want to try a kayak dive at this site. Don't stop at this sign which marks the trail-side parking, but keep going a short distance more to the end of the road.
1000 Steps on 9/21/2006
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With Radio Netherlands in the background, you can see the steps and the spectacular diving that await you. The pristine beach with the infamous stairway to the right! You can dive either direction-- just watch your current. The coral makes for an easy entry. This is an historic site-- take a moment to soak it all in. Suit up and wear your tank for your hike down to the beach. Ensure your tank strap is tight and secure.
40 Steps on 9/21/2006
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Looking down the stairs, you get an idea of the type of diving to expect. An easy entry for all levels. A view off to the right toward the Northeastern University Marine Station.
Ahihi Bay on 9/21/2006
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Hike a bit farther to find an entry suitable for your skill level. Take a hike 200 yards down this lava trail to the entry. This is hard-lava parking, with the trail head to the right. The Bay is marked only by this small parking lot along the side of the road.
Ahukini Landing on 9/21/2006
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Kick out around the jetty toward the sea, carrying your dive flag with you. Yes, you should always expect boat traffic in the area! Find a suitable ledge here to enter. Conditions are usually favorable at this point because of the jetty. You'll find plenty of parking. The entry is in front of the blue car. The entrance into the Lihu'e Airport. The edge of the lava shelf is apparent from this photo. Follow it around, ensuring you have enough air to return underwater to the jetty.
Albert Head Lagoon on 9/21/2006
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A gentle coastline and island to explore. Perfect spot for beginners and for checking out new gear. This seldom-used beach always has parking. No night diving is allowed.
Aliso Beach Park on 9/21/2006
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You can't miss the entrance as the Pacific Coast Highway dips into the Aliso Canyon. You will find some swells here, but you won't be pounded on any rocks! Take your buddy's hand and practice your entry and exit skills. Enjoy the reefs just a short swim from shore. Parking can be found just next to the beach, so you can easily stage your equipment. This is a full-service park.
Alki Pipeline on 9/21/2006
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This small overlook shows the pipeline and the hike to get to the water's edge. The ramp makes for very easy access. The pipeline is clearly visible in the center of this picture.
Andrea I on 9/21/2006
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The diving couldn't get much closer! Parking is available here, above the site--- or, if your vehicle can handle the beach road to the upper right, there is parking right next to the entry point. Off this one lane road, look for this hard packed coral road on the left. Off the main road, look for the dirt road to the West. Travel toward the ocean until you come to a T, then turn right. Snorkelers, divers, sun-bathers and beach-combers will enjoy this setting.
Angel City on 9/21/2006
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Looking North, the entrance is well marked. The reef shelf is just meters from the entry. Swim beyond the edge, over the sandy channel, and enjoy the wonder of the second reef as it drops off into the abyss! You will seldom find more than a car or two parked here. An on-looker wonders why she didn't get scuba certified when she had the chance!
Anini Beach on 9/21/2006
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Here is one of the entry points; other entries may be made on several sandy beach locations. Pick your spot to dive, and enjoy!
Aquarius on 9/21/2006
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There is a bit more of a kick-out here than at the other sites. If you want your own private dive site, this is it!
Atlantis on 9/21/2006
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The entry could be tricky to find without the stones. Your GPS will take you within meters of this entrance This area is puddled after a hard rain, but the hard-packed coral is perfect for parking. Here, two divers hold hands until they get out to a sandy depth.
Back Beach on 9/21/2006
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Lots of metered parking, so bring your quarters. This is a beautiful cove, with the best diving off to the left. Mostly sand with a few scattered boulders, entry will be a snap. Hmmmm -- a philosophical statement to ponder while off-gassing.
Bapor Kibra on 9/21/2006
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The easiest entry is off the local dive shop docks. Check-in with them before suiting up, of course! Watch for small boat traffic. A dive flag is recommended.
Barview Park on 9/21/2006
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Another view of the jetty during high tide. The rocks can be slippery, so be careful. Just North of town, turn toward the water on Cedar St. With the jetty in the background, this is the condition at low tide.
Beach Garden Resort on 9/21/2006
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This is the parking for the right entry. And this is the parking for the left entry. Again, the entry could not be easier. The jetty to the right is a great place to explore! The sign is on the main road, and can't be missed.
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This is the sea wall with the station in the background. The trail is on the far side of the beach. On a calm day, the entry should easy. Head out around the rocks, but be careful of boat traffic. Just in front of the station (as seen in the introduction picture), you should be able to pull off the side of the road and park. Otherwise, parking is extremely limited in this area. You'll find a trail to the beach toward the end of the parking area.
Biddeford Pool on 9/21/2006
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The entry can be rocky, so watch your step, and swim carefully out through the openings. Keep an eye on your land marks for an easy return, note any current outside the rocks, carry a flag with you, and watch out for the lobster fishermen above. There are several pools here to explore, but the nicest is this left-most one. The next pool down with a nice sheltered entry. And still another pool, which is being properly investigated by Toby, our ShoreDiving mascot. Here's the end of the road as noted in the directions. Make a left here to get to the parking on the next street over.
Black Rock on 9/21/2006
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Just walk down the sandy beach, enter and kick out to the point.
Black Sand Beach on 9/21/2006
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When surf conditions are low, the entry is very easy. Watch carefully for this gate.
Boca Bartol North on 9/21/2006
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This is just beyond the entrance of the Washington Slagbaai National Park. The roads are in generally good condition due to the maintenance which comes from your park entry fees. The entry is a little rocky. Don't attempt this dive during a high surf day. Parking is just off the hard-packed dirt road. The entry is just to your left, and Boca Bartol South is in the background.
Boca Bartol South on 9/21/2006
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You can tell the beach is a little rugged. The best entry is in the background. Here you have a little protection and a sandy spot for entry. With the entry in the background, there is parking here for a couple of cars. There is more parking to the right, toward the North.
Boca Catalina on 9/21/2006
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There is ample parking right off the street, and only meters to the shore line. Commercial snorkeling boats are in the background, and the Antilla Wreck is several hundred meters beyond. The beach is large enough, that you'll easily have plenty of privacy. Note the many cabanas, as well.
Boca Sami on 9/21/2006
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The ramp is perfect for your entry. Looking South, you can't miss the apartments. Watch the currents, take the plunge!
Boca Slagbaai South on 9/21/2006
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Sandy entry, and an easy swim. Parking is on hard-packed coral, meters from the entry. You'll usually see flamingos in the sanctuary to the left.
Britannia Beach Dock on 9/21/2006
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To the left of the parking, you'll find the remnants of an old concrete boat ramp. Carefully climb down, and it will be easy going from there! Drive beyond the white building, and then take a sharp left into the Britannia Beach Community Dock. With the Old Customs House in the background, drive over these tracks and then take a sharp right. The exploration area is that wreck-of-a-dock on the point. Carry your dive flag to alert the boaters of your presence.
Buddy's Reef on 9/21/2006
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The Southern entry. The main entry is further beyond. Parking is plentiful. In the back ground, you can see their shore diving drive-through service: drop off your tanks, pick up some more! Excellent idea. If you miss this entrance, you were asleep! Their excellent facilities have a well-designed ladder for easy entry and exit.
Cabez Reef on 9/21/2006
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In good conditions, the entry is shallow and easy. You can walk out a distance before putting on your fins. Parking is at the end of the Southern most road, just under the Ceroe Colorado Lighthouse. You may park right next to your entry.
Cane Bay on 9/21/2006
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This is the parking lot just across the highway. You may also park on the beach side of the highway if you arrive early enough. Food and drink are also available just across the street. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate! Notice the waves breaking well before the beach. This is a small reef that stretches the length of the shoreline. There is a small channel just to the left of the picture, cut out for boat launches. Herein lies the danger. All the water that makes it over the reef will rip its way to the channel to exit back to sea, causing a healthy rip tide that will quickly carry you away from the shore.
Cannery Park on 9/21/2006
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It's an easy hike down the ramp to the water's edge. Two hundred yards in the distance is the Breakwater. Beware of rocks that may loom under the surface as you enter. A beach-side view of the ramp.
Cape Hedge on 9/21/2006
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This is a residential area, so parking is very limited. You may have to drop off equipment, and park at pebble beach (just a short walk); It's a very sandy entry. Dive off to the left to stay in the rocky area.
Carmel Point on 9/21/2006
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This is an unusually calm day. Neptune must have been in a good mood! It's a short hike down the stairs, and another 100 yards to the entry. There is usually parking next to the trail head on Scenic Road.
Carmel River North on 9/21/2006
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You can clearly see the kelp beds. The entry is easy on such a calm day, but be careful of the current just beyond the point. Parking is just at the top of the stairs. This is the corner of Ocean View and Scenic Road. Parking is along the street.
Castle Rock on 9/21/2006
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The beach is barely visible between breakers. Enjoy! Your non-divers can sit here and watch you get bashed up onto the rocks by the surf, unless, of course, you decide to dive on a calm day. This is the park, with the dive area to the left. It's just a short walk from this entrance to the shore. Road side parking is just to left of this magnificent 'Castle'.
Boca Catalina Cove on 9/21/2006
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There are some steps in the middle to get you from the parking to the beach. Parking is right off the street, 20 meters from the entry. The shelf is quite a distance beyond the boats, but you can tell why the area is so good for snorkeling. This is looking towards Boca Catalina, with a snorkeling boat in the background
Cattle Point Park on 9/21/2006
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The boat ramp is to the left. This Russian Wolf Hound had no problem with the entry!
Children's Pool Beach on 9/21/2006
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The entry could not be easier. Take your time to find a safe channel to get you through the rocks. This site should not be attempted during rough weather. A bit farther to the right, Seal Rock covered with its inhabitants! This is a beautiful area. The point can be also accessed from the next site, South Casa.
Chimneys on 9/21/2006
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If this free diver in his underwear can brave these waters, then so can you! Read and Heed. If you have a local parking sticker, you're in luck. If not, good luck in finding close parking.
Christmas Tree Cove on 9/21/2006
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Clover Point on 9/21/2006
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You'll find these steps to help you down to the water. Just to the right of the entry, you'll find the kelp beds. Carefully swim around them, as they are usually quite dense. The entry is very easy off this ramp. Be very careful of the current, as this is a point that juts rather far out into the Strait of Juan De Fuca. This carving marks the entrance to Clover Point.
Coco View Wall on 9/21/2006
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All shore diving follows the white sand path out to the small floating dock in the background. From there, you drop down to follow a chain through a channel in their extensive reef. The wall extends from directly out from the dock to hundreds of meters to the left. Looking back toward the resort, you can see the beginning of the sandy path found in the previous picture. The entry could not be easier! When returning from the shore dive, you can drop your tanks off in a small storage rack on the beach. For those of you carrying camera equipment, like these hearty souls, you might want to strap your camera to your wrist. If you drop it on the wall, it will be a deep swim to retrieve it! Coco view is located on an island, about a 5 minute boat ride from this spot. Boats arrive and leave regularly throughout the day. Contact the resort for the latest schedule. Their dock is used for their ferry as well as their many dive boats.
Colony Beach on 9/21/2006
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The entrance to the parking is easy to miss. It is directly across the street from the Colony Hotel. This is a look at the entry in the background from further down the road. This is also the area in which you dive. The rocks along this edge are the best to explore. Another view of the entry from a small park just down the road.
Copper Cove on 9/21/2006
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The trail head is at the end of this pull-out. It's an easy hike from there to the entry. The small rocks are easy to cross. Help your buddy into the water, and enjoy! You'll arrive at this corner with very limited parking. This is the intersection of Marine Ave and Copper Cove Rd. Make a right here.
Butler Bay on 9/21/2006
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You may not be able to see the buoys in the enlargement of this picture, but they're out there well beyond the boat after the reef begins to drop off. Do not underestimate the difficulty of this dive. It is quite the swim to get to the buoys! So, if you are up for some adventure, and especially some exercise, this is the dive for you! The entry is quite easy, and the beach is well suited for non-divers along for the ride. There is limited parking here, but you can drop off equipment and find more parking a little farther up the road. It's easy to miss this entrance to the beach, so drive slowly in this area.
Calabas Reef on 9/21/2006
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Park outside the property walls, and check-in with the dive shop before unloading. The beach area makes for a perfect entry. The dive facilities and docks are in the background.
Cardiff State Beach on 9/21/2006