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Edmonds Oil Dock - Seattle WA

Edmonds Oil Dock is a shore accessible salt water dive site, located in Seattle, WA. This dive site has an average rating of 3.17 out of 5 from 6 scuba divers.

The Edmonds Oil Dock can offer all the sights of Puget Sound. It’s a bit more technical than other dives in the area due to the complications of current, but it’s very worthwhile. Go with someone experienced in the area for the first dive.
Directions: Just North of Seattle, take Exit 177 off I-5 and head West toward the Edmonds-Kingston Ferry on 104. Just before you find yourself at the Ferry, take a left on Dayton, and then another left onto Admiral Way. Follow this road into Marina Beach.
I dove this site after they took out the pier. This was my favorite site to dive. The amount of sea life that found its home on the pilings and the bottom always amazed me. The current and long surface swim made it that much more special because you couldn’t dive it anytime and not a lot of people were willing to work that hard. The underwater scene now is like a clear cut forest. They’ve left a few of the creosote pilings sticking up about 2 feet with bags wrapped around them to keep the chemicals in I guess. The metal pilings were chopped off at the sand level and since they’re hollow you can stick your light in and try to see the bottom but I couldn’t. There is still some life on the north and south small rocky reefs. Plumose anemone starts and small fish are still around. I didn’t see the usual cabezon. I don’t think it’s worth the swim now but if it’s nostalgia you’re looking for, dive it at least one more time.

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GregScubaholic - 11/26/2008 10:20 PM

On Saturday I probably made my last dives at the Edmonds Oil Dock. The area was posted for closure on Monday (Nov 24th 2008). My buddy Jo and I made 2 excellant dives; good vis, low current, tons of rat fish and sea stars of ever color, & even about a dozen mossy head war bonnets. A fantastic site has been lost to progress ;-(

GregScubaholic - 8/07/2008 10:27 PM
Make sure you use proper correction for tide/current. It is not the same as the Edmonds Underwater Park 1/2 mile away. BTW: the dock is schedule for destruction in late 08 or early 09. Dive it while you can, its my favorite in this area.