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Sunny Side Park is a perfect place for a relaxing day of diving. Away from the currents of the Narrows, you can be assured of an easy dive with plenty to explore. An abandoned sewer pipeline that runs off-shore from the beach always has plenty of creatures to observe. Directions: Found 13 miles South of Tacoma, there are other ways to get here. The easiest, most direct route is to take Exit 119 North on Steilacoom Road. This road winds its way down to the water where it becomes Union Ave. Take a right on Lafayette, and continue on as it becomes Chambers Creek Road. You’ll see the park on your left.
This dive was fairly fun. The pipeline and 1 boat were easy to find but the north boat eluded us. Lots of anemone, crab, bottom fish, some nudis, jellies and squid eggs. I had a decent time and would probably go back soon. Good photo ops with the relatively clear water and easy diving. The park itself is nice too and they have DIVING here :)
August 10, 2008 Parking fee is still $5. You cannot drive into the park at all as some of the previous information says. Highly recommend a dive flag as boats may be directly overhead. Within 40 yards of shore, depths of 20 feet or less are great for working on skills and checking equipment out. A few fish & crabs here. Pebble bottom and visibility was up to 20 feet this day. If you go out on the north side of the volleyball court area, large log to explore underneath for life. Nice to take a hand cart to take tanks with you to and from the dive entry point. Otherwise, you will be carrying them a couple hundred yards each way. Cold water rinse showers are nice too. Nice park with restrooms and with picnic tables to have lunch.


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Comments

Shave - 8/22/2016 3:27 PM
I went scuba diving here on 8/11/2016. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m. Water temp: 56-60°F/13-16°C.
My first two certification dives.
Shave - 8/22/2016 3:21 PM
I went scuba diving here on 8/18/2016. Average viz: 51-60ft/16-18m. Water temp: 56-60°F/13-16°C.
This was my certification dive with Scuba Set Adventure Center in Sumner WA. And Heartbeat for Warriors.
Shave - 8/22/2016 2:43 AM
Did my certification dives here 8/18/16 was a wonderful experience.
Cyndirae - 8/06/2016 2:04 AM
I went scuba diving here on 8/5/2016. Average viz: 21-25ft/6-8m. Water temp: 56-60°F/13-16°C.
Short, quick dive today. Didn’t make it to the pipeline but followed some rope trails. Touched a flounder (big deal for me....I’m scared of everything...lol). Absolutely beautiful. Will be back again.

PS...walking back to the parking lot after with all your gear on is tiring...lol
willes - 2/02/2016 12:27 PM
I went scuba diving here on 2/2/2016. Average viz: Under 5ft/2m. Water temp: Under 50°F/10°C.
could be a fun dive if visibility was better... but its close to home..
Mako13 - 11/11/2015 12:14 PM
I went scuba diving here on 10/25/2015. Average viz: 16-20ft/5-6m. Water temp: 56-60°F/13-16°C.
NWSS social dive
Diver1500 - 9/15/2015 7:18 AM
Rating Added: 3
Great for small critter and crab. Some octo under the pipeline. Easy dive
Mako13 - 6/06/2015 6:53 PM
I went scuba diving here on 6/5/2015. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 50-55°F/10-13°C.
crab hunt
Mako13 - 5/22/2015 7:35 AM
I went scuba diving here on 4/26/2015. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 50-55°F/10-13°C.
NWSS Social dive. Lots of new divers. lots of critters on the pipeline
MESCUBADAN - 1/28/2015 3:02 PM
I went scuba diving here on 10/9/2014. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m. Water temp: 50-55°F/10-13°C.
Z - 12/22/2014 5:24 PM
I went scuba diving here on 12/20/2014. Water temp: Under 50°F/10°C.
Mako13 - 10/13/2014 8:28 AM
I went scuba diving here on 10/9/2014. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m. Water temp: 50-55°F/10-13°C.
wicked current,3 octos 2 on the pipeline 1 at the boat

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