Overview of Crab Dock

Crab Dock

Crab Dock
USA West


Site Review by
 Ben & Stacey Pelster
Date: 01/18/2013


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Ben & Stacey Pelster Entry:    2.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    5.00
City:   Forest Grove Reef:    3.00
State:   OR Animal:    3.00
Country:   USA Plant:    3.00
Diving:   1 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   25 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    5.00


*Average:    3.35
Went with my husband diving at the dock two different occasions. The main point of our dive was to have fun and recover lost crab pots. Best to go in just before slack tide because the current can get very strong after slack, which pretty much ends the dive. Strong winds made for choppy surf on our third dive. Dove to about 30-35 feet at the deepest. Not too much to see down there, lots of little crabs. This was a fun dive to find crab pots, though! We came up with four rings the first dive, which I later sold. Came back with a couple box traps and a couple more rings the second dive, as well as some bait boxes. Sold one to a guy walking on the shore. It was a lot of fun and the people on the dock/shore had fun watching and talking with us. One downside to this dive. There's a looong walk with your gear to get to a good entry point. We staged our gear up above in the picnicking area next to the Rogue brewery (grab a beer and a bite afterward!), then hiked down the rocks and across the little beach front east of the dock, took a break and then entered the water. Snorkeled a ways out before submerging. For that reason, give your self plenty of time before slack to enter.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    3.00
Beginner:    4.00
Intermediate:    4.00
Advanced:    2.00
Night diving:    3.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2013
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    2.00
Surf:    3.00

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