Overview of Lumber Dock

Lumber Dock

Lumber Dock
USA West


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


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

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


*Average:    3.58
This was my husband and my first solo dive out of cert. We were going to go to the lumber dock, but instead dove off the Crab dock nearby, which was easy entry with stairs down to the water, and good conditions. Very nice August day, Visibility was 15 ft. Depth of water under the Crab dock building was only about 15ft max. Picked up 10 cockles, hubbie got 12, could have gotten more but spent a lot of time figuring out where to go to get depth when diving. The beds of clams are right under the crab dock, and you can practically scoop up the sand and come up with a clam, they're that thick! They're as big as your fist too. We entered at slack, but coming back was difficult. It was a long swim out to the end of the dock, which we did at slack, but upon return we were in the strong current which kept pushing us toward the dock. Took a while to get back, but in retrospect, if caught in that current again, I'd just go under the dock to get out on the south beach, and make a few crabbers angry than fight the current to exit at the same point of entry.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2013
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    1.00
Surf:    3.00

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