Agate Pass

Agate Pass
USA West


Site Review by
 Gene Coronetz
Date: 04/21/2009


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Gene Coronetz Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Kenmore Reef:    4.00
State:   WA Animal:    4.00
Country:   US Plant:    4.00
Diving:   49 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   Solitude   4.00
    Roads:    5.00


*Average:    3.98
I've enjoyed this dive many times over the last few decades and usually go here once a year now. The bridge piers are the best part of the dive, and the channel drift is certainly exhilarating. It's shallow, so there's no danger of downdrafts or sudden up-wellings. Boat traffic can be heavy, which is why I usually do this dive in late fall or early winter when that activity is nil. By staging cars at either end of the pass and timing the current, you can experience 2 excellent dives in and out of the pass to the bridge and back to 'Old Man Park' at Suquamish. Of course, this dive is best done in a modest tide exchange- 6 ft or less. The bottom is a riot of invertebrate life with barnacles, anemones, sponges, crab, etc. Some big ling cod, cabezon, perch and rockfish can be found here too. Most of the fish will congregate in the lee of the bridge pier and in the many nooks and crannies to be found there.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Fall
Year:    2008
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    5.00
Surf:    3.00

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