Overview of Edmonds Underwater Park

Edmonds Underwater Park

Edmonds Underwater Park
USA West


Site Review by
 Jim Morrison
Date: 01/02/2002


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Jim Morrison Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    5.00
City:   Hansville Reef:    5.00
State:   WA Animal:    5.00
Country:   USA Plant:    5.00
Diving:   40 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   1000 Solitude   1.00
    Roads:    5.00


*Average:    4.62
This is certainly the most popular dive site in Washington state. And, for good reason. There are all sorts of things, including an old dry dock, a tug boat and several smaller boats that have been sunk there to create an artificial reef. It is a preserve and you will see 35 lb. Ling cod and large Cabezon...many of them. Tons of invertebrate life and smaller fish too: rockfish, Irish lord, perch, flounders, sculpin, and if you know where to look, octopus and wolf eels. Try for a week day as week ends are crowded and parking isn't the best. The big hazard is the ferry, but you can dive out from the jetty and you never need to be near the ferry if you don't want to. There is an excellent underwater park map at the bath house. A head and outdoor showers are available. City law requires you to have a buddy. I said best for intermediate because it is a moderate swim out. Try to dive the high slack for best vis. Lots to see in shallow water too if you don't mind poking around in 15 to 25 feet. U/W trails make navigation easy. Maps of the U/W park can also be found on line. There is a dive shop about a quarter mile South of the park.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    3.00
Beginner:    3.00
Intermediate:    5.00
Advanced:    3.00
Night diving:    5.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2001
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00

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