Les Davis Fishing Pier, Tacoma

Les Davis Fishing Pier, Tacoma
USA West


Site Review by
 Eric 'Biz' Adsit
Date: 01/22/2007


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Eric 'Biz' Adsit Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   La Porte Reef:    5.00
State:   TX Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    4.00
Diving:   1 years Facilities:    5.00
 Dives:   24 Solitude   4.00
    Roads:    5.00


*Average:    4.43
Don't let the cold weather fool you. The Water Feels GREAT. A great place to dive is still Les Davis Pier. With the new stairs going down to the water and the very short walk to the stairs from the FREE PARKING you couldn't ask for more. Out of the 3 times I have dived there, there has been abundant of life. The concrete slabs that lay on the bottom have tons of White Plumoses and Sea Stars. I have even encountered a 3 foot Spiny Dogfish, as well. We dove down and hit an azimuth towards the buoy. We had a great dive recognizing certain perch and sea urchins. As we turned around to head back we had a little visitor. Sammy the Seal decided to poke up and say Hello. He swam between us and only 3 feet away from us. After he was bored with us we decided to swim to shore. The currents are not bad here but always check the Tide Chart before hand. I recommend not diving after a heavy rain here because the run off makes Visibility very poor. That night visibility was an easy 20 feet. I have not dived this site during the day but it is an excellent dive at night. There are fewer fishermen and more parking at night. Besides The Dark Side is so much more fun.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    2.00
Beginner:    4.00
Intermediate:    5.00
Advanced:    5.00
Night diving:    5.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2007
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00

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