Review Date AVG ShoreDiving Site
03/29/2010 4.17 Sund Rock Washington, USA West
I have dove this site every month of the year over several years. Late winter-early spring is often best--recently, viz has been about 25 to 40' horizontally, and I've seen a surface buoy clearly from 65' down. Also, late fall, after the algae bloom has subsided and before winter storms have flushed the creeks into the Canal, can also be great diving. This site has everything: LOTS of octos, wolfies, and lings as well as many kinds of rockfish, perch, shrimp, greenling, and even some resident red brotulas. There are two massive and several smaller walls, a pretty doggone good wreck, a large-cabin porta potty in the parking lot, entry from the parking lot is a 50 foot flat walk or less (there is also a prepared trail with steps to a pebble beach . . . And, not to forget, an outstanding dive shop 5 minutes away that can repair broken equipment. OK . . . Is the viz guaranteed good? No, when the rivers are flooding and flowing sediments into the Canal, viz can go from feet to inches, and during summer algae blooms viz is frequently like much of Puget Sound. But then again . . . Man, it is simply superb when the conditions are good, and just plain good most of the rest of the time. Lastly, although there can be 15 foot tide changes, there are next to NO currents this far south in the Canal.