Lake Washington Wreck Dives

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Re: Lake Washington Wreck Dives

Post by CaptnJack » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:36 am

well this thread is a blast from the past :p
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Re: Lake Washington Wreck Dives

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CaptnJack wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:23 am
Nwbrewer wrote:
CaptnJack wrote:Windermere Park in Wolf Bay is gated & private so there's no shore access. I know one of the homeowners there so I theoretically <could> get the gate opened, but its easier to just use a boat.
I wasn't sure how for "just south" of the boat ramp was, as there is shore access at the park that we've used there before in the winter. There's not much to see, mainly golf balls and crawdads. (oh, and beer cans)
The "wolf bay" wreck is on chart 18447. Its way way too far to swim from Magnusen. Its probably scooterable from Windermere Park but the gate (a people gate not just a car gate) makes that pretty impractable. How about getting your boat out to Discovery Bay for the Warhawk on Feb 13th?
We scooted the Wolf Bay wreck today from Magnussen. Quite doable, about a 30 min run at speed 3 on a cuda. Found a couple of unmarked wrecks as well - a number of rock piles and large fish to boot. Great viz lately!

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Re: Lake Washington Wreck Dives

Post by Burntchef » Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:46 pm

loanwolf wrote:
Burntchef wrote:
loanwolf wrote:Howie needs to advertise them better many do not hear about them that would go. That actually goes for all the charter companies. i love it in CA the CA Dive News prints a 2 month schedule for all the charter boats.



is he doing anything in the lake? lets put something together on the p4y :burntchef:


I am game for anything in the lake who else is?


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Re: Lake Washington Wreck Dives

Post by loanwolf » Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:43 pm

Burntchef wrote:
loanwolf wrote:Howie needs to advertise them better many do not hear about them that would go. That actually goes for all the charter companies. i love it in CA the CA Dive News prints a 2 month schedule for all the charter boats.



is he doing anything in the lake? lets put something together on the p4y :burntchef:


I am game for anything in the lake who else is?
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Re: Lake Washington Wreck Dives

Post by Burntchef » Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:36 pm

loanwolf wrote:Howie needs to advertise them better many do not hear about them that would go. That actually goes for all the charter companies. i love it in CA the CA Dive News prints a 2 month schedule for all the charter boats.



is he doing anything in the lake? lets put something together on the p4y :burntchef:
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Re: Lake Washington Wreck Dives

Post by loanwolf » Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:26 pm

Burntchef wrote:
Nwbrewer wrote:
CaptnJack wrote:
Nwbrewer wrote:
CaptnJack wrote:Windermere Park in Wolf Bay is gated & private so there's no shore access. I know one of the homeowners there so I theoretically <could> get the gate opened, but its easier to just use a boat.


I wasn't sure how for "just south" of the boat ramp was, as there is shore access at the park that we've used there before in the winter. There's not much to see, mainly golf balls and crawdads. (oh, and beer cans)


The "wolf bay" wreck is on chart 18447. Its way way too far to swim from Magnusen. Its probably scooterable from Windermere Park but the gate (a people gate not just a car gate) makes that pretty impractable. How about getting your boat out to Discovery Bay for the Warhawk on Feb 13th?


Ok, gottcha. I may try and get the boat out into the lake this weekend, might try and do a shallow wreck or 2 as long as I'm at it.

Not sure about the 13th, I think I'm supposed to be out of town. I'll check with my travel coordinator.


jake you can always count me in for a lake dive. i wish there were more people into lake diving, then small charters on howies boat would be a easy fill.


Howie needs to advertise them better many do not hear about them that would go. That actually goes for all the charter companies. i love it in CA the CA Dive News prints a 2 month schedule for all the charter boats.
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Re: Lake Washington Wreck Dives

Post by Burntchef » Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:17 pm

Nwbrewer wrote:
CaptnJack wrote:
Nwbrewer wrote:
CaptnJack wrote:Windermere Park in Wolf Bay is gated & private so there's no shore access. I know one of the homeowners there so I theoretically <could> get the gate opened, but its easier to just use a boat.


I wasn't sure how for "just south" of the boat ramp was, as there is shore access at the park that we've used there before in the winter. There's not much to see, mainly golf balls and crawdads. (oh, and beer cans)


The "wolf bay" wreck is on chart 18447. Its way way too far to swim from Magnusen. Its probably scooterable from Windermere Park but the gate (a people gate not just a car gate) makes that pretty impractable. How about getting your boat out to Discovery Bay for the Warhawk on Feb 13th?


Ok, gottcha. I may try and get the boat out into the lake this weekend, might try and do a shallow wreck or 2 as long as I'm at it.

Not sure about the 13th, I think I'm supposed to be out of town. I'll check with my travel coordinator.


jake you can always count me in for a lake dive. i wish there were more people into lake diving, then small charters on howies boat would be a easy fill.
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Re: Lake Washington Wreck Dives

Post by Jaksonbrown » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:29 pm

John Rawlings wrote:
Jaksonbrown wrote:So Im curious. Why is the lake so clouded? I understand that there is a lot of runoff but without any real current and the size of that lake, one would think that if you stayed away from the river inlets you would get some pretty good vis. I haven't dove in fresh water since I was in Idaho, but we had several lakes that had quite good vis. Is there a monster major tributary that I am missing somewhere?

Inquiring minds wanna know....


Think HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of sewers and septic tanks, coupled with with storm water run-off and no major outlet..... :huge:

There's a reason that people get skin rashes and diseases each year from swimming in Lake Washington.


Well there goes my desire to dive in the lake! Thanks John! :crybaby:

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Re: Lake Washington Wreck Dives

Post by CaptnJack » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:36 pm

Very few septic tanks anymore in the nearshore. The darkness is mostly a function of the tannins in the water (think about how many Cedar trees are in the watershed. To a lessor degree silt and the seasonal bloom & dieoff of phytoplankton.

Nutrient-wise Lake Washington is vastly cleaner (and clearer) than it was 50yrs ago. For a toxics perspective there are some lingering issues, like the current DOH fish advisory for bioaccumulative PCBs http://www.doh.wa.gov/ehp/oehas/fish/co ... Washington
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Re: Lake Washington Wreck Dives

Post by John Rawlings » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:24 pm

Jaksonbrown wrote:So Im curious. Why is the lake so clouded? I understand that there is a lot of runoff but without any real current and the size of that lake, one would think that if you stayed away from the river inlets you would get some pretty good vis. I haven't dove in fresh water since I was in Idaho, but we had several lakes that had quite good vis. Is there a monster major tributary that I am missing somewhere?

Inquiring minds wanna know....


Think HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of sewers and septic tanks, coupled with with storm water run-off and no major outlet..... :huge:

There's a reason that people get skin rashes and diseases each year from swimming in Lake Washington.
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Re: Lake Washington Wreck Dives

Post by Nwbrewer » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:23 pm

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I don't have a whole lot of interest in the shallow lake stuff, and won't go below 80ffw or so in the lake without helium... even last time I was at 120ffw on 25/25 I was creeped out. It's "weird-creepy-dark" down there to me even with a 50w HID and a rockstar team.


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Re: Lake Washington Wreck Dives

Post by Sounder » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:21 pm

Jaksonbrown wrote:So Im curious. Why is the lake so clouded? I understand that there is a lot of runoff but without any real current and the size of that lake, one would think that if you stayed away from the river inlets you would get some pretty good vis. I haven't dove in fresh water since I was in Idaho, but we had several lakes that had quite good vis. Is there a monster major tributary that I am missing somewhere?

Inquiring minds wanna know....


Not sure on the vis, but the silt at the bottom just doesn't really move - so much of it is "suspended" in the water column... which is why people often crash into the ground.

I don't have a whole lot of interest in the shallow lake stuff, and won't go below 80ffw or so in the lake without helium... even last time I was at 120ffw on 25/25 I was creeped out. It's "weird-creepy-dark" down there to me even with a 50w HID and a rockstar team.
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Re: Lake Washington Wreck Dives

Post by Jaksonbrown » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:14 pm

So Im curious. Why is the lake so clouded? I understand that there is a lot of runoff but without any real current and the size of that lake, one would think that if you stayed away from the river inlets you would get some pretty good vis. I haven't dove in fresh water since I was in Idaho, but we had several lakes that had quite good vis. Is there a monster major tributary that I am missing somewhere?

Inquiring minds wanna know....

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Re: Lake Washington Wreck Dives

Post by Nwbrewer » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:50 pm

CaptnJack wrote:Looks like its about 1/3rd of a Nm (~2000ft) from the park. Little less than 15mins of scooter time.



Better to just boat it.
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Re: Lake Washington Wreck Dives

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Looks like its about 1/3rd of a Nm (~2000ft) from the park. Little less than 15mins of scooter time.
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Post by H20doctor » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:28 pm

i have 3 swimming pool client in windermere... so just let me know and we can do this as a dive ... 2 on Penrith Road
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Re: Lake Washington Wreck Dives

Post by CaptnJack » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:25 pm

Nwbrewer wrote:
CaptnJack wrote:Yeah but you're a chicken (your own words there...) Look at Jake he can't get enough of the lake, no current, no vis, no current...

Its an aquired taste and I haven't aquired it. Although now is the time to go before the jetskis and waterskiers get going.


I just like collecting golf balls.... \:D/


You have obviously never been to 3Tree North.
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Re: Lake Washington Wreck Dives

Post by Nwbrewer » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:17 am

CaptnJack wrote:Yeah but you're a chicken (your own words there...) Look at Jake he can't get enough of the lake, no current, no vis, no current...

Its an aquired taste and I haven't aquired it. Although now is the time to go before the jetskis and waterskiers get going.



I just like collecting golf balls.... \:D/
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Post by CaptnJack » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:03 am

Yeah but you're a chicken (your own words there...) Look at Jake he can't get enough of the lake, no current, no vis, no current...

Its an aquired taste and I haven't aquired it. Although now is the time to go before the jetskis and waterskiers get going.
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Re: Lake Washington Wreck Dives

Post by LCF » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:58 am

It would be my opinion that diving wrecks in the lake is not something for beginners at all. I did two dives there in early 2006, and they were so stressful that I've never gone back. It's taken several years of heavy-duty training in the dark to make me brave enough to try again :)
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Re: Lake Washington Wreck Dives

Post by Nwbrewer » Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:31 am

CaptnJack wrote:
Nwbrewer wrote:
CaptnJack wrote:Windermere Park in Wolf Bay is gated & private so there's no shore access. I know one of the homeowners there so I theoretically <could> get the gate opened, but its easier to just use a boat.


I wasn't sure how for "just south" of the boat ramp was, as there is shore access at the park that we've used there before in the winter. There's not much to see, mainly golf balls and crawdads. (oh, and beer cans)


The "wolf bay" wreck is on chart 18447. Its way way too far to swim from Magnusen. Its probably scooterable from Windermere Park but the gate (a people gate not just a car gate) makes that pretty impractable. How about getting your boat out to Discovery Bay for the Warhawk on Feb 13th?


Ok, gottcha. I may try and get the boat out into the lake this weekend, might try and do a shallow wreck or 2 as long as I'm at it.

Not sure about the 13th, I think I'm supposed to be out of town. I'll check with my travel coordinator.
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Re: Lake Washington Wreck Dives

Post by boydski » Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:26 am

Nwbrewer wrote: I wasn't sure how for "just south" of the boat ramp was


The "just south" was probably a poor choice of words on my part (sorry). The Wolf Bay Wreck is about a mile south of the boat ramp in Wolf Bay (and on the Chart as Richard indicated above). Too far to swim/scooter and much easier in a boat.

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Post by CaptnJack » Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:23 am

Nwbrewer wrote:
CaptnJack wrote:Windermere Park in Wolf Bay is gated & private so there's no shore access. I know one of the homeowners there so I theoretically <could> get the gate opened, but its easier to just use a boat.


I wasn't sure how for "just south" of the boat ramp was, as there is shore access at the park that we've used there before in the winter. There's not much to see, mainly golf balls and crawdads. (oh, and beer cans)


The "wolf bay" wreck is on chart 18447. Its way way too far to swim from Magnusen. Its probably scooterable from Windermere Park but the gate (a people gate not just a car gate) makes that pretty impractable. How about getting your boat out to Discovery Bay for the Warhawk on Feb 13th?
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Re: Lake Washington Wreck Dives

Post by Nwbrewer » Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:16 am

CaptnJack wrote:Windermere Park in Wolf Bay is gated & private so there's no shore access. I know one of the homeowners there so I theoretically <could> get the gate opened, but its easier to just use a boat.


I wasn't sure how for "just south" of the boat ramp was, as there is shore access at the park that we've used there before in the winter. There's not much to see, mainly golf balls and crawdads. (oh, and beer cans)
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Re: Lake Washington Wreck Dives

Post by CaptnJack » Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:00 am

Windermere Park in Wolf Bay is gated & private so there's no shore access. I know one of the homeowners there so I theoretically <could> get the gate opened, but its easier to just use a boat.
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