Seal Rock Campground diving?

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Seal Rock Campground diving?

Post by 60south » Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:45 pm

I'm always looking for new shore diving sites on my side of the water.

Has anyone dove at Seal Rock Campground near Brinnon? I know there's lots of boat diving in that area but wondering if you can still get a good dive from the day-use area at the campground.

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Re: Seal Rock Campground diving?

Post by eh.haole » Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:02 pm

The profile looks compelling... surely something interesting lives there, as "everything is everywhere, but the environment selects..." (spoken in Academia like a prayer :rawlings: )

I'd be keen to check it out too, if you're fishing for crew! In Coupeville though (ferries permitting...)

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Re: Seal Rock Campground diving?

Post by Jeremy » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:39 pm

I’ve looked but was unable to find a spot to access the water

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Re: Seal Rock Campground diving?

Post by FlyinV » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:10 am

I was told down by the handicap parking is a good place to get into the water.
I've been waiting for the place to open to go check it out.
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Re: Seal Rock Campground diving?

Post by 60south » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:49 am

I'm probably headed down to Pt. Whitney Saturday afternoon (8/1) for a dive.

If so, I'll pop into Seal Rock Campground for a look-see and report back here.

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Re: Seal Rock Campground diving?

Post by Jeff Pack » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:59 pm

We've dove there, boring. Easy shore access though
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- I got a good squirt in my mouth
- I would imagine that there would be a large amount of involuntary gagging
- I don't know about you but I'm not into swallowing it

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Re: Seal Rock Campground diving?

Post by 60south » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:54 am

Hm. Well, checked it out anyway. Like FlyinV says, the 'handicap' parking, which is also the manual boat launch stairs, would be the place for entry.

There's lots of unmarked parking on that deadend little road. Doesn't seem like they should get too upset about parking there-- maybe check in with the camp host.

lat/lon: 47.71124 -122.887173

From the bathymetry, if you enter there and (facing the water) head to the left it looks like you should at least hit a good slope. By reputation there's seals in the area too. I'm ready to have a go!

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Re: Seal Rock Campground diving?

Post by Jeff Pack » Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:23 am

Its just sandy slope though. We thought walls, but just slope.
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- I got a good squirt in my mouth
- I would imagine that there would be a large amount of involuntary gagging
- I don't know about you but I'm not into swallowing it

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Re: Seal Rock Campground diving?

Post by FlyinV » Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:11 am

Hmmm a diver who gave me a report there said she found some a bunch of smaller ledges and small shelves.
Perhaps you went too deep?
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Re: Seal Rock Campground diving?

Post by Jeff Pack » Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:33 am

You can see from the map the slopes areas. It drops fast
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- I got a good squirt in my mouth
- I would imagine that there would be a large amount of involuntary gagging
- I don't know about you but I'm not into swallowing it

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Re: Seal Rock Campground diving?

Post by BUZO71 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:20 am

Can an RV get in there? I'd be up for a trip if I can bring my 24'.
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Re: Seal Rock Campground diving?

Post by 60south » Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:43 pm

BUZO71 wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:20 am
Can an RV get in there? I'd be up for a trip if I can bring my 24'.
NFS site says 21' max.

https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/olympic ... 7&actid=29

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