This sub-forum will serve as a listing of regional dive sites, to aid us in choosing locations and planning dives. Please follow the standard format for entries in this forum, so that we can quickly access and understand vital info about dive sites.
Any NWDC member may submit a Dive Site listing.
Now, for the basic ground rules:
- One entry per dive site - add to an existing listing rather than creating duplicates.
Keep it short and concise - we need vital info here, with specific accounts and trip reports staying in the Dive Plans & Trip Reports forum.
Post photography or other additional information by replying to the original post, keeping things tidy.
Re-read your listing for accuracy - a slip of the keyboard could result in a hwy 101 being a hwy 110, sending our buddies off to a desert.
Keep in mind that others will likely edit your entry, so don't feel offended if you see some adjustments, additions or deletions.
The basic format should be (please copy and paste to begin your entry):
Dive Site Name: Yadda Yadda
Skill Level: (All Divers, Intermediate, Advanced, Tech) See Below for descriptions.
Current Sensitive: (yes/no - it might also be relevant to provide a link to the tide table for that day and location)
Location/Address: 123 Current Dr
Directions: (specify driving vs. boating)
Free Parking: (yes/no)
Staging Area: (good/average/none)
Surface Swim: (short/med/long)
Nearby Facilities: (bathrooms, food, etc.)
Maximum Depth: (or typical range)
Known Hazards: (tough entry, egress, known entanglement hazards, etc.)
Dive Site Description: (keep this short and sweet. for example, "this site has a 40' wreck, several i-beams and 3 tire-reefs. marine life is abundant in the shallows and visibility tends to be murky on the weekends from the OW classes).
IMPORTANT: Please provide a reference and a link to any sources from which you obtain information such as site descriptions. It's even better if you select the text you borrowed and press the 'quote' button to make it obvious that you are not the original author. Though you are encouraged to write your own description, sometimes this is not possible or someone else just did a terrific job. Failing to provide proper attribution is actually illegal (and quite rude).