Cove 2 - Alki (Seacrest)

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Re: Cove 2 - Alki (Seacrest)

Postby Grateful Diver » Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:26 am

The boundary line changed when the dock for the water taxi was reconfigured. The dock used to be "L" shaped, and the water taxi would pull in and back out parallel to shore. When they redid it a few years back they made it "T" shaped, so that the water taxi now pulls in and backs out perpendicular to shore. This meant the taxi needed less space, and the divers gained more of the area they'd given up for the taxi back in 2002.

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Re: Cove 2 - Alki (Seacrest)

Postby carlk3 » Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:28 am

LCF, Thanks!

I'd love to see a sonar image. (And, of course, someday, when someone creates an updated map, that will be much appreciated.)

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Re: Cove 2 - Alki (Seacrest)

Postby LCF » Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:52 pm

The boundary line has shifted somewhat to the left; that was part of the reworking that was done a couple of years ago when the boundary line was replaced. In addition, a cross-cove line at about 45 - 50 feet was put in, that goes from the boundary line to the original can buoy.
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Re: Cove 2 - Alki (Seacrest)

Postby carlk3 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:27 pm

This map below from pnwscuba.com seems to be the one everyone refers to now.
I think, however, there are now two white buoy's with red stripes. Is that right?

Has anything else changed?

(I think the rope path from the white buoy may now go not only toward the non-intact Honey Bear but also the other way: to the other white buoy and perhaps to No Dive Zone boundary rope. Right?)

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Re: Cove 2 - Alki (Seacrest)

Postby GetWet » Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:26 am

Wow GD! Thanks for the show.

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Re: Cove 2 - Alki (Seacrest)

Postby reddfish » Sat May 31, 2008 5:44 pm

Great slide show!

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Postby airsix » Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:11 am

There is now a sign posted on-site reminding divers that they are required to use a flag. I'm not pushing anyone. I'm just saying there's a sign.

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Slide show

Postby Wheel Guy » Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:18 am

That slide show was awesome. I need to get a better light. I have seen almost all those things there and none of them looked that nice.

As far as the flag I never use one there. Seems like everyone knows that there are always divers there. Just make sure you stay clear of the water taxi area
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Re: Cove 2

Postby runamonk » Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:34 pm

TCWestby wrote:I drove by cove 2 & 3 yesterday to see where they are. Looks like the boat traffic can get pretty close, how critical is a diver down flag there? I noticed the signs that reccomended one.

One of these days I'd like to try out this site with someone familliar with it..

BTW, I love my wet suit but then I run a little on the warm side especially with all this extra insulation...


I've never used a dive flag there. We've had a couple people on smaller boats get in too close and totally ignore the buoys but I think for the most part people respect that boundry and steer clear of those areas. You do need to keep an eye out for the kayakers though. ;)
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Cove 2

Postby TCWestby » Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:30 pm

I drove by cove 2 & 3 yesterday to see where they are. Looks like the boat traffic can get pretty close, how critical is a diver down flag there? I noticed the signs that reccomended one.

One of these days I'd like to try out this site with someone familliar with it..

BTW, I love my wet suit but then I run a little on the warm side especially with all this extra insulation...
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Postby Tangfish » Fri Aug 11, 2006 4:11 pm

Jeff, there are driving directions here on my site. All you have to do is take I-5 South and take the West Seattle Bridge exit (right about at that pastel colored Tully's building on the right with the big T on it).

Hope that helps in case you don't figure out the carpool thing.

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Postby jeff98208 » Fri Aug 11, 2006 3:51 pm

last time i tryed to dive at alki, i got lost. can some one meet me somewhere and carpool there? i'm not a native to washington. i still have a hard time finding places in my own neighbor hood :pale:
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Postby Joshua Smith » Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:23 am

Yeah, me, too. We were only a couple hundred yards away, but that's no consolation. Thanks for putting it up, Bob!
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Postby Sounder » Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:01 am

I thought that's what it was, but I'm going to be cross-referencing to my ID book before sending in my REEF forms.
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Postby Grateful Diver » Wed Jul 26, 2006 9:58 am

Sounder wrote:What kind of Warbonnet was that (don't tell Janna I forgot! that's what ID books are for right?)? It was beautiful and it was very kind of him to pose for such a great picture.

Decorated warbonnet ... actually I took pics of three different ones ... and saw a couple more that I wasn't able to get pics of ...

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Postby thelawgoddess » Wed Jul 26, 2006 9:14 am

great pics, gd! what i want to know is ... why didn't i get to see all of those cool things when i was doing my ow dives there? ;-) (that's a rhetorical question -- for anyone thinking of being a smartass!)
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Postby Sounder » Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:36 am

What kind of Warbonnet was that (don't tell Janna I forgot! that's what ID books are for right?)? It was beautiful and it was very kind of him to pose for such a great picture.
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Postby Sergeant Pepper » Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:35 pm

That Octo looked like it was about at the end. Nice show Bob, thanks.

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Postby Grateful Diver » Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:20 pm

A photoshow from tonight's dive ... max depth 111, bottom time 71 minutes.

First time I've ever seen a Dendronotis Iris nudibranch in Cove 2. Wonder what it's doing there ... hope it sticks around.

Enjoy the pics ... http://photoshow.comcast.net/watch/Bz8ig3wC

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Postby Joshua Smith » Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:10 pm

Oh, yeah....that's one badass guide service, there! :violent3:
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Postby Maverick » Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:05 pm

Funny shit Calvin.
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Postby Tangfish » Mon Jul 24, 2006 2:31 pm

Maverick wrote:I have never dove the cove can you guide me calvin


No, but I can arrange for Erik to show you around :violent3:

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Postby Maverick » Sun Jul 23, 2006 10:30 pm

I have never dove the cove can you guide me calvin
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Postby lamont » Thu Jul 20, 2006 7:08 pm

if you go south from the vertical piling near the honey bear you find a nice piling in about 20 fsw of water that has a lot of northern featherduster worms on it which is really neet.

also a little more south towards cove 2 in around 40-50 fsw there's a huge dump truck tire.

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Postby Grateful Diver » Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:32 am

It came from a mapping project done by a DM at the now-defunct Deep Fathoms ... the dive shop that used to be down the street from Cove 1.

I think it's on Janna's website (PNWScuba.com).

There are a few minor inaccuracies, but overall a very good job.

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