Dive Site Name:
1660 Harbor Ave SW, Seattle, WA - West Seattle
1. Take the I-90 W ramp to Seattle - go 6.7 mi
2. Take the I-5 S exit 2B to Tacoma/Portland - go 1.3 mi
3. Take the W Seattle Br exit 163A - go 0.5 mi
4. Continue on West Seattle Brg - go 1.9 mi
5. Take the Harbor Ave ramp - go 0.3 mi
6. Turn right at Harbor Ave SW - go 1.3 mi
Yes - Park on the shoulder or in the parking lot of the Alki Crab & Fish Co. (restaurant parking may be restricted during restaurant hours in summer/high season).
Good - some benches and grassy areas. Short walk to the water from the car.
Public bathrooms, water fountains, food, fresh water rinsing station and shower.
Weekends are very busy with classes.
I-Beams ~ 100fsw; Honey Bear ~ 40fsw; Cove 2 to 3 ~ 90fsw
Dive Site Description:
The main attractions of this dive site are the “Honey Bear” wreck and the I-Beams. A typical route would be heading down from the tall skinny white buoy and following the ropes down toward the I-Beams (like those used in constructing large buildings), these are at about 90-100?. After perusing the beams, you can head back up the line and take a left at around 45fsw or so to find the Honey Bear wreck, a small sunken boat that sometimes houses an octopus or two. As an alternative, you can do a dive from Cove 2 to Cove 3 which is rather interesting, but you have to be careful not to get into the fishing zone, for fear of giving a local fisherman his catch of a lifetime.
Wednesday night club dives are typically held here. There aren’t that many divers around stirring things up and you’re likely to see a group of seals that zip along using your dive torch to find food. It’s quite fun and these seals even surface with you and bark at you begging you to come back and play. (via CalvinTang.com