Dive Site Name: Fox Island West Wall
Current Sensitive: Weak and variable (noted southerly current on dive long after slack, not enough to be a problem other than for navigation)
Location/Address: Kamus Drive, Fox Island
Directions: Listed in Shore Dives- Highway 16 across the Tacoma narrows, exit at Olympic Drive and follow the signs to Fox Island- once across the bridge, right on 9th, then next right onto Kamus, down a very steep hill to the dead end.
Free Parking: Yes- local rich snobs have posted "no parking" signs, but they are not legit according to the county. Site is listed as a "boat launch" but they have erected large boulders across the end of the street.
Staging Area: Large Boulders, very flat, enough room for multiple people
Surface Swim: 100' or less
Nearby Facilities: none- Gig Harbor is close after dive for food, bathrooms. Don't piss off the neighbors by peeing on the street.
Special Considerations: a car that can make it up a long steep hill after the dive- if you wouldn't take it through the pass, don't take it here!
Maximum Depth: wall is between 50-65 feet depending on tide
Dive Site Description: Rocky shallows turning to sand, then a steep dropoff at about 100' from shore. Follow a 210 degree heading to hit the center of the wall, it is not higher than 10' at any point- if you see rocks on the sand slope, you are there. Wall runs parallel to shore, and there are large sandy fields of sea pens and striped nudis eating them to the south of the wall. Expect to find Octos, sculpins, tons of the hugest sea cucumbers, lots of various Nudis, sponges, etc. Depth drops continuously beyond wall. Lots of sand dollars in the shallows