Mukilteo T-Dock [Under Construction]

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John Rawlings
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Post by John Rawlings » Wed Oct 04, 2006 3:25 pm

I think that originally it was a "School Zone" sign. The rope that is connected to it is set at a specific depth, (15 - 20 feet depending on the tide). I have seen OW Scuba instructors use it to keep track of their students during basic OW drills.

I miss the good ol' days when you could dive that site and be lonely. Now if you don't get there early on a weekend there is no place to park and 20 - 30 OW students stirring up the water so much that vis is less than 5 feet.....and all that silt flows down slope. #-o
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Post by thelawgoddess » Wed Oct 04, 2006 2:44 pm

me, too. i don't think i've ever come across the other one - or i don't remember if i did!
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Post by Nwbrewer » Wed Oct 04, 2006 2:33 pm

Nope, that's not it. This one had so much growth on it, you can't read it anymore. Whoever put it in did a good job too, it's pretty pumb.

I am now informed that the rope runs to some concrete blocks and a small tire reef. I'll have to go check it out.

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Re: T-dock sign

Post by thelawgoddess » Wed Oct 04, 2006 2:15 pm

Nwbrewer wrote:Last time I was there, I encountered what appears to be a speed limit, or other road sign standing in about 30 fsw.

hmm ... you don't mean this one, do ya?
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T-dock sign

Post by Nwbrewer » Wed Oct 04, 2006 7:26 am

Question for those of you who have dove the T-Dock more than I have.

Last time I was there, I encountered what appears to be a speed limit, or other road sign standing in about 30 fsw. There is a rope that runs roughly south from there, toward the Ferry dock. So my question is, what's at the other end of the rope?

I found it towards the end of the dive, and didn't have the gas to go investigating. The rope isn't on the bottom, it's about 4' off the bottom and is fairly tight. Anybody know where it goes?

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Mukilteo T-Dock [Under Construction]

Post by DiverDown » Mon May 08, 2006 6:39 pm

This dive site is currently under construction. Please see the map below for restricted areas and plan your dive accordingly

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Dive Site Name: Mukilteo T-dock

Current Sensitive: Not usually, though I have on occasion experienced swift current on big ebb,or flood along with the ferry departing

Location/Address: Located in Mukilteo next to the silver cloud hotel

Directions: Exit 189 off I-5 west towards Mukilteo ferry,Right at ferry terminal next to Ivars one block to stop sign.

Parking: Parking is free but do not park under the hotel!!!

Staging Area: Usually crowded on weekends, this is a popular training site for several dive shops so parking can be tough sometimes.

Surface Swim: No surface swim and easy shore access, Although there is a buoy about 100yds off shore at N heading that drops to a runabout at 120fsw.

Nearby Facilities: Bathroom is located at ferry terminal or state park located across the street, There is a coffee shop, restaurants, and pub, Great for after dive activities.

Special Considerations: This site is located next to the wash state ferry terminal,Diving to close to the ferry can get you a ticket!!

Dive Site Description: This is a training site with easy shore access, with depths to 100+fsw. One nice thing about this site is that you can dive deep with a relatively short swim, there are lots of crab, shrimp, and and a few resident ling cod.

Here's a great video made by NWDC member Mike Meagher, on Mukilteo diving:

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