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Re: Lake Washington Dive Sites

Postby Jeff Pack » Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:44 pm

40 to 80?

there are great dives to 200 feet.
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Re: Lake Washington Dive Sites

Postby keeprunningamuck » Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:42 pm

Can confirm that Lake Washington dive is a lot of fun. Depth ranges from 40-80 feet. I didn't know about the corsair being shore accesible and will be diving it ASAP

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Re: Lake Washington Dive Sites

Postby Jeff Pack » Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:03 am

Another LW dive is Leschi Wall, but keep in mind it extends beyond rec limits.

There are a bunch of LW dives near carillon point marina and that area, but I've never dove them or know if scooter or fin kick dives.
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- I would imagine that there would be a large amount of involuntary gagging
- I don't know about you but I'm not into swallowing it

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Re: Lake Washington Dive Sites

Postby Ryan Nelson » Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:57 am

Thanks. Maybe we will do i90 after.

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Re: Lake Washington Dive Sites

Postby Jeff Pack » Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:16 am

Pretty much go straight out near the condo's on the right to about 70ft, hang a hard right and you will hit the debris field as I recall.

There is also the i90 sunken bridge sections that are a fun LW dive as well. Not deep at all I think around 40ft.
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- I would imagine that there would be a large amount of involuntary gagging
- I don't know about you but I'm not into swallowing it

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Re: Lake Washington Dive Sites

Postby Ryan Nelson » Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:54 am

Can someone provide some exact beta on diving the Madison Corsair from shore please? Ive got some ok info but nothing exact.

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Re: Lake Washington Dive Sites

Postby CaptnJack » Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:35 am

LCF wrote:The Valiant, off O.O. Denny Park, is a fun, albeit brief dive. The plane is located in about 110 feet of water, but it's only about 25 or so feet long.


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Re: Lake Washington Dive Sites

Postby LCF » Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:00 am

The Valiant, off O.O. Denny Park, is a fun, albeit brief dive. The plane is located in about 110 feet of water, but it's only about 25 or so feet long.
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Re: Lake Washington Dive Sites

Postby CaptnJack » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:47 am

I recommend the I90 bridge, PBM mariner, or the Louie off Houghton Beach (Kirkland). All are fairly durable. I recommend going with someone who has some lake experience first so you don't trash the wrecks with poor anchoring techniques. We don't ever anchor ON the actual wreck. Drop a small weighted shot line (5lbs of soft lead works well with a buoy) near the wreck then use a spool to find it. The boat should be live or depending on the site anchored nearby.
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Re: Lake Washington Dive Sites

Postby kdupreez » Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:42 pm

Corsair is a fun dive, but its slap bang in the busy 520 channel traffic.

Down South there is the PBM Mariner thats around 70ft.. there is also the Landing Craft very close to it in about 65ft.

You can launch at Mercer Island be hit both those recreational dives in very short order.. they are also somewhat out of the way of any busy boat traffic.
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Re: Lake Washington Dive Sites

Postby bradmond » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:48 pm

I dove to the Corsair off Madison Park last week. It's at 80 feet. Highly recommend this spot. Saltwater State Park is a excellent boat dive when you decide to venture out to the sound.

http://www.dcsfilms.com/Site_4/Corsair_ ... ngton.html

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Re: Lake Washington Dive Sites

Postby bschnabel » Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:37 pm

OK that answers that... lol.

Any recommendations?

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Re: Lake Washington Dive Sites

Postby kdupreez » Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:20 pm

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Lake Washington Dive Sites

Postby bschnabel » Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:18 pm

Does anyone have any advice for good lake Washington dive sites? Not looking to go much deeper than 100'. Just got my first (running) boat, and looking to get used to the boat on the lake before taking it out to sound. Any suggestions are welcome, also any interested in joining, preferably with a boat, is more than welcome.


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