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McKenzie Bight site 1  |  USA: Pacific Northwest

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Site #1
The Abyss
Saanich Inlet, British Columbia

Type: Saltwater
Difficulty:
Advanced
Access: Moderate Shore Entry
Parking: Limited


Ratings (1-5):
Reviews: 1
Enjoyment: 5
Visibility: 5
Current: 5
Aquatic Life: 5

Photo Gallery:

Rockfish in a Boot Sponge
Nursery
White Spotted Greenling
Copper Rockfish
Pacific Cod
Painted Greenling
Young Copper Rockfish
McKenzie Bight
Cloud Sponge
Cloud Sponge
Rob on the Wall



Features

Wall, Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle

Description

Walls of various heights about 80-100 feet. lots of structure. Boot and cloud sponges can be found here near the base of the walls. Rockfish and greenlings dominate this site, with plenty of small fish such as Gobies and Sculpins in the shallows.

Special Restrictions:

How to get there:

From Victoria head north on Hwy 17. Take the Royal Oak Drive exit and head west on Royal Oak. After you pass over the Hwy take a right on West Saanich Rd. After 4 miles or so, take a left on Wallace drive then shortly after another left on Willis Point road which will end at a "T" at Mark Road. Turn left and continue till the road ends at some concrete blocks. Gear up and walk down the blocked road down the hill till the road starts to turn left. Look for the trail heading down to the cove. Diving is good anywhere out from there. The "abyss" is found by swimming out to the right past the big boulder and decending and fallowing the ravine to the wall.


Thanks to Slobert for submitting this site!
  Comments Leave Review  
Slobert9/23/2008Rating: 5
We lucked out with incredible vis. We could see the sun and surface ripples from the base of the walls at 100 feet. WOW. That of course made the dive amazing. Flying with the fish is how it felt. A must dive site along with Willis Point when the vis is good.



 

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