San Juan Islands
Stuart Island, WA
Aquatic Life: 5
Turn Point is an immense wall dive, practically bottomless by diving standards, that is covered with life thanks to the strong currents during the Flood exchange. At about 75' there is an undercut cave in the wall at approx. 75' deep, about 10' high and large enough for multiple divers to enter. The wall is covered in metridium, sponges, urchins, chitons, etc.
Dive only on slack before ebb and into the ebb tide - NEVER on a flood when the wall is exposed to the full force of the currents. Stay south of Turn Point (the point to the north marked by a lighthouse) to avoid currents and the shipping lane where large ships pass by.
How to get there:
This wall goes VERY deep so it should be reserved for divers with good buoyancy control and who are comfortable with depth, or have the restraint to avoid going too deep.
Located on the Northwest corner of Stuart Island near the US/Canadian border, just below Turn Point. You will see a cliff face that indicates the location of the wall. You can anchor small boats in the area directly south of the wall.
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