Les Davis Reef
Les Davis Park
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Access: Easy Shore Entry
Aquatic Life: 3.5
Les Davies on Ruston Way is an easily accessible dive site that is protected from current and is open around the clock. The highlight of this dive is the artificial reef created by old concrete bridge decking. It provides structure for fish, crab and other marine organisms. The reef is located between 40 and 70 feet deep.
The site is near the mouth of the Puyallup River and is subject to silting and occasional fresh water intrusion. This limits the variety of life normally found in other locations.
Swim at a 60ļ heading out from the stairs. Turn to the right when you find the reef which consists of large slabs of cement and pillars. There is nothing but sand to the left.
A fishing pier is located on the far right side of the site. You'll know you are getting close when you reach the tire reef. Care should be taken to avoid the area.
How to get there:
Les Davis Park is located in Tacoma Washington on Ruston Way. Heading west on Ruston Way the parking lot is past the fire boat display. Park at the back of the Les Davis parking lot. Stairs to the water are located to the left of the parking lot. Restrooms are to the right of the lot and are open until dusk.
Thanks to Chris for submitting this site!