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Pulali Point - South Tip  |  USA: Pacific Northwest

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South Pulali Point
Brinnon, Washington

Type: Saltwater
Beginner, Intermediate

Ratings (1-5):
Reviews: 2
Enjoyment: 4
Visibility: 4.5
Current: 1
Aquatic Life: 5

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Pulali Point South Tip
Ochre Star
Clown Nudibranch
Black Eyed Goby
Squat Lobster


Wall, Boulder Pile / Shelves


Pulali Point South Tip is the shallowest of the three dive sites at the popular Pulali Point, ranging from 20'-70' deep, and hints at the structure found at the more dynamic adjacent reefs. It is an excellent spot for a follow-up dive from one of the deeper walls or for divers not yet ready to plunge over deep walls.

From the shore at the south tip, descend and immediately begin to explore the series of short ledges, walls and rocky structures that make up the dive site. Large leafy rack kelp covers much of the reef above 30' but below this divers will find a great deal of colorful life. Gunnels, warbonnets, gobies, ronquil and sculpin dart everywhere while the reef is arrayed in colorful invertebrates such as crab, nudibranchs, anemones, sea squirts, cucumbers, and stars. toward the deeper reaches of the reef you'll encounter rockfish, kelp greenling and lingcod.

In the deep you can expect to see large schools of blacks and multiple other species of rockfish, lingcod and greenling. As you reach shallower water the color brightens with varieties of kelp, sponges, tunicates, nudibranchs and crab.

Special Restrictions:

Check your anchor.

How to get there:

Located on the southern tip of Pulali Point. Anchor in 15-20' deep along the shoreline. Check your anchorage upon descent because much of the bottom is bedrock and assure the anchor isn't on the edge of a drop-off.

Pulali Point West Reef is in the little cove to the west.
Pulali Point East Wall is located along the bluff to the east.

Thanks to ChevaYEA for submitting this site!
  Comments Leave Review  
mpjohnso3/6/2010Rating: 4
Algea bloom from the surface down to 15 feet then vis. was great 30-40 feet. No GPO's but lots of small species of rockfish, perch, and big Ling Cod. Also White nudibranch, and different species of starfish. Overall a great dive. THis was a boat dive on Don Cameron's Boat with Pacific Adventures.

mpjohnso6/13/2009Rating: 4
very cool shallow dive with descent rock structure and lots of small fish in the shallow parts 20 - 30 feet, baby rock fish, Ling Cod, black eyed Gobies. Very nice to see all the new marine life, also nudibranch's, cool decorator crabs, kelp crabs, and lots of different star fish , sea cucumbers, plumose anemonies, and other invertibrite life. Vision above 30 feet was aquirium like 25 - 30 feet easy! Went out on the"Downtime" Pacific Adventures dive charter, awesome service. Captain Don Cameron knows all the sites, marine life ect. Awesome time!!



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