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Ed's Fault  |  USA: Pacific Northwest

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Woodmark Rocks
Discovery Bay
Near Port Townsend, WA

Type: Saltwater
Difficulty:
Intermediate, Advanced


Ratings (1-5):
Reviews: 2
Enjoyment: 0
Visibility: 0
Current: 0
Aquatic Life: 0

Photo Gallery:

Tiger Rockfish
Nanaimo Nudibranchs
Red Dendronotid
Strawberry Anemones
Vermillion Rockfish
Nanaimo Nudibranch



Features

Wall, Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle, Boulder Pile / Shelves

Description

Edís Fault is a colorful boat dive located in Discovery Bay near Port Townsend. The beginning of the dive is marked by a pinnacle that reaches to within 20ft of the surface and descends down to a long ledge starting in about 40ft and cascades downward to nearly 100ft. Descend down the pinnacle to the top of the ledge. Expect to see a colorful array of nudibranchs, anemones and rockfish as you explore the intriguing rocky ledge.

Special Restrictions:

Current is usually very mild, though small current may be noticed on a flooding tide. If diving from an anchored boat make sure to secure your anchor. Southern wind may blow boats off the pinnacle. Be mindful of your depth.

How to get there:

Edís Fault is located west of Port Townsend in Discovery Bay. The dive site lies just over ĺ the way down into the bay about 450 yards from the eastern shore where a submerged pinnacle reaches to within 20 ft of the surface. The pinnacle is clearly marked on navigational charts and may or may not be marked by a buoy. GPS is the most secure way of location the pinnacle, but it is quite obvious on a depth finder as well.

The wreck of The War Hawk lies on the other side of the bay nearly due west of this dive site and makes a good follow-up dive.


Thanks to ChevaYEA for submitting this site!
  Comments Leave Review  
VaughnF10/31/2018Rating:
Where oh where did the site go?

VaughnF10/31/2018Rating: 2
Hit the site via given GPS coordinates. A crab buoy seemed to on target. Visibility 2-3ft on a very loose silty bottom. Travelled outward but no drop or rock. Upper zone to 10ft had some eelgrass, clam, crab. Ten to 30ft were some blennies. Below this nearly nothing. This was a two attempt dive but area was fairly uniform. However, I always learn that even minimal sightings can be beneficial. On shore were some rock edges, but feature did not extend below. Grass beds may do well in summer, but not this time of year. Tides and currents minimal but need to dive seasonally to see diversity. Still, determined to find this and the unmarked WarHawk across the way.



 

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