Alki and 64th
Alki Ave. SW and 64th Ave SW, Seattle, WA
Access: Easy Shore Entry
Aquatic Life: 3.5
Debris, Tire Reef, Junk Yard, Eel Grass Beds
Head straight out from the entry point at the end of the Sea Wall. Descend along the bottom over the eel grass beds then sandy bottom until you come to a rope line running parallel to shore (ranging from 40-50ft deep, depending on where you hit it) Follow it in either direction exploring the artificial “junk” reef. Everything from tires to toilets filled with small critters like Grunt Sculpin, Gunnels, Black Eyed Gobys, Nudibranchs, Rock Fish, Greenling, Perch, and more. This site is of interest due to the easy access during all hours of the day or night, the variety of small life and the gradual sloping bottom that makes it an easy dive when done near slack or on low exchanges. If current does sneak up on you, simply ascend along the bottom to the beach and hike your way back to your car!
Watch for current and be polite at night and don't make too much noise and upset the residents in the nearby houses.
How to get there:
Take the West Seattle bridge to the Harbor Ave. SW exit. Follow Harbor Ave SW past Alki Coves 1,2 and 3, past the Don Armini Ramp until the road turns into Alki Ave. SW. Continue until you come to 64th Ave Sw And park along the road wherever you can find parking. You want to enter the water at the very last stari case at the end of the sea wall before the residential homes start.
Thanks to ChevaYEA for submitting this site!