Wall, Boulder Pile / Shelves
Steamboat Island Wall is a relatively shallow sandstone wall that has been carved into interesting and attractive formations with channels and crevices to explore. The wall begins in about 10-15fsw directly in front of the point and drops to about 45fsw. The wall wraps around the point in both directions. There are some large formations, boulders and channels (like mini-canyons) that you can swim through running parallel to the wall at depths ranging from 60-90fsw. Everything is covered with invertebrate life.
Live Boat Dive Only. Advanced due to very swift currents that come from multiple directions. Please dive this site at slack tide during a small exchange. It is close to shore but there is no shore access known to me. Visibility in the South Sound can be low so make sure you are prepared to navigate with limited vis if you dive this in the Spring or Summer. Beware of boat traffic.
How to get there:
Found just off the northern tip of Steamboat Island, next to Hope Island, North of Olympia. At the tip of the point you’ll see a house that is sitting on a reinforced bluff. The main part of the wall is directly in front of the point.
You can launch a boat at Swantown Marina in Olympia or in Boston Harbor.
Thanks to ChevaYEA for submitting this site!