Fox Island Boat Launch
Fox Island, WA
Access: Moderate Shore Entry
Aquatic Life: 3
What to see: Loads of nudibranchs, anemones, sea stars, barnacles and a variety of fish can be seen on and around the pilings. The bottom is an interesting clay formation with lots of nooks to look in. The central most pilings and the coolest and resemble a wall dive due to their massive size. Swim out to the bridge along the rock breakwater located at the South West end of the bridge and then out under the pilings of the bridge itself. Take a good compass heading in the direction of the bridge (about 340°) because it can be hard to locate the next set of pilings if visibility is low. Depths under the bridge range from 20-65ftsw.
Restrictions: Keep a close eye on the tides, you can't afford to miss your window on this dive or you'll be swept away! Plan this dive carefully about 1:45 before slack at the Narrows during a low tidal exchange. It can get moving very quickly under this bridge and take you directly away from shore. Turn back as soon as you feel current because it speeds up quickly.
Advanced due to swift currents.
How to get there:
How to get there: Take Hwy 16 across the Tacoma Narrows bridge. Take the second exit after bridge and follow the signs to Fox Island which will take you right to the bridge. Park in the little boat launch area at the end of the bridge, suit up and walk or swim to the bridge.
Thanks to ChevaYEA for submitting this site!