Day Island Wall

Meet: Noon

Splash: 1:00 pm

Skill Level: Intermediate  (buoyancy control is a must, this is a wall dive)


Special Note: Parking is limited, carpool if possible. Don't disturb the local residences.


Day Island Wall: The site is full of Wolf Eels and GPO

Features

Wall, Boulder Pile / Shelves

Description

Day Island Wall is an incredible wall dive due to the sheer enormity of the sandstone wall. Though relatively flat, it has many small creatures living on the face of the wall itself and wolf eels can frequently be found in caves at the base or in the shelves at the top of the wall. The bottom runs about[masked]ft with most of the wall being to the left of the entry point if entered from shore.

Swim straight out (pull to the left if anything) until you reach about 60'. If you pulled to the left you will be looking over the edge of the wall. If you find yourself on a very steep collapsed area of the wall then take a left and you will be only a few feet from it. The bottom of the wall is about 90' and several caves can be found with octopus and wolf eels, especially at the south end of the wall where the wall turns into a series of shelves and gets a bit shallower. If you follow the wall all the way to the south end, there are several small ledges around 40'-60' deep that usually house many wolf eels.

The wall also esxtends to the right of the entry point northward toward Titlow. It has more interesting geograpy but it isn't as tall as the left side of the wall. If it is your first time, do the left side first.

Special Restrictions:

This site should be reserved for experienced divers only. There is no shelter from the currents which can be quite intense at this site. The shelf above the wall leading back to the entry point can be exceptionally current laden. Be careful to dive at slack and have a fantastic time.

How to get there:

From I-5 take WA-16 West toward Gig Harbor. Exit just before the Tacoma Narrows Bridge onto Jackson and go south (left). Take a right on 27th and follow it all the way across the bridge to Day Island. Continue until you come to the corner of W Day Island Blvd and E Day Island Blvd and park there on the corner somewhere. You will be in the middle of a bunch of homes. Walk to the west on a small path to the water.



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  • Jeff W.

    Stellar dive, current viz and all.

    September 28, 2013

  • Jeff W.

    If we're going all the way down there, might as well do 2 dives! Who's in?

    September 25, 2013

    • Randy K.

      Noooo, just kidding

      September 27, 2013

    • Jeff W.

      Where you is Randy?

      September 28, 2013

  • Ji A.

    can i just join tomorrow? i only have 5 dives and get certification last week.

    September 27, 2013

    • Jeff W.

      Up to Randy, but this is more an advanced level dive due to terrain and current. How are your buoyancy skillz? We would love to have you on other dives for sure!

      1 · September 27, 2013

    • Randy K.

      Agreed, this is not a dive for a novice; do to current, depth, and buoyancy. This is a true wall dive, top a 35' and the bottom is around 110 or more. Get a few more dives under your belt first.

      September 27, 2013

  • Jeff W.

    Hey all, just FYI scubashoppe in auburn is giving free fills all day. I plan on utilizing this twice... once down and once back!

    1 · September 27, 2013

    • Jeff W.

      Tomorrow (Saturday)

      September 27, 2013

  • James M.

    Looks like a great day to dive DIW!

    September 21, 2013

    • Jeff W.

      Haha "doing it wrong?" A good day to dive DIR! (On DIW). Look forward to seeing you!

      September 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dominik and I and maybe our friend Beau want to join.

    September 23, 2013

    • Randy K.

      In the past I would just say sure thing, but I am the Director of the Club now.
      So Kari, you would need to become current with your due's and Waiver, and your friend would need to fill out club waiver's and bring them to the dive (as first year is free).

      September 23, 2013

  • Joseph R.

    Will this be a single tank dive?

    September 23, 2013

    • Randy K.

      Yes, single tank. By the time we finish the first dive and be ready for a second the current will start back up and you do not want to dive hear in current.

      September 23, 2013

  • Hedy

    I don't have a good buoyancy otherwise I would love to join.

    September 22, 2013

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