Seacrest Park - Dive 1
|June 19, 2016
My first dive in Seattle with the good people at Seattle Dive Tours. After getting picked up from my downtown hotel, we headed out to Seacrest Park first thing in the morning. The dive site is just to the right of a ferry terminal.
Seacrest Park - Cove 2
Underwater Park Map
The water is pretty chilly, even in June, so I had a 7 mm wetsuit on with an extra 24 lbs. of weight on me and I was feeling like a snowman. All of that neoprene and weight had me feeling a bit clumsy when I got under the water. I took me a good 10-15 minutes to get the hang of my buoyancy.
The site is well marked with lines so divers can avoid the ferry coming and going. As we followed the left most line out to begin the dive, it was fitting that the first creature we ran into was a blue crab.
There's definitely no shortage of crab around Seattle. You could tell they were in season as it was pretty common to find crabs holding their young.
Crabs holding their young
There was also plenty of red and white plumed anemone growing off of most anything.
Red and white plumed anemone
After freezing our fingers off for 40 minutes we headed back to shore for our 3 minutes safety stop and truged out of the surf.
Bonus Points: This was my first dive since I changed my dive computer battery myself for the first time and my dive computer didn't flood.
Seacrest Park (Cove 2)
|Location: Seattle, WA, USA
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