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December Shop Dive – Titlow / Les Davis
December 8, 2018
Divemaster – Paula Bailey
Debris, Structures, Boulder Pile / Shelves
The main diving attraction at Titlow is the spectacular piling breakwater that has been over grown by plumose anemones and a host of other sea life. This breakwater has been nicknamed the Cathedral by divers in the area. Though shallow (30-40ft), the view is beautiful and there is a large variety of fish and invertebrates at this site.
There are also some short 1-4ft high shelves scattered in 35-45ftsw a couple hundred yards to the south of the cathedral that frequently house wolf eels and giant octopus. The shelves are quite long and interesting to explore once you are finished with the cathedral.
This is an advanced dive due to current potential. Some divers enjoy this dive in the current as a chance to drift dive but be advised, it can really move here and caution should be taken when planning the dive. This area is a marine preserve so harvesting ANYTHING is prohibited.
How to get there:
Titlow is located just south of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge by Day Island. Take the Jackson Street exit from WA-16 and go South until you come to 6th. Take a Right on 6th and it will take you all the way to the water at Titlow. Right next to the water there are a few tables that are great for putting on and removing your gear and a shower. Enter the water near the stairs next to the right of the shower. The breakwater is sticking up straight in front of you.