Three Tree Point
This lesser known dive site is nestled in a quiet neighborhood 20 minutes south of downtown Seattle in Burien, WA. The entry point is down a short slope and along a sandy beach. It has an eel grass bed, followed by a silty bottom and a debris field containing lots of marine life. Look for Spiny pink star, Brown rockfish, Coonstripe shrimp, Rock sole, Spotted ratfish, Painted greenling, and even a few Pacific Spiny Lumpsuckers in the warmer months. Night divers can encounter Red Octopus and Stubby Squid. The site is also good for training dives, we regularly use the site for PADI speciality classes such as Deep Diver and Search and Recovery Diver.
The site has limited parking and no changing or restroom facilities, however there are several restaurants & coffee shops a short drive away in downtown Burien. Divers can finish the dive day with a No Doubt Stout and Luna Weizen Fish & Chips at Elliott Bay Brewing Company in downtown Burien.
Three Tree Point is also a major haul out for Harbor seal pups to rest and warm up in the late summer and fall, check out the video below.
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