This place is at the end of Baynes Road in the 10-Mile Point area. It's right around the corner from the popular 10-Mile Point dive site. At the end of the road, there is room for a few cars to park and a short climb down to a log-choked, rocky little bay. This coastline faces Baynes Channel, which can get up to 6 knots of current. I've already been diving  at nearby Smuggler's Cove so I figured I'd have a look here too. I showed up on a day with a nice, long slack in the early afternoon (Jan. 29, 2010). After wading through the floating logs near the shore I descended at the entrance to the bay. There were the usual-for-this-area silty reefs with red seaweed and stalked kelp going down to about 30 feet deep. Below that, the rocks seemed more current-swept. There was not much silt and lots of urchins. Between the reefs there were bright areas of white, crushed-shell sand. There were also lots of giant barnacles, warty tunicates and sunflower stars. These reefs went down to about 45-50 feet deep at high tide. Visibility was around 10-15 feet. At the base of the reefs there was a gentle slope of shells and pebbles. I followed it out to 60 feet deep and didn't see any more reefs. I swam towards Ten Mile Point for awhile, but didn't reach any deeper, rocky areas. The reef still ended at 45 feet or so. I swam back towards my entry-point bay and had a look at the part of the reef out to the right (when looking out from shore). It still ended at 45-50 feet, but here there were some smaller reefs stretching out into Baynes Channel. I followed them out for quite a while, but still didn't get deeper than 60 feet. There were the same urchins and giant barnacles on these rocks. There were hardly any anemones. I only saw 2 closed-up plumose down here. I also saw a balled-up old fishing net snagged on the bottom. There weren't many fish either, just a few kelp greenlings. With the less than ideal visibility and the soon-to-be changing current (I could already feel a slight flow), I didn't want to go out too far so I swam back to the reefs near the bay and hung around near shore for the rest of my dive. I don't think I'll be back. It was a decent dive, but there's too much underwater competition around the city for most divers to bother coming here.
small bay at end of road
over urchins
urchins on reef
sunflower star and urchins
urchins
at base of reefs
sunflower star at base of reef
urchins on smaller reef surrounded by broken shells
urchins on small reef
urchins on reef
urchins
net
net
seastar at base of reef
more urchins
giant barnacles, urchins, etc.
anemone, urchins and sunflower star
urchins and stalked kelp
urchins
urchins and stalked kelp
urchins and stalked kelp near top of reef
just in case I forgot to include pictures of urchins
stalked kelp and silty reef
seastar and stalked kelp
seastar and stalked kelp
anemone near surface
sunflower star near surface
sunflower star near surface
sunflower star
sunflower stars in bay
pebbles in bay
seastars in bay
over-under in bay
parking at end of road
end of road
on beach
logs in bay
looking towards 10-Mile Point