I guess I don't have a better name for this place, but it's a small beach just South of the Oak Bay Marina on Beach Drive. I tried it on Oct. 5, 2007. I parked on the road and walked down the concrete ramp to the small bay. I decided to try it because the chart showed some kind of shallow reef sticking out from the right-hand point of the bay. I swam out across the coarse-sand bottom to the point, descended and swam out to the right. Sure enough, there was a rocky reef topped with surf grass and the occasional boulder that bottomed out at around 30 feet deep. I swam out for a bit out past the reef, but it was just a flat plain of sand, rubble and bottom kelp. I did see a great sculpin out on the sand. Back on the rocky reef, I noticed that the sides of the boulders were covered with colourful tunicates, encrusting sponge and various nudibranchs. According to the "Tide View" current software, there can be a knot or two of current here, but I went during "slack". Visibility was around 20-30 feet. I didn't see many fish on the reef, just a few kelp greenlings hiding in the surfgrass, a school of tubesnouts, a copper rockfish and the occasional perch. Back near shore, there was a variety of old junk that must have been tossed in from people's back yards (old bricks, broken glass, a ladder, scraps of iron, copper pipes, etc.).  I don't think I'll come back, but it was still a nice shallow-and-bright, no-rush dive.
SEA STAR ON REEF
ANEMONE
SIDE OF BOULDER
BOULDER ON REEF
GREAT SCULPIN ON SAND
ANEMONE
SEA STAR
OVER SURFGRASS
YELLOW SPONGE ON BOULDER
LOOKING AT NUDIBRANCH ON BOULDER
PLUMOSE ANEMONE
LOOKING AT BOULDER
BOULDER
BOULDER AND SURFGRASS
BOULDER, SURFGRASS AND TUBE-SNOUTS
OVER REEF
RED ROCK CRAB
SEASTAR AND SURFGRASS
OVER REEF
COPPER ROCKFISH
OVER REEF
BOULDER
SPONGE, ETC. ON BOULDER
LOOKING UNDER BOULDER
LOOKING AT BOULDER
BOULDER
STUFF ON BOULDER
SEASTAR
SURFGRASS AT TOP OF REEF
LADDER
LADDER
TUBE-SNOUTS
OLD BRICK
COPPER ROCKFISH
RAMP TO BEACH
PARKING ON ROAD
RAILING ABOVE BEACH
BEACH
BEACH BELOW ROAD
RAMP TO BEACH
PARKING ABOVE BEACH
BEACH
HOUSES AND RAMP TO BEACH
BEACH
PANORAMA