Dive Type: Boat
Experience Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Dangers: The dive can be deep (100+ feet). Each diver should dive within their limits. Beware of surge which will be the strongest on top of the pinnacle.
Dive Profile: The North Pinnacle is the largest standing reef structure available to divers between Newport and Seal Rock. The top of the pinnacle lies about 40 feet below the surface and drops off rapidly to the sea floor at 100 feet. The pinnacle is a favorite of Newport divers because it is easy to find and offers a variety of life. From hunting to photography, the pinnacle is home to sea bass, lingcod, wolf eels, octopus, and a variety of other underwater life. On the east side, giant white anemones adorn a sheer wall dropping 60 feet to the bottom. The pinnacle is composed of basalt rock, from an ancient lava flow, and cut with deep crevices and holes. A diver with a good light will often see lingcod, wolf eels, and giant octopus living within these protected walls. This spot offers some of the best reef diving off the Oregon coast.