There really is no wrong way to go on the west span (except drifting into the channel) Enter the water at the footer of the new bridge (shown above) near the sailboat ramp. Swim around the footer and you have entered the dive area.
At this point you can head to the north side of the fishing pier, begin exploring bridge footers or dive back and forth under the big bridge span all the way to the edge of the boat channel. If you stay close to the big bridge footers, you can dive right up to the edge of the channel where pilings gathered close together will show you exactly where the boat channel is located and keep you safely out of the channel. Maximum depth on the west span is approximately 18’, so there is little to worry about from depth issues while exploring.
Explore all the deeper pilings (the last 7 on the fishing pier), the rubble below the pilings, and in particular, the extensive rubble field under the north edge of the fishing pier. There are always arrow crabs, banded shrimp, juvenile top hats, usually a spotted moray or two, and lots of scorpion fish. Beware where you put a hand! Explore the complete area, including the open spaces under the bridge between pilings. It is common to find batfish, seahorses and other creatures anywhere along your dive. Take it slow and keep your eyes scanning.
Take note to locate the last set of pilings on the fishing pier. These pilings are double set with a buttressed set reinforcing the main set. There isn’t a lot to see to the north of this point and the boat channel is to the west. Once you locate the end of the fishing pier, your dive options are east and south. To the south you can explore the weedy terrain until you locate the big pilings of the main bridge, then turn back east and explore them. You'll find a lot of fish in the upper water column along with snake eels, big puffers (baloonfish) and lots of sand dwellers at their base.
Exit the dive at the same location you entered and have fun!