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Pacific Northwest Divers, add your favorite dive spots

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwest' started by Fishlips_1, Jul 30, 2005.

  1. wkyongae@aol.com

    wkyongae@aol.com Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
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    Just wanted to add Steilacoom beach area to the list of snorkeling areas. Went yesterday and had a great time.
     
  2. clampinator

    clampinator Angel Fish

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    Hey Bud Check out Deep Sea Charters in Anacortes. They have reasonable prices and if you have enough people you can getthe whole boat for a Dive extravaganza. Since they are the gateway to the San Juans they can help you find operations as far north as you want to go.They are on the net at http://www.deepseacruise.com
    Good Diving to you "Clampinator"
     
  3. nwfellah

    nwfellah Angel Fish

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    Clear Lake, OR is beautiful. 300 yr old submerged oldgrowth, an old rowboat, underwater cold vents, and ~40deg water with regular 200 ft vis makes this a don't miss.

    Crab Hole, outside of Waldport, OR has some murky but glorius crabbing as well as quite a bit of night life.

    Seattle, WA Edmonds oil dock is fun because of the numerous ratfish under the pier. These funny looking little buggers are usually found much deeper.
     
  4. jeff98208

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    that gave me a bad link as well.
     
  5. coachrenz

    coachrenz Dive Con

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    Location: Auburn, WA
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    Redondo Beach in the Federal Way area is one of the easiest entries, no current, moderate depth, a ton of stuff to look at including several boats and a VW bug. It is much better as a night dive, but it is still worth doing as a day dive. There are actually two different dive profiles you can do which will take you to different places so it is great for a two tank dive. Lots of red octos out at night, the occasional spiny lumpsucker, lots of sailfin scuplins, usually at least one GPO in one of the boats, lots of gunnels, lots of cool stuff. Did I mention the easy entry and lots of "stuff" to look at?


    Free parking is limited but the pay parking is inexpensive and is near the boat washdown area which is great for rinsing off the gear. There are bathroom facilities and an outside shower in the summer months.

    There are several quality dive maps availble of the site including one that I have modified. If you are interested, pm me and I will send it to you.

    Tim
     
  6. jeff98208

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    i like to not only dive in mukeltio but at edmonds. edmonds has an underwater play ground to work on your bouyancy. it also has many types of fish like cabazone, rat fish and more. great shore dive
     
  7. Calvin Tang

    Calvin Tang Photographer

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Pacific Northwest USA
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    My top of the list is Sunrise Beach, near Gig Harbor. This site is flush with vibrant life and you're guaranteed to see Wolf Eels and Octos there!
     
  8. jeff98208

    jeff98208 Guest

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    i enjoy diving at edmonds & mukilteo t dock.
     
  9. Flora

    Flora Angel Fish

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    Hall Lake in Lake Side,OR we found some pretty good stuff.

    Crab Hole, North Jetty, Florence, Tides can be a hassle but it has some good sized crab and clams.

    Winchester Bay, OR its a oyster farm and its completly enclosedby some huge boulders. great dive lots of fish.

    Netarts Bay, OR Lots of life, great night dive, easy entry just watchout for boaters.



    Heather
     
  10. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many. Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Up until last weekend, Keystone Jetty would have been my pick, but I had such a fabulous time at Titlow Marine Sanctuary on Saturday that I have to say something about it. A shallow dive, so NDLs aren't a big concern and your air lasts forever (or your nitrox, depending :) ), it has the most amazing concentration of plumose anemones I have seen to date. We also saw a profusion of small nudibranchs of a variety of species, as well as sculpins, decorator crabs, the usual variety of fish, etc. The dive was 78 minutes long, and if you know me and how cold I get, you know how much fun I had to be having to stay down that long!

    The site is current sensitive and must be done at slack. It's described in the Northwest Shore Dives book.
     

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