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Pacific Northwest Divers, add your favorite dive spots

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

  1. wadivediva

    wadivediva Registered

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: WA state
    Hood Canal - Pleasant Harbor has some great dives as long as they aren't running the subs from Bangor. Pulali Point (two sides), the Pinnacles are nice with little current, little traffic and lots to see especially the Pinnacles. There is also Sund Rock in the southern part of the canal where we saw 4 sets of wolf eels in 1 rock grouping and 2 big octos.
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  2. Buccaneer

    Buccaneer Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Tacoma, WA
    If you can find the right tide Day Island Wall is great! -from shore or boat. Especially if you need a wolf eel fix. Good for Octo's too. If you do it by boat, Z's reef is a good 2nd dive, real close by. For shore diving, I gotta say Titlow. Octos & wolfies at the ledges, anenomes, moon snails, various fish and crab species at the pilings. Oh and nudibranchs everywhere in between. I think I have seen just abut everything there and usually leave with at least one picture that is a keeper (and i am picky!).
    K. Miller likes this.
  3. Underwater Ogre

    Underwater Ogre Solo Diver

    My favourite is Steep Island in Discovery Pass BC...massive life, everything the NW has to offer in technicolor...sit back and enjoy the drift.:D
  4. nice-diver

    nice-diver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: oregon
    newport oregon south finger jetties are my favorite, I found 7 nudi's on one dive, lots of spearfishing for lingcods and rockfish
  5. Scuba-Stu

    Scuba-Stu Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Seattle, WA
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  7. NCMtnDiver

    NCMtnDiver Registered

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Western NC
    Interesting post. I'm going to be making my first trip to the pacific NW in a week. One of my ultimate dream dives is Clear Lake in Oregon. It looks amazing, but I don't own nor have a ever used a drysuit. So that dive will have to wait. I've seen a few other lakes mentioned - Waldo and Hall in Oregon. This might be a silly question, so please take it easy on me guys - is there a such thing as a lake dive in the Pacific NW that can be made w/ a wetsuit? I have a 5mm wetsuit, gloves, and hood and have dove in 55 degree water and stayed fairly warm.
  8. nwfellah

    nwfellah Registered

    I've dove clear lake a number of times in a wetsuit. Water temps are a consistent 42 ish deg. I dove a onepiece 7mm with a 3mm farmer john underneath. Core temp stayed ok but head, toes and fingers were numb beyond beliefe despite 5-7mm on each. I think a 5mm is a little thin to be jumping in there. (unless you want a 10 min dive) my 2 cents
  9. Scuba-Stu

    Scuba-Stu Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Seattle, WA
    Agreed. Headed up there this weekend. Ill post the left overs on the Vis thread.
  10. Gdog

    Gdog Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Lacey, Washington
    Sund Rock is my favorite, despite the high priced parking, and the huge amount of dive traffic. Harpers' ferry is such a nice easy dive, not a muck dive, it is my second.

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