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Back  |  USA: Pacific Northwest


USA: Pacific Northwest Dive Sites

The cold, emerald waters of the Pacific Northwest are a real treat for Scuba diving. This region of the website includes dive sites and galleries in the Puget Sound, Hood Canal, the San Juans, and the Oregon and Washington coasts. Divers in the Pacific Northwest are presented a large variety of life, ample dive locations, and dynamic diving opportunities such as walls, bull kelp forests, drift dives and dive parks.

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100 Foot Rock
Meadowdale, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Very Large Rock Boulder Pile / Shelves

Agate Beach County Park
San Juan Islands, Lopez Island, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate
Entry: Moderate Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle, Boulder Pile / Shelves, Eel Grass Beds

Agate Pass
Old Man House State Park, Bainbridge Island, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Advanced
Entry: Difficult Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Boulder Pile / Shelves

Alaska Reefer
Wallace Point, Indian Island, Port Townsend, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Snorkling, Beginner, Intermediate
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Wreck,

Alki , Cove 1
Seacrest Park, West Seattle, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Snorkling, Beginner, Intermediate
Entry: Easy Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Debris,

Alki , Cove 2
Seacrest Park, Seattle, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: Easy Shore Entry
Attractions: Small Wreck, Debris, Structures,

Alki , Cove 3
Seacrest Park, Seattle, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: Easy Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Debris, Structures, Junk Yard,

Alki Boat Launch
Hamilton Viewpoint Park, Seattle, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced, Technical
Entry: Moderate Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Small Wreck, Debris, Structures, Boulder Pile / Shelves

Alki Fishing Reef
West Seattle, wa
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Boulder reef Debris,

Alki Junkyard
Alki Beach, Seattle, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate
Entry: Easy Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Debris, Tire Reef, Junk Yard, Eel Grass Beds

Alki Pipeline
Seattle, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Snorkling, Beginner, Intermediate
Entry: Easy Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Pipeline, Eel Grass Beds

Allen Island
San Jauns, Allen Island, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall, Caves, Boulder Pile / Shelves, Kelp Forest

Anna Foss Tug
Calvos Passage, Vashon Island, WA
Type: Saltwater-OpenOcean
Difficulty: Beginner
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Wreck,

Bachelor Rock
Freshwater Bay County Park, Port Angeles, Washington
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Snorkling, Intermediate
Entry: Difficult Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle, Boulder Pile / Shelves, Kelp Forest

Bell Island
San Juan Islands, Near Orcas Island, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Boulder Pile / Shelves

Blake Island Reef
Blake Island, Blaker Island is near Port Orchard, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Debris,

Blakely Harbor Reefs
Port Blakely , Bainbridge Island, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall, Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle, Boulder Pile / Shelves, Eel Grass Beds

Boeing Creek Reef
Richmond Beach, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Debris,

Breakfast Rock
Friday Harbor, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle

Broken Point
Eastsound, Shaw Island, WA
Type: Saltwater-OpenOcean
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall, Boulder Pile / Shelves, Kelp Forest

Brown Island
Friday Harbor, WA
Type: Saltwater-OpenOcean
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall, Boulder Pile / Shelves

Brown Rock
San Juan Islands, Orcas Island, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: Difficult Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle, Boulder Pile / Shelves

Brunch Rock
Friday Harbor, WA
Type: Saltwater-OpenOcean
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle, Kelp Forest

China Wall
Bainbridge Island - Blakely Rock, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall, Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle

Clear Lake
Clear Lake State Park, Foster- Willamette National Forest, Oregon
Type: Lake
Difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate
Entry: Easy Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Volcanic lava formations Wall, Boulder Pile / Shelves

Coeur dAlene Lake Stevens Point
Coeur dAlene, ID
Type: Lake
Difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Wreck, Small Wreck, Ruins, Debris, Structures, Wall, Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle, Boulder Pile / Shelves

Coffin Rocks
Washington
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Snorkling, Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall, Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle

Colvos Rocks
Washington
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall, Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle

Cutts Island
Kopachuck State Park, Gig Harbor, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Snorkling, Beginner
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Boulder Pile / Shelves, Eel Grass Beds

Dalco Wall
Vashon Island, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Advanced, Technical
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall

Danger Rock
Friday Harbor - San Juan Island, WA
Type: Saltwater-OpenOcean
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle, Boulder Pile / Shelves, Kelp Forest

Dash Point
Dash Point State Park, Federal Way, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Snorkling, Beginner
Entry: Easy Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions:

Dash Point Pier
Federal Way, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate
Entry: Easy Shore Entry
Attractions: Structures, Eel Grass Beds

Day Island Wall
Tacoma, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Advanced
Entry: Easy Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall, Boulder Pile / Shelves

Dead Mans Wall
Marine Park, Tacoma, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Advanced, Technical
Entry: Moderate Shore Entry
Attractions: Wall, Eel Grass Beds

Deadman Bay
San Juan Island, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate
Entry: Moderate Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle, Boulder Pile / Shelves, Kelp Forest, Eel Grass Beds

Deception Island - West Side
Deception Pass State Park, North of Whidbey Island, Washington
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Snorkling, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall, Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle, Boulder Pile / Shelves

Deception Pass
Deception Pass State Park, Oak Harbor, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Advanced
Entry: Difficult Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Extreme current drift dive Wall, Boulder Pile / Shelves, Kelp Forest

Des Moines Wreck
Normandy Park Beach, Normandy Park, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Wreck,

Dickman Mill Park
Dickman Mill, Tacoma, Washington
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate
Entry: Easy Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Debris, Structures,

Dockton Cruiser
Quartermaster Harbor, Maury Island, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Beginner
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Small Wreck,

Dockton Tricabin
Quartermaster Harbor, Maury Island, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Beginner
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Small Wreck,

Doe Bay
San Juan Islands, Orcas Island, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Beginner
Entry: Easy Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Boulder Pile / Shelves

Doe Island
San Juan Islands, Orcas Island, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Boulder Pile / Shelves, Kelp Forest

Driftwood Bottle Field
Driftwood Island County Park, Whidbey Island, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Bottle Field Junk Yard,

Duwamish Head
Luna Park, Seattle, WA
Type: Saltwater-OpenOcean
Difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate
Entry: Moderate Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Sandy flats Eel Grass Beds

Eagle Cove
San Juan Island, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate
Entry: Moderate Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Boulder Pile / Shelves, Kelp Forest

Eagle Wall
Lilliwaup, Washington
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall, Boulder Pile / Shelves

Ediz Hook
Port Angeles, Washington
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Snorkling, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: Easy Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Lots of sunken "dead-heads" Structures,

Edmonds Underwater Park
Edmonds Marine Walkway , Edmonds, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate
Entry: Moderate Shore Entry
Attractions: Large Wreck, Small Wreck, Debris, Tire Reef, Eel Grass Beds

Eds Fault
Discovery Bay, Near Port Townsend, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall, Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle, Boulder Pile / Shelves

Elliott Bay Marina Breakwater
Seattle, Washington
Type: Saltwater-OpenOcean
Difficulty: Snorkling, Intermediate
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Structures,

Flagpole Point
Near Mikes Beach Resort, Lilliwaup, Washington
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: Moderate Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Cloud Sponges, Wolf Eels, Octopus Wall, Boulder Pile / Shelves

Flat Top Island
Eastsound /Roche Harbor, WA
Type: Saltwater-OpenOcean
Difficulty: Advanced, Technical
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall, Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle, Boulder Pile / Shelves, Kelp Forest

Fort Flagler Fishing Reef
Fort Flagler State Park, Port Townsend, Washington
Type: Saltwater-OpenOcean
Difficulty: Intermediate
Entry: Moderate Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Debris,

Fort Warden Science Center
Fort Warden State Park, Port Townsend, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Snorkling, Beginner, Intermediate
Entry: Easy Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wharf Pilings Structures, Eel Grass Beds

Four Mile Rock Barges
Seattle, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Advanced, Technical
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Wreck,

Fox Island Bridge
Fox Island, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Advanced
Entry: Moderate Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Structures,

Fox Island Ferry Landing
Fox Island, Washington
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Structures,

Fox Island, East Wall
Fox Island, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Advanced
Entry: Difficult Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall, Boulder Pile / Shelves, Eel Grass Beds

Fox Island, West Wall
Fox Island, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate
Entry: Easy Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall

Friday Harbor Seiner
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington
Type: Saltwater-OpenOcean
Difficulty: Intermediate
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Wreck,

Frost Island
San Juan Islands, Lopez Island, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Advanced
Entry: Difficult Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall

Gedney Island Barges
Gedney Island, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Advanced
Entry: Difficult Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Multiple Large Wooden Barges Large Wreck,

Gedney Island Fishing Reef
Gedney Island, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Debris,

Goby Garden
Hood Canal, Brinnon, Washington
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle, Boulder Pile / Shelves

Grace Foss
Gig Harbor, Gig Harbor, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Wreck,

Grain Terminal
Seattle, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Snorkling, Beginner, Intermediate
Entry: Difficult Shore Entry
Attractions: Debris, Structures,

Gull Rocks
San Juan Islands, WA
Type: Saltwater-OpenOcean
Difficulty: Advanced, Technical
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall, Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle

Harbor Rock
Near San Juan Island, Washington
Type: Saltwater-OpenOcean
Difficulty: Advanced, Technical
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle

Harney Channel
Orcas Island, WA
Type: Saltwater-OpenOcean
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall, Boulder Pile / Shelves

Harpers Ferry - Pier
Port Orchard, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate
Entry: Easy Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Wreck, Small Wreck, Debris, Structures,

Hood Canal Pinnacle
Brinnon, Washington
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle

Hudson Point
Port Townsend, Washington
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: Easy Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Wreck, Debris, Structures, Eel Grass Beds

Illahee Tire Reef
Illahee State Park , Bremerton, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate
Entry: Easy Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Debris, Tire Reef,

Itsami Reef
South Puget Sound, Olympia, Washington
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Debris, Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle

Jorsted Creek
Located on Hood Canal, Lilliwaup, WA
Type: Other
Difficulty: Advanced
Entry: Moderate Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Debris, Wall, Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle, Boulder Pile / Shelves

Kellett Bluff
Henry Island, WA
Type: Saltwater-OpenOcean
Difficulty: Advanced, Technical
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall, Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle

Keystone Jetty
Fort Casey State Park, Whidby Island, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Advanced
Entry: Moderate Shore Entry
Attractions: Structures,

Klas Rock
Port Ludlow, Washington
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall, Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle, Boulder Pile / Shelves

Kopachuck State Park
Kopachuck State Park, Gig Harbor, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Snorkling, Beginner, Intermediate
Entry: Difficult Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Wreck, Tire Reef, Eel Grass Beds

KVI Tower
Vashon Island, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: Moderate Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Debris, Boulder Pile / Shelves, Eel Grass Beds

Lake Crescent
Pull-out at observation point, Lake Crescent - Port Angeles, WA
Type: Lake
Difficulty: Snorkling, Advanced
Entry: Moderate Shore Entry
Attractions: Small Wreck, Wall, Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle

Lake Geneva
Lake Geneva Park, Federal Way, WA
Type: Lake
Difficulty: Snorkling, Beginner
Entry: Easy Shore Entry
Attractions: Small Wreck,

Lake Washington - Cedar River
Lake Washington, Mouth of the Cedar River, Renton, WA
Type: Lake
Difficulty: Snorkling, Beginner
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Debris, Kelp Forest

Langley Tire Reef
Whidbey Island, Langley, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate
Entry: Easy Shore Entry
Attractions: Bottle Field Tire Reef,

Larrys Lair
Friday Harbor, WA
Type: Saltwater-OpenOcean
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle, Boulder Pile / Shelves, Kelp Forest, Eel Grass Beds

Les Davis Park
Les Davis Park, Tacoma, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: Easy Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Debris,

Lime Kiln Point
Lime Kiln Point State Park, San Juan Island, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Advanced
Entry: Moderate Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall, Kelp Forest

Lincoln Park
Fauntleroy Bay, Seattle, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Snorkling, Beginner
Entry: Difficult Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Debris, Eel Grass Beds

Long Island
Long Island (near Lopez Island)
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall, Boulder Pile / Shelves, Kelp Forest

Long Island North
Lopez Island, Washington
Type: Saltwater-OpenOcean
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall, Boulder Pile / Shelves

Mats Mats Quarry
Port Ludlow, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Structures, Boulder Pile / Shelves

Maury Island Barges
Maury Island, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Wreck, Debris,

Mikes Beach Resort
Hood Canal, Lilliwaup, Washington
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: Easy Shore Entry
Attractions: Small Wreck, Tire Reef, Junk Yard, Eel Grass Beds

Mile Marker 8
North of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge along the East Shore, Tacoma, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall, Boulder Pile / Shelves, Kelp Forest

Misery Point Reef
Seabeck Area, Seabeck, Washington
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Debris,

Mukilteo State Park
Mukilteo State Park, Mukilteo, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: Easy Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Boulder Pile / Shelves, Eel Grass Beds

Mukilteo T Dock
Mukilteo T Dock, Mukilteo, WA
Type: Saltwater-OpenOcean
Difficulty: Snorkling, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: Easy Shore Entry
Attractions: 2 Piers and a large Geo-Dome Debris, Structures,

Mummy Rocks
San Jaun Islands, Lopez Island, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle, Boulder Pile / Shelves, Kelp Forest

Newport Fingers
South Beach State Park, Newport , Oregon
Type: Saltwater-OpenOcean
Difficulty: Intermediate
Entry: Difficult Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: 5 Rock fingers sticking out into Jetty Structures, Boulder Pile / Shelves

Norranders Reef
Rockaway Beach Park, Bainbridge Island, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: Easy Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle, Boulder Pile / Shelves

North Beach Reef
Port Townsend, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Snorkling, Beginner, Intermediate
Entry: Moderate Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Kelp Forest

North Jetty
Florence, OR
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate
Entry: Easy Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions:

North santiam
Packsaddle park , Gates, Oregon
Type: River
Difficulty: Intermediate
Entry: Easy Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: You must float thru class 3+ whitewater with your scuba gear Wall, Caves, Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle, Boulder Pile / Shelves

Observatory Point Reef
Freshwater Bay, Port Angeles, Washington
Type: Saltwater-OpenOcean
Difficulty: Snorkling, Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle, Boulder Pile / Shelves, Kelp Forest

Octopus Hole
Hoodsport, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: Moderate Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall

Odlin County Park
San Juan Islands, Lopez Island, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Beginner
Entry: Moderate Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Boulder Pile / Shelves

ONeil Island East
Near San Juan Island, Washington
Type: Saltwater-OpenOcean
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall

ONeil Island North
Near San Juan Island, Washington
Type: Saltwater-OpenOcean
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall

Orchard Rocks
Near Fort Ward, Bainbridge Island, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Snorkling, Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Marine Sanctuary Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle, Boulder Pile / Shelves

Owen Beach
Point Defiance Park , Tacoma, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Advanced, Technical
Entry: Easy Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Small Wreck,

Pinacle Rock
Clallam Bay-Neah Bay, Washington
Type: Saltwater-OpenOcean
Difficulty: Snorkling, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: Easy Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle, Boulder Pile / Shelves, Kelp Forest, Eel Grass Beds

Point Defiance North Wall
Point Defiance, Tacoma, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall

Point Defiance West Wall
Point Defiance, Tacoma, WA
Type: Saltwater-OpenOcean
Difficulty: Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall

Point Fosdick
Gig Harbor, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Beginner
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Debris, Boulder Pile / Shelves

Point George
Shaw Island, WA
Type: Saltwater-OpenOcean
Difficulty: Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall, Boulder Pile / Shelves

Point Richmond Minesweeper
Point Richmond, Gig Harbor, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Remains of a 160 wooden hulled ship Large Wreck,

Point Whitney
Brinnon, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Snorkling, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: Easy Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Debris, Structures, Pipeline, Eel Grass Beds

Point Wilson Reef
Fort Warden State Park, Port Townsend, Washington
Type: Saltwater-OpenOcean
Difficulty: Intermediate
Entry: Easy Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Kelp Forest

Possesion Point Ferry
Whidbey Island, Washington
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Wreck, Debris,

Possession Point Fingers
Clinton, Washington
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Advanced, Technical
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Boulder Pile / Shelves

Potlatch State Park
Hood Canal, Shelton, Washington
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate
Entry: Easy Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Steeply sloping bottom

Pulali Point - East Wall
Brinnon, Washington
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced, Technical
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall, Boulder Pile / Shelves

Pulali Point - South Tip
Brinnon, Washington
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall, Boulder Pile / Shelves

Pulali Point - West Reef
Brinnon, Washington
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall, Boulder Pile / Shelves

Quartermaster Wreck
Quartermaster Harbor, Vashon Island, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Wreck,

Quatsap Point
Hood Canal, Quatsap Point, Washington
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Beginner
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall, Boulder Pile / Shelves

Redondo
Des Moines, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate
Entry: Easy Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Small Wreck, Debris, Structures, Tire Reef, Junk Yard,

Reef Point
Friday Harbor, WA
Type: Saltwater-OpenOcean
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle

Reid Rock
Friday Harbor, WA
Type: Saltwater-OpenOcean
Difficulty: Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle, Kelp Forest

Research Wall
Friday harbor, WA
Type: Saltwater-OpenOcean
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall, Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle

Reuben Tarte Park
San Juan Island, WA
Type: Saltwater-OpenOcean
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: Moderate Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall, Boulder Pile / Shelves, Kelp Forest

Rosario Beach - Northwest Island
Rosario Park Picnic Area , Anacortes, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Advanced
Entry: Difficult Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall, Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle, Kelp Forest

Rosario Beach - Urchin Rocks
Rosario Park Picnic Area , Anacortes, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Snorkling, Advanced
Entry: Moderate Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle, Boulder Pile / Shelves, Kelp Forest

Rosario Wall
San Juan Islands, Orcas Island, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall, Boulder Pile / Shelves

Rosies Ravine
Hood Canal, Brinnon, Washington
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Advanced, Technical
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wolf Eels and Giant Pacific Octopus Wall, Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle, Boulder Pile / Shelves

S.S. Burton
Gig Harbor, Gig Harbor, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Wreck,

Salmon Beach
Near Point Defiance, Tacoma, Washington
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Junk Yard,

Salmon Falls
Salmon Falls, Gates, Oregon
Type: River
Difficulty: Snorkling, Beginner
Entry: Difficult Shore Entry
Attractions: Water Fall Wall, Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle

Salsbury Point County Park
Salsbury Point County Park, Kitsap County, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Advanced
Entry: Easy Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Structures,

Salt Creek
Salt Creek County Park, Port Angeles, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Snorkling, Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: Difficult Shore Entry
Attractions: Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle, Boulder Pile / Shelves, Kelp Forest

Salters Point
Gordon Point Park, Steilacoom, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: Moderate Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Small Wreck,

Saltwater State Park
Des Moines, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate
Entry: Moderate Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Debris, Tire Reef, Eel Grass Beds

San Juan County Park
San Juan Island, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: Easy Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall, Boulder Pile / Shelves, Kelp Forest

Sares Head
Fidalgo Island, Deception Pass, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall, Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle, Boulder Pile / Shelves, Kelp Forest

Scenic Beach State park
Hood Canal, Seabeck, Washington
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Beginner
Entry: Easy Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Gentle sandy slope Eel Grass Beds

Seal Rock
Near Seal Rock State Park, Brinnon, Washington
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Beginner
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle

Sekiu Jetty
Olsons Marina, Sekiu, Washington
Type: Saltwater-OpenOcean
Difficulty: Snorkling, Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: Easy Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle, Boulder Pile / Shelves, Kelp Forest, Eel Grass Beds

Sentinal Island West
Near San Juan Island, Washington
Type: Saltwater-OpenOcean
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle, Boulder Pile / Shelves

Sentinal Rock
Near San Juan Island, Washington
Type: Saltwater-OpenOcean
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced, Technical
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle, Kelp Forest

Shilshoal Breakwater
Shilshoal Bay Marina, Seattle, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Beginner
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Breakwater in front of the Shilshoal Bay Marina Structures,

Shilshole Bay Horizontal Barge
Near Discovery Park, Seattle, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Wreck,

Shilshole Bay Vertical Barge
North of Discovery Park, Seattle, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Wreck,

Skyline Wall
Anacortes, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Advanced
Entry: Easy Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall, Boulder Pile / Shelves, Kelp Forest

South Beach
San Juan Island, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Snorkling, Beginner
Entry: Moderate Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Long Sandy Beach

Steamboat Island Wall
Near Olympia, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall, Boulder Pile / Shelves

Sund Rock
Hoodsport, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: Easy Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Wreck, Wall, Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle, Boulder Pile / Shelves

Sunnyside Beach
Sunnyside Beach Park, Steilacoom, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate
Entry: Easy Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Small Wreck, Pipeline,

Sunrise Beach
Sunrise Beach Park, Gig Harbor, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Advanced
Entry: Difficult Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall, Boulder Pile / Shelves

Sunrise Motel & Dive Resort
Hoodsport , WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Technical
Entry: Shore Entry
Attractions: Small Wreck, Tire Reef, Pipeline, Junk Yard,

Tacoma Narrows Bridge - Caissons
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Pylons, Tacoma, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Advanced, Technical
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Caissons (Pylons) holding up the Tacoma Narrows Bridge Structures,

Tacoma Narrows Bridge - Mooring Blocks
Tacoma, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Debris, Boulder Pile / Shelves

The Boss
Blakely Harbor, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Wreck, Small Wreck,

The Comet
Port Townsend Bay, Hadlock , WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Snorkling, Beginner, Intermediate
Entry: Moderate Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Wreck,

The Dauntless
North of Golden Garden Park , Seattle, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Advanced stages of decay, Historical wreck Large Wreck,

The Murph
Quartermaster Harbor, Vashon Island, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Snorkling, Beginner
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Wreck,

The Orca
Port Townsend Bay, Port Hadlock, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Wreck,

The Ranger
Boat Haven Marina, Port Townsend, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate
Entry: Moderate Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Wreck, Debris,

The Sisters
Next to the Hood Canal Bridge, Port Ludlow, Washington
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: 1,000's square yards of reef Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle

The Smelter
The Old Smelter/Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA
Type: Saltwater-OpenOcean
Difficulty: Intermediate
Entry: Moderate Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Structures, Boulder Pile / Shelves

The War Hawk
Discovery Bay, Near Port Townsend, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: 1855 Wooden Sailing Vessel Large Wreck,

Three Tree North Point
Three Tree Point, Burien, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: Easy Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Small Wreck, Debris, Tire Reef, Junk Yard, Eel Grass Beds

Three Tree South Point
Burien, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Snorkling, Beginner, Intermediate
Entry: Easy Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Debris, Eel Grass Beds

Titlow
Titlow Beach, Tacoma, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Advanced
Entry: Easy Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Debris, Structures, Boulder Pile / Shelves

Toliva Shoal
Mid Channel between Fox Island and Steilacoom, Steilacoom / Chambers Bay, Washington
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Debris, Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle, Boulder Pile / Shelves

Tolmie
Tolmie State Park, Lacey, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Snorkling, Beginner, Intermediate
Entry: Moderate Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Wreck, Debris, Tire Reef,

Triton Cove
Triton Head, Lilliwaup, Washington
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle, Boulder Pile / Shelves

Turn Island
San Juan Islands, Near San Juan Island, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Boulder Pile / Shelves, Kelp Forest

Turn Point
San Juan Islands, Stuart Island, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall, Caves

Turn Rock Light
Turn Island, WA
Type: Saltwater-OpenOcean
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle, Boulder Pile / Shelves, Kelp Forest

Twanoh State Park
Hood Canal, Union, Washington
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Beginner
Entry: Easy Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Warm water, gently sloping bottom Eel Grass Beds

Washington Park
Anacortes, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Advanced
Entry: Moderate Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall, Boulder Pile / Shelves, Kelp Forest

Watermans Wall
Port Orchard, WA
Type: Saltwater-OpenOcean
Difficulty: Advanced, Technical
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall, Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle, Boulder Pile / Shelves

Wreck at Taylor Bay
Key Penninsula
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Wreck,

Wreck of The Omar
Seattle, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Large Wreck, Boulder Pile / Shelves

Yellow Island - West Side
Eastsound - San Juan Island, WA
Type: Saltwater-OpenOcean
Difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry, Boat Access
Attractions: Wall, Large Rock Formation / Pinnacle, Kelp Forest

Zs Reef
Fox Island, WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced
Entry: No Shore Entry
Attractions: Wolf Eels and Giant Pacific Octopus Wall, Boulder Pile / Shelves

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