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The Orca  |  USA: Pacific Northwest

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Tugboat Shipwreck
Port Townsend Bay
Port Hadlock, WA

Type: Saltwater

Ratings (1-5):
Reviews: 2
Enjoyment: 3
Visibility: 2
Current: 4
Aquatic Life: 5

Photo Gallery:

Buffalo Sculpin
Great Sculpin
Great Sculpin
Golden Dirona
Frosted (Alabaster) Nudibranch
Opalescent Nudibranch
Red Dendronotids
Red Dendronotid Gills
The Orca
Deck of The Orca
Orca Rudder


Large Wreck,


The Orca is a 45 tugboat that sank in 1999 that is sitting upright with the bow pointing North, just about 360 yards from the Port Hadlock boat ramp in 65ft of water. It is mostly in tack though the wheelhouse has collapsed. It makes for a pleasant artificial reef on an in tacked for divers to explore.

Special Restrictions:

Beware of boat traffic from the nearby marinas and boat ramps.

How to get there:

It is located in the southern end of Port Townsend Bay about 400yrds from shore. Head east from the Port Hadlock boat ramp for about 400yrds until you reach 65 of water.

Thanks to NWD for submitting this site!
  Comments Leave Review  
ChevaYEA1/16/2009Rating: 3
Nice tug, still mostly in tact and upright on the bottom. The murky water got creepy heading down the anchor line to the wreck! Not much on the bottom around the wreck to see and it is silty so be careful not to stir it up.

Slobert1/16/2009Rating: 3
The ivs was 10 feet or so, and it was overcast so this was a dark and murky dive. I want to try it with some sunshine and sealife.


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