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Puget Sound - North Dive Sites


The North Puget Sound region is located in Washington and covers the waters north of Seattle to include Whidbey Island, Everett, Anacortes and the surrounding islands, and all the way through Bellingham to the Canadian border, including Port Townsend on the west side of the Sound.

The Northern Puget Sound offers diverse diving opportunities from shore and easily accessible boat dives with a wide variety of diving experiences including steep sheer walls, rapid passages, natural pinnacles, ship wrecks, and diver friendly underwater parks. Among the sealife, North Puget Sound divers regularly see Lingcod, Rockfish, Perch, Ratfish, many types of sculpin and gunnels, a vast array of nudibranchs, and with a little luck, a Giant Pacific Octopus, Wolf Eels and the elusive 6-Gill Shark.

The Northern Puget Sound is relatively protected from surf and storms, thus surface conditions only occasionally affect diving. Visibility and currents are the primary challenges when diving in the Puget Sound. The water visibility typically ranges from 15 to 30, tending to be better in the winter months and worse in the spring, after heavy rainfall or large tidal exchanges. Tidal exchanges can cause extreme currents in some areas of the Sound so get familiar with the tide and current charts, dive safely and enjoy all the Puget Sound has to offer.

Refine your results to one of these sub regions:

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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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

The Comet
Port Townsend Bay, Hadlock , WA
Type: Saltwater
Difficulty: Snorkling, Beginner, Intermediate
Entry: Moderate 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 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,

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

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Total Dive Sites: 34


 

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Coffin Rocks
Deception Island - West Side
Driftwood Bottle Field
Deception Pass
North Beach Reef

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Langley Tire Reef
Deception Pass
The War Hawk
Ed's Fault
Rosario Beach - Urchin Rocks
Hudson Point
Rosario Beach - Northwest Island
Keystone Jetty
The Ranger
Deception Island - West Side

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