Whidbey Island Dive Center - Oak Harbor, WA
Whidbey Island Dive Center - Oak Harbor, WA

Dive Whidbey Island

Deception Pass

Pass Island

Strawberry Island

Polnell Point

Ebey's Landing

Keystone Underwater Park

Admiralty Beach

Tire Reef

Langley Tire Reef


Gedney Island

Possession Point

Possession Point Ferry Wreck

Dive Fidalgo Island

Washington Park

Fidalgo Head


Biz Point

Sares Head

Northwest Island

Rosario Beach

Coffin Rocks

Deception Island

Octopus Rocks

Dive Camano Island

Onamac Point

Dive the Mainland

Mukilteo State Park

100' Rock

Edmonds Underwater Park

Buddy Board

Deception Island

Recommended type of dive: Boat and Kayak

How to dive this site: The best diving is on the west side of Deception Island. The south side is relatively shallow. A small cove in the northwest corner of the island is protected from most current. The cove has a flat rocky bottom at 25 - 35' with several large submerged rocks. Heading north, the bottom slopes rapidly past recreational limits. Octopus and wolf eels are common; with pectin and rock scallops growing to large proportions.

Directions to the site: GPS Coordinates: N48 24.445 W. 122 40.375. HAZARDS: High boat traffic between Deception Island and Lighthouse Point. Kayakers beware! Strong currents are present between Deception Island and Bowman Bay. Plan your journey with the flow of the current in mind.

As a boat dive - Launch from either Cornet Bay Marina on the northeast side of Whidbey Island or Bowman Bay. Head west to Deception Island just outside the west entrance to Deception Pass.

As a kayak dive - Launch from Bowman Bay on the southwest side of Fidalgo Island. Head west to Deception Island.