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

Glendale

Gedney Island

Possession Point

Possession Point Ferry Wreck


Dive Fidalgo Island

Washington Park

Fidalgo Head

Skyline

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

Ebey's Landing

Recommended type of dive: Shore and kayak

How to dive this site: As a shore dive - Standing on the beach looking west, the bay in front of you is shallow for a hundred yards from shore, where it reaches a depth of 25'. This bay is an excellent site for shallow water checkout dives when not windy. The best reason to dive here is to spearfish off the point to the south. A huge kelp bed here is home to many large kelp greenling, lingcod, and an occasional rockfish. The hike down the beach and back is not for the weak at heart, but is well worth the bounty of fish you may find. It is best to dive here either on slack or during an ebb current when the water flows north along shore towards the parking area. If you become fatigued and are attempting a return surface swim, the current will bring you north towards the parking area.

As a kayak dive - This site makes for an excellent kayak dive. Launch your vessel from the parking area and paddle south on the outside of the kelp forest. You may anchor here in 25 - 30' of water and explore the kelp or land your kayak on the beach.

Directions to the site: From Oak Harbor - Follow SR20 South towards Coupeville. Just before the town turn right onto Broadview Road and take it straight, taking another right on Ebey Road. Continue on until reaching the water. Parking is available in the State Park and on the side of the road.

From Clinton - Follow Highway 525 North and continue on SR20 to Coupeville. Just north of the town, turn left on Broadview Road and continue on Ebey Road until reaching the water. Parking is available in the State Park or on the side of the road.