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

Glendale

Recommended type of dive: Shore

How to dive this site: The sandy slope quickly drops from a 15' shelf with many rock crab and starfish to depths well past 130'. Be careful not to exceed your maximum depth limit here. The bottom contour at depth is unique in that it is rolling and wavy as though many underwater landslides once occurred. There is no real abundance of life at the deeper depths. The current is also interesting in its own right. It seems to move in different directions at different depths. At 80', it may seem to run south and it 30' it may seem to run north. NOAA has said this area is unpredictable as far as current and may be within the covergence zone where the water movement meets itself on the outside of the island. It is best to dive here on a high tide since you will not have to walk as far to and from the water. A thermocline is commonly present here. Visibility may seem horrible above 20', but will soon clear up and become fantasic below.

Directions to the site: From Oak Harbor - Follow SR20 South and continue on highway 525 into Clinton. Once in town, turn right on Humphrey Road. Follow Humphrey Road down to the water. At the bottom of the hill, where the road flattens, is a public beach access. Park here. Please do not attempt to park anywhere else.

From the Clinton Ferry - Once off the ferry on the Whidbey side, start up the hill and take a left onto Humphrey Road. Follow Humphrey Road down to the water. At the bottom of the hill, where the road flattens, is a public beach access. Park here. Please do not attempt to park anywhere else.