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

Langley Tire Reef

Recommended type of dive: Shore

How to dive this site: The best way to begin your dive is to start on shore to the left of the public boat ramp. After gearing up, enter the water and follow a northeast heading, making sure to stay out of the way of the marina's boat traffic. Once outside the marina's break water, descend underwater and follow the wall until you reach the several thousands of tires piled up with tons of chains and logs that once made up the old floating breakwater before it sank. The maximum depth on the reef is 35 - 45' depending on the tide. The far northeast corner of the reef is its deepest point. An excellent deep dive with the potential of finding old bottles can be had by heading north from shore where the bottom drops off well beyond 130'. Many old bottles litter the sandy bottom starting at around 80'. On your ascent head south into shallow water where the tire reef is and spend your remaining time exploring it. It is recommended that you dive here on a high tide since the thermocline commonly present there yields excellent visibility below 30'. There is seldom any current at this site. HAZARDS: Fishing lines from marina pier and small boat traffic.

Directions to the site: GPS Coordinates: N. 48 02.344 W 122 24.198.

From the North - Follow SR20 South until reaching Highway 525. Continue south until reaching Maxwelton Road. Turn left onto Maxwelton and follow it until reaching Langley Road. Turn left onto Langley Road until reaching the town of Langley. Once in town, follow Wharf Street down to the marina. Park next to the public boat ramp.

From Clinton - Follow Highway 525 North until you approach Langley Road. Turn right and follow Langley, which turns into Camano Avenue until reaching Cascade Avenue, turn right on Cascade and another right down Wharf Street to the water. Park next to the public boat ramp.