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

Octopus Rocks

Recommended type of dive: Boat and Kayak

How to dive this site: Octopus Rocks is a great second dive after diving at least one of the other nearby kayak dives like Northwest Island or Coffin Rocks. You must be mindful of the current there as a flood current going into Deception Pass can suck you into it. The site is just below the rocks on the southwest point of the entrance to Bowman Bay. A small cove is just to the south of land. You can land your kayak here and dive from the shore. Swim along the bottom of the rocks to a depth of 40'.

Directions to the site: Launch your kayak from Bowman Bay boat launch on Fidalgo Island and paddle out to the southwest point in the entrance to the bay. A painted "anchor" marks the spot.