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

Onamac Point

Recommended type of dive: Boat and Kayak

How to dive this site: The reef runs in roughly 50 - 70' of water on the sandy bottom, also consisting of slabs of broken concrete and pipe that was sunk here by the Department of Fisheries as an artificial reef. There is seldom a strong current here but it is recommended that you dive here at slack if anchoring. The reef may or may not be marked by a buoy (it keeps getting cut off) and lines just to the North of the navigation marker on Onomac Point. You will need a depth sounder or sonar to find it.

Directions to the site: GPS Coordinates: N48 11, 17 W 122 32, 25. Launch your vessel from either Oak Harbor or Coupeville and Langley on a high tide. The reef lies halfway up Camano Island's west side in a small bay just north of the navigation marker at Onomac Point. You will need a minimum of a depth finder to locate the reef since there is no buoy marking it. The reef lies in roughly 50 - 70' of water.

The public launches at Coupeville on Whidbey Island and on Camano (just north of Onomac) are great places to launch dive kayaks from. You may either anchor your kayak above the reef or land your kayak on the beach and shore dive from there.