Pacific Northwest - Hood Canal!
Tentative - August 12 - 16, 2022
(Travel Dates Aug 11th - Aug 17th)
SHARED ROOM - $3600/per person
PRIVATE ROOM - $3900/per person
It's time to enjoy the peaceful, majestic coastline of the Pacific Northwest, and enjoy the unique diving available in Hood Canal.
Stay in a charming waterfront resort where you will enjoy private, home-cooked meals made for you, and your dive boat will pick you up at the dock right on property.
Hood Canal features unique wildlife including the Giant Pacific Octopus, Wolf Eels, Nudibranchs, and an exceptional array of anemones and sponges, as well as varieties like Red Brotula, Salmon, Cod, as well as Seals.
Included is transportation from and to the Seattle Tacoma Airport, accommodations, meals, wine, beer, soda, coffee, and juices, two guided tank dives each day, plus one day of special shore diving, and one five-hour Kayaking with Orcas tour which includes a picnic lunch and opportunities to see the amazing coastline vistas from above the waterline!
Don't miss this outstanding opportunity to see one of the most beautiful areas in the United States!
Dry suit or 7 mm wetsuit is recommended. Not Drysuit certified? We will be offering a discounted Drysuit Certification for everyone who registers for this trip, and drysuit rental will be available.
DIVE SITES IN HOOD CANAL
Arrowhead (3). Also called Fulton Reef Wall, this site is loaded with Octopus and Wolf Eeels.
Black Point, (4). This hidden jewel lies just outside of the Pleasant Harbor Marina. Great muck diving with interesting structure and lots of nudibranchs and other macro subject.
Boyd's Boulders (3). A pair of HUGE boulders that are covered with life provide fascinating swim-throughs which lead down to a large bottle field that warrants further exploration.
Elephant Wall (4). A steep vertical wall just South of Flagpole Point. About 80' at the base and loaded with Octopus and Wolf Eels.
Flagpole Point (17). A long surface swim, but worth the effort, or an easy, awesome boat dive. This site boasts lots of Cloud Sponges, wolf eels, sixgills, red brotula and large resident octopus that are almost always sitting out in the open. A favorite dive site in Hood Canal.
Fulton Reef (3). A great rocky reef structure with a nice vertical wall section. Loaded with Octopus, wolf eels and nudibranchs.
Jorsted Creek (5). Near Lilliwaup, on Hood Canal. Several small walls from 60 - 100' plus a shallow reef in 20 - 40'. This site can get a bit of current during high tidal exchanges. This site is much easier to do by boat. GPS coordinates are 47° 31' 57" North 123° 02' 37" West.
Octopus Hole,(6) Hoodsport. This is an easy Wall dive, full of nooks and crannies, great for beginners. We've seen a playful seal that hangs out here. Lots of brightly colored anemones, sponges, etc. Plus Wolf Eels (at the top of the wall and Octopi (at the base of the wall)!
Pinnacle, the Seamount in Hood Canal. (12) One of my favorite dives in Hood Canal. Swim around the site, pick your depth and explore all the small caves and fissures, which are teaming with life.
Pulali Point (8). There are three different dive sites at Pulali. Nice Rock Structure with many nooks and crannies to explore. Lots of Octopus and sunning harbor seals.
Rosie's Ravine and Goby Garden (10). Broken rock shelf loaded with invertebrates, next to a deep ravine. Great macro photography.
Sponge Hill (3). Awesome dive site just outside of Triton Cove. Hundreds of cloud sponges everywhere you look.