From kelp forests teeming with life to shipwrecks, unique undersea geologic structures to historic relics, and Giant Pacific Octopi to colorful rock fish, the Olympic Peninsula offers the finest in Pacific Northwest boat and shore diving and a new experience with every season.

Surrounded by the majestic Olympic Mountains and old-growth forests, the region is long known as an outdoor enthusiasts’ paradise. Augment your dive trip with hiking, cycling, kayaking or golf. Stay in a historic lodge or cozy B&B, and enjoy wine tasting and fresh Olympic Coast Cuisine. It’s the perfect getaway for divers and non-divers, so bring the family!

Dive the Top 5
The following dive sites are recommended by local divers based upon ease of access, overall dive experience, and appeal to both beginning and experienced divers. Click on the DIVER ICONS below to learn about these sites and other regional dives, as well as non-diving activities, lodging and dining options.

The Pinnacle, Hood Canal Dive Planning and Safety

Site locations are as accurate as possible. Be aware of the weather forecast and tidal current predictions for the sites you plan to dive. Weather can change quickly in the Pacific Northwest and tidal currents flowing against the wind can create challenging surface conditions. Understanding tidal currents and checking weather forecasts will help ensure a safe and enjoyable adventure.

Pulali Point West Reef, Hood Canal
Point Hudson, Quimper Peninsula
Olson’s Jetty, The Straits
Salt Creek, The Straits


Scuba diving is an inherently dangerous sport. The dives listed on this site range from beginner to technical,
and no dive should ever be attempted without proper training and equipment.