Steps to a Successful Dive

As a PADI scuba diving professional and a dive leader with Seattle Dive Tours, I’ve pretty much seen and heard it all from divers getting ready to enter the water. Both shore and boat diving in the Pacific Northwest are hard work, requiring lots of gear and effort just to get in the water to…

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6 Reasons To Try A Night Dive

Have you thought about a night dive but just weren’t sure? Here are some great reasons to get you in the water at night! 1- Natural curiosity During a night dive, everything takes on a new look. Your focus changes as you move about the dive site, observing life around your dive light and seeing…

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8 Tricks for a Perfect Descent when Scuba Diving

You’ve executed a perfect giant stride off the boat, or maybe swam out from shore, and now it’s time to descend and start your dive. You hold your inflator hose up, press the exhaust button, but nothing seems to happen and you are still on the surface. You look around and everyone else seems to…

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Summer Scuba Diving Season Heats Up

As July closes out this week, our Seattle Dive Tours summer season is in full swing. Visibility has been averaging 30′ or more on most dives and wildlife sightings are plentiful. In addition to our Giant pacific octopus, we are also seeing a related, smaller species, Red octopus (Octopus rubescens).  Not sure how to tell them apart?…

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New Scuba Rental Gear Is Here

Over the past few weeks we have made some new additions to our scuba rental gear selection for dive tours. First up we have purchased more our our 7mm Neo Sport 2 piece wet suits and accessories. The last suit in our order, a men’s extra small, just arrived today. We offer women’s even sizes…

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Divers Brave Sub-Freezing Weather to see Giant Pacific Octopus

December has been busy with divers coming in from the West Coast, the Great Lakes, and the East Coast to experience scuba diving in Puget Sound. Some were on business trips while others had made a special trip out to Seattle just for diving. While most of our divers chose our popular day dive tour, we also…

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