Divers Meet Steller Sea Lions at Hornby Island

Its been a fun and exciting 6 days with our March 2015 Hornby Island dive trip, where we spent two days of diving in Puget Sound before heading up to Hornby Island, British Columbia to dive in Canadian waters, and to see the Lions of Hornby Island. Our divers traveled from Florida, Hawaii, California and…

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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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Fall Scuba Diving at the Best Dive Sites in Seattle!

Seattle is starting to settle in to its familiar fall weather pattern of warm, sunny days and clear cool nights- a perfect time to try scuba diving in the Northwest and explore the best dive sites in Seattle and Puget Sound. Water temperatures remain relatively warm while visibility improves to some of the best of the…

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Scuba Diving Redondo Beach, WA

One of our Seattle Dive Tours divers, Norwegian Claes-Gøran Bye, posted this video from his recent guided scuba diving tour with us at Redondo Beach, WA. Looking at the footage, I found Giant Pacific octopus, Plumose anemone, Sunflower star, Copper rockfish, Giant barnacle, Northern kelp crab, and Spiny pinkstar. If you can identify anything else,…

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Busy Weekend of Scuba Diving!

  We had a busy weekend with scuba diving tours both Saturday and Sunday. Our Saturday tour featured two local divers plus a third diver from the United Kingdom. We also had our newest  Divemaster, David Sisson, assisting. On Sunday our tour had another 3 divers, two from Lindblad Expeditions who were on break before…

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Copper Rockfish

One of the most common fish species that we see on our dive tours is the Copper rockfish, Sebastes caurinus. Copper rockfish range from a dark brown to a lighter reddish brown with a copper to yellowish mottling on its sides. The lighter stripe usually runs down the rear half of the lateral line while…

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