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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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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Plumose Anemone

While scuba diving at many dive sites in the Pacific Northwest, divers will notice groups of creatures with long tapering bodies and short frilled tentacles on the top. Many times, divers new to Puget Sound mistake them for some kind of plant, but they are actually an animal referred to as a plumose anemone, Metridium…

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Diving Porteau Cove British Columbia Provincial Park

Here is a little bit about the Porteau Cove British Columbia dives from last week while I was up in British Columbia: Dive One we just sort of went down the stairs and swam underwater to the artificial reef and poked around the tires and concrete stuff. Lots of shrimp, Dungeness crab, Decorator crab, and a…

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Diving at Keystone Jetty

On May 22nd I went up to a beautiful dive site north of Seattle on Whidbey Island, called Keystone Jetty. Also along was my friend and PADI Assistant Scuba Diving Instructor, Ken Bell. Lots to see at this protected marine preserve, including Copper and Black Rockfish, Lingcod, Kelp Greenling, Painted Greenling, Kelp Crabs, and lots…

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