Curley's Resort & Dive Center  in Sekiu, offers a complete supply of diving equipment. If your planning on diving the west end come and stay with us. We can accommodate large dive groups and dive shop clubs, The water visibility averages 20-45 foot, and out at Neah bay up to 80 foot max. Our location has several beach dive sites.

Diving Charter Service for Neah Bay, call for Details.

This pacific northwest area offers the most colorful  pacific coast nudibranch marine life,  it's unbelievable. If you don't own a underwater camera this area will make you want to buy one, because your friends won't believe you, when you tell them about your dive. So bring a camera to photograph.

Come and Scuba Dive Sekiu, Washington's Olympic Peninsula. Explore the miles of Olympic Peninsula's  beautiful Ocean Coastline. The best time to come is during the winter and early spring. You'll see large fish, scallops, Dungeness crab, octopus, sea urchins, and moon snails.

We sell and have a complete inventory of diving equipment and accessories in our shop.

Curley's Resort is also a distributor for Cobra Kayaks , call us for prices and to request a color brochure.

Or bring your  Boat / Kayak and Scuba Dive Sekiu, we have two local launch ramps, with moorage . or you might want to drive further west to dive Neah Bay , and get a closer look at several Ocean Coast Sea stacks along SR112 that are along the Strait of Juan de Fuca. 

Local Sekiu-Neah Bay Dive Sites.

Get the Best Tide predictions for Sekiu, and Neah Bay  

Our  compressor  can fill high-pressure tanks, (3500 maximum) our air fills  are $ 6.00 each, all tanks must be up to specification, annual visual's are $ 4.00 each, our dive shop hours are 7 days a week, our office hours are 7:00 am to 9:00 pm.

Dive were The Seattle Aquarium caught "The Dark Avenger" 

Visit the links below and discover 137 Shipwrecks , or visit National Marine Sanctuary, and other cool stuff .....

                                    

Back at Curley's Resort Motel / Cabin take time to fresh water rinse clean your diving gear, and enjoy a hot shower,  relax to cook your meal on our river rock propane gas barbeque, and enjoy your fresh fish seafood dinner on our patio area. 

Our rooms have kitchenettes, Direct TV, microwaves, coffee makers, toasters, pots & pans, dishes, and utensils.

After dinner enjoy a ice cream we have 8 different flavors to choose, or try our fresh espresso.

   

Come Visit Neah Bay 
(Some of the best diving in the Pacific Northwest)

Visit the Wild West Coast 
(Diving Sekiu to Tatoosh Island)

By Rick Stratton-Northwest Dive News Editor

Neah Bay, located at the most northwest corner of the United States, the north Olympic Peninsula, contains some the countries finest diving.  The cold, clear and nutrient rich waters feed an incredible variety of humongous marine life and create an underwater  playground for fish, whales and divers.  The reason that the diving is so good, is probably the reason that divers don't often visit, it is way out on the North Olympic Peninsula. Most divers don't know its there, how good it is or what to expect.  We can change that!

The exceptionally cold and clear waters of the Neah Bay area are due to the cold-water upwelling from the San de Fuca canyon. This creates extremely clear waters, especially during the summer months. A few miles to the south, at Cape Flattery, an old Air Force Base, now converted to tribal offices, the water warms as much as 10 degrees and is noticeably greener with visibility killing algae.  Combine great visibility with huge life and you have a recipe for great diving.

Visitors to Neah Bay  usually arrive from the east via Hwy 112, through the town of Clallam Bay which leads to Sekiu.  Sekiu is an excellent jumping off point for your diving journey here.  Sekiu is a small resort community once dedicated to the Salmon fishing market, now it caters to divers too. Sekiu has hotels, motels, cabins, camping and a small harbor with boat launching and moorage.  The boat launch is one of only three in the area.

Sekiu is home to Curley's Resort and Dive Center. Curley's has recently been purchased by new owners and will be offering the same great accommodations and hospitality that divers are accustomed to.  They have a small dive shop with many last minute items and an air fill station.

The diving in the Sekiu area is excellent. East of town, across the bay, is the Slip Point Reef.  This massive reef is marked with a green channel buoy and offers a plethora  of life. Divers can see fish, invertebrate, anemones, wolf eels and octopus on this dive. This spot is extremely current sensitive. Dive this reef only on a slack tide with a live boat, if possible. (local predictions can be obtained at Curley's.)

Sekiu Jetty is in "town", near the Olson's Resort. The jetty is 30 to 40 ft deep at the base and makes a good shore dive. See a variety of fish in the kelp bed near the rocks.

Just north of Sekiu is the Hoko Reef or Kadaka Point.  This is a really nice reef that is located at the mouth of the Hoko River. The reef has a massive structure with rising canyons and valleys leading from 30 ft down below 100 ft.  This area is in the rock fish protected zone. This means that only 1 rock fish can be caught and retained, per person per day. This spot is also very exposed and current sensitive.  

In front of the Snow Creek Resort is the wreck of the Andalusia.  The wreck has broken down with no vertical structure remaining but the fish are using it as an artificial reef .  The wreck is in 40 to 50 ft of water and has a lot of life on it.

Just west of the resort are a couple  of huge rocks called Seal and Sail Rocks.  They are part of a huge boulder field that stretches out 1/2 mile to the west. This area has a variety of life in a partially protected bay. The bay is shallow at first and gently slopes until the rock begin. You can see just about anything here; from whales to wolf eels.

A little farther to the west is Third Beach Reef. This is an excellent dive site that stretches out over several hundred yards. You can see the reef extending from shore. The submerged reef has canyons and valleys that provide structure for a immense variety of life.  Although the reef goes down past 100 ft. the majority of life can be found above 40 ft. This site is somewhat exposed to currents. You should dive this on slack if possible or use a live boat.

The Neah Bay Jetty is an excellent but demanding shore dive.  The jetty is on the west side of the town and access is limited. You must get permission from the logging company who uses the jetty to park your car.  You can park about 1/2 way out the jetty and then walk across the huge boulders down to the water, carrying your gear.  Water entry is difficult at best and exit is just plain dangerous. Still, it is a great shore dive that has plenty of fish, wolf eels, and octopus.

Whadda Island is at the head of Neah Bay.  It is connected to the shore by the man-made jetty.  The diving is outstanding all around the island. Many fish have been caught near this island, it shelters an incredible amount of life and critters. 

On the Northeast side is a site called "the fingers."  This reef extends like fingers into the ocean forming a series of ridges that gently slope to deep water. It makes for excellent habitat for all kinds of fish, invertebrates, wolf eels, and giant pacific octopus. This is an incredible site but is very exposed to the current. You should dive this area on a slack or with a live boat.  This is a very popular fishing site so fly a dive flag and be alert for other boat traffic.

Further west of Neah Bay is the outer bay area, known to local fisherman as Garbage Dump Bay. They got the name from the smoke from the garbage dump that sits behind the bay and serves as a local landmark. This area contains a series of sites in a large boulder field.  This spot is teaming with life and doesn't seem to get as much boat traffic as the head of Neah Bay.

A few hundred yard to the west of Neah Bay is Mushroom Rock. This is a mushroomed shaped rock that is part of a very heavily carved series of rocks that channel the surge thru a series of underwater canyons. Local charter captain, Steve Boothe calls them, "surge directors" but says that they lead to "spectacular diving."

A few miles still further west is Tatoosh Island. This is the most NW part of the US.  The island is a wildlife sanctuary and is very exposed and rugged. Many fisherman call this area there "honey hole". The west side of the island seems to hold the most life. You can dive a deep as you like here. Most of the life is in the shallower waters.

 Still farther west. is Duncan Rock. Duncan is an exposed pinnacle nearly in the middle of the strait of Juan De Fuca. The amount, size and variety of life here is legendary.  This can only be dove safely on certain days with near perfect dive conditions and only with an experienced guide. I'm not kidding.

  Seven Fathoms Reef is 1 mile west of Tatoosh Island. This is a pillar that comes up from 200 +ft to within 50 ft of the surface. If you can find it, it promises a nearly "virgin" dive site. Go and explore!

A little motherhood.  The diving in and around Neah Bay is spectacular but is very subject to currents and weather. The currents can be over powering  and can sweep you down the straits or out to sea- next stop Japan! Once you leave the protection of the bay you need more local knowledge to dive safely. The weather can be unpredictable.  As often happens on the coast, there may be morning fog that burns off but may come back very quickly. Use a compass and carry a loud signaling device. This is Dive Alert County. Not to be a commercial for the product, but you need a loud signaling device.

Neah Bay is one of my favorite dive destinations. It has a natural, rugged beauty that appeals to me. I like camping on the beach with my family and joking with the other fisherman about the one that got away.   For your next get-away head out to the wild west coast, go to Neah Bay.

Happy Diving.   

 

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