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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.
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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.
Visit Neah Bay
(Some of the best diving in the Pacific Northwest)
the Wild West Coast
(Diving Sekiu to Tatoosh Island)
By Rick Stratton -Northwest
Dive News Editor
-Northwest Dive News Editor
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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
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
front of the Snow Creek Resort is the wreck of the Andalusia.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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."
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
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.
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
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.
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