to Scuba NorthWest! We appreciate your visit and interest
in some of the best diving around. We are Northwest divers,
we like cold water, we like wind, we like swell, we like surge,
we like to explore the underwater world, and we surely like
to eat seafood. We are not a dive shop, a charter service,
or instructors...we leave that work up to the professionals
in those fields. We simply dive and bring .our
adventures to you. So thanks for coming .along.
Hopefully we can take you away for a brief .time
to an underwater world of
and give you a smile along the way.
Diving at its Finest
19, 2016. The offshore forecast looked good. Low swell...wind
expected to be a little breezy...coming in at 5-10 knots.
We don't mind breezy. I arrived at the Newport dock
around 9:00am. Dive buddy Gary and dive buddy Cheri
were ready for the ocean run. The wind was coming in
a little faster than I expected this early in the dive
morning. No problem though, anything under 10 knots
is just fine. We loaded the boat and headed out. We
crossed the bar. The Big Blue greeted with a stiff blast
of salty air. "Well", I said to myself, "this
is definitely a tad on the high end of the forecast".
We all mustered the deep resolve of northwest divers
and pressed on. We should have turned around right there
and headed back for some warm breakfast and hot coffee.
The swell was definitely low, but the offshore air flow
was whipping the surface water into a flurry. Have you
ever looked at the water in your washing machine during
the wash cycle? Bouncing around every which way...yeah
that was our ocean today. We slowly pressed on for 30
long minutes and finally reached the dive site. Geesh...what
we do for the love of swimming with the fishys. We tossed
the anchor and headed down the line. Getting below the
waves can often transport you into a world of peace
and quit...the surge softly moving you back and forth
as you float lazily over the rocky reef. Nope, not today.
A swift longshore current wanted nothing more than to
pull us off the anchor line and carry us north. It was
one of those days where we had to pull ourselves down,
hand over hand, careful to not let go of the line. When
I finally landed on the reef, I found myself surrounded
by an opaque world of green, algae filled water. Sigh...there
would be no awesome GoPro video today. We made one dive
and called it good. Diving the Oregon coast is a lot
like life. When the bad days come along, you just have
to endure them, then get excited when they come to an
end, because the good days are next on the list. The
next morning was a somber experience...with coffee in
hand, I sat in sullen reflection of the prior dive day.
Time to turn on the computer and find a good scuba story
posted by someone in the Oregon dive community. I clicked
on the link for Scuba
Oregon. Maybe I could read about some awesome warm
water dive with 100 feet of visibility. I scanned the
page and noticed the group was headed up to Clear Lake
for a Saturday dive. Hmmm...I have never been to Clear
Lake, but was fully aware of the incredible dive stories.
I emailed Jim and asked if I could tag along. I was
more than welcome to join their crew for the day. Well,
the dive day came, the gear was loaded, and the GoPro
fully charged. I headed into the glorious Cascade mountains
for another adventure...
The spear. If you love seafood...just like we do...you
need the gear to bring back the meal. Nothing better than
ocean fresh. No fishy flavor here, just a clean taste
with a hint of the sea, and a delicate texture you will
never find with a frozen fillet. We love to sightsee when
we dive. We love to capture the underwater world with
pictures and movies. But..oh my...we really love to
Read more about it over here....
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