Last Updated  4/23/16
 
Welcome 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 wonder, and give you a smile along the way.
 

Oh How I Love Winter...

Dive year 2016 was off to a slow start. Storms, wind, and big swells just kept pushing through our favorite ocean dive sites. We normally pursue inland diving in the months of January and February, on rare occasion making a jetty dive during a break in the rain. Excitement began building when March arrived. The weather always gives a one or two day window during the month to allow a run on the Big Blue. The visibility is amazing in winter, up to 50 feet sometimes, and sealife is everywhere. We are always itching to get some fresh fish this time of year. The last seabass fillet was consumed, with great delight, many months ago, and the kitchen freezer exists as just a cold empty shell. We had to get out soon. Out to the ocean for freedom, out to the ocean for fish. I began prepping the boat on the first weekend of March. The old girl had been cleaned and waxed for winter storage...and gently placed in her boat house back in December. Boats have souls you know and you need to treat them right. She loves the open ocean and never lets us down...gets us out, and then gets us back home. I started viewing the NOAA marine forecast almost every morning, looking for that one day of 5 knot winds and a swell under 6 feet. I have been out on bigger days, but it just becomes work when you're at the helm...keeping the boat on station, constant attention to surfing each swell when you finally make the port run. I just want to get under water, then relax in the sun under blue sky. The third week of March rolled around...bad weather...agitation. The fourth week of March...bad weather...depression. Then the forecast showed the much beloved high pressure at just the right spot. A multi-day window of low swell and pleasant breezes. We picked our day...April 1, 2016. Yeah, I was thinking the same...April Fools Day. Would the ocean tease us with a beautiful day, then bring the wind at the last minute, or an oddly timed algae bloom? Nope. The Big Blue invited us to visit...and, wow, what a spectacular visit she provided.





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The dive knife. What else can I really say? Gotta have one. I have enjoyed my share of different styles over the years. A trusted blade is always strapped to my leg, and sometimes my B.C. The ultimate dive accessory...so many handle colors, so many shapes. In fact, you need to have a few on hand so you can wear a different one now and then...just for fun.

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