Spring break dive trip help

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Spring break dive trip help

Post by Nwcid » Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:11 pm

The wife and I are thinking of taking a dive trip for spring break. We typically dive either Redondo or Alki due to parking space.

I know there are some great places up north and west to dive. We have wanted to dive Keystone for a while, but just too far to make the trip over a weekend. With a week off our main plan is to start at Keystone. We are planning on spending 2 days there, we have enough tanks to do 5 dives. After that we are considering taking the ferry over to Port Townsend then heading either toward Olympia or Tacoma. I know there are fantastic dive sites along those routes.

Here is where I typically run into problems. We will have the trailer with us since we will basically be camping all week. With truck and trailer I am 52' in length so parking can be a challenge. I am willing to unhook and drive to a site, if there is a reasonably safe place to leave the trailer.

So my questions are,
What good dive sites are along that route?
Where can we get more air?
Are there any other big things we should see along the route?
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Re: Spring break dive trip help

Post by Tom Nic » Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:19 pm

Sund Rock is a great option. At least 4 distinct dive options. Facilities within a short distance for your truck and trailer. There are other sites in Hood Canal that are worth visting - Octopus Hole, Mike's Beach, and the one up north toward Port Townsend who's name always escapes me.

Hoodsportndive is great as a shop. So is Octopus Gardens in Port Townsend. Tacoma Scuba or one of the Underwater Sports are also great.

In Tacoma - Sunnyside, the several dive sites along Ruston Way, and depending on currents Titlow or Day Island Wall.
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Re: Spring break dive trip help

Post by Gdog » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:34 am

Great info, and all great dives.

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Re: Spring break dive trip help

Post by Grateful Diver » Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:48 am

What are the dates, John? Tidal exchanges will often determine whether or not you should dive at a given site. I have several suggestions, but some of them are current-sensitive (the best ones usually are) ...

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Re: Spring break dive trip help

Post by Nwcid » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:29 am

I dont have hard dates yet. It is likely that we will be arriving at Keystone the evening of April 4th, diving on the 5th for sure. After that will depend on what other sites we want to hit. Then traveling home on the 8th or 9th.
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Re: Spring break dive trip help

Post by Grateful Diver » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:43 am

That's a good week for morning dives, tides-wise.

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