Bainbridge island

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Jeff89
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Bainbridge island

Post by Jeff89 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:08 pm

Ow diver hopefully aow soon looking to go to Bainbridge in late summer. Any thoughts on dive ops? TIA :pirate:

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Re: Bainbridge island

Post by jmartel » Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:19 pm

BI resident here. You looking at doing a boat charter off the Island? Or the shore dives there?

For shore dives, you basically have 2 options: Rockaway Beach (Also known by some as Norrander's Reef), and Fort Ward. I haven't dove Fort Ward yet, but from what I've heard, there's not a ton. Rockaway has good days and bad days. When it's good, it's great. When it's not good, it's pretty boring.

For dive ops, the only place on the Island is Exotic Aquatics. Small shop, but nice people. They finally have a compressor on site, but they don't have banked air so you have to wait 20-30 min for a fill or come back another day to pick up tanks.

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Re: Bainbridge island

Post by CaptnJack » Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:01 am

There's also Fay Bainbridge state park on the north end of BI
And Agate Pass (which is doable as a "shore" dive but only if you really know what you are doing planning to go both ways on the current)
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Re: Bainbridge island

Post by Jeff Pack » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:43 pm

Swimable(long surface swim) from rockaway is metridium
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- I got a good squirt in my mouth
- I would imagine that there would be a large amount of involuntary gagging
- I don't know about you but I'm not into swallowing it

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Re: Bainbridge island

Post by CaptnJack » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:35 am

The wreck of the Boss is scooterable from the south shore of Blakely Harbor, probably best not to swim there.
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Re: Bainbridge island

Post by Jeff89 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:39 pm

Thanks I'm just starting to plan a vacation to the sound somewhere. The wife is a non diver so trying to take her on vacation and squeeze in a couple of dives.

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Re: Bainbridge island

Post by CaptnJack » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:08 am

If you are just on vacation and only have a few dive days I would suggest:
Rockaway, doable at any tide
Sund Rock in Hood Canal which is 60min drive and doable any day
Keystone on Whidbey, requires a ferry reservation and needs careful planning around currents
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