Pt. Whitney, often overlooked and seldom crowded, is a very good site offering sufficient parking, restrooms, convenient shore access, and a healthy biosystem. Visibility is occasionally (very) limited, 8 to 15 ft, but the marine life in the shallower depths (12-32 fsw) is abundant and diverse. See full review at Shore Diving web site Townsend Bay Dive Shop in Port Townsend has supplies

Pacific Adventure in Brinnon offers experienced guides and boat for dives in Hood Canal.

Topographical map of Brinnon area

Highway map of Brinnon area


Brinnon straddles Hood Canal, a natural fjord that divides the Olympic and Kitsap peninsulas. Over 600 feet deep in places, the Canal is a large producer of salmon, oysters, clams, crab, and shrimp.

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This area of Hood Canal is great for kayaking - abundant marine life includes seals, sea lions, otters, an occasional Orca, plus great blue herons, eagles, salmon and shellfish, fascinating land masses in pristine waters. See Kayak Brinnon for rentals.