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Octopus Hole - Hoodsport WA

Octopus Hole is a shore accessible salt water dive site, located in Hoodsport, WA. This dive site has an average rating of 3.50 out of 5 from 10 scuba divers. The maximum depth is over 150ft/46m. The average visibility is 26-30ft/8-9m.

Deep water at times. Depends on entry point whether it’s crowded. Cold water, cool critters.Directions: Octopus hole is about 5 miles past Hoodsport on 101, this is a great dive site for both day and night diving.
I have dove at this location several times throughout the past year. The ease of getting to critters and the confidence of finding the right exit point keeps me coming back! If you are at all concerned about currents of diving new places, definitely check this place out. It is not the easiest to get to and from the water, and parking can be tricky, but the dive will make it all worth it. One of the few places I can always go and find at least one Octo! Typically there are 6-8 hiding around tire reefs, walls, under rocks, etc. Just start poking around and you will not be disappointed!
Follow heading 145 to 50’ then follow depth South to rock wall (~100 yards). Six or more large Octos 4’-6’, and some large fish, and crab. Also, some kelp at 20’ @ the entry point. Great dive, very relaxing. Slowly drift down to the wall, and drift back if you time it right. No current to speak of, and visibility typical for the canal. I will be going here again soon!
This was a great place that had very thing from wolf-eels, and giant pacific octopus, to really big rock fish and even dogfish… all in one 23ft dive. We went down to about 100ft and slowly worked our way back up. This is NOT a good idea unless you have training to that depth, but I think you would see just as much going down to 60ft. I did an evening and night dive, both were great.


Z - 4/27/2015 5:49 PM
I went scuba diving here on 2/9/2013. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m.