Seattle Scuba Schools

Club Dives and Activities

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Club - Open to All
Our 'club' doesn't have any required meetings or membership rolls that take up valuable time that could be spent underwater, we just go diving and have fun! We would love to have you join us on any of the dives, meetings/socials or any of the other events. Other than boat trips, most activities are free,,,
Note: The folks staffing the shore dives are mostly volunteering their time and often don't get to dive that day, so please consider bringing them cookies/tipping/some other form of appreciation for their time dedicated to helping you dive safely.
Shore Dives
Our shore dives are open to divers who have cold water experience - some dives are open to all divers who meet that minimum requirement, some require Advanced Open Water or other specific qualifications. Cold water experience means you know how to dive in at least a 5mm wetsuit or drysuit - if you got certified in this area or down in Monterey, you have that experience!.  If you are new to cold water diving we ask that you go out for a day of diving with one of our staff to get acquainted with the buoyancy of the thick suits and figure out your weighting, after that you would be welcome to join our shore and boat dives.
Gear Requirements
Each diver needs to bring all necessary gear to the beach with them.
Rental Gear Special: Anyone joining any of our shore dives gets 50% the rental fees for any gear they need to join the dive that is rented from Seattle Scuba... just let us know when you are renting that you are joining the club dive!
General Information
Our dive staff will be on site during the posted times to give you an overview of the dive site and lend you a hand getting in the water if you need it. These are not guided, supervised or instructional dives, you and another certified diver are planning and conducting your dive. The dive site descriptions are not meant to be used as any type of dive advice, or guarantee that it is suitable to the level of any particular diver. It is general info and recommendations only. Doing your own research is great, and knowing your own abilities and skill level is even better, and you should always be sure that you and your buddy(s) are comfortable doing a dive before you embark upon it.

Be sure to check in with our staff and sign in if you are participating in our club dives. You don't have any excuse now not to go diving.  It's free!

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2014 Schedule

Shore Dive & BBQ - Alki Junkpile/Junkyard -
July 20, 2014 - 11:00
Open to divers with cold water experience.


The Alki Junkpile (also called the Junkyard) is an artificial reef, with some of the highlights connected by a line. The reef is about 40-50 feet deep (depending on where you hit it), and if you get deeper than that there is just sand. Many species of invertebrates and fish call this home, including: wolf eels, greenling, sculpin, sea pens, sea cucumbers, giant Plumos anemones, occasionally a GPO.
The shallows provide beds of eel grass, where sightings of crabs, moon snails, Pacific spiny lumpsuckers, and may other species can be found. It's the perfect place to finish your dive with a safety stop, while making your way back to shore and still exploring marine life.
Be at the site ready to dive by 11:00, staff will be onsite until 3:00. Bring your grilling food of choice, we will provide the grill and condiments.
Shore Dive & BBQ - Redondo -
August 2, 2014 - 3:00
Open to divers with cold water experience.


Very easy entry and good facilities make this one of the most popular dive sites in the South Puget Sound for classes and divers of all experience levels.

Enter the water at the stairs to the left of the pier or the beach to the right of the restaurant. There is a rope tied to the Southern most piling at the end of the pier (the one with the building on it) that will lead you to some small boats and eventually to about 90' deep (appropriate for Advanced divers).

Another rope leads down from the second northern-most piling to an old observation tube and below that lies another small boat. If you follow a line directly north of the observation tube you'll come across some small old boats. There is another large rope leading from the bow of the deepest one that will take you all the way through a series of artificial reefs, small boats and the crowning jewel, a Volkswagen Bug. Take a 210 heading from the VW for about 50' and you'll hit a large biodome made of PVC pipes which looks like a jungle gym for divers.

Most of the bottom is sandy and easily stirred up but it is easy to navigate.

Be at the site ready to dive by 3:00, staff will be onsite until 6:00. Bring your grilling food of choice, we will provide the grill and condiments.
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