Dive Safety
Diving can be dangerous so, dive to your ability, training and experience level.  Please check currents before you dive.

Spearfishing
The diver must be swimming or floating in the water while spearfishing. The use of explosives or bullets attached to the spear ("bang sticks") is prohibited. See Fishing in Washington Rules and Regulations for more information.

Fishing & Shellfishing
Find more fishing and shellishing opportunities, information and regulations

 

For more information
please contact the
WDFW Wildlife Program.

Phone: 360-902-2515
E-mail: wildthing@dfw.wa.gov

 

 

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Scuba Diving in Washington
Additional Marine Resources

Investigate some additional marine resources such as books, websites, and organizations.

Marine Education Resources

Washington State Underwater Parks

Puget Sound Volunteer Opportunities

West Coast Marine Aquariums

Books

The Beachcombers Guide to Seashore Life in the Pacific Northwest
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Whelks to Whales: Coastal Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest
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Marine Wildlife – From Puget Sound Through the Inside Passage
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Sea Cucumbers of British Columbia, Southeast Alaska, and Puget Sound
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Seashore of the Pacific Northwest
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Exploring the Seashore of British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon
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Sea Stars of British Columbia, Southeast Alaska, and Puget Sound
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Coastal Fishes of the Pacific Northwest
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151 Dives in the protected waters of Washington State and British Columbia
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Northwest Shore Dives Show/Hide Book info
Shore Diving Near Seattle Show/Hide Book info

Diving Information & References