Scuba diving is a common pastime on the shores of any beach, lake or river. Believe it or not, the Northwest is a great place for scuba diving during the summer months, although the water is colder than that of a Florida climate. Washington and British Columbia have some of the best cold water diving in the world.
Making a short drive there are many areas that offer great scuba diving.
Sea to Summit Adventures presents fantastic opportunities for those who would like to experience recreational activities on the coast. They provide round-trip transportation for the Portland area, activities for the novice to the more extremist outdoor participant and professional guides to help those on their way if needed.
However, the diving conditions in the Northwest tend to be more challenging than that of a warmer tropical climates.
In the chilling temperatures divers will discover many colorful anemones, a range of rockfish, octopus and other under water life such as wolf eels. In rivers, lakes and the ocean about an hour from Portland, there are many areas, which provide under water entertainment with salmon and steelhead runs.
Another place, which provides opportunities for those interested in under water excitement on the Oregon coast is Ron’s Dive Shop, located in Tillamook. They provide equipment and other arrangement needs as well.
Sea to Summit also provides many locations off the Oregon coast, whether planning for one day or a whole week of diving. Sea to Summit is there to provide the proper lodging and equipment for the trip’s needs.
If you don’t want to travel outside of downtown, Portland State offers a two-credit scuba class this fall. The additional cost of the class is $115 and is held in the Peter Stott Center.