Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in San Juan County
Ready to check out the best sites in San Juan County for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 5 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in San Juan County to suit your needs.
#1 - Reuben Tarte Park
Friday Harbor, WA
White rocky wall close to shore, crevices to a shelf at 35 feet (10 meters), sloping to 60 feet (18 meters), kelp forest, blue starfish, red urchins, giant barnacles, big sea cucumbers, white sponges, yellow striped sea perch, Puget Sound king crabs, Irish lords, lots of small fish, experienced level
#2 - Lime Kiln Point State Park
Friday Harbor, Washington
Not the easiest shore entry and some potentially devastating currents, hitting this site on slack is well worth the effort. A series of beautiful terracing walls, you can hit 200' within 50' of the shore. Rock fish, wolf eels, octopus, pacific king crab, walls of metridium anemones, the list goes on. If you aren't familiar with the area, it's well worth the trip. Kelp forest, wall, mauve algae, dense invertebrate life, abalones, red urchins, giant barnacles, swimming scallops, giant octopus, rockfish, strong current, advanced level
#3 - San Juan County Park (Smallpox Bay)
Sandy bottom to 20 feet (6 meters), with purple starfish, orange sea cucumbers, pink anemones, bull kelp starts just outside the bay, boulders start at 20 feet (6 meters), ledges and caves at 50 feet (15 meters), shrimp, lingcod, swimming scallops, all levels
#4 - Bell Island
Great wall dive. Large lingcod in the area. Other aquatic life includes: starfish, sunstars, and crabs. North side of Shaw Island (in the Wasp passage). Access from Friday Harbour by boat needed to reach dive site. Recommend "Island Dive" to take you to the site.
#5 - Harney Toe
Great dive! Wall dive anywhere from 10-100 feet and see lots of lingcod, seastars,sunstars, and octopus. I would recommend "Island Dive" from Friday Harbor to take you to the site. Need boat to access dive. Jump off boat and swim 20 feet to shore and descend. Note: Exact location and GPS wanted :) Edit the dive site and use the GPS finder.