Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Snohomish County
Ready to check out the best sites in Snohomish 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 Snohomish County to suit your needs.
#1 - Edmonds Underwater Park
Washington, USA West
This is a site you can come back to dozens of times and never see it all. Set up specifically for divers, you'll find wrecks, bottles, and sea life galore-- but don't even think about bringing anything back with you! Navigation is relatively easy with the well-placed system of buoys and ropes that lead to many of the underwater sights. Just North of Seattle, take Exit 177 off I-5 and head West toward the Edmonds-Kingston Ferry on 104. Just before you find yourself at the Ferry, take a left on Main Street, cross the railroad tracks, then turn right into the park.
#2 - Mukilteo T-Dock
Washington, USA West
The T-dock is a great place for a leisurely dive, bottle hunting or grabbing a few crabs. The pilings on the old dock are always interesting to explore. Take exit 189 off I-5 in Everett, and head West on 526. Then head North on 525. Follow signs to the Mukilteo Ferry. Take a right at the intersection just after you pass of over the railroad tracks (See the aerial photo). Just past the hotel on your left, turn left into the parking area.
#3 - Edmonds Breakwater
Enter in at the very southern end of the Edmonds Marina Breakwater. Hit the 40 foot contour and swim north-ish keep at around 40 feet. Large piles of rocks, logs, and kelp are sporadically placed making for some pretty interesting reefs. Lots of rockfish, lingcod, and cabezon. This is a high current area. Lots of boats too so carry a dive flag (it's the law) and surface close to shore. The weakest current at Point Edwards (about where this dive is located) is during max ebb or max flood. Park at Edmonds Marina Beach Park
#4 - Meadowdale Wharf
A semi-interesting dive. By swimming west off of wharf, there are sporadically placed piles of rocks, tires, and other debris. Wildlife is located around these piles. This dive site can also me combined with 100 foot rock. Depth is 15 feet at west side of wharf and becomes very deep as you swim west. Bottom is sandy and moderately sloping. There is a small kelp forest that grows in the summer off of the parts of the wharf that have fallen into the water. This wharf closed in mid 90's. You can swim under it though it is shallow and there is little to see. Small parking lot east of Wharf, do not park in front of drive ways. Meadowdale Wharf is also known as Haine's Wharf.
#5 - 100 Foot Rock
This dive is a large glacial erratic (huge rock deposited by glacier). It is almost 100 feet at the deepest. The rock;s dimensions are about 20 feet high and 30 feet long. Lots of hidden spots for cool animals. To get to sight: from the surface you will see a white buoy (this buoy is south of the warf and can be seen on Google Earth. Swim to, and descend on this buoy. Bottom will be roughly 50 feet. You will notice that you are in a shallow trench, get in the middle of this trench and swim west, the rock will become visible in a few minutes of swimming. Park in Small Parking lot near the Warf.