Lake Crescent

Lake Crescent is about 2 and one half hours from Eight Diving and a beautiful gem of a lake on the Olympic Peninsula. You need to head towards Port Angeles and then drive about another 30 minutes west into Olympic National park. It’s easy to find it on a map or in your navigation in […]

Day Island Wall

Day Island Wall Day Island Wall is one of Puget Sound’s best wall dives! This natural sandstone wall is home to the many wolf eels and GPO’s that the PNW is known for, thanks to the natural cutbacks and dens created by the swift currents that pass through the Tacoma Narrows.  Most of the sheer […]

Cove 2

Alki Seacrest Park (Cove 2) Frequently referred to as “Alki Cove 2” or just “Cove 2”, this site is one of the most frequently visited dive sites in Puget Sound.  Just minutes from downtown Seattle and with easy access to parking and the beach, this is the perfect site to visit on the weekend or […]

Sund Rock

Sund Rock  Sund Rock is one of the crown jewels of Hood Canal, and very popular with new divers since currents are minimal here and shore entry is very easy. Located on the southwest side of the Canal just north of Hoodsport, this protected marine area boasts an abundance of life ranging from the usual […]

What’s Next?

You’re certified, you’ve gained some experience, so now what? You’ve completed your Open Water class and are officially certified to scuba dive. Congratulations! Hopefully since your class you have been diving at every opportunity and you’re becoming more confident and capable with your skills. If you’ve discovered you’re as happy, or happier, under the water […]

Anatomy of a Fundamentals Class 

Anatomy of a Fundamentals Class Divers are attracted to GUE training for a variety of reasons, some of which may be a desire to increase their level of comfort and safety in the water, to continue their diving education with world class instructors, dissatisfaction with previous training, or to begin their training in technical or […]

What can I expect from my first scuba dive?

Let’s be honest, you are likely a little nervous about your first scuba dive. This will be your first time in the ocean breathing underwater and exploring the underwater world. What will it be like? What will you feel? What will you see?  We wanted to tell you about your first dive so you have […]

How to Choose Fins

FINS Just like masks, fins are one of the first things that a snorkeler or diver needs to acquire, but the new diver will discover that there are many options to choose from. Fins are an extremely important piece of equipment. With the extra weight and drag of the scuba diving gear, it becomes critical that […]

About Masks

About Masks For diving, an excellent mask is unquestionably one of your most important pieces of gear. The mask can be the difference between a great dive, an unpleasant one, or missing the dive altogether. A great mask fits well, does not leak, supplies excellent vision underwater as well as protection for a diver’s face. […]

Normalization of Deviation and Diving

(This article was originally published in Quest magazine) By Guy Shockey and Gareth Lock On January 28, 1986, 73 seconds after launch, Space Shuttle Challenger (STS-51) exploded following the massive aerodynamic forces produced as the solid rocket boosters (SRBs) detached from the huge centerline fuel tank due to hot gases escaping from a failing seal. Unfortunately, this disaster was not a […]