August 2016 we started the Exploring Giants Project, exploring the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary searching among the giant stacks and needles for remnants of the over 200 shipwrecks that lay within the Sanctuary.
Within the 2400 square mile sanctuary lay over 200 shipwrecks.
Not surprisingly, conditions off the coast of Washington are much different than within the largely protected Puget Sound, and August's visit was a scouting trip to assess the environment, conditions and other considerations for planning larger scale explorations within the Sanctuary.
Much was learned on the scouting trip. Visibility on our dives ranged from 6" to 3'. Not unexpected, but we were able to determine factors that significantly effect visibility in that area, allowing us to plan future explorations when visibility should be better.
In spite of the poor visibility, we were able to find and dive on two shipwrecks - the Temple Bar and the Lamut.
Future explorations are currently being planned and scheduled. Check back for updates
OLYMPIC COAST NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY | 2016