Deception Pass octopus preserve

A premier site with steep, spectacular walls covered with invertebrates and home to large fish. It should only be explored by advanced divers with local knowledge, as extremely strong currents make this site dangerous.

WAC 220-330-180(2)(c)(viii): Deception Pass is defined as the waters, bed lands, and tidelands east of a line starting at 122°39'48.07"W, 48°24'08.05"N; and north to 122°40'20.57"W, 48°25'10.16"N; then east to 122°40'09.63"W, 48°25'16.15"N proceeding to 122°39'50.68"W, 48°24'55.51"N; and west of a line starting at 122°36'54.24"W, 48°24'29.52"N; and north to 122°36'54.73"W, 48°24'48.92"N.