308913 Hwy 101
Brinnon Wa. 98320
This news page has been sorely neglected. Here's some updates...
I can now rent individual rooms at the Pleasant Harbor House. Look here for info.
The Pleasant Harbor Resort project is slowly moving forward. SEIS should be submitted to Jefferson County this spring, we hoping construction will start in 2012. There will be no major construction at the Marina itself, the existing buildings will be rebuilt, the property near the water will be much more park like.
Don's broken leg is mostly healed, he's walking and working the boat and starting to dive again. Many Many Thanks to Mark and Krista for running the boat all summer and most of the fall in 2010!
The fuel dock was completed in the spring of 2009. It's been working great, benefits include double wall fuel lines, leak detectors, alarm panel to alert staff of possible problems. The installation included a new pumpout system, boats on D-dock no don't have to leave their slip to pump out holding tanks, and the system is much faster and more reliable and available to anyone. Visiting boats can pump out at the end of the fuel dock.
Pleasant Harbor Marina News:
We're scheduled to get a new Fuel Dock at Pleasant Harbor!!! Yea!!!
Unfortunately that means I will not be running the boat for a few weeks. The new dock is being constructed in Tacoma by Marine Floats. It will be towed to Pleasant Harbor as a complete unit and installed, hopefully the first two weeks of February 2009. During that time I will not have good access for divers to load and unload so I will not be doing charters. For photos of the progress of the construction, and updates during the change, go to the Pleasant Harbor Web Site.
Hood Canal Bridge Construction Project:
At 12:01am May 1 2009 the Hood Canal Bridge will close for construction. The bridge is expected to be closed for six weeks. For more info check the Washington State DOT web site.
Pacific Adventure is still trying to stay informed and involved with the low dissolved O2 problem in The Hood. We're working on getting divers interested in taking critter surveys when they dive with us....if you're interested let us know!
People are always asking us about the health of The Hood. The best information I know of is HERE. This web site will give you the most up to date information on programs and research. There's a huge amount of information available from this site including links to other agencies, the science of hypoxia in Hood Canal, information on legislative grants and more. In the future there should be a program for diver surveys at specific sites and we hope to be involved with that. Let me know if you have questions or comments.
Updated October 2008: After attending the public meeting and talking to representatives from the US Navy, Keyport, and Sub Base Bangor I feel OK about the proposed range expansion. The range is to be expanded to increase the test area for unmanned underwater vehicles. The affect it will have on surface recreational traffic will be minimal, according to the range officer and the C.O. of Keyport. Traffic will only be affected when a vehicle is being deployed or recovered, at which time there will be an exclusionary area around the surface vehicle. Also, remember there is an exclusionary of 100 yards around any U.S. Navy vessel, even if they are not war ships.
Weekday Dives: Call us to schedule a weekday dive! If you don't see anything on the schedule, that means we just haven't scheduled anything yet. Call for info, minimum two divers please. Insured DM's or Instructors... ask about diving free as crew on weekday dives!
Three Tank or Two Tank dives: You say diving two tanks isn't enough? After all the food we give you have energy to burn? OK....book a three tank dive. Watch our schedule for 3-tankers we plan, or put together a group and make a 3-tank request. We like to do 3-tank dives on Saturdays, especially in the winter. The Pinnacle or Black Point at night are excellent third dives.