There used to be a couple of very good, safe charter operators in the Pacific Northwest. Some even specialized in wreck and technical charters. Unfortunately, Mike Ferguson's Porthole Dive Charters has gone out of business. We were very sad to see them go. The Mark V was a super stable dive platform for those rough areas, like diving the Andalusia in Neah Bay.
Scott Boyd's boat, the Dive Bum has also been sold, so is no longer available for charters.
Bill Minton runs a couple of boats out of Tacoma and can tow his smaller boat almost anywhere in the state. For small groups it is hard to beat Bill's enthusiasm and knowledge. Check out his web site at http://www.northwestdivecharters.com/ .
If you're interested in some recreational wreck dives in Central Puget Sound or in the San Juan Islands, Rick Myers' Bandito Charters runs one of the best charter operations in Puget Sound.
Several of the dive shops north of Seattle run regular wreck
diving charters to several of our local wrecks using other
operators. Be sure to check in with your local dive shop to
see what opportunities they might have to visit our spectacular