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Sunset Hill Community Center

3003 NW 66th Street

Seattle, WA 98117

1st Wednesday of the month

7pm to 9pm

One of our members:
Ron R.

Marker Buoy dive club has been a fantastic source of dive buddies, learning, and joy for me. While I’ve only been diving for a little over a year in the time I managed to log 170 dives in no small part because the Marker Buoys are both very active and very fun!

- Ron R.

Once upon a time, in the idyllic neighbor of Ballard Washington, there was a scuba dive shop called ‘Marker Buoy Dive Shop.’ In 1961 a small group of local, male divers decided to start a shop sponsored dive club. The name of the club was ‘The Marker Boys’ to match the demographics of the club at that time. Within a couple of years, the success and growth of the club required an update of the name to ‘Marker Buoy Dive Club.’ This was to acknowledge the addition of female club members and the connection with the dive shop.

Sadly, the Marker Buoy Dive Shop and its history has been lost to the sands of time. Not unlike that great fitting mask you once had. Our dive club continued as a dive shop sponsored club connected with Lighthouse Diving until 1987. Then the club moved to sponsorship with Underwater Sports until 2007. At that time it chose to be an independent dive club.