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YSS Dive's Hood Canal cleanup doubles participation

When John and Katherine Yackel founded the YSS Dive Shop in Hoodsport in 2020, they saw it as their responsibility to protect and advocate for Hood Canal. Hood Canal - technically a fjord - includes what John said is "a very special underwater world," with its own diverse selection of life.

Educating divers and nondivers about the need to shrink their carbon output became a priority for the Yackels.

"Most people had no idea how much debris was at the Port of Hoodsport, until we started hosting cleanup events three years ago," John said. "Making the community aware of the situation under the gl...


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