To explore the undersea even further and longer than your lungs will take you, operators including Dive Alaska of Seward bring groups of up to 12 into the rich waters of Resurrection Bay. Via a charter boat and along with expert guides, divers can check out multiple sites in a session. While visibility is best in winter (40 to 60 feet on average), summer divers can expect 20- to 40- foot visibility at each site. It’s as close to a whales- eye view as you can get. Because they go deeper than snorkelers, divers have a better chance to see megafauna including wolf eels, giant Pacific octopus, and the balletic movements of sea lions or harbor seals. PADI certification is a must and dry suit certification is recommended, but it isn’t required.
Playful sea lion pups love swimming circles around divers.