DIV­ING

Porthole Cruise Magazine - - Adventure Seekers Take To Alaska’s Invigorating Wa - DiveAlaska. net

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.

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