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    Default Hola!

    Thanks Michael for starting this forum--I have been searching for AK dive sites and forums and found very little. I have been diving for the last two years and am determined to dive here in AK this year instead of the usual tropical climes. I am in the process of buying all requisite gear. I have a 17ft zodiac and some experience buzzing around Seward/Homer/Whittier and am interested in meeting some other people to put together some dives. I am also interested in spearfishing and freediving, but have limited spearfishing experience. So, anyone looking to put together some trips or share information contact me.

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    My daughter and I have been diving a little up here, mainly in Smitty's Cove over in Whittier. Couldn't do any last year due to medical but am looking forward to getting back in the water.

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    Hi Bill,
    I'm going to do a drysuit certification course soon (within next few weeks) with Last Frontier and am getting new gear sorted out--holler at me when you're getting out, or pm me a number. I live in Anchorage. RC

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    RC, I'll be in Homer in June. I'll be looking for a job when I get there, but I'll definitely want to get in the water when I get some free time. -Josh

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    Thanks Michael for starting this forum--I have been searching for AK dive sites and forums and found very little. I have been diving for the last two years and am determined to dive here in AK this year instead of the usual tropical climes. I am in the process of buying all requisite gear. I have a 17ft zodiac and some experience buzzing around Seward/Homer/Whittier and am interested in meeting some other people to put together some dives. I am also interested in spearfishing and freediving, but have limited spearfishing experience. So, anyone looking to put together some trips or share information contact me.

    RC

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    Hey Josh,
    Good to hear from you. I went on the drysuit certification course with last frontier diving--instructor sean was great, visibility in Homer, not so much, couldn't even see my air level two feet away at one point. It was cool cruising through the kelp beds--saw an octopus and saw very unusual sucker fish that the dnr/state trooper guys back at the launch wanted a picture of. It was my first cold water dive, and I did 4 that day, and after inital brutality, it got easier with time. I learned alot about necessary gear (heat source in boat, hot tea, dry gloves set up on suit). It was good to see the sites where they are going --very close to Homer and zodiacable. I still need to buy some gear, but let me know where you're ready--I'm thinking I'll be good to go by mid-June.

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    Made it to Homer. Haven't had time to get out in the water...not sure I should with a 3mm surf suit and no hood or anything. I will be heading to Kodiak for work in a week or two. Hoping I can get some proper gear and get in the water.

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