What’s a Divemaster?

This last weekend, we had two gentleman who finished their PADI Divemaster course, and on Monday, I sat down to write the generic “Congratulations to our newest Divemasters! Woot Woot!”-cookie-cutter social media post. And then I stopped. Because the two divers in question, Brian and Connor, deserved more than a generic Instagram pat-on-the-back, a couple […]

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Dive Alaska’s February ’19 State of the Union Address

Gideon Liew and the Return of David Watson Dive Alaska is beyond excited to announce that GUE Instructor Trainer Gideon Liew will be coming up for a Tech 1 and Fundamentals course this May! For those of you who don’t know Gideon, he is one of the world’s foremost dive explorers and dive trainers, and […]

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There’s No Place Like Home for the Holi-diving!

Christmas Party and New Year’s Dives! Dive Alaska is looking forward to doing some downright awesome scuba this winter, and the holidays are the perfect time to ditch your in-laws from out-of-town, and hang out with other divers! Christmas in (Dive) Alaska! We always said we we’re grateful to the Alaskan diving community for all […]

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The Great Unicorn Hunt

The Great Unicorn Hunt What’s the big idea? If you’re here, you’re here for The Great Unicorn Hunt. The Great Unicorn Hunt is Dive Alaska’s 2019 Scavanger Hunt. Hidden around Smitty’s Cove, Whittier, are a number of farm animals with identification tags on them. The idea is pretty simple; find a farm animal, bring it […]

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Where Can I Fill My Avalanche Airbag?

Avalanche Airbags Avalanche bags have seen a massive increase in usage among the ski and sled community as they’ve gotten more affordable and reliable over the years. The principle is simple; if caught in an avalanche, the victim deploys their avi-pack, and either an electric fan or a compressed gas inflates an “air bag” that […]

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Underwater Pumpkin Carving Dive

It’s that time of year again! With Halloween just around the corner, Dive Alaska has set dates for our famous underwater pumpkin carving contest. On Saturday, October 29th, join fellow divers at Smitty’s Cove in Whittier for the competition, which will feature food, fun, great photo-ops, and a chance to take part in an annual […]

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Holiday Hours

We’ve got special holiday hours for this Christmas 2017 season. Take a look here to be in the know!

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Time for some underwater pumpkin carving!

Do you want to hang out with local divers, maybe make some new friends, win some prizes, and watch your Dive Alaska shop-monkey, Ron, scream in frustration at a piece of produce while underwater?   Well, we do too!   Halloween is just around the corner, and it’s time for some underwater pumpkin carving. Everybody […]

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Customer Appreciation Day!

Dive Alaska will be having a Customer Appreciation Day on Monday, June 12th, from 5:00-6:30 PM. Swing by the shop to enjoy some delicious BBQ, courtesy of our very own Gareth Dimery! Come hang out with local divers and enjoy food, drinks, and more. Everybody is welcome, regardless of experience or skill level. RSVP on […]

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DIR Workshop and Demo on Sunday, May 21st

Here at Dive Alaska, we pride ourselves on practicing a style of scuba diving called DIR–or Doing It Right.  The way the story goes, a news reporter was asking renowned cave diver William Hogarth Main about how his teams had such an excellent safety record while performing challenging cave dives, to which he responded, “Because we […]

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