You know you wanna.... (dive with salmon sharks in Alaska)

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You know you wanna.... (dive with salmon sharks in Alaska)

Post by ljjames » Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:31 pm

I have nothing to do with the operation... just randomly surfed into the site the other day while doing research for another project :)

http://alaskasharks.com

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Re: You know you wanna.... (dive with salmon sharks in Alaska)

Post by oldsalt » Sat Oct 17, 2015 6:46 pm

Alaska sure can be beautiful. Most if it looked familiar, but there was a nudibranch which flashed across the screen at 1:00 which was new to me. Anyone?
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Re: You know you wanna.... (dive with salmon sharks in Alaska)

Post by Gdog » Sat Oct 17, 2015 7:47 pm

Nah....dad used to go fishing for salmon sharks. I am not sure Id be willing to dive with those toothy bastids.

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Re: You know you wanna.... (dive with salmon sharks in Alaska)

Post by spatman » Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:19 pm

That looks awesome. I didn't realize they got that big.
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Re: You know you wanna.... (dive with salmon sharks in Alaska)

Post by Scubie Doo » Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:42 am

I always wondered if you could dive with them. Like a Great White and Mako. I'm totally in!

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Re: You know you wanna.... (dive with salmon sharks in Alaska)

Post by Tom Nic » Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:14 am

oldsalt wrote:Alaska sure can be beautiful. Most if it looked familiar, but there was a nudibranch which flashed across the screen at 1:00 which was new to me. Anyone?
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I noticed that too....

Alaska diving is off the hook amazing.

I'd be down for this. Seems to me that viz was good, and that if water wasn't murky and you don't look like a salmon they pretty much wouldn't be interested in you.

But then it is a wild animal.... :eek: dang sea lions worry me more. :penelope:
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Re: You know you wanna.... (dive with salmon sharks in Alaska)

Post by oldsalt » Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:30 am

I posted a story about my sons diving off Turn Island in the San Juans while I stayed topside in an inflatable. They encountered a salmon shark and decided to get out of the water. It followed them to the surface and circled the inflatable. It was quite menacing.
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Re: You know you wanna.... (dive with salmon sharks in Alaska)

Post by Grant Novak » Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:42 am

Oh man! I am totally in! We should get a group together and start planning. Of course, if I get that new camera I've been eyeballing I'll have to push this out until the savings account is replenished. Or I'll just get a second job working nights and weekends. There! Problem solved! Let's do it!

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Re: You know you wanna.... (dive with salmon sharks in Alaska)

Post by YellowEye » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:32 pm

My friend Richard is running a trip up there July 2-8, 2016, with a photo workshop (note: over fourth of july). It would cost $2500 for 7 days and 6 nights

PM me and I can get you more details. Bookings are needed soon. I probably will not go myself though, I have too many trips in the books already!

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Re: You know you wanna.... (dive with salmon sharks in Alaska)

Post by YellowEye » Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:42 am

This place isn't getting great reviews :(

They didn't give their clients much opportunities to dive with the sharks. The sharks that were around were very skittish, yet the operation had no rebreather support to counter that.

Plus diving in that particular areas isn't great for the non-shark dives :(

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Re: You know you wanna.... (dive with salmon sharks in Alaska)

Post by ljjames » Sun Jul 03, 2016 2:35 pm

A friend was just there for a week and got some phenomenal shots. Its not really diving with sharks as much as it is snorkeling while they bring the sharks to you. I saw some good shots looking 'up' without any bubbles so either someone was good at breath hold or there was at least one CCR diver kicking around. The Salmon sharks don't respond the way we normally think of sharks as I understand it, as in they don't come in for chum, it has to be moving 'prey' to get their attention and yes, they are known to be skittish as heck, whether or not CCR would help, well who knows, but that is part of the allure of a trip like this, will you get lucky and get 'the shot' or not ;) Whether or not this trip is something that most people would consider spending money for has to do with their expectations I imagine. Like some of the other more obscure shark diving trips, these things can be hit or miss - like Greenland shark for example where you just sit there and cross your fingers and hopefully get lucky (and there is nothing to dive otherwise), or Basking sharks in Scotland where you hope the boat can find some when you are there (though if none show at least there is the seal dive).
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Re: You know you wanna.... (dive with salmon sharks in Alaska)

Post by YellowEye » Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:57 pm

Ok, good to hear Laura. Did they post photos? :partydance:
I have friends going this week too, we'll see what they say too. :taco:

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Re: You know you wanna.... (dive with salmon sharks in Alaska)

Post by ljjames » Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:20 am

I don't know if they've posted them anywhere as of yet...
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