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Top Alaska Dive Sites for 2012
badintexas - 3/15/2012 3:19 PM
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Top Alaska Dive Sites for 2012Lady of The Lake - Fairbanks, Alaska (2 votes, 4 out of 5 stars as of 3/15/2012)
Eielson Air Force Base’s “Lady of the Lake” is what remains of a WB-29 weather reconnaissance aircraft that rests in a water-filled gravel pit just off Transmitter Road here. In 1957 the B-29s were replaced by B-50s, a larger version of the B-29. Although the two airplane models looked alike, most parts were not interchangeable.

Seward - Seward, Alaska (2 votes, 4 out of 5 stars as of 3/15/2012)
Seward is a 2 hour drive south of Anchorage. There are several spots to dive in Seward itself, but the best diving is located further out in Resurrection Bay. Spots to dive in Seward include Lowell Point, the Ballfield, and the Seward Sea Life Center. Conditions vary greatly from 60 feet of visibility all the way down to nothing.

Harding Lake - Fairbanks, Alaska (2 votes, 3 out of 5 stars as of 3/15/2012)
Harding Lake is the largest, deepest, and most easily reached of the four road-accessible lakes within two hours of Fairbanks (Birch Lake, Quartz Lake, and Chena Lake are the others). Located 45 miles from Fairbanks near Salcha in Alaska’s Interior, Harding Lake is a rapidly improving sport fishery, and its accessibility makes it a popular Alaska destination.

Ann Coleman - Juneau, Alaska (1 vote, 3 out of 5 stars as of 3/15/2012)
This accessible dive site includes deep, sheer walls with crevasses and good fish and invertebrate encounters.

Birch Lake - Big Delta, Alaska (1 vote, 3 out of 5 stars as of 3/15/2012)
"Ice Road Truckers" was filmed there on Mar 27-28 of 2010

Kayaker’s Cove - Seward, Alaska (1 vote, 3 out of 5 stars as of 3/15/2012)
Shallow no alot to see but good for skills. Lot’s of kelp big rock about 100 yards out w/ fish around vis. varies was 4 to 6 ft.. Gets deeper the father you go out. No current can see big tides.

PS. If you have been to any of these dive sites and have photos, comments, etc to add to DiveBuddy, please do! We’d love to hear your thoughts and it may help others to decide on where to dive in the future!