October 19, 2014
SITE MAINTENANCE Our old server was limiting and slow. In order to accommodate our changing needs, we have decided to move to a new address. Welcome to it! Unfortunately, the move has interfered with certain of the site's features, including the most popular feature (the forums). Please bear with us for the next few days as we work out some kinks and reenable these features.
With dry suits and all the gear used to get the most out of diving in Alaska, trim and buoyancy control become critical. You need to think about where to put all that weight so that you keep perfect horizontal trim in the water. Also, make sure not to over or under weight. The secret is to do a weight check whenever you change conditions or equipment, and then do another at the beginning and ending of every dive. It's quick - just deflate your BC and dry suit and hold a normal breath; you should have no trouble getting down, because you should be negative (because of the air in your tank). At the end of the dive, do a safety stop and watch your buoyancy while you do. If all goes well, then do a final check just before getting out of the water. You should be perfectly neutral (since you've used the tank air).
Welcome to the Alaska SCUBA page. At the moment, this is a purely volunteer effort. The goal of the Alaska SCUBA site is to collect and disseminate useful information about diving all around the State. The owner's dive experience is limited - I dive South Central, so I know very little about the conditions and adventures elsewhere. I would love to have your input to grow the site and add more tools and information.