Dive Travel Alaska
As the great glaciers of the last ice age retreated from Southeast Alaska and British Columbia, a new and beautiful land was born. We take our dry suits to the most northern route yet in our series, heading to Vancouver British Columbia, Canada, and take a ten day cruise and dive along the inside passage to Sitka, Alaska. In Vancouver we tour the beautiful city, take a gondola ride up Grouse Mountain, and take a spectacular helicopter tour of the surrounding snowcapped mountain ranges and the beautiful harbor before boarding Captain Mike’s Nautilus Explorer on this special cruise. As we cruise the majestic 1,000 mile inside passage, the ever changing panorama of natural beauty comes alive. It’s here we witness hundreds of bald eagles, feeding, nesting and circling overhead , along with harbor seals, Alaska brown bears, humpback whales, and sea otters. The Nautilus Explorer slowly glides through ice bergs that surround the ship, and doesn’t stop until we reach the Le Conte Glacier, which is located at the head end of Le Conte Bay directly in front of us. Here we anxiously get off the boat to swim and stand on these giant ice cubes. We tour giant cascading waterfalls and hot springs, but it’s under the sea we dive, in our dry suits, diving in the 46ºF waters of the Emerald Sea. We find the special coral, seals and marine life that are native to this region and call this northern part of the country home. Sit back now and enjoy this special Dive Travel adventure from our 49th state, Alaska.