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Alaskan Underwater Imagery

“My soul is full of longing for the secrets of the sea, and the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me.” –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
For those of us who live in the far north, satisfying a longing for the sea may require thrusting your head under water with snowflakes falling on its surface. Even wearing drysuit, mask and a 7mm neoprene hood, the bare skin of your cheeks and lips will be exposed to this water, which is not much


warmer than the ice covering the rocks on the shoreline. As you stand waist-deep, summoning your resolve, the water’s chill penetrates your drysuit and the layers of wool and fleece you’re wearing underneath. Your toes start to go numb.
I love temperate seas with colorful fish and bright coral formations I can see wearing only scuba gear and a bathing suit. But I live in Anchorage, Alaska, at least several long plane rides away from those oceans. To dive more than once or twice a year, I’ve had to take a deep breath and plunge into that frigid water. But to me it’s worth toe-numbing temperatures; there’s magic down there. I’m excited to be able to share images of what I’ve found underwater in Alaska and beyond.