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brandon
08-14-2008, 23:54
Yummy yummy... picture is dive buddies and I a couple years ago, haven't managed to get this lucky since!

http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/2682/kingcrable8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


-B

hooligan
08-15-2008, 00:28
Nice.

BoomerNJ
08-15-2008, 09:45
Holy crap, what was the water temp?!?! Nice catch though!

mwhities
08-15-2008, 09:47
I wonder if they drink warm beer. I know I would! (as long as I had a pee valve installed. :P)

MSilvia
08-15-2008, 11:53
Holy crap, what was the water temp?!?! Nice catch though!
It looks warm enough to me... the water's still liquid.

rktman26
08-15-2008, 11:55
That looks like a lot of fun, not to mention delicious.

dagrath
08-15-2008, 12:24
What part of Alaska do you need to go to do this? And what time of year?

How is the diving even if you suck and don't manage to pull out some crabs?

Sounds like something I should probably do. I have been itching for an excuse to return to Alaska anyways. :)

mwhities
08-15-2008, 13:38
I wonder if they drink warm beer. I know I would! (as long as I had a pee valve installed. :P)

Quoting myself... *rim shot*

I don't see any pee-valves.. Uhm??

brandon
08-15-2008, 19:34
Nah, no P-Valves for us... less holes in the suit the better =)

Water temp in November is around 39-41f, was a balmy 45f this summer, and back down to 42ish already.

-B

Black-Gorrilla
08-16-2008, 18:52
so you just kind of sneak up on them?
are they slow?

ian
08-16-2008, 23:29
Holy crap, what was the water temp?!?! Nice catch though!
It looks warm enough to me... the water's still liquid.
:smilie39: :smiley36: :smiley32:

stairman
08-17-2008, 07:48
Very nice!He aint doin much talkin.Its not like there will be a stampede like the gold rush though.Cute girl up front for sure.I think thats the ratio of women to men up there,might be higher.

brandon
08-18-2008, 00:51
It's not hard to catch them, once they move into the bay. Just go down to 80' or so and start looking for them - once you find them it's just a matter of grabbing as many big ones as you see and sorting the males from the females. The move quick, and they have some force in their pincers, holding 3 or 4 of them and still controlling your bc/drysuit can be a bit of a chore!

That particular picture is taken more or less out the back door of work. Happens to be a great spot =) Near the docks where/when they unload crab is decent too, they're always falling off the boats.

Here is good King Crab diving, but rarely visited by tourist divers. Juneau / Ketchikan are popular places too and a little closer to the lower 48!

-B

brandon
08-18-2008, 01:11
And you're more or less right - if the water is liquid, we're still diving. Sometimes even when it's not.

This picture is from the dive we did the day before my wife and I left for Hawaii last February. Brr..., but a great dive! The ocean only gets this pancake ice once or twice a year here, usually when the surface air temps drop below 25f or so and the winds are calm.


http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/3458/img1633apl3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

-B

mrbheagney
09-03-2008, 21:49
Wow, I'd love to give that a go. I have an uncle who used to live in Deadhorse. How many KG of meat do you get out of one of those bad boys?

MDDIVER
09-03-2008, 22:34
Now that looks like fun!

warscout2
09-14-2008, 02:18
wow Sir you are a true mans man im not sure i would be able to dive that.