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    Snorkelling Alaska

    I took the kiddo and wife on an Alaska inland tour and cruise the end of June to early July, while I wasn't able to actually dive, I was able to get in a snorkeling tour while in Ketchikan. I'm still not fully sure why, but neither the boy or wife wanted to go with me, something like "are you nuts? Wait, don't answer that" was mumbled by both of them when I offered. But I still had a good time.

    The outfitter was Snorkel Alaska in Ketchikan. They have a very good, well run operation. Unfortunately they quit having dive trip due to not a lot of demand so snorkeling it was. Since their main customers come from the cruise ships that visit, they start with the basics from the start after they pick folks up from the docks. I was insanely fortunate that my tour turned into a private one as the other 6 folks who signed up didn't show (no show on the day, no call, understandably, no refund), this made my guides Kyle and Laura happy as they didn't need to spend time explaining things or riding herd on a lot of new snorkelers so we got to spend a lot more time in the water.

    The vis was maybe 30'-40' in spots but an average of 20' for the most part. The 58f water made me wish I had a 5mil vs. the 7mil I wore - I had to crack the neck seal on more than one occasion. I lot of life to be seen, namely sea cucumbers, various starfish, small fry, a few chum salmon and sea urchins. Since we were a private tour, I got to do a lot of at will free diving instead of organized spots. All in all, a good day snorkeling.

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    Over what? Sorkeling Alaska waters or just snorkeling?

    I once saved a man in Wichita just to watch him dive...(inventor)

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    58 degree water? In a 7mil suit? Wishing you had a 5 mil on? Yikes....i would want my seven mil with a vest underneath. I hate being cold.
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    LOL, what can I say? To me, it was a tad bit warmish. I like to be comfortably cold.

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