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Leaving land-life behind

JUNEAU - Giant pacific octopi hide beneath rocks, reaching out tentacles to explore a diver. Schools of spawning salmon swim upstream. Prowfish surround the wreck of the Princess Sophia.Recreational scuba diving in...
Skagway's dock sinks

...the malfunction of the float is unknown at this time, but two state engineers are currently on their way to Skagway to meet a diver in an effort to identify the problem and establish a game plan for repairs. He said ferry service to Skagway is currently not...
The unexpected

...water. Two lines were on downriggers. I was holding a third rod, rigged with a chartreuse Coyote spoon behind a Deep Six diver.Minutes passed. Nothing. Our time was up. Sounding discouraged, the captain told us to reel in, adding that I could leave...
Exploring the deep blue sea

...playground decades later for Steve Lloyd, an Anchorage based scuba diver and shipwreck explorer. "I've always been fascinated To learn more about Lloyd's book or experiences as a diver visit Jerzy Shedlock can be reached...
State swimming teams set

...past year. "These guys are professionals," Hall said. "I've never been on a board in my life, but my older son was a diver, and I've known most of these kids from Homer for a while." Jasmine Lewis is going to state as the Region III champion...
Peninsula swimmers and divers take on region meet

...Hubler said. "They're not a powerhouse like Kodiak, but they work hard."In order to qualify for state, a swimmer or diver must rank among the top 12 after the preliminaries on Friday, and the top six competitors race for a region championship win...
'Yellow brick road' leading to pirate treasure

...several concretions, which are rocky masses that form when metals, such as gold and silver, chemically react to seawater. Diver Jon Matel said one discovery was following another, even though divers were working in "black water," or zero-visibility...
Stars finish strong at state swimming

...the boys and girls 1-meter diving, respectively.Kardinals diver Cole Gross placed fifth.And Seward swimmer Olivia Beckham...we're losing next year," he said. The team is also losing the diver it took to Anchorage. The team's captains this year were...
Refuge notebook: New refuge biologist-pilot embraces challenges

...straight. Shortly after graduating from high school in southern Minnesota, I joined the Navy and became a sonar tech and SCUBA diver aboard a fast attack submarine based in Pearl Harbor. My four-year naval career allowed for lots of time to think about what...
Area swim teams ready for the season

...Tuesday's meet with a time of 1:05.92, along with competing in the boys 1-meter diving event. Hamlin is the only Seward diver.Barnwell won the girls 500 free and 200 IM on Tuesday.Hershock said sophomore Olivia Beckham is looking strong in practice...


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