Story of the Aleutian
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Team DiveAleutian

Although the waters of Uyak Bay are sheltered and generally calm, in the summer months a day breeze usually picks up by mid-morning and the water above the ALEUTIAN can get slightly choppy while the dive boat is anchored over the wreck. For that reason, we schedule the morning dive fairly early. Ideally, we’ll have breakfast at 7:00 a.m., assemble at the boat and head out to the wreck about 8:00. By 8:30 we’re tied up over the ALEUTIAN and divers can be geared up and into the water right away.

Divers should be finishing their decompression and back on board around 10:00, then we’ll return to shore where you can relax, visit with your buddies, update your logbook, and rest up. If you’d like to do a little fishing, kayaking, or wildlife viewing for a few hours in the afternoon, we’ll help you arrange activities with our partner Steele Davis, a friendly and knowledgeable local guide who operates the Spirit of Alaska charter and guide service.

For the afternoon dive, we like to head back out to the ALEUTIAN at 2:30 p.m. and have divers in the water by about 3:00. Everyone is back aboard around 4:30, then just a short trip back to the Lodge with plenty of time for rinsing gear, filling tanks, and getting ready for one of our famous gourmet Uyak Bay feasts!



Scuba diver at dive boat after exploring sunken Aleutian wreck

Technical scuba diver about to visit Aleutian shipwreck

The nutrient-rich ocean water filters most ambient light at depth

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