Alaska Shark Diving
Welcome to the world of Alaska Sharks! We are the authority on all things cold water sharks, above and below Alaska's waterline. With nearly a decade of interactions with these animals, Boone Hodgin and his wife Gina Hodgin have become experts on what makes these incredible animals tick. They've combined their wealth of knowledge, remote accomodations at Ravencroft and now partnered with the most experienced dive boat captain in Alaska. Bringing you expedition experience in the last frontier, thats like no other! Join us for an unforgettable shark diving adventure swimming with sharks in the open ocean, diving sites teeming with sea life, incredible topside wildlife with friendly and knowledgeable team members.
Ravencroft Lodge is ideally located at the heart of the Salmon Shark migration and central to the best scuba and shark diving locals in PWS. Built by Boone Hodgin and his father in 2004, this lodge has all the amenities you wouldn't expect to find at a lodge built in the remote wilds of Alaska and are setup with scuba divers in mind. You'll find freshwater at their dock to rinse gear and hot showers to soak in at the end of the day. They have also paved the way for local and international guests to get up close and personal for the best filming and photography shots of Alaska's Salmon Shark population. Becoming the first operators in Alaska to offer salmon shark diving to the scuba diving world!
Diving with sharks is not only amazing but incredibly humbling when sharing the water with an apex predator! We specialize in highly safe shark diving tours. Shark cages can be used for those with less experience and is a special metal enclosure designed to keep sharks at a safe distance and allows divers, researchers and film crews to view and photograph the extraordinary World of Salmon Sharks with a certain degree of safety. You don’t need to be certified diver to enjoy an amazing Salmon Shark adventure. If you can swim and don't mind a little cold water, then dawn a 7mm wetsuit and join us!
Divers will have the added bonus of reaching depths below the waterline to see Alaska's diverse aquatic wildlife that have been referred to seasoned international divers as some of the best undersea scenery they've seen. Often comparing it to warm water sites from distant parts of the planet. You'll also see enormous jellyfish blooms that only occur in a few places around the planet, one which happens to be located in south central alaskan waters. And don't forget topside photography of brown and black bears, humpback and grey whales, porpoise, sea otters, harbor seals, sea lions and numerous birds that include eagles and puffins. Without a doubt, this is the only place you can swim and photograph sharks one hour and turn around a photograph massive bears the next!