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Dive Alaska

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Dive Alaska was founded in 2004 out of a concern about the local diving community. Scott Anderson was running the only licensed and insured Dive Boat in the South Central Alaska area, but many of the divers were coming aboard ill-prepared and ill-equipped for the rigors of Alaskan diving. After some close-calls, and obvious training issues cropping up, Scott decided he needed to open a Dive Shop to support the type of diving he wanted to be able to do. At this point, the dive boat was a 6-pack trawler which operated on every other weekend. With the opening of the shop, we gained the capacity to blend Nitrox, rent equipment, and develop our own training program. We gained status as a PADI dive center and began operations in March 2004. Since then we have grown to double the original shop size, and currently enjoy PADI 5-star IDC status. In 2004 we invited a couple of GUE Instructors up from California to explore this “new” type of training which we had heard about. The training Agency is called “Global Underwater Explorers”, and the rumor was that the curriculum was way “harder” than any other Agency. I gathered 6 of my best dive buddies at the time and we all promptly FAILED our scuba class for the first time ever! We were dismayed (but impressed) with this course and promptly began to make plans to re-take the class at the generous offer of FREE if we passed the next time. Long story short, it took us two more classes to pass. Now, as newly certified GUE divers the world was our oyster! Our newly-developed skill set gave us the confidence to move on to cave diving courses, technical dive courses, and most importantly, finally become comfortable diving in our local waters with their physical challenges. In 2007 Scott became a GUE Instructor and began teaching recreational GUE classes. He also held technical instructor credentials with TDI and ERDI. With the help of his beautiful wife Karen, (who was also a PADI instructor) they began to pursue the goal of developing the areas only sustainable recreational diving charter business, and largest dive shop in Anchorage. - See more at: http://divealaska.net/about/#sthash.yA2CpFfP.dpuf
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7100 Old Seward Hwy, Suite A, Anchorage, Alaska 99518, United States of America (USA)

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