For most Coastal Alaskans, the mere thought of being submerged in the ocean is spine chilling. So one might wonder about the recent accounts of folks diving into the ocean in Alaska. Don’t THEY know that the ocean is UNSAFE?! Meet Freediving…
‘A’ patiently watched as the sun slipped away and the breeze vanished. Then, in the cold, still night, the dark red creature of the sea inched out from its den to escape our harassment. Chris grabbed it. ‘A’ and I cheered. ‘D’ gave a grunt from his deep slumber on my back.
Alaska Freediver has been a vision of Chris’s for years. He would scour the coast catching fish and logging future dive spots. It wasn’t until 2016, with child #2 on the way, that Chris speared his first King Salmon and, needless to say, he was hooked.