enjoy diving, then don't miss out on seeing the
beautiful underwater world that only Alaska can
offer. There are many different animals,
fish and reefs to see in Prince William Sound.
At Ravencroft, we offer different packages that
fit small to large groups.
enjoy some of the best cold-water diving in the
world! Our typical summer water temperatures
reach up to 55 degrees, with winter temps
dipping to 36. Visibility is best in the winter
at 50-80 feet, but summer diving is more
comfortable with the average visibility being
around 30-40 feet. Although our temperatures
become comfortable in the summer, we still
recommend dry suits for our divers.
can either choose to use the lodges fast and
safe 30' catamaran or a larger 46' Delta dive
boat. Both make an excellent platform for
diving. However, the
dive boat is setup more for big groups and is
not limited to 6 guests like the 30' vessel.
The dive boat is captained by Scott Anderson, a dive
instructor/Coast Guard Master who
owns his own dive shop in Anchorage. She is
a 46′ Delta Charter Boat with a 14.6′ beam. The
hull is heavily laid fiberglass designed to
withstand the rigors of Alaskan waters. She is
inspected by the US Coast Guard annually, and is
certified for 20 passengers, although we limit
ourselves to 12 divers. She has a self-deploying
life raft, EPIRB, oxygen, first aid, and all
emergency supplies on-board. All staff are CPR
and first aid certified—and in many cases, are
first aid instructors. The vessel has a heated
cabin and on-board restroom for your comfort.
You can enjoy a warm shower aboard her or head
back to the lodge that is usually close by the
There is a dive
compressor at the lodge and also one on the
larger dive boat. The lodge also has fresh
water at the floating dock to wash equipment for
divers that launch from the dock for nearby
points of interest or to swim with sharks
Although there is a diverse aquatic eco-system,
most divers will visit Ravencroft Lodge for
their chance to swim with Salmon Sharks that
frequent the area. If you'd like to focus
on these magnificent creatures, please let us
know and we'll custom tailor a week that keeps
you visiting their migratory area. We've
been helping divers for nearly 5 years, get up
close and personal with these animals! But
please be advised that divers that swim with
sharks do so at their own risk and are not
accompanied by a dive guide.
Shark Cage Diving
We invite you to join our Alaska Lodge for a shark cage dive. Shark Cage Dives offer an exciting day of adventure, education and a whole lot of fun! This once-in-a-lifetime experience of viewing Salmon Sharks, Spiny Dogfish, Sleeper Sharks, Chum Runs in their natural habitat will leave you with memories that will last long after your visit to Alaska. We also offer services for those interested in filming their shark cage dive adventure. We offer the most exciting Shark Cage experience around and invite you and your group to our shark cage diving lodge for a truly exhilarating tour.