Monthly Archives: April 2013

Everyone loved the Nautilus Lifeline we had onboard for rent, that we even sold 3 units!

The group started calling their LifeLines Bulbs. Rescue Bulb, Pink Bulb and Green Bulb. They were calling me on our working / skiff channel in between dives to test them out. They said Some less than appropriate things  on the … Continue reading

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Black Friday Sale 50% off!!!

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My favorite part was feeling like Superman diving (instead of flying) down the Gabriola pass.

What an awesome drift dive. We waited on the dive skiff for 20 minutes while Chris showed us the current patterns. I did not understand the dramatic shift in direction until I experienced it. We went down to 70 feet … Continue reading

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Happy Hour.

    We have Happy hour EVERYDAY while you’re on the Swell. You can choose from wine, beer, hard liquor, coffee, hot chocolate, pop and of course water. The alcoholic beverages aren’t included and are at a cost onboard, but … Continue reading

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Help!

  Have you ever heard of the man eating crab?? Well here you go!! Just kidding. The picture above was taken on one of our trips to the gulf islands. The diver found this little guy, and we couldn’t help … Continue reading

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Meet SS Master – younger sister to the Swell.

SS Master – younger sister to the Swell – on display at Britannia Shipyard in Richmond B.C.   Our beautiful Nautilus Swell was originally launched in 1912 as a wood fired steam tug named “Swell”.     She was one of three … Continue reading

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Naughty or nice, it’s your choice on the Nautilus Swell.

A liveaboard dive boat’s motto…..EAT, SLEEP, DIVE….and here on the Nautilus Swell I love to give you choices!  You can be naughty or nice to your diet! Above is a picture of a fruit plate that I put out on … Continue reading

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It’s good to be back on the Nautilus Swell after a hiatus. There is something about this boat that is absolutely magical.

I’m back on the Nautilus Swell after a 2 year hiatus involving university, travel and various other forms of employment… and it feels just like I never left. I was amazed at how easily I fell back into the routine … Continue reading

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It is a real thrill to be working as Captain on the Nautilus Swell.

We inherited our dive skiff Inde from the Nautilus Explorer’s Northern Operation when Captain Mike originally used it to carry 24 divers with surgical precision back and forth to dive sites.   Times change and Transport Canada rules change and with … Continue reading

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Fine day to dive a shipwreck in British Columbia!!

Completing Dive two of Anacortes Diving supply wreck diving class on the wreck of the HMCS Saskatchewan.  A beautiful 366 foot Canadian destroyer escort.    Next dive will be on the even more massive Cape Breton.  The Cape Breton is a … Continue reading

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