Monthly Archives: May 2014

Video trailer diving Alaska on the Nautilus Swell

  Soft coral orange, red, pink or white. Flamboyant nudibranchs and amazing seafood on falling. Tropical decor? No, we are immersed in the wild and wonderful jewel of British Columbia , near the island of Vancouverspecifically. Underwater and on land, the nature here promises surprising encounters. Sea lions … Continue reading

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More people need to see this part of the world. The landscape both under and above the surface is surreal.

Wow what a start for our trek up to Haida Gwaii. After setting sail from Port Hardy with an enthusiastic group of guests from multiple countries our first dive was famous Browning Wall. Never have I seen such a large … Continue reading

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Luckily no blood shed watching a red octopus fighting with a puget sound king crab.

  –Ending this contract and I cant help but reminisce on all the amazing experiences I had in such a short amount of time. I witnessed the most breath taking sunsets, gorgeous views of the B.C. coast, hung out with … Continue reading

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You really don’t get food like this on other dive boats!

  The food on the Nautilus Swell has been the best on any liveaboard I’ve ever been on by a country mile! The cookies are excellent as well! Diving has been very good, I’ve been very impressed with the whole … Continue reading

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I felt like I was flying through space

The Captain made it happen! Our dive off of Carlos Island had awesome visibility! It looked like 60ft vertical vis! There were lots of Lingcod, big lingcod, small lingcod and some perfect size for eating lingcod! The vis was so … Continue reading

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Our days were filled with bald eagles, rain forests, totem poles, Orcas and stunning diving.

Back on the Nautilus  Swell again for another Gulf Islands trip, one of the last of the season. I will miss cruising around the islands of my childhood but I am excited to start the new season in Port Hardy … Continue reading

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Blog from Captain Tim as they cut through the swell northbound from Browning Pass

Good bye, to the walls of Browning , the wolf eels of fantasy island and all the great and wonderful marine life of northern Vancouver island. Hello to the start of our northern adventures ! The Nautilus Swell is steaming … Continue reading

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Rock of life – what a phenomenal dive, more color and life on that one dive then I have ever seen before !!! It really lives up to its name.

ROCK OF LIFE !!! THE BEST DIVE OF THE TRIP! What a dive  – Good Vis and Great sunshine ! John I counted 28 species on browning wall !!  The Great Wall of life  ! Laura after diving Browning wall … Continue reading

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New dive site named “that sucked”

Gave the guests the option of hussar point or snowfall in Browning Pass for the last dive or try 5 fathom just outside Hardy Bay.    One of our guests had good memories of 5fath so we gave her a go … Continue reading

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Is DEMA just an old boy’s club???

DEMA is an “Old Boys Club;” The DEMA Board Takes No Risk; DEMA is Just a Show and More: Flipping DEMA’s Orthodoxies Leaders Ask ‘How Can the Diving Industry and DEMA Thrive in the Years Ahead? Released on: 5/6/2014 See … Continue reading

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