Monthly Archives: June 2014

“Absolutely the most thrilling experience of my life, and I’m not lying/ sea lying about that;)” Quoted by Cheryl after a dive at Baranof Rock, southeast Alaska on the Nautilus Swell

Absolutely the most thrilling experience of my life, and I’m not lying/ sea lying about that;)   Quoted by Cheryl after a dive at Baranof Rock, southeast Alaska on the Nautilus Swell

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SOOOOO EXCITED FOR OUR NEW NAUTILUS BELLE AMIE!!!!!!!!

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I was like a kid in a candy store diving in Alaska

Every dive is good. That wall yesterday (kelp patch @ baranof) I could dive ten times! Every time you can see something new.- Manfred I was like a kid in a candy store! Fantastic. One of the best sites.- Gerda … Continue reading

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Alaska diving has been epic and the juvenile north cling fish is officially the cutest!

“This was my 3rd trip with the Nautilus fleet and so I already knew of the high standard that was met. I wanted to do a cold water trip this year and knew Alaska with you guys was the one … Continue reading

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Calving glaciers, a world class dive site, Humpback whales, 1000ft waterfalls, and fresh king salmon.

Only in wild Alaska can you get these things put in front of you only a few days apart. With only a week left before I leave the Swell and go on days off Alaska has been delivering big time … Continue reading

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Alaska. Home Sweet Home.

Season after season I spend on the Swell has made it seem more like home every year. And for the majority of the crew on board it is our home Coming back to familiar bays and inlets and cruising through … Continue reading

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Well no one prepared me for Alaska…..the beautiful sunny days…..the gorgeous scenery…and the whales.

I saw my first whale breach straight up into the air I can’t even find the words to describe the beauty of such a sight. It has also been an incredible inspiration for cooking…..today we dined on NY striploins, garlic … Continue reading

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I will start by apologizing for my language in abbreviation but OMFG!!!! This is unbelievable!

I think every word in the English language to describe joy and awe was said 10 times during this morning’s spectacular performance. We pulled into Patterson bay (a bay in which should be renamed to dreamland bay) and put the … Continue reading

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Bubble net feeding right beside the Nautilus Swell.

At anchor Patterson Bay.  Baranoff Island. WX calm calm We are all in a state of stunned awe…bubble net feeding for 4 hours inside the head of Patterson Bay as close as 25 feet from the boat (while we were … Continue reading

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Decent size giant pacific octopus

Great image of our friends Kelly and Bob Scarzafava from Anacortes diving with a decent size giant pacific octopus out in the open in southeast Alaska.  We are always on the prowl and lookout for these guys.  Giant pacific octo’s … Continue reading

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