After the last dive as we were leaving Inian Island we saw a huge number of humpback whales… And those guys had prepared a show for us! Breaching and practicing bubble netting! That was really great… And all this was just above the water! – August 13 2011 – Alaska

copyright 2011 Berkley White

Back in Alaska, but this time on The Nautilus Swell…what a lovely boat. We have already done so much I can hardly remember!! Diving with the sea lions at Inian Wall was phenomenal, but loving the nudibranchs, too!!! Watching the sun set at Point Adolphus with the humpback whales breaching was amazing, but the orca family topped it all; Daddy, Mommy and BABY Orca !!!! All sooo CUTE !!!! Every Day is like 5 days at home, because so much happens it’s hard to remember !!! It’s great to be back and see some familiar faces among the crew and meet some new ones too.¬† Having an unbelievable time!!!!

Jackie (Whackie), UK

copyright 2011 Judith Fleming

Yesterday, yesterday this begins as a famous Beatles’s song but yesterday was so good and so existing that I can’t resist to tell what we saw above the water! Humpback whales, sea lions playing with salmons, sea otters and one was resting on his back, in French we will say: “elle faisait la planche” and she was so cute we can go very close to her and the only noise we hear at that time was the noise of the cameras taking photos in rafale mode!! After a short immersion as she get out of the water, she dry her nose with her front legs and that was great!! But the day was not good enough with that so Captain Tim ask us if we wanted to see orcas! The answer as you may guess was YES!! And we followed an orca pod of 3 females, one young and a male we named Captain Hook relating to his huge dorsal fin which had an hook shape! After the last dive as we were leaving Inian Island we saw a huge number of humpback whales… And those guys had prepared a show for us! Breaching and practicing bubble netting! That was really great… And all this was just above the water!

Yves (Emance), France

 

 

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