After two and a half months on board the Nautilus Swell I find It hard to believe I’m on my final trip of this rotation!

Haruka 5w

Where has all the time gone!!? It felt like yesterday I was walking onboard ready to start the next adventure of my life. It has almost come to an end and what an adventure it has been!

I have:

– explored the beautiful and prolific north Pacific Alaskan waters

– swam with playful curious puppy dog-like steller sea lions

– been chased over the sea bed by Giant Pacific Octopus

– howled with hundreds of wolf eels

– seen the the tender side of the great grizzly bear mother and the care she takes of her adorable fuzzy cubs

– jumped off 40ft icebergs amongst cute harbor seals

– woken up to the killer instincts of a pod of hunting orcas surrounding our ship

– watched the majestic movements of breaching humpbacks

– been fortunate enough to witness the breathtaking display of humpback whales bubble net feeding

– chilled with hundreds of different species of nudibranchs

– had staring contests with countless decorated warbonnets

– discovered new shipwrecks nobody has dove recreationally before

– eaten my lunch while surrounded by soaring eagles from all angles

– paid my respects to many shipwrecks who have come finally to rest at the bottom of the sea

To top it all off I have been fortunate enough to work with the coolest crew members on the west coast and to share in these adventures with fellow divers and explores from all around the world who I feel lucky to have met and can now call my friends. This summer has been a dream come true!!

– Divemaster Colten

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2 Responses to After two and a half months on board the Nautilus Swell I find It hard to believe I’m on my final trip of this rotation!

  1. Bill Golley says:

    Livin’ the dream Colten. It was a pleasure diving with you and good luck to you down south.

    Cheers,
    Bill

  2. Andreas Merkelt says:

    Thank you for the wonderfull time you gave us while joining the trip from Sitka to Port Hary last month!
    May all your wishes become truth!
    Cu
    Andi & Marion

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