Author Archives: Ashley Son

Well today I saw a total of 12 wolf eels and cool little sexy ass dancing shrimp!

I would have only seen 1/3 of the things I saw on that dive off of Wooden Island if it hadn’t been for Colten. My Dive stats for today are: 1 Giant Pacific Octopus 1 Prow Fish 5 Wolf eels … Continue reading

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This has been one of the best days of my life.

I can’t express in words how amazing it was to visit LeConte glacier today. In Brazil we do not have this ice and snow and it is a a beautiful thing to experience. This has been one of the best … Continue reading

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We were minding our own business when all of a sudden there were 8 humpback whales feeding right beside us.

Yesterday was one of the most amazing days I have experienced yet aboard the Nautilus Swell. We started off our day diving basket bay, a site known for its abundant crabs and  fields of huge white plumose. Diving with our … Continue reading

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Guest comments as we wrap another trip for Russians on the Nautilus Swell

We wanted to say to your team that you are the best team we have ever had the pleasure of sailing with. We are a group of experienced divers from Russia, all of us have dove all over the world … Continue reading

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The giant male orca crashed out of the water with a porpoise in it’s mouth

After enjoying the warm rejuvenating waters of Baranof hot springs, we meandered back to the Nautilus Swell  in the sunshine stuffing our mouths and pockets with ripe juicy blueberries and salmon berries.While the guests were fed a fabulous lunch prepared … Continue reading

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The diving on the Nautilus has changed my life!

Ice day at LeConte glacier was very exciting and the landscape was incredibly beautiful! The feeling of the water when we jumped off the icebergs was very unique and exciting. The boat is great I can’t imagine it could be … Continue reading

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Giant Octopus tickles!

  This morning Colten and I bustled around the skiff, getting everybody ready with their equipment, weights and instructions. When we were all in the water, properly weighted and comfortable, we set off with Colten in the lead and me … Continue reading

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He calmly stood up and paused for dramatic effect … ORCAS!!!!

It was a beautiful afternoon and the Nautilus Swell was running at a brisk 8 knots with the ebb tide. we were pointed west heading for the Haida Gwaii, our guests were enjoying afternoon cocktails after a day of diving … Continue reading

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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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