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Blogs from the Nautilus Swell : “Benoit .. orcas port side, straight ahead … oh la la!! I raced on deck as excited as a five year old.

Visibility was great on the Transpac; I never thought I’d be back on it. Never thought I’d get to dive it with Karen. – Otto De belles plongees, une belle visibilite sur le Transpac, une superbe plongee a Salmon pt. … Continue reading

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Guest blogs from Haida Gwaii (formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands) – this is going to turn into THE place to dive in BC.

I can’t decide between number one dive site and number two dive site. They were both just so good. Inner Low Rock and Zoom Skirtch were the best two dives of the trip. But the trip is not over yet. … Continue reading

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I was plating the chicken parmesan when someone yelled “black bear on the beach. right over there”. I put dinner in the oven and ran outside.

After Day 1 on the Swell’s Haida Gwaii trip (May 19-26, 2013), I said, “I can go home now.” I had done what I’d come to do: dived at Gwaii Haanas and visited the cultural site at Tsang Gwaay (Ninstints, … Continue reading

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What can I say if nothing else my Job is not boring… – Chef Benoit

Last night’s dinner was a near disaster! Lets backtrack to yesterday for a second. Breakfast prep was rocky and rolly so muffins looked liked himalayan mountains peaks and the first batch of oatmeal decorated the galley floor. I regrouped by … Continue reading

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It’s beyond what I had imagined. – Kate Riddell

I’ve seen the beautiful totem poles at Anthony Island, went scuba diving in Gwaii Haanas and had a close encounter with a humpback whale. I can go home happy now. But it’s only day one of the trip! – Laura … Continue reading

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I saw totem poles, went scuba diving, had a close encounter with a whale and can go home happy. but it’s only day 1!~!

If you’ve never been on the Nautilus Swell… book it! Now! You can’t go wrong. – Otto Wille Tropical destinations are my thing. Diving in the Pacific North West? I thought I’d be cold all the time – but I … Continue reading

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We have arrived in Gwaii Haanas

Chalk up one more “opportunity of a lifetime” experienced by those of us aboard the Nautilus Swell. I have come to expect gorgeous scenery and thrilling adventure as part of the job here on the only luxury liveaboard dive vessel … Continue reading

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I woke up to be surrounded by emerald rain forests, brilliant blue skies and white fluffy clouds. British Columbia is a very beautiful place

As the newest addition to the crew aboard the Nautilus Swell I have set off on an adventure that too few people get to experience, exploring above and below the waves of our rich coastal waters here in beautiful British … Continue reading

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I love my job. The remote and unspoiled white sand beach reminded me of Robinson Crusoe

Yesterday we spent the day exploring and diving around Adam’s Harbour in Hakai Pass – one of my favorite places on earth. The remote and unspoiled white sand beaches always remind me of Robinson Crusoe. The weather was nice in … Continue reading

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Diving Nalau Pass on the Swell close to Bella Bella – it was like diving in the tropics. so many vivid colours and intense life

There were so many basket stars on that last dive that they were living on top of the puget sound king crab!The basket stars started at 10 feet – I’ve never seen them that shallow. Decorated war bonnets, sponge, salt … Continue reading

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