Author Archives: Kirsten

Invasion der Ohrenquallen. 12/11 Unterwasser.

Invasion der Ohrenquallen In einem Fjord in Alaska sammeln sich alle paar Jahre Abermillionen großer Ohrenquallen zu dichten Schwärmen. Der Tiroler Unterwasser- fotograf Werner Thiele hatte das Glück, diese Qualleninvasion vor die Kamera zu bekommen. https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20323061/NautilusSwell/Blogs/UNTERWASSER_Quallen_1211-1.pdf

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Der 2. Tauchgang war etwas Besonderes. Ein Explorer-Dive. Keiner kannte den Platz. Alaska, Juni 2011.

Der 2. Tauchgang war etwas Besonderes. Ein Explorer-Dive. Keiner kannte den Platz & nach dem Tony (Divemaster) und Tim uns gefragt hatten, waren wir alle begeistert von dieser Möglichkeit einen neuen Platz zu erkunden. Eine Steilwand, nicht sehr Tief aber … Continue reading

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Great to see a grey whale lounging at the entrance to Gabriola Pass

Really friendly staff, specially Chris who was very supportive and positive to not-so-experienced divers like me! Amenities in the Swell are superb; hot tub, kayaks, hot high pressure showers, Indie and delicious, never stopping food! Diving was great of course! … Continue reading

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Nautilus Swell Feature Photographer: A.Rabideau – Black & White. July 2011 – Alaska

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Mum scored a giant octopus and while baby was interested, it was clearly unaquainted with this kind of food. Aug 15 2011 – Alaska

Another season in Alaska come and gone, don’t ask me how it disappeared so quickly again… or do. Bear with me while I brainstorm and try my best to work this one out… The Nautilus Swell, which has quickly become … Continue reading

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Watching the captain getting eaten by an Giant Pacific Octopus was the highlight of the week. Oct. 2011 – Port Hardy, British Columbia

The food was great. The scenery was awesome. The crew was fantastic. I appreciated all the effort they made to get me on the water in the kayak. As a non-diver it was appreciated because I know that diving is … Continue reading

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If you were to poll all the divers about what they were hoping to see during this spectacular photographer’s paradise, you would certainly discover that The Swell and her crew has already exceeded all of their expectations. Sep. 20th, 2011 – Alaska

  Day 7 of 10 day Alaskan adventure aboard the Nautilus Swell Even though we are 7 days into this Alaska 10 day adventure, every new day continues to excite all the guests aboard the Nautilus Swell. If you were … Continue reading

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At one point, the humpbacks were right underneath the skiff and we thought we might be lunch when the bubble circle was right beside the skiff! – Sep 16 2011, Alaska

Summary The first two days in Alaska onboard the Nautilus Swell have been amazing for all of us.  The first day included some brief visits from the resident sea lions while diving and also on the surface, a curious sea … Continue reading

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Dive master Dan did not fulfill his promise to show me 5 Wolf Eels. He showed me 8. 8 wolf eels in 6 minutes… Sep. 15th 2011 – Alaska

The octopus I saw today was great. It was on a new dive site for me which at first there was not much to see. Then this octo with a head a little bit bigger than my head. We actually scratched him on … Continue reading

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Our dive master refuses paychecks, read on to find out why. Sep 11th 2011 – Alaska

Dear Mike, Firstly I must let you know that I have enjoyed being employed by you over these last two and a half years. Therefore I am sad to have to inform you that I can no longer continue to … Continue reading

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