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Married to the sea!

“You’ll warm to British Columbia’s underwater wows” -Sportdiver Magazine

Sportdiver Magazine gave the waters of British Columbia an honorable mention within their March issue… “Sheer walls of glaciers, bald eagles soaring in incredibly blue skies, and tail-slapping humpback whales – it’s no surprise that nature photographers flock to British … Continue reading

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A sea shanty invented a song to speed up the pace of the backbreaking work of caulking, vs. our own “Mother Mother”…

Although the Nautilus Swell is a big boat wooden boat for our standards, the great ships of the age of sail were much bigger and the maintenance necessary to keep them ruling the seven seas required a skilled crew that … Continue reading

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Our beautiful Nautilus Swell needs constant maintenance to keep her looking like new…

The Nautilus Swell is a grand dame tugboat. At 101 years young she is still going strong, but requires constant care and attention to keep her ship shape. The art of wooden boat construction and maintenance is an ancient marine … Continue reading

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The Nautilus Swell will emerge from her cocoon at the end of the month like a huge, beautiful wooden butterfly

We arrived in Port Angeles the night of the 6th and cleared customs. The next morning we were up bright and early to haul the Swell out of the water. Captain Tim motored us up to the submerged slings of the … Continue reading

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The memories of my time on the Swell flooded back. Some of the most amazing moments of my life

I walked down the slippery ramp onto the slats of Ganges Harbour in Salt Spring. The sun had just begun to rise over the water and the rays bounced across deep cove effortlessly. I inhaled a gust of the morning … Continue reading

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Great article on diving the San Juan Islands by Rick Stratton, at the Dive News Network!

Explore, Enjoy, and Dream in the San Juans Warm and Gooey like a Chocolate Chip Cookie Just a scenic ferry ride or a short flight from the northwest Washington mainland lies a paradise for the adventurous in spirit. Whether you … Continue reading

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Can you tell us what we are looking at?

What are the wee little anemones clustered around the bigger anemone?   Open forum and hoping for lots of answers between now and our first spring trip on February 14th.   One lucky person with the correct answer will win … Continue reading

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Nautilus Swell Provides Easy Access to Popular Pacific Northwest Locations

The Nautilus Swell has a new & exciting departure from Anacortes, Washington! Take that Giant Stride & Book Now for as Low as $799! U.S. divers flock to B.C. in order to experience the beautiful aquatic landscapes and indescribable flora … Continue reading

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Our guests are giddy with excitement to scuba dive the wrecks off Nanaimo including night dive on the RivTow Lion

  We are 24 hours into the last trip of 2013. It’s nice to be in our own British Columbia back yard again! As much as I love Alaska and Haida Gwaii and the central coast of BC – returning … Continue reading

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Ron Steven aka Rogest joins our team!

The Nautilus Explorer and Nautilus Swell based out of BC -Canada welcomes Ron Steven on board as the latest addition to the team. Diver, Artist, entrepreneur and businessman. Ron starts as Managing Director for the boats in early December. Many of … Continue reading

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