- Diving Nalau Pass on the Swell close to Bella Bella – it was like diving in the tropics. so many vivid colours and intense life
- Comments overheard after a dive on the Nautilus Swell on a Port Hardy trip.
- Browning Pass is world famous for a reason.
- Planning an Alaskan vacation around diving the wreck of the 300 foot steamship State of California – a fascinating account
- Having a great time on the Nautilus Swell; We are treated like kings, warm towels on cold days, hot beverages when you get back to the boat, just great!
- Melissa Howey on Happy guest diving Port Hardy on the Nautilus Swell. One diver’s story. Rob Roy.
- Jim Soderberg on Latest trip ratings in from guests on the last 3 trips on the Swell and we hit straight 100′s on NPS!!
- Allan Hesketh on Naughty or nice, it’s your choice on the Nautilus Swell.
- Bill Golley on Some days you feel like you’re stuck in the mud.
- Nina on In this line of work I enjoy more than my fair share of adventure.
Category Archives: Animals
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
The wooden decks are beautiful and the varnished wood inside is so beautiful. It was really cool finishing the dive in a kelp forest with hundreds of black rock fish. The current started along Browning Wall in the right way … Continue reading
Wow. I had the pleasure of diving Snowfall, one of the wall dives in the pass. There was no wall. It was completely covered in Plumose Anemones and strawberry anemones. I could not see the rock underneath. At the top … Continue reading
Having a great time on the Nautilus Swell; We are treated like kings, warm towels on cold days, hot beverages when you get back to the boat, just great!
Browning Wall was the first dive of the day. The walls are covered in plumose anemones, sponges, tunicates, sea cucumbers, basket stars… so colourful it looks like the tropics. Our second dive of the day was at Hussar Point – … Continue reading
I had the thrill of a lifetime yesterday! We dove at Lucan Chute late in the afternoon. Weather was very good but the visibility underwater was not as spectacular as it has been around Browning Pass over the last few … Continue reading
It was an amazing drift dive. We drifted about half a knot along a wall filled with life. I saw an amazing huge Puget Sound King crab with short legs and an amazing orange colour. I grabbed my buddy who … Continue reading
We left Port Hardy on a rainy evening. Awoke to sunny skies and NW winds in Browning Pass. Headed to the first dive at Hussiar Pt. looking to anchor on a shallow pinnacle but to our amazement did not need … Continue reading
The full moon casts a beautiful glow but made for some interesting challenges with tides and currents. Sunny skies and beautiful weather nonetheless!
This Easter weekend we welcomed old and dear friends: Ian, Darren, Paula and Morgan. Also no stranger to the Nautilus family was Andy Lamb, the man who indeed wrote the book on marine life identification in BC. We also welcomed … Continue reading
That’s what I expected BC diving to be. Giant plumose anemones. Ling cod. Wolf eel. Sea lions. Enormous sun stars. Painted greenling. A whole different kind of wildlife. Every dive is different. Unique and amazing. The boat is incredible. Absolutely … Continue reading