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Dive report – Day 1 of our last trip of the season diving Browning Pass on the Nautilus Swell Oct 30th, 2013

Location: Browning Island Dive One: Hussar Point Temp: 10C – Vis: 50ft – Weather: Rainy – Seas: 2 foot chop Comments:  Nice first dive for our check out. Strawberry Pink anenomes everywhere!! Guests were able to get their equipment figured out and have … Continue reading

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I saw a giant pacific octopus and it was feeding on a fish! oh la la.

Last night after dinner our excited divers were gearing up for a night dive. Spirits were high and each diver were telling us what they were hoping to see. One diver said “I hope to see some octopus”. Hostess Amanda … Continue reading

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Guest blogs from a Port Hardy trip on the Nautilus Swell

“I have been on many live aboards and nothings compares to this one!” -Hugh in the Salon after a spectacular Turkey Dinner! Adventure number four under way, just set sail last night to Browning Pass. The scuba divers have already … Continue reading

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Divemaster report – beautiful fall diving – Browning Pass, Port Hardy, British Columbia

Date:  Sept 22, 2013 Location: Port Alexander Dive One: Browning Islets Temp: 8C – Vis: 40ft – Weather: Cloudy and Raining – Seas: Calm Comments: First Dive of the trip went well.  After Getting everyone weighted, and submerged the conditions were great, good … Continue reading

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I catch myself thinking of decorated war bonnets and grunt sculpins as old friends..

Back in BC! Having had the pleasure to work on the Nautilus Swell for the Alaska season this summer, I am thrilled at the chance to dive in Port Hardy and its environs once again, especially as it has been … Continue reading

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After two and a half months on board the Nautilus Swell I find It hard to believe I’m on my final trip of this rotation!

Where has all the time gone!!? It felt like yesterday I was walking onboard ready to start the next adventure of my life. It has almost come to an end and what an adventure it has been! I have: – … Continue reading

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The 4 masted tall ship Drumrock was a fine dive even if I don’t like wreck dives. I witnessed a drama unfold on the rocks west of the ship

  “This morning we dived an 8 am dive on the wreck of the Drumrock, a 400ft, 3000 ton warship that hit a rock in 1927. It broke in half one third of the way aft of the bow. She … Continue reading

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9 wolf-eels counted on just one dive at Baranoff Island! Mated wolfeels were intertwined and opening and closing their mouths in unison.

I finished thoroughly cleaning the rooms in time to be able to jump aboard the second day’s dive at Vancouver Rock. I was very excited because all of the guests had come back absolutely beaming from their first dive there … Continue reading

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After 13 years of searching, we finally found the wreck of the Mar Christopher in Southeast Alaska!!

On my break today I jumped in the water with the guests to go diving. The dive was an exploratory to try to find an old seiner boat wreck that the Nautilus boats have been looking for for 13 years. … Continue reading

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Scrubbing every inch of the decks on the Nautilus Swell is a real joy!

“It was like diving into a tomb, paying our respects to the dead. What a beautiful dive at the State of California rec.” – Quoted by Daniel after a dive at State of California “I would wake up at anytime … Continue reading

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