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Divemaster log – Nautilus Swell – Campbell River to Port Hardy, British Columbia.

Oct 23, 2013 Location: Campbell River Dive One: Row and be Dammed Temp: 10C – Vis: 50ft – Weather: foggy – Seas: Calm Comments:  Nice first dive for our check out. Strawberry Pink anenomes everywhere!! Guests were able to get their equipment … Continue reading

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Divemaster blog, Nautilus Swell, Port Hardy, Browning Pass and Stubbs Island

Oct 13, 2013 Location: Port Alexander Dive One: Hussar Point Temp: 10C – Vis: 50ft – Weather: rainy – Seas: Calm Comments:  Very nice first dive of the trip!  The guests were extremely excited, good and ready to go first thing in the … Continue reading

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I drifted through a kelp patch like glowing green pillars speckled with nudibranchs shooting up to the skies..

Wahoo! The craziness begins again! We are back at the dock in Port Hardy, and our wonderful group of guests have just departed.  Always a little sad, after the feeling of getting to know someone, and wanting nothing more to … 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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Bay after Bay filled with hooded nudibranchs and “millions” moon jellies diving Port Hardy

Sept 29, 2013 Location: Hussar Bay Dive One: Hussar Point Temp: 10C – Vis: 50ft – Weather: rainy – Seas: Calm Comments:  Very nice first dive of the trip!  The guests were extremely excited, good and ready to go first thing in the … Continue reading

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Not only are the wolf eels on Fantasy a treat but so are the usual array of sculpins, nudibranchs, gunnels and red irish lords (Port Hardy diving!!)

Another wonderful day at sea it surely was.  Winds coming north westerly; clearing up the sky showing off its beautiful baby blue in the sunlight. Pulling up the anchor bright and early and headed out from our little bay for … Continue reading

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Ye Old Nautilus Swell has been back out at the ever so surreal Staples Cut (Port Hardy) for the past couple nights, and I am reminded just how lucky I am.

Slipping in and anchoring into a haven of serenity, to blasting off on our skiff only a few minutes away from numerous fantastic dive sites. Diving with massive wolf eels as they gobble down vibrant purple urchins, crushing them with … 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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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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I crawled into my bunk sore, tired and happily dreaming of nudibranchs, red irish lords, sculpins and crabs

Today I gave the exalted title of hostess over to the new recruit Amanda. I have been working with and training Amanda since September 10th and she has been a blast! Hard working and meticulous it wasn’t long before she … Continue reading

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