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Wicked kelp, bigger nudibranchs than I have ever seen before and sea lions in my face. Diving doesn’t get any better than Browning Wall, Port Hardy

Coming back onto the Nautilus Swell after being off for merely a month has been terrific; I could not be happier to be back on board. I woke up to a spectacular sunrise as we were anchored just out side … 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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I found a mysterious juvenile shark diving Kelp Patch, Baranoff Island. Very, very cool.

Safely tied up in beautiful Baranof cove I got my morning work finished in time to hop on board the second dive. This time we were diving Kelp Patch. Divemaster Colten had given the guests a very thorough briefing indicating … 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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Diving Southeast Alaska on the Nautilus Swell – a 10 night trip August 2013

10 Days of live-a-board diving 24 DIVES 13 Giant Pacific Octopus 11 Red Octopus 16 Wolf Eels 20 Prow Fish 1,000,000 Skeleton Shrimp 25 Spiny Lumpsuckers 3 Giant Spiny Lumpsuckers 1 Andy Lamb Snail Fish 6 Alaskan Grizzly Bears 7 … Continue reading

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What the diving is really like on an Alaska Adventure on the Nautilus Swell

Date: August 12th, 2013 Location:  Dixen Entrance East Dive one: Prospector Point Temp: 10c – Viz: 20ft – Weather: Cloudy – Seas: Calm Comments: Check out dive. Not to much to see but a nice check out spot for everyone to get the … Continue reading

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Alaska Diving : Divemasters Report

Date: August 12th, 2013 Location:  Dixen Entrance East Dive one: Prospector Point Temp: 10c – Viz: 20ft – Weather: Cloudy – Seas: Calm Comments: Check out dive. Not to much to see but a nice check out spot for everyone to get the … Continue reading

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Divemaster log — From day one aboard the Nautilus Swell my heart rate has been a Steady hundred beats per minute, and has been the utmost exciting and knowledgeable experience of my life.

It is such a joy to work onboard the Nautilus Swell.   Each crew member bringing something completely different to the table, yet working so well together, feeling and seeing a sense of family and belonging.  The guests and diving have … Continue reading

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I’m really proud of Princess, how she continued taking photos of a nudibranch with a 600-lb sea lion gnawing on her head! – Clinton, diving the sea lion rookery at Grindall Island

Photo: ©Werner Thiele Photography Everything was everywhere, and everything is here! – Richard, diving Misery Island outside of Myer’s Chuck I didn’t want to come up! – Jason, diving Misery Island outside of Myer’s Chuck A spectacular dive, awesome colour! … Continue reading

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Holy Sunshine Alaska – A full trip of nothing but pure blue skies, sparse clouds and amazing views.

We actually started to complain about sweating in our underwear. I got to dump water on people to cool then down on our way to dive sites. Amazing landscape. However, I am a diver and tend to focus on our … Continue reading

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