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Diving off the Nautilus Swell was amazing… giant sea lions, octopuses, wrecks and good friends.

An extremely hard working staff who go above and beyond to ensure a wonderful diving experience – Robert Grummett The ONLY way to see the beautiful and bountiful west coast of BC… above and below the water – Virginia Smith … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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It’s no wonder that I love this job

This stuff just doesn’t get old. Humpback whales breaching. 360 degree sunsets. Northern lights. Sea lions swarming. Giant pacific octopus. Lumpsuckers. Prow fish. Decorated war bonnets. Aggregating moon jelly fish. Grizzly bears foraging. Salmon spawning. Eagles soaring. Sea otters cuddling. … Continue reading

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Mates blog – Nautilus Swell in Alaska – there is palpable excitement onboard

We started this trip in the charming seaside town of Sitka. Day number one was spent cruising and diving our way up Peril Strait. Day two – we dove with a giant pacific octopus on a gorgeous wall, kayaked and … 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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9 wolf eels on one dive. No wait, dive 2 on the same site produced 10 wolf eels! This is Alaska diving at it’s best!

So a beautiful trip from Ketchikan to Juneau. The weather again was amazing, I keep asking the guests on the trip “Who is the someone that brings us good luck?” You know it is a good group when they keep … Continue reading

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A beer in one hand, a cookie in the other and Im not yet out of my drysuit. This is Canadian hospitality!!

Pt Stanhope June 19th Abalone heaven, that was amazing – Faith, upon surfacing from a dive at Pt Stanhope on the Nautilus Swell I can’t wait to see the video of the GPO (giant pacific octopus)  crawling all over my … Continue reading

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