Tag Archives: Port Alexander

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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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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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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We pulled off 2 killer dives at Wooden Island today and lots of wolf eels and giant pacific octopus!

Had a good day today – after 1 dive at Vancouver Rock this morning (lots of wol feels and giant pacific octopus) we pulled off 2 killer dives on Wooden Island. First at slack on the eastern side and the … 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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Some guests comments after a dive day in Alaska on the Nautilus Swell

DM: How would you describe the experience of diving with moon jelly congregations to others? Ingrid: Mystic Patric: Snow Storm Underwater Katerina: Alien DM: Cool, I think of pillows. Fluffy white moon jelly pillows “I like the wolf eels and … 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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An Underwater Garden Rivalled by None

I have come to Alaska on three different boats, including the Nautilus Explorer and the Nautilus Swell and been lucky enough to see and dive a lot of South East Alaska. I am careful not to take it for granted … Continue reading

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