Tag Archives: Port Hardy

Our guests are giddy with excitement to scuba dive the wrecks off Nanaimo including night dive on the RivTow Lion

  We are 24 hours into the last trip of 2013. It’s nice to be in our own British Columbia back yard again! As much as I love Alaska and Haida Gwaii and the central coast of BC – returning … Continue reading

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My experience on the Nautilus Swell was second to none!! BC diving is the best!

  Thank you to the entire crew and especially Colten. The diving experience was fun and always focussed on safety of the divers. Taking the Nautilus Swell is a great way to experience the best diving in North America! – … Continue reading

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It’s not normal for me to be this happy after coming up from a dive around Port Hardy.

I would way rather spend my life underwater! But today was an exception. When I climbed up the ladder back onto our dive skiff, Captain Al told me to tell everyone to keep their hoods and gloves on because we … Continue reading

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Captain Al’s dive report – from Fantasy Island to lumpsuckers..

It has been a great fall in Port Hardy this year, a few early blows and then weather has been very good that last couple of trips with the long range weather looking wonderful. Water temps have been warmer this … Continue reading

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I love cruising back and forth between Port Hardy and Campbell River on the Nautilus Swell

I love cruising back and forth between Port Hardy and Campbell River on the Nautilus Swell. There is a really nice variety of dive sites include some of BCs best. Browning Pass, Deserter Group, Stubbs Island,  Quadra Island and Discovery … Continue reading

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Les plongees superbes et bateau magnifique. Nautilus Swell. Port Hardy – Browning Pass. October 2013

Wonderful liveaboard. The boat and the dives are amazing! – Ludovico Savarillio The Nautilus Swell is a class act! First rate dives in an awesome setting plus a caring and efficient crew. Life doesn’t get any better than this – … 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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Captain’s Log Nautilus Swell : Of course, time spent onboard wouldn’t be nearly as engaging or rewarding of not for the great crew and guests that I get to sail with.

Back at the helm of the Nautilus Swell! Altough the weather has taken a decidedly nippy turn since last I was on board, the diving and topside scenery of Northern Vancouver Island remains superb. I’m very fortunate to have the … 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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In one particular bay, hooded nudibranchs can be seen on bull kelp in great numbers.

Enjoying light winds and calm seas for Northern Vancouver Island. October is a beautiful time of year in this area.  It is just plain beautiful out here in the mornings – calm water, fog banks, glimpses of blue sky poking … Continue reading

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