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Naughty or nice, it’s your choice on the Nautilus Swell.

A liveaboard dive boat’s motto…..EAT, SLEEP, DIVE….and here on the Nautilus Swell I love to give you choices!  You can be naughty or nice to your diet! Above is a picture of a fruit plate that I put out on … Continue reading

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It’s good to be back on the Nautilus Swell after a hiatus. There is something about this boat that is absolutely magical.

I’m back on the Nautilus Swell after a 2 year hiatus involving university, travel and various other forms of employment… and it feels just like I never left. I was amazed at how easily I fell back into the routine … Continue reading

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Fine day to dive a shipwreck in British Columbia!!

Completing Dive two of Anacortes Diving supply wreck diving class on the wreck of the HMCS Saskatchewan.  A beautiful 366 foot Canadian destroyer escort.    Next dive will be on the even more massive Cape Breton.  The Cape Breton is a … Continue reading

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Chris suddenly yells “ORCAS’s” Killer whales heading right towards us 100 yards off the bow. My heart jumped. I swear!

After several weeks of spectacular weather I guess we can’t complain about a couple of “British Columbia sunshine”  (sic) but with a new group on board, spirits and expectations are high. Divemaster Chris and I are standing watch on the … Continue reading

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The full moon casts a beautiful glow but made for some interesting challenges with tides and currents. Sunny skies and beautiful weather nonetheless!

This Easter weekend we welcomed old and dear friends:  Ian, Darren, Paula and Morgan.  Also no stranger to the Nautilus family was Andy Lamb, the man who indeed wrote the book on marine life identification in BC.  We also welcomed … Continue reading

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Some days you feel like you’re stuck in the mud.

Just returned from a brilliant long-weekend trip to the Gulf Islands in the Nautilus Swell.  Good times and a really good trip with diving in our favourite passes and also the wrecks off Nanaimo. Andy Lamb – our favourite marine … Continue reading

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Like being on a cruise ship but better.

I’m used to sharing a marine shower. I’ve never experienced such luxury at sea. This is like being on a cruise ship but better. Now I need to find an excuse to go to Port Hardy with the Nautilus Swell. … Continue reading

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Unique and amazing; The boat is incredible.

That’s what I expected BC diving to be. Giant plumose anemones. Ling cod. Wolf eel. Sea lions. Enormous sun stars. Painted greenling. A whole different kind of wildlife. Every dive is different. Unique and amazing. The boat is incredible. Absolutely … Continue reading

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EAT. SLEEP. DIVE.

Bring a light for the night diving. It was great being buzzed by a sea lion. That was fantastic. The briefings have been great. Very informative. Visibility and current can make a dive great or not so great but the … Continue reading

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Wolf eels and giant pacific octopus and seals oh! my! Nautilus Swell. October 5, 2012.

Colorado born and raised, my idea of the most beautiful place to dive with mountains, blue sky and blue water surrounding the Nautilus Swell. Everytime we come we say, “this won’t be the last time!” “WE’LL BE BACK!”   You will … Continue reading

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