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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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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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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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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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Not only are the wolf eels on Fantasy a treat but so are the usual array of sculpins, nudibranchs, gunnels and red irish lords (Port Hardy diving!!)

Another wonderful day at sea it surely was.  Winds coming north westerly; clearing up the sky showing off its beautiful baby blue in the sunlight. Pulling up the anchor bright and early and headed out from our little bay for … Continue reading

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Ye Old Nautilus Swell has been back out at the ever so surreal Staples Cut (Port Hardy) for the past couple nights, and I am reminded just how lucky I am.

Slipping in and anchoring into a haven of serenity, to blasting off on our skiff only a few minutes away from numerous fantastic dive sites. Diving with massive wolf eels as they gobble down vibrant purple urchins, crushing them with … Continue reading

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After two and a half months on board the Nautilus Swell I find It hard to believe I’m on my final trip of this rotation!

Where has all the time gone!!? It felt like yesterday I was walking onboard ready to start the next adventure of my life. It has almost come to an end and what an adventure it has been! I have: – … Continue reading

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The vis was so amazing that I counted 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,12 wolf eels!

  “After constant begging, it has finally payed off. Today i was able to dive Wooden Thumb! I have been asking Captain Tim for a while to put me in on the wonderful site but have not yet had the … 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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