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Dive Review of Nautilus Explorer in
Canada/Vancouver Island

April, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by nikki Mahan, Wa, USA
Report Number 14
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

rainy, cloudy  
surge, currents  
Water Temp
46   to 51    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
60 minutes  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
1 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
1 stars   
5 stars    
We did an exploratory trip to the Hakai Pass area; most of the dives were
very good. We were buzzed by a huge steller sea lion at about 60 feet,
cool! Browning Wall was the most spectacular area as always with incredible
red, purple and hot pink soft corals and of course the Irish Lords,
decorator crabs, warbonnets, grunt sculpins. The 6 wolf eels at Dillon Rock
are amazing. Many huge octos were out playing. The dive off Nakwato Island
with the 20 knot current, to see the longnecked goose barnacles, is always
great. This is truly some of the best diving in the world.
 Mike and Mary Ann Lever have one of the best liveaboard operations  I've
been on. Mike's dive briefings and knowledge of the dive sites is the best.
The boat is very comfortable and accomodating. I have to mention Jud and
Carrie as two of my favorite all time crew members.
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