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Dive Review of Nautilus Swell in
The Continental USA/Alaska

August, 2013, an Instant Reader Report by C Leroy Anderson, UT, US
Sr. Reviewer   (8 reports)
Report Number 7107
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Indonesia, PNG, Galapagos, Cocos, Hawaii, Costa Rica, British Columbia,
North Carolina, Mexico, Baja, Norway, California,  all thru the Caribbean. 
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy, cloudy, dry  
calm, surge, currents, no currents  
Water Temp
35   to 50    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
20   to 50    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Sixty minute dive times.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
3 stars
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They do have a charging and rinsing area for cameras. It is difficult on
the skiff to find room for all the cameras. ...
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4 stars
Service and Attitude
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Overall Rating

Value for $$
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1 stars   
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Alaska has to be now classified as one of the world's great dive areas, I
feel this dive trip was the equal of trips I've taken to Komodo, Cocos,
Galapagos, Raja Ampat, or PNG. The trip included breathtaking colorful
walls full of the greatest variety of nudibranchs, anemones, and starfish
I've ever seen. The invertebrate life is simpl ...
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By Adventur at Sep 01, 2013 11:02 EST  
I forgot to mention above, there were some really entertaining stellar sea
lion dives as well. Hordes of sea lions, swimming around and with alot of
physical contact with the divers. This was the most intense and
entertaining marine mammal diving I've ever done. I did a video of the
trip, it can be seen on youtube. Just go to "DrAdventurenut"
channel or simply search for "Nautilus Swell Alaska Diving" and
you will find it. Undercurrent does not allow me to provide the specific
link here due to security restrictions in place for this site. Also, it is
important to know you will need a drysuit of course and some good moderate
to heavy weight drysuit underwear to do this trip. If you have ever
wondered what the best cold water dive trip you could take would be, this
is it as far as my experience goes. I hope to do this again someday.
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