The 90-foot Nautilus Swell has enjoyed a romantic and varied history having been in active service as a tug, a fishing charter boat and liveaboard dive vessel in all parts of the Pacific North West. In 2005 it went through 3.5 million dollar refit to make the vessel to reach the high standards of modern liveaboard comfort and safety without losing the classic warm feeling of a vintage wooden vessel. There are seven cabins onboard, all with private bathrooms and individual temperature controls. Two superior suites on the main deck span the width of the boat with a door at each end of the cabin, portholes and lots of light. One of these cabins have two bunks, the other a double bed. Two double staterooms on the hot tub deck have bunks, skylights and portholes, and the Captain’s Cabin with two bunks is accessed via the wheelhouse. There are also two spacious single cabins onboard.
Diving on Nautilus Swell is done from the 38-foot dive skiff which has been fitted to host all your dive equipment during the trip. A large multi-level camera table, work station and covered drysuit rack are located on the hot tub deck. The dining room is equipped with beautiful mahogany woodwork and large windows, and aft deck is the gathering place for views and sundowners. Nautilus Swell is proud of its excellent cuisine with homemade soups, fresh local produce and seafood, and onboard baked bread and pastries. The ship’s itineraries include Alaska for combination of cold water diving and topside discoveries, and British Columbia for incredible diversity of underwater life, amazing and unexpected colors, and giant kelp forests.