Nautilus Swell, British Columbia - October 29-November 4, 2013
We were a hardy group of eight trying out the frigid waters (48°) off Vancouver Island. With the proper equipment we were all able to enjoy 45 minute dives as we took in the wonders that the Pacific Northwest offers.
No shortage of anemones.
Plumose anemones, the most abundant.
Guns on the HMCS Columbia, a Canadian destroyer.
Just about every type of crab is encountered in these waters.
Crab & sculpin.
Hooded nudibranch - well, most of it.
Lion's Mane Jellyfish - the largest species in the world.
Lion's Mane in the kelp.
The nudibranchs grow big here.
This gives you a perspective on a medium-sized one.
These were my favorite.
Orange Peel nudi & barnacle.
Orange Sea Pen - note the shrimp.
On a night dive.
Sculpin & Hermit Crab.
Shrimp & Crab on kelp.
Inde - the dive skiff.
Whites drysuit advertisement.