Home sweet home Liveaboard

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meex56
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Home sweet home Liveaboard

Post by meex56 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:46 pm

Hello everyone,

I am curious if anyone knows of a liveaboard dive boat here in Washinton state?

More specifically one that operates in May (my vacation)

If so please let me know if you have done them yourself and what your personal review was.

Thanks again everyone :)

Long live the PNW

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Jeff Pack
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Re: Home sweet home Liveaboard

Post by Jeff Pack » Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:05 pm

Nautilus Swell. Although I just heard they can operate in the San Juans anylonger.
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- I got a good squirt in my mouth
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- I don't know about you but I'm not into swallowing it

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Re: Home sweet home Liveaboard

Post by Grateful Diver » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:12 pm

I'll be on the Swell in two weeks. However, for some reason they're no longer picking up in Anacortes and doing the San Juan Islands, as we had been planning. We'll be further north, departing from north of the border, and doing the Gulf Islands.

I'll post a trip report when I get back ...

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Jeff Pack
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Re: Home sweet home Liveaboard

Post by Jeff Pack » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:44 pm

Someone in Anacortes complained, so CBP shut them down. That pretty much sux balls.
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- I got a good squirt in my mouth
- I would imagine that there would be a large amount of involuntary gagging
- I don't know about you but I'm not into swallowing it

CCR discussion on Caustic Cocktails.

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Re: Home sweet home Liveaboard

Post by selkie » Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:00 pm

Merchant Marine Act of 1920 (Jones Act)

I am not saying it is right or wrong it just is the most likely reason.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merchant_M ... ct_of_1920
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Re: Home sweet home Liveaboard

Post by RenaB » Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:49 am

Sorry, just from a quick read, this basically states that it can be done if the ship is owned, made and run by Americans? Is the Swell owned by Canadians? Just curious.
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Re: Home sweet home Liveaboard

Post by fmerkel » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:42 am

Owner Mike Lever is Canadian. FWIW one of it's main ports is Stevetson, just across the border. Ignoring border crossing issues it's maybe 1-11/2 north of Anacortes. I'll be on the ship with Bob.
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