Join me in the cold, dark, life-sustaining NE Pacific Ocean to discover the great beauty, mystery and fragility hidden there.

Come Away With Me

Come on. You know you want to, just for 3 minutes.

Come on the dives I did today.

The little slide show I have put together, is a testimony to the grand, jaw-dropping biodiversity of this area (Northern Vancouver Island, B,C., CANADA).

The Minke whale we saw, the fish using a sponge as a hammock, the bald eagle chick that took one of its first flights – all these are animals that I have learned from by knowing a small part of the world’s ocean well enough to be able to recognize individual animals.

Such a privilege and such a joy to share with you.

Come away with me . . . . click here.

7 Responses to “Come Away With Me”

  1. jacqui Engel

    incredible images, all in a matter of hours…OK I’ll get a bigger cylinder! (ha)

  2. ev

    I don’t just enjoy your posts Jackie, I enjoy your writing also. You do have a talent.
    thanks for this as always.

    • jackiehildering

      Thank you SO much Ev. I can’t tell you how essential the feedback is. It is the driver that keeps me going on this venture – knowing this is going somewhere. There are some of you that I see as my team, there cheering me to go on. I definitely hear your voice in that very special group. Thank you Ev.

  3. Prem Mahtani

    Hello Jackie,
    Your pictures, as always, are so amazing in their beauty and detail. Can you give some information on the conditions of each dive such as approximate water temp, depth and time?

    • jackiehildering

      Hello Prem! Thank you so very much for this very useful feedback. I should definitely have included this and will in future. About those two dives – it was 11 degrees C. The first dive was to 78′ and lasted 45 minutes. The second dive was to 75′ and lasted 48 minutes. There is usually no reason to go beyond 60′ except, on both these dive sites there is an interesting overhang at bit deeper where I like to check out sponges, rockfish etc.


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