Nautilus Belle Amie liveaboard is a luxury ocean-going steel-hulled vessel offering 8-night dive trips to see the megafauna of Mexico’s Socorro & Guadalupe Islands. See giant mantas, dolphins, hammerhead, Galapagos and whale sharks at Socorro between December and June and dive with Great White Sharks at Guadalupe Island (in the safety of a shark diving cage) from July to November.
Accommodation & Facilities
At 42m in length and 10m across the beam, the Nautilus Belle Amie liveaboard offers plenty of space for more than 30 guests. Her 16 cabins and suites on-board accommodate 28 divers on regular trips and up to 36 on group charters.
On the lower deck, there are 8 double cabins and 1 quad share cabin. On the main deck, there are 2 premium suites that can be combined with a Platinum Suite, and on the upper deck, there are 5 superior suites. All cabins are equipped with individually controlled air conditioning and an en suite bathroom with shower and toilet. The suites are slightly larger and have a picture window.
All meals are served on the main deck, in the air-conditioned lounge with bar and restaurant area – the cuisine is a mix of international and Mexican dishes. Further facilities include a small library and a TV/stereo entertainment system.
On the sun deck, there is a shaded area as well as sun lounges for guests wanting to enjoy the sun and a bar and Jacuzzi. Power outlets are standard US 2 flat pin sockets for 110V electricity.
The Socorro trips operate from Cabo San Lucas in Baja California, Mexico. The Guadalupe trips start and end in San Diego, US.
What to expect
The spacious dive deck at the stern of the main deck provides ample space for diving equipment and for gearing up. Nitrox is available at extra cost. Nautilus Belle Amie is introducing “free-style diving” with 3 large high-speed 8.5m (28ft) RHIB inflatables.
The Nautilus Belle Amie visits both the Socorro Islands and Guadalupe Island in their best seasons. Depending on when you can go, or depending on what you want to see, these are two very different trips. You can select a trip from the live availability shown below.
Nautilus Belle Amie will take you to the most fantastic dive destinations at the best times of the year. This liveaboard offers an unforgettable dive experience.
Live Availability and Pricing
Nautilus Belle Amie Extras Payable Locally (as of December 2018)
|Port fees (USD cash)||AUD||65||USD|
|Nitrox (per dive day)||AUD||20||USD|
|Special payment and cancellation terms apply for this operator.|
|EXTRAS payable at time of booking (as of December2018)|
|5% Mexican VAT on cruise price|