Nautilus Explorer 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
Nautilus Explorer has space for up to 25 guests. There are four suites, all located on the upper deck: three Superior Suites with big windows, a wardrobe, desk and outside doors. One Premium Suite with big windows, separate bedroom and sitting area, a wardrobe, coffee table and a bathroom including bathtub. There is central air conditioning for all suites.
The lower deck, the Nautilus Explorer has nine cabins, all central air-conditioned with a separate toilet and shower in each. The eight staterooms have 2 beds side by side and one has 3 beds. Each bed has a curtain for privacy and a small reading light. Power outlets are standard US 2 flat pin sockets for 110V electricity.
Nautilus Explorer is a modern and comfortable vessel with a spacious air-conditioned lounge with TV/DVD and a separate dining area for guests to relax and meet. It also has a small sun deck with a Jacuzzi and a large dive deck. Several sea kayaks are available to guests free of charge.
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
Diving is done from the vessel’s three dive skiffs. Life jackets must be worn by all passengers during trips on the skiffs.
Two to three dives are offered per day, depending on the daily dive activities and the activities ashore. The dives are offered at set times at designated dive sites. After a detailed briefing, divers can dive independently with their buddies. Nitrox is available at extra charge.
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 & Pricing
Nautilus Explorer Luxury Liveaboard 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 December 2018)|
|5% Mexican VAT on cruise price|