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Dive Review of Nautilus Explorer in

February, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Jerry Tuttle, Az, USA
Sr. Reviewer   (7 reports)
Report Number 2055
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Indonesia PNG Solomons Fiji Australia
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, noCurrents  
Water Temp
72   to 76    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Common Sense  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  1 stars
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Good area to set up gear and good facilities for reviewing video and
digital photos
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
5 stars    
This trip met all my expectations--Sharks(hammerheads, galapagos, silky and
 reef white tips),  whales and what makes this a once in a lifetime trip--
the giant mantas. We were not disappointed. They appeared on nearly every
dive. Most were friendly and curious, as if they wanted to interact with
us. We did, of course, and they rewarded us with the experience of a
Boat and crew are among the best I have had the good fortune to travel as a
diver. Food was generally very good. Boat has nice wine selection and a
large selection of microbrews.
Only negative is the 24 hour steam from La Paz and return to Cabo San
Lucas. We had great weather both ways, but with rough seas the passage
would not be pleasant.
Our trip was scheduled to leave from Cabo San Lucas, but because of a turf
war between the Nautilus Explorer and the owner of the other boat with
access to this group of islands ( the Solomar) we were forced to leave from
La Paz. The crew handled this change well and made this merely an
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