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Dive Review of Nautilus Explorer in
Mexico (Western)/Revillagigedos Islands

Nautilus Explorer, Jan, 2010,

by MARTHA MANDEL, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 5555.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Channel Islands, CA, Little Cayman, Utila,
Fiji Beqa Lagoon, Phillippines, Fiji(North)
Revillagigedos
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas surge, currents
Water Temp 70 to 75 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 30 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Don't go out into the "blue"
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales 1 or 2
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was my first liveaboard trip and it was so good I did not want to get off the boat when the trip ended.
Lots of Mantas, Hammerheads, silkies, whitetips, silvertips,
some Tuna and numerous others.Weather was mostly good, just one storm with heavy rain at night and visibility next day not good after rain.
After the one day storm all was good vis again.
Sten the DiveMaster was THE best. He is professional, kind, protective, very knowlegeable about marine life; he is an excellent diver,diplomat and very sociable. He has a great sense of humor and inspires confidence.
We dove San Benedicto and Roca Partida; the Mexican Navy had practive manouvers at Socorro Island so we were not allowed access to Socorro I. this trip.
The amenities and crew were Outstanding even thought this was my
first liveaboard I have no complaints.
I went alone and shared a room with a complete stranger who turned
out to be a terrific roomate who tolerated all my questions and
helped me out with my newness to liveaboard diving.
My only wish is to get to do this trip again; thank you Nautilus
Explorer.
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