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Dive Review of Nautilus Explorer in
Mexico (Western)/Socorro / Revillagegdos

Nautilus Explorer, Jan, 2010,

by Reuben Watkins, TN, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 5360.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Turks & Caicos, Cozumel, Florida springs, etc...
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm, choppy, surge, currents, no currents
Water Temp 76 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 30 to 120 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Common sense, suggestions on time and depth depending on the location
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales > 2
Corals N/A Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 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 N/A
UW Photo Comments Rinse tanks, tables, charging areas available. Camera equipment was well taken care of by the staff. Some of the diving was a bit tough on some UWPs - wrestling monster dslr rigs in and out of a panga in heavy chop/surge can be tricky but the subject matter was well worth it for most.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Phenomenal trip in a truly fantastic location. Schools of hammerheads were the highlight for me, but the trip included a whale shark, humpbacks, many giant mantas, dolphins, 4-5 other shark species, large tuna, wahoos, other pelagics & big morays. Great boat and crew that were incredibly friendly. I've got a return trip planned already.

The Mexican Navy shut down diving off of Socorro just before this trip, but Roca Partida and San Benedicto were great.
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