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

January, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Michael J. Millet, CA, US
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
All over the Caribbean; Galapagos, Socorro, Fiji, Solomons, GBR, Vanuatu,
PNG, Philippines, Indonesia, Palau, Yap, Kosrae
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

choppy, surge, currents  
Water Temp
73   to 75    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
25   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
No deco; no blue-water diving; topography must be visible  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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The Revillagigedo Archipelago is a Mecca for large pelagics such as manta
rays and several species of sharks. Defin ...
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5 stars
Service and Attitude
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Overall Rating

Value for $$
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2 stars   
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This was my 7th trip to the Socorro Islands aboard the Nautilus Explorer.
Due to exercises by the Mexican Navy (perhaps a few chin-ups), we were
unable to dive at Socorro Island. A bit of a disappointment since Cabo
Pearce is a very nice dive site. 

Nevertheless, we had 5 good days of diving with 2 days at San Benedicto 
and 3 days at Roca Partida. We encountered the usual low visibility at the
Canyon dive site at SB althoug ...
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