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

Nautilus Explorer: "Manta madness in Socorro on the Nautilus Explorer", Jan, 2016,

by Mark Etter, PA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 8851.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Gangga, Lembeh, Bunaken, Komodo, Maldives, Red Sea, Truk, Kona, Caymans, Belize, Bonaire, etc.
Closest Airport Cabo San Lucas Getting There Easy flight from Philadelphia

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 75 to 77 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No touching the animals. No deco, avoid "going into the blue" unless guided
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales > 2
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Great from my view. They just finished installing a new camera table before we arrived and have more plans for shelves this year. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments We barely escaped the blizzard on the east coast in time to catch our flight to Cabo. After the initial stress, we easily made our connections and were picked up at the airport and escorted to Cabo. We spent the afternoon at the hospitality suite at a nearby hotel in the harbor. The NE crew met us at the hotel and we boarded that evening for a 24hr trip to San Benedicto Island approximately 225 miles off the coast. The seas were unfortunately rough (barf) but it was definitely worth the waves to reach these distant islands.

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