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Dive Review of Nautilus in
Mexico (Western)/Ostensibly to Socorro

November, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Patrick Ryan, CO, US
Reviewer   (4 reports)
"Nautilus Belle Amie"
Report Number 8558
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
New Zealand, Fiji, Honduras, Indonesia, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Belize,
Honduras, Malawi, Cozumel, Baja, Bahamas
Closest Airport
Cabo San Lucas
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy  
Seas
choppy  
Water Temp
60   to 75    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
5
Water Visibility
30   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
?  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
[Unspecified]  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
no 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
Squadrons 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  1 stars
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Boat Facilities
5 stars
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Comments
[None]The best dive boat setup I have ever encountered. Raised platform on
the dive deck with rubber matting for housings and multiple raised power
out ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
5 stars
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Beginners
3 stars   
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Comments  
[None]The Nautilus Belle Amie is a beautiful stable vessel. Diving is from
rigid hulled inflatables. Food and service was quite phenomenal.

We were supposed to go to Socorro but Hurricane Bianca put paid to that.
The earliest ever second hurricane of the season, Bianca stopped us making
it to Socorro. We did however get to Isla Benedito where we did a number of
dives. Our first on El Fondeadero was total crap. It was cold, we swam a
long way and saw nothing. The second and third on El Canon were marginally
better but there was little to see.

The next day we did three dives at the Boiler, no more than a mile or two
away from the previous day's dives. What a difference a day makes. We had
good viz, the water was warmer and we were surrounded by giant mantas - one
well over 20 feet across the "wings". We also had the company of
dolphins, the occasional large  ...
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