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Nautilus Explorer Y   Socorro   "Killer big animal action"
We’ve all read about Socorro (Revillagigedo Islands), and this week (my third) on the Nautilus Explorer was the epitome of that re... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
12/2021   Thomas Smith
1000+ Dives
 
Nautilus Gallant Lady Y   Sea of Cortez   "Ocean Safari Charter to the Sea of Cortez on Nautilus Gallant Lady"
This was my first international live- aboard trip, and was initially planned during the middle of the Covid outbreak in the United ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
11/2021   Jeffery Lynn Reeb
500+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Y   Guadalupe Island mexico[N/A]   "Finally off my bucket list , Great Trip "
first class operations. You needed a negative PCR test before leaving home. Evening before boarding the Boat you will be give ano... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2021   Robert Levine
1000+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Y   Sea of Cortez   "Disappointing trip"
The ship had just got out of dry dock, unfortunately it wasn’t ready. Inadequate air conditioning, understaffed crew, no spare sc... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
8/2021   kathleen lynch
1000+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Y   Sea of Cortez   "Disappointing trip"
The ship had just got out of dry dock, unfortunately it wasn’t ready. Inadequate air conditioning, understaffed crew, no spare sc... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
8/2021   kathleen lynch
1000+ Dives
 
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Nautilus Explorer Y   Sea of Cortez   "An Unfortunate Sea of Cortez trip"
First to the negative. Having us fly into Cabo, and then take a 2+20- hour bus ride at night (we left at 7pm) to the boat in L... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
8/2021   Paul gillespie
250+ Dives
 
Rocio del Mar Y   Midriff Islands, Sea of Cortez   "Photo Workshop in the Sea of Cortez"
This was a photography workshop organized and sponsored by Bluewater Photo. The objective was to have opportunities for macro and ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
7/2021   Kevin Peterson
250+ Dives
 
Nautilus Belle Amie Y   Socorro Islands   "Good Liveaboard but 3rd Time Wasn't a Charm for Conditions"
This was our third trip to Socorro, second time on the Belle Amie. It's a really nice boat and the crew has always been very good. ... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
5/2021   Gary & Robin Schiendelman
1000+ Dives
 
Nautilus Liveaboards/Nautilus Belle Amie Y   Revillagigedo Islands   "Trip of a lifetime on Nautilus Liveaboards"
Trip of a lifetime! Had an encounter with a pod of dolphin who engaged us, vocalized to us (listen to the video) and hung vertical... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
5/2021   Randy Kettering
500+ Dives
 
Nautilus Belle Amie Y   Revillagigedos Islands   "Surprise, surprise!"
I wish someone had told me not to go in May. Even though I'm a very "seasoned" diver, I came very close to hanging up my fins. The... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
5/2021   Annette D Keller
1000+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Y   Socorro   "Manta Palooza!"
The trip down to Cabo San Lucas from LAX is an easy 2. 5 hour flight. A word of caution, however, when traveling with camera gear. ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2021   Eric Eckes
1000+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Y   Socorro   "Sharks and Manta Heaven"
Great trip on the Nautilus Undersea. Excellent culture of safety in all operations. 24 hour ride out of Cabo to St. Benedito Isl... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
4/2021   Sherry M. Wren
1000+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Y   Socorro   "Manta Heaven! Plus Lots of Sharks and Dolphins"
Socorro Island, San Benidicto and Roca Partita make up this great dive destination. 24 hour cruise from Cabo, this remote island a... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
4/2021   David C Kinney
1000+ Dives
 
Rocio Del Mar Y   Socorro Islands   "It was a great trip, wonderful boat and crew"
[This is the third time to be on the Rocio Del Mar. The crew is fabulous and are so very accommodating. The chef is amazing and wi... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2021   michael Bahr
500+ Dives
 
Nautilus Liveaboards (we dove the Under Sea) Y   Socorro (Revillagigedos)   "Mantas Out the Ying-Yang"
Start off with this short video which gives an overview of some of what we saw: [. . . ] Then continue with... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
1/2021   Ken Kurtis
1000+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Y   Revillagigedo Islands /Socorro   "An excellent trip for pelagic"
This trip to the Revillagigedo Islands, more commonly known as Socorro was in early January (January 7- 15). Despite of the high co... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
1/2021   Bela Asztalos
1000+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Y   Cabo Pulmo   "Serious issues, poor organization"
The first issue was the significant delay to getting on board the boat, there was no communication as to the reasons and once we g... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
11/2020   Sherry M. Wren
1000+ Dives
 
Quino el Guardian Y   Revillagigedo   "Mantas! Hammerheads! Whalesharks! Dolphins! "
The boat is noisy everywhere. Bring noise- canceling earphones. Quad rooms with bunks. 4 heads on deck, each with a shower. 2 sinks... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
11/2020   Mary Adams
500+ Dives
 
Rocio del Mar Y   [Sea of Cortez   "Disappointing Diving from a Well-Run Livaboard"
My 2nd cruise on the Rocio Del Mar- to the Midriff Islands this time. The crew, the food, & the divestaff were outstanding. The w... Full report  
1 stars
2 stars  
9/2020   Michael Traylor
500+ Dives
 
Valentina Y   Soccoro   "Soccoro Valentina liveaboard"
Electric diving- not for beginners. Lots of sharks, 7 different species. Huge pacific mantas, Hammerheads, Tuna, huge schools of f... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
3/2020   David A Brom
500+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Y   [N/A]   "13th trip to Revillagigedos Archipelago"
In early February, I headed down to SJD airport then about a 40 minute ride over to Cabo San Lucas to the Nautilus Dive Center loc... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
2/2020   Michael J. Millet
1000+ Dives
 
Rocio del Mar Y   Socorro   "Great New Year's week Socorro trip aboard Rocio del Mar!"
First trip to Socorro and first trip on Rocio Del Mar - a big thumbs up to both. Flew Boston- LAX- SJD outbound and SJD- Phoenix- BOS... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
1/2020   Christopher Watt
500+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Y   Sea of Cortez   "Diving the Sea of Cortez"
If you are looking for heart stopping diving, this is not the trip for you. If on the other hand you are looking for a relaxing ... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
10/2019   Pierre Hurter
1000+ Dives
 
M/V Valentina Y   Sea of Cortez   "Sea of Cortez with the on the M/V Valentina. Great boat, Amazing Crew"
This is my second trip on the The Valentina, the last one was to Socorro. It is a large boat with plenty of room for everyone. Th... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
10/2019   Kenneth Weinberg
1000+ Dives
 
Pelagic Fleet Vortex Y   Guadalupe   "Wonderful Great White Shark Cage Diving."
Great White Shark cage diving at it's best. The Vortex is large, roomy, and has a wonderful crew. You can spend as long as you wan... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2019   Kolb Kenneth
500+ Dives
 
MS Valentina Y   Sea of Cortez   "Luxury 5 day liveaboard adventure so close to home"
The Sea of Cortez is such a unique environment that makes it a must on the bucket list. Highlights on this trip were the large sc... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
8/2019   Eric Schindler
500+ Dives
 
Rocio del Mar Y   Sea of Cortez   "Sea of Cortez Liveaboard"
This trip was different from the standpoint that to get there and back was interesting. I never thought I'd go to Phoenix to go di... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2019   Russ Battisto
500+ Dives
 
Solmar V Y   [N/A]   "Good Diving with Big Animals"
My buddy and I meet the group that would be our partners for the week at The Bahia Hotel & Beach House, the official host hotel. T... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
5/2019   Michael Chiado
250+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer/ Tesoro Hotel Y   Revillagigedos   "Mantas and sharks galore"
From May 24 through June 1, 2019, I traveled on the Nautilus Explorer to the Revillagigedos. RESERVATIONS: I made my reservatio... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2019   Craig A Wood
1000+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Y   [N/A]   "Awesome Trip"
Staff and captain had terrific attitudes. Professional, great standard of care, great sense of humor. Food was average but present... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
4/2019   timothy g warner
500+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Y   [N/A]Socorro   "Rough Seas Made for Tough Diving"
This was my 12th trip to the Revillagigedos Archipelago aboard a Nautilus fleet vessel. This trip was a board the Belle Amie (NBA)... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2019   Michael J. Millet
1000+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Y   Revillagigedo islands   "Revillagigedo islands Nautilus Belle Amie"
I took a direct flight to Cabo on Delta and landed in terminal 2. I used Terramar transfers to hotel Tesoro Los Cabos. I don’t r... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
3/2019   Jason Propsner
500+ Dives
 
Solmar V Y   Revillagigedo Islands   "Great Manta and Dolphin Encounters"
The crossing was rough but not painfully so. When we arrived at San Benedicto, the water was still rough and the currents were too... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
2/2019   David Marchese
1000+ Dives
 
M/V Valentina Y   Socorro Islands   "Socorro Islands - mantas, mantas & more mantas!"
My first visit to the Socorros – my expectations were high based on comments from divers I have met who previously dived the Revil... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
11/2018   Phil Johnston
1000+ Dives
 
Rocio del Mar Y   Baja   "Explore Baja a great opportunity to see the best of Baja"
This is our second Rocio del Mar trip, so we were already pre- disposed to like the boat, the area, and the dive operation. In any... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
10/2018   Joel Snyder
500+ Dives
 
Valentina fun azul Y   [N/A]   "High Voltage Mexico Livaboard"
Great trip!- Our 2nd time on this boat. Everything works on this boat. top notch crew, diving, Food etc- Saw a school of 12 Hammer... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
10/2018   David A Brom
500+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Y   Guadalupe Island   "Shredder, Ropey and so much more!"
First a shameless plus for Ed Stetson and the Historical Diving Society (HDS). Ed runs several dive trips each year including one ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2018   Eric Eckes
1000+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Y   Guadalupe Island   "Awesome Great White Shark Encounter"
In early September, I flew down to San Diego from Oakland and met the White Shark Express ( a very comfortable motor coach) at the... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2018   Michael J. Millet
1000+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Y   Guadalupe Island   "PINNACLE BUCKET LIST WITH THE GREAT WHITE SHARKS"
We booked the trip with over a year in planning through Sharkdiver. com. Cindy is a total delight to work with especially consideri... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
8/2018   JAMES BURKHART
1000+ Dives
 
Rocio del Mar Y   Sea of Cortez   "Northern Sea of Cortez, especially San Pedro Martir"
Boat left out of Rocky Point. We mostly dove in the area of San Pedro Martir islands as the conditions further north had not been ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
8/2018   Laurie Pemberton
500+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Y   Socorro   "Socorro"
Date was actually June 2018 and we went on the Naitilus Undersea. Open ocean trek from Cabo to Socorro (Revillagigedo). Ju... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
8/2018   David Lamb
250+ Dives
 
Nautilus/ Nautilus Belle Amie Y   Socorro Islands   "Good diving with caveats about the boat/company"
My third Socorro trip on the Nautilus Belle Amie. See my other reviews for more details than I'll list here. The hospitality s... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
7/2018   James K Harris
500+ Dives
 
Rocio del Mar Y   Sea of Cortez, Midriff Islands   "Nice 7 day trip in the Sea of Cortez"
Really like this boat and crew. We came back for this trip after the previous trip which covered the Sea of Cortez from bottom to... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
7/2018   Craig Howe
500+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Y   Guadalupe   "Great Great Whites"
Ticking a major item off the old bucket list is the best. Cage diving with Great White Sharks has been hovering at the top of my l... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
7/2018   Sandy Harford
<100 Dives
 
Rocio del Mar Y   [N/A]   "Midriff Island Trip"
The Rocio del Mar has always treated us as family. The food is great and lots of it. They do their best to accommodate requests ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
7/2018   DONALD MCCOY
1000+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Y   [N/A]   "Shafted by Nautilus Explorer!"
Beware. In August 2017 we sent in our $1677 deposit (for 2) for the June 6- 14 2018 trip to Socorro. We did this trip in 2011. T... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
6/2018   Terry H Anderson
500+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer/ Belle Amie Y   Socorro   "Excellent Trip!"
This was our second trip to Socorro (on another boat) and our second trip on the Belle Amie (first time was to Guadalupe). It's a ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
6/2018   Gary & Robin Schiendelman
1000+ Dives
 
Rocio del Mar Y   Socorro Islands   "Socorro Islands Rocio Del Mar"
This is my 2nd trip to the Socorro Islands. The 1st was aboard the Solmar V. Overall, this trip was lovely. Note: the Crew was ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
4/2018   Nili Hudson
500+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer/ Hotel Tesoro Y   Islas Revillagigedo (Socorro~)   "Fantastic trip to Islas Revillagigedo on MV Belle Amie"
Islas Revillagigedo (Socorro) I went from 22 April 2018 with a group of 6 divers from the UK on Nautilus liveaboard Belle Amie ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2018   Graham McGregor
500+ Dives
 
Solmar V Y   Soccorro Islands   "The Holy Grail of big animal encounters"
Years ago I traveled to Malpelo and had a so so experience. Two years later I returned and it was one of the best trips ever! Shar... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
4/2018   Chris Kienstra
1000+ Dives
 
Nautilus Belle Ami Y   Islas Revillagigedos   "It's always exciting at Islas revillagigedos (Socorro)!"
The Nautilus Belle Ami is one of the nicest liveaboards I have been on (more than 50 of them!) I elected a single cabin (modest u... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
3/2018   Steven Cohen
1000+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Y   Socorro   "Another Excellent Trip to the Revillagigedos Archipelago"
Dived the Revillagigedos Archipelago (RA) for the 11th time aboard a Nautilus vessel. This time on the Nautilus Belle Amie (NBA). ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
2/2018   Michael J. Millet
1000+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Y   Socorro   "Unexpected Surprises"
This was our fifth trip to Socorro aboard the Nautilus Explorer, and it was one of the better ones. The boats left from San Jose D... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
1/2018   Jeanne Downey
1000+ Dives
 
Solmar V Y   Socorro Islands   "Nice 9 day trip to the Socorros"
This was my second trip with the Solmar V to this destination. I had originally called the dive shop to find out about another tr... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
12/2017   Craig Howe
500+ Dives
 
M/V Valentina Y   Socorro Islands   "Unbelievible Trip - Amazing Crew, Exciting Encounters"
The Valentina is a large boat with plenty of room for everyone. The rooms were a good size with individual A/ C units, a large bat... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
12/2017   Kenneth Weinberg
1000+ Dives
 
Fun Azul Full report Y   [N/A]   "Sea of Cortez with Sea Lions!"
I decided that my next scuba diving trip would be closer to home and something I have never done. Why not dive with Sea Lions in t... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
11/2017   Raymond Haddad
500+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report Y   [N/A]   "Solmar V"
Fantastic blue water diving with all the big animals - whale sharks, giant mantas, dolphins, hammerheads and all kinds of sharks. ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
11/2017   Leona M Holaday
1000+ Dives
 
Rocio del Mar Full report Y   upper Sea of Cortez   "Rocio del Mar - Top Notch Fun Trips"
This was my send trip on the Rocio del Mar - - I'd also recommend their Socorros trip. The crew is fabulous, the boat very comforta... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
11/2017   Susan Molchan
1000+ Dives
 
M/V Valentina Full report Y   Sea of Cortez   "Sea of Cortez by Liveaboard"
I really enjoyed my adventure on this liveaboard. The promise of snorkeling with whale sharks came through. I came close to sev... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
11/2017   Jacob Rosenstein
250+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer/ Belle Amie Full report Y   [N/A]   "SHAAAARRRRRKKKKK!"
The boat meets everyone at Island Palms Resort in San Diego. Close to the the airport on San Diego Bay, it's a great place to spen... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
10/2017   Gary & Robin Schiendelman
1000+ Dives
 
Rocio del Mar Y   [N/A]   "Fantastic 13 day trip from bottom to top of the Sea of Cortez"
I absolutely loved this trip. It may have been the best crew I’ve ever dealt with on a live aboard. The large animals were mostl... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2017   Craig Howe
500+ Dives
 
azur fleet Y   [N/A]   "a pleasant trip to the acquarium of the world"
dove with azure fleet aboard the valentina in Oct 2017. This was our first liveaboard in the sea of cortez and we certainly weren'... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
10/2017   Daryl Faris
1000+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Full report Y   [N/A]   "Great White Sharks!!!"
What an amazing trip. We departed San Diego at about 8pm for the drive to Ensenada on Nautilus' private coach. With only 20 dive... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2017   Ryan Slater
500+ Dives
 
MV Sea Escape Full report Y   Guadalupe Island   "Great Whites at Guadalupe"
The Good: Lots of Great White Sharks (the only thing that really mattered). Food was edible. Crew was helpful and the Divemaster... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
9/2017   Mark Tarczynski
1000+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Full report Y   Guadalupe Island   "Nautilus Explorer Guadalupe Island Great Whites"
I had been wanting to do the cage diving with Great Whites for a long time, but either felt it was too expensive, too short or too... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
9/2017   Jason P
500+ Dives
 
Fun azul Full report Y   Sea of Cortez   "Valentina liveaboard- Sea of Cortez Heaven"
great diving , service and unique sealife. Sea lion diving at Los Islotes is unique to anywhere in the world. Sea lions are used t... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
9/2017   David A Brom
500+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer/ Nautilus Belle Amie Full report Y   Guadalupe   "One great afternoon."
This was our 4th time cage diving with great white sharks in Guadalupe, Mexico, the second on the Belle Amie. Unfortunately, we di... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2017   Jeanne Downey
1000+ Dives
 
Rocio del Mar Full report Y   Sea of Cortez   "Great time at Sea of Cortez for Sea Lions, Whale Sharks and Macro"
Loved the trip. Wish I had taken a muck stick. Tapping them on the bottom would get jawfish to come out of the hole and toward th... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
9/2017   david mayes
250+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer/ Nautilus Belle Amie Full report Y   Guadalupe   "BRING ON THE SHARKS"
A definite bucket- list trip that you have to do at least once. SMUGMUG PIX: [. . . ] ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
9/2017   Ken Kurtis
1000+ Dives
 
Rocio del Mar Full report Y   Sea of Cortez   "Top notch liveaboard operation!"
Fabulous operation. The crew were the highlight. Very very accommodating, professional, knowledgeable. They knew the dive sites we... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
9/2017   Bogdan Alexandrescu
250+ Dives
 
Rocio del Mar Full report Y   Sea of Cortez   "Whale sharks, sea lions and nudibranchs"
This was my second time on the Rocio Del Mar; the first was when I visited the Socorro Islands a few years ago. The crew was most... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
8/2017   Deedra R Mansfield
500+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report Y   Guadalupe   "Guadalupe Great Whites Awesome"
Just back from a Solmar V great white shark trip to Guadalupe Island, Mexico. Have previously gone on Solmar V to Socorro and lik... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2017   Jeanne Sleeper
1000+ Dives
 
Nautilus/ Belle Amie Full report Y   [N/A]   "White Sharks"
We chose the Nautilus Belle Amie out of the 3 or 4 boats/ providers that head to Guadalupe Island for the Great White observation s... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2017   Dave
250+ Dives
 
Nautilus Liveaboards/ Nautilus Under Sea Full report Y   Isla Guadalupe, Mexico   "Exciting Great White Shark dive at Guadalupe with Nautilus Under Sea"
For us the trip started in San Diego, CA at the Best Western in a large conference room. There a representative will check your pa... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2017   Tim Chea
500+ Dives
 
Nautilus Under the Sea Full report Y   Guadalupe Island   "Great Whites Galore on the Nautilus Under the Sea"
I just returned from a trip aboard the Nautilus Under the Sea visiting the great white sharks of Guadalupe Island and had an excel... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
8/2017   Brent Barnes
500+ Dives
 
Fun-Azul MV Valentina Full report Y   Sea Of Cortez, La Paz   "Liveaboard in La Paz Mexico"
I recently had both the privilege and misfortune to take a trip aboard the MV Valentina in The Sea Of Cortez, La Paz, Mexico from ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
8/2017   Adam
100+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report Y   Islas Revillagigedo   "Solmar V, June 2-10, 2017"
This is our fourth trip aboard the Solmar V. The reason we have not tried any of the other boats that go to the Islas Revillagige... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
6/2017   Sean Bruner
500+ Dives
 
Nautilus Belle Amie Full report Y   Socorro   "Socorro - the good and not so good"
Combo trip of 5 days in Socorro and 3 days in the Sea of Cortez, 24 total dives, ~27 available if you do all the sea lions as dive... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
6/2017   James K Harris
250+ Dives
 
Rocio del Mar Full report Y   Revillagigedos Archipelago   "Revillagigedos, nice but no whales again"
Revillagigedos trip Mar 1- 9, 2017 When I last went to the Revillagigos Archipelago in May, 2001, although we saw whales from our ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
5/2017   Frederick R. Turoff
500+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report Y   Socorro Is   "Mantas everywhere"
Second trip on the Solmar in 9 months. Diving was excellent. Mantas plentiful. Current strong on a couple of dives, but in general... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
4/2017   Gareth Richards
250+ Dives
 
Rocio del Mar Full report Y   Socorro or Revillagigedo Isles   "The easiest place to go to see the big stuff!"
"The Galapagos of Mexico" is a fitting description. Mantas(big! lots!) are a guarantee, as are lots of sharks, especially white ti... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
3/2017   Randall S Preissig
1000+ Dives
 
Club Cantamar/ Sea Escape - Liveaboard Full report Y   Revillagigedo Archipelago   "Socorro 2017"
Endless big animals. Mantas on almost every dive. Five species of sharks. Dolphins. Snorkeling with humpbacks. Excellent diving ... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
3/2017   David Gere
500+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report Y     "A December Trip on the Solemar V"
I read the previous readers reports (which I found quite helpful, thank you!). The bad: The only thing that I had a stronger opi... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
1/2017   Ellen Marie Smith
500+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Full report Y   Revillagigedos Archipelago   "Great Diving But Too Many Dive Boats"
This was my 10th trip to the Revillagigedos Archipelago (RA); my 9th trip on the Nautilus Explorer (NE) (the other trip was last y... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
1/2017   Michael J. Millet
1000+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report Y   Isla Guadalupe   "Great Liveaboard and amazing operation"
This is a super well run operation and it is obvious both boat and crew are very experienced and work really well as a team. ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
11/2016   Maria Chapman
1000+ Dives
 
Quino El Guardian Full report Y   Sea of Cortez   "Explore Baja aboard the Quino El Guardian"
This was my first time diving in the Sea of Cortez. I chose the Explore Baja itinerary so I could get a feel for the entire sea. ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
10/2016   John J. Sambogna
250+ Dives
 
Private (none) Full report Y   Gulf of California   "Isla Tortuga"
We did five days of diving off of Isla Tortuga in the Gulf of California (between Sta. Rosalia and Guaymas/ San Carlos) on a privat... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
8/2016   Joel Snyder
500+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer/ Nautilus Belle Amie Full report Y   Guadalupe Island   "CAN LIGHTNING STRIKE THRICE????"
Pix available at: [. . . ] Worst. Shark trip. Ev... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
8/2016   Ken Kurtis
1000+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer/ Belle Amie Full report Y   Guadalupe Island   "Great Whites on the Nautilus Belle Amie"
I really don't have a bad thing to say about the the Belle Amie or her crew. Everything from service, food, diving and the ship i... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2016   Ryan DeSpain
1000+ Dives
 
Rocio del Mar Full report Y   Sea of Cortez   "Awesome Quino el Guardian"
Second time with this outfit. This time on their science- oriented Quino. Drove and parked at the port. Simpler facilities than the... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
8/2016   Baird Greene
250+ Dives
 
Rocio del Mar Full report Y   Midriff Islands   "My Kingdom for a Little Visability"
The best part of the trip is that it is a short drive from the Southwest. We drove from El Paso, TX (home) to Puerto Penasco wher... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
7/2016   Craig Gibson
500+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report Y   Socorros   "Revillagegidos Arcepelago"
Unbelievable trip. It was 23 hours to San Benedicto, another 5 to Socorro, 10 to Roca Partida and 33 back to Cabo, but would readi... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
6/2016   Craig Howe
500+ Dives
 
NAUTILUS BELLE AMIE Full report Y   ISLAS REVILLAGIGEDO / SOCORRO   "GREAT TRIP ON THE BELLE AMIE TO ISLAS REVILLAGIGEDO (SOCORRO)"
Southwest Airlines with 2 free bags was a great way to get to Los Cobos Airport. Stay at Marina Fiesta Hotel. The hotel recommen... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
1/2016   Warren Sprung
500+ Dives
 
Nautilus Belle Amie Full report Y   Revillagigedos Archipelago   "Great Diving on a Great Boat"
This was my 9th dive trip to the Revillagigedos Archipelago (aka Socorro). The previous 8 trips were aboard the Nautilus Explorer. ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
1/2016   Michael J. Millet
1000+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Full report Y   Socorro   "Manta madness in Socorro on the Nautilus Explorer"
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... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
1/2016   Mark Etter
500+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report Y   [N/A]   "Socorro excels with giant mantas and friendly dolphins"
Excellent diving on my second trip with Solmar V to the Revillagigedos Islands off Cabo. The giant mantas like bubbles on their be... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
1/2016   John Yavorsky
1000+ Dives
 
Nautilus Full report Y   Ostensibly to Socorro   "Nautilus Belle Amie"
The Nautilus Belle Amie is a beautiful stable vessel. Diving is from rigid hulled inflatables. Food and service was quite ph... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
11/2015   Patrick Ryan
1000+ Dives
 
Valentina Full report Y   Soccorro   "Great trip"
There are a lot of liveaboards going to Soccorro, and I have only taken one. The ship Valentina is a great choice if you can get... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
11/2015   Randy Heys
250+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Full report Y   [N/A]   "Guadalupe Island - Great Whites"
Sadly this report will not be so favorable for Nautilus as my past reports for them have been. The trip began with the motor coac... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
10/2015   Gregg Backemeyer
500+ Dives
 
Narval Full report Y   Sea of Cortez   "Sea of Cortez aboard the Narval"
Eight of us joined Big Fish Expeditions’ trip to the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California) in September. It was a blast, but also a d... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
9/2015   Jeanne Downey
1000+ Dives
 
Rocio del Mar Full report Y   Sea of Cortez   "Great warm-water diving in the Sea of Cortez from a good boat"
We spent a week aboard the Rocio del Mar doing their Midriff Islands itinerary. The boat leaves around 5PM from Puerto Penasco (R... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2015   Joel Snyder
250+ Dives
 
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