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Dive Review of NAUTILUS BELLE AMIE in
Mexico (Western)/ISLAS REVILLAGIGEDO / SOCORRO

NAUTILUS BELLE AMIE: "GREAT TRIP ON THE BELLE AMIE TO ISLAS REVILLAGIGEDO (SOCORRO)", Jan, 2016,

by Warren Sprung, TX, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 8824.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 2 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Southwest Airlines with 2 free bags was a great way to get to Los Cobos Airport. Stay at Marina Fiesta Hotel. The hotel recommended by Nautilus had bad reviews--lots of thefts, even from room safes!

All our arrangements were made by wondereful Onno Lenting, owner of Scuba Dive Asia. Perfection for the whole trip.

DROP DEAD GORGEOUS BOAT. TOOK 30 DIVERS IN PERFECT HARMONY!

Mantas every dive! Sharks every dive! On one morning dive, 14 bottlenose dolphins came to play with us up close and personal (really close!) for over 30 minutes. The dive from heaven!

DO NOT MISS A DAY TRIP TO TODOS SANTOS! It's an hour up the coast in a rent car, and worth the trip just to see the Hotel California (of The Eagles song)...and the town itself is charming. Be sure to eat lunch at Cafe Santa Fe. Excellent Italian cuisine.

We were part of an international group of 6. Nanda & Leo (Italian), Thanassis (Greek), Lenoid (Swiss), and my wife Gilda and me (Warren) from Houston. All friends from previous dive trips.
Onno coordinated us all perfectly! www.scubadiveasia.com

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Here is the GoPro video my wife/dive buddy took:
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Websites NAUTILUS BELLE AMIE   [same]

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Multi-Caribbean + 20 live-aboards around the world.
Second trip to Revillagigedo
Closest Airport LOS CABOS (SJD) Getting There EASY ON SOUTHWEST AIRLINES.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, choppy, no currents
Water Temp 75-77°F / 24-25°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 130 FEET MAX (ON AIR). They offer 80, 100, & 120 (approximations) tanks.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments FIRST CLASS SETUP FOR CAMERAS. LOTS OF ROOM FOR EVERYTHING! HUGE CAMERA RINSE TUB.
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By report author: Warren Sprung in TX, US at Feb 07, 2016 12:37 EST  
I forgot to mention that when we were there 13 years ago (also in January), there were strong currents at times, but nothing I'd consider dangerous. Warren
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