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Dive Review of Nautilus Belle Amie in
Mexico (Western)/Revillagigedos Archipelago

Nautilus Belle Amie: "Great Diving on a Great Boat", Jan, 2016,

by Michael J. Millet, CA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 68 reports with 19 Helpful votes). Report 8836.

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 SJD Getting There Pretty good connections from all over the world.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy, surge
Water Temp 71 to 77 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 25 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No deco and no going "blue".
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales 1 or 2
Corals N/A 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments The NBA has large camera tables to accommodate several big camera rigs with plenty of battery charging outlets. The dive deck has a dedicated camera rinse tank. There ... 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 This was my 9th dive trip to the Revillagigedos Archipelago (aka Socorro). The previous 8 trips were aboard the Nautilus Explorer. This was my first experience aboard the Nautilus Belle Amie (NBA), which has been operating since about March, 2015. The NBA is a large spacious boat that can accommodate 30 divers (we had 27 on this trip). My single cabin was very roomy with 2 beds and lots of storage space.

The NBA departs in the evening resulting in 2 nights at sea before diving. The vessel cruised at a slower pace so we were at sea for almost 36 hours. The current schedule results in 8 nights at sea with 5 dive days. Most previous trips on the Nautilus Explorer left in the morning with one additional day of diving. This type of schedule is preferable.

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