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

Nautilus Belle Amie: "Socorro - the good and not so good", Jun, 2017,

by James K Harris, TX, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 9646 has 3 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Galapagos, Socorro, Palau, Cocos, TX Flower Gardens, Hawaii, Bahamas, Caymans, Belize, Cozumel
Closest Airport SJD - San Jose del Cabo Getting There DFW -> SJD non-stop

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy, dry Seas choppy, currents, no currents
Water Temp 71 to 77 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 15 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 60 minutes, not required to buddy dive
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments More camera table space than I've seen on any boat, each diver essentially has their own camera station with electric outlets. ... 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 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 5 stars
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Beginners 4 stars
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Comments 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 dives instead of snorkel and the night snorkel with silkies as a dive. Vis at San Benedicto was maybe 50', water temp 73-75 late May/early June, very little to see in 7 dives (shocking since 2 years ago it was fantastic diving).

At Socorro (3 dives) it got a little better, a few mantas, a few dolphins, water temp 75-76 but vis about 50'.

Roca Partida (8 dives) was awesome. Water temps 74-77. Thousands of large fish, schools of tuna (never seen so many small to large tuna), small schools of hammerheads, lots of Galapagos, Silky, and Silver Tip sharks, 3-5 mantas that would stick around on most dives. Some dives had some pretty good current - don't f ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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