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Dive Review of Nautilus Explorer/Belle Amie in
Mexico (Western)/Guadalupe Island

Nautilus Explorer/Belle Amie: "Great Whites on the Nautilus Belle Amie", Aug, 2016,

by Ryan DeSpain, TX, US ( 1 report). Report 9182.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Tahiti, Bonaire, Okinawa, Cozumel, Bahamas, California, Flower Gardens, Sea of Cortez, Florida, etc.....
Closest Airport San Diego Getting There Fly into San Diego then a bus transfer to the Belle Amie in Ensenada, MX.

Dive Conditions

Weather dry Seas calm
Water Temp 72 to 72 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions This trip is cage diving only. There are 2 surface cages(no diving cert. required)which have no time limit. Certification is required for the subsurface cages which are lowered to ~30 feet which are cycled at one hour intervals.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None 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 I really don't have enough good to say about the Belle Amie. Pleanty of outlets for c ... 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 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments 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 itself was top notch. For those that don't know, the trip to Guadalupe Island is not a typical dive trip as it is limited diving in cages with surface suppl ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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