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

Nautilus Explorer: "Nautilus Explorer Guadalupe Island Great Whites", Sep, 2017,

by Jason P, GA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 9811.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, Galapagos, Caribbean, Florida, Truk, Palau.
Closest Airport TIJ or SAN Getting There Flight to Sand Diego and boat provides bus to Ensenada

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 65 to 70 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Cage diving only. No free swimming or scuba outside cages.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? no

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 Must keep camera in the cage. Plenty of charging stations and large camera table. Rinse bucket for cameras was away from other rinse buckets. Nice setup. ... 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 4 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments 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 much time in a cage and would get bored. I couldnt have been more wrong. Every dive was a treat. No words can describe what it was like to be in the presence of these large beautiful creatures.
I flew in a day early to San Diego for extra measure to ensure my luggage made, but with a direct flight from Atlanta, I really could have flown in the same day and made the bus easily.
We met at the Best Western Island Palms Resort. I could not get a room there the night before, as it was sold out for Labor Day, but plenty of room in the city and Uber was cheap to the Best Western from my hotel. The boat reserves a meeting room right in the entrance of the Best Western for your luggage, check into the boat and waiting area for the bus to Mexico to leave. They also have wifi in that room, no charge. Each diver checked and provided c-cards and proof of supplemental insurance. Insurance is mandatory.
At 7:pm we boarded the Nautiluss full size bus, not a charter, but their own bus, headed to Ensen ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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