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

Nautilus Explorer: "Great Great Whites", Jul, 2018,

by Sandy Harford, CA, US ( 2 reports). Report 10646.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Micronesia, Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Maldives, Fiji
Closest Airport San Diego Getting There plane to bus

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 65 to 68 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 30 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
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 [None] ... 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
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Ticking a major item off the old bucket list is the best. Cage diving with Great White Sharks has been hovering at the top of my list for ages. Iíve tried before in both the Farallones in Northern California and South Africa with no luck. The first trip, the sharks were a no show and in South Africa, the weather was too rough. So, Guadalupe was going to be my third attempt.

We, (my husband, son, a buddy and I), met up in San Diego the first day of the trip and boarded a big bus with a giant Great White Shark painted on the side. We were off to Ensenada, Mexico to board the Nautilus Belle Amie for a 5 night journey out to the island. When they put Jaws on the TV on board the bus, I instantly knew this was going to be a fun trip. It took a couple hours to reach Ensenada with an easy passage through the border customs. It was late when we boarded so it was a quick snack, welcome drink, brief briefing to meet the fabulous captain and crew, and off to slumber land. The overnight journey to Guadalupe was calm and took about 18 hours. We had downloaded lots of old shows to watch during the trip, but ended up not watching any. Instead, we played games with the other passengers, watched goofy movies in the lounge, got our gear in or ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Ryan Blackin MI, US at Nov 12, 2018 19:36 EST  
Nice review. We were on the ship in August and also had a great time. Given your praise, however, why only 3/5 stars for the experience overall for both beginners/advanced?
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