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Dive Review of Nautilus Explorer/Hotel Tesoro in
Mexico (Western)/Islas Revillagigedo (Socorro~)

Nautilus Explorer/Hotel Tesoro: "Fantastic trip to Islas Revillagigedo on MV Belle Amie", Apr, 2018,

by Graham McGregor, Kilmacolm, GB (Top Contributor Top Contributor 35 reports with 18 Helpful votes). Report 10244 has 4 Helpful votes.

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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 Islas Revillagigedo (Socorro)

I went from 22 April 2018 with a group of 6 divers from the UK on Nautilus liveaboard Belle Amie out of Cabo San Lucas. We flew in and out of San Jose del Cabo airport. From the UK we came via Dallas and on the return via Los Angeles. Other than the rather painful transits at the US airports the flights went very smoothly.

Nautilus met us by prior arrangement at SJD airport and transferred us to the Tesoro Hotel which is right beside the marina and close to where Belle Amie is docked. We arrived on the Saturday quite late and had booked in to the Tesoro overnight. The rooms were comfortable, large and had a balcony. The buffet restaurant for breakfast was good. We were able to get late checkouts on Sunday until 4pm. Nautilus have a meeting room at the Tesoro Hotel which is staffed all day on the days of arrival/departure for the boat. You can leave your luggage safely there all day while you go out and have a look around Cabo, have a meal etc.

We were transferred by mini-bus from the hotel to the Belle Amie around 8pm on Sunday evening. We were welcomed on board by the crew with a glass of fizz. A light snack was provided. We settled into our cabins and there was a short boat briefing before we set off.
We were sharing 2 people to the most basic cabins, located below the main deck. However, these cabins were comfortable with a large single and separate double bed beside it. There wasn’t a lot of room for storage but it was adequate. The cabins have a separate toilet and was basin and a separate shower. The water throughout the ship, including the taps in the cabins is potable.
We left port at about 10pm on Sunday evening and arrived at our first stop, San Benedicto, at around 4a ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Galapagos; Palau; Sipadan; Truk; Malapascua; Komodo; Ticao Island; Maldives; Red Sea; Caribbean; Cuba; Hawaii; Florida; Cozumel; Spain, Seychelles, Mauritius, Oman, GBR
Closest Airport San Jose del Cabo (SJD) Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 23-27°C / 73-81°F Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 20-25 M / 66-82 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins 1 or 2 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

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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 Large camera tables on the dive deck with charging points. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Bruce Weinerin NY, US at May 04, 2018 15:24 EST  
I was on this trip with Graham and everything he said is absolutely true. The finest boat and crew I have ever experienced. Diving was wonderful. Great big animal experience. I can recommend the Belle Amie without any reservations.
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