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Dive Review of Nautilus Explorer in
Mexico (Western)/Revillagigedo Islands

Nautilus Explorer: "good", Mar, 2015,

by Larry R Douglas, MO, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 8454.

No photos available at this time

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 2 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments [None] Calm surface not the norm , strange currents below ,up and down both suddenly 10 or 15 ft deeper or shallower than before , strong currents around the dive sites especially The Boiler and Roca Partida . Humpback whales in the area would see them breaching every day snorkeled with them some divers saw them diving could hear them singing especially on night dive . Not a good trip for beginners most diving done from Zodiacs only one had a ladder ,had to take off Rig and pull yourself over into the boat. Not made for the overweight or out of shape those always waited for the one boat with the ladder . Rough entries into the Zodiacs at the stern of The Explorer as both were bouncing around with the waves as divers attempted to get in . Lots of Mantas, Dolphins and Whitetip and Silvertip sharks a few Hammerheads seen. Great marine life lots of big animals smaller critters if you take the time to look , diving for the more experienced, Pricey for the accomodations on the ship
Websites Nautilus Explorer   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified] Cozumel , Cayman Brac, Little Cayman Roatan , Bonaire , Florida Keys , Pensacola, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron Reef and Wreck diving
Closest Airport Cabo Getting There One stop flight to hub then on to destination .St Louis to DFW to Cabo

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas surge, currents
Water Temp 73-75°F / 23-24°C Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 10-50 Ft/ 3-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified] No restrictions could dive with Dive masters or on your own Dive masters always went deep and went too fast one dive that was told to be an easy reef dive had a wicked current that blew all of us over the reef and out to sea including the Dive masters No safety stops with current
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales > 2
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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