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Dive Review of Nautilus Explorer in
Mexico (Western)/Revillagigedos Archipelago

Nautilus Explorer: "Great Diving But Too Many Dive Boats", Jan, 2017,

by Michael J. Millet, CA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 65 reports with 16 Helpful votes). Report 9490 has 3 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving All over the Caribbean; Galapagos, Socorro, Fiji, Solomons, GBR, Vanuatu,
PNG, Philippines, Indonesia, Palau, Yap, Kosrae
Closest Airport SJD Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, choppy, surge
Water Temp 74 to 76 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 15 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No Deco; 1 hour dives; Don't go "Blue"
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins 1 or 2 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments The camera facilities on the NE have been significantly improve with a larger ca ... 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
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Comments This was my 10th trip to the Revillagigedos Archipelago (RA); my 9th trip on the Nautilus Explorer (NE) (the other trip was last year on the Nautilus Belle Amie).

We left San Jose del Cabo in the evening from the Hotel Ganzo. This is a new port of departure with much less activity than the past docking location in Cabo San Lucas.

We arrived at San Benedicto Island after 2 nights at sea. There were already 2 other dive boats there. On the first dive day, we did 2 dives at the Canyon. The 2nd dive offered low viz but a nice silky shark encounter under the boat. The 3rd dive was at the Boiler; we had to schedule dives with the other 2 boats so the 4th dive was late in the day at a site ca ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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