Main Menu
Join Undercurrent on Facebook

The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975 | |
For Divers since 1975
The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975
"Best of the Web: scuba tips no other
source dares to publish" -- Forbes

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

Nautilus Explorer, Jan, 2010,

by MARTHA MANDEL, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 5555.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was my first liveaboard trip and it was so good I did not want to get off the boat when the trip ended.
Lots of Mantas, Hammerheads, silkies, whitetips, silvertips,
some Tuna and numerous others.Weather was mostly good, just one storm with heavy rain at night and visibility next day not good after rain.
After the one day storm all was good vis again.
Sten the DiveMaster was THE best. He is professional, kind, protective, very knowlegeable about marine life; he is an excellent diver,diplomat and very sociable. He has a great sense of humor and inspires confidence.
We dove San Benedicto and Roca Partida; the Mexican Navy had practive manouvers at Socorro Island so we were not allowed access to Socorro I. this trip.
The amenities and crew were Outstanding even thought this was my
first liveaboard I have no complaints.
I went alone and shared a room with a complete stranger who turned
out to be a terrific roomate who tolerated all my questions and
helped me out with my newness to liveaboard diving.
My only wish is to get to do this trip again; thank you Nautilus
Websites Nautilus Explorer   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Channel Islands, CA, Little Cayman, Utila,
Fiji Beqa Lagoon, Phillippines, Fiji(North)
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas surge, currents
Water Temp 70-75°F / 21-24°C Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 30-100 Ft/ 9-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Don't go out into the "blue"
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
Was this report helpful to you?
Leave a comment (Subscribers only -- 200 words max)
Subscribers can comment here

Subscribe Now
Subscribers can post comments, ask the reviewer questions, as well as getting immediate and complete access to ALL 388 dive reviews of Mexico (Western) and all other dive destinations. Complete access to all issues and Chapbooks is also included.

Featured Links from Our Sponsors
Interested in becoming a sponsor?
Reef & Rainforest, Let our experience be your guide -- Reef and Rainforest
Reef & Rainforest
is an agency for travelers that like to scuba dive. Let us plan your trip to view great white sharks & giant mantas in Western Mexico.

Want to assemble your own collection of Mexico (Western) reports in one place?
Use the Mini Chapbook Facility to create your personalized collection.

Note: The information here was reported by the author above, but has NOT been reviewed nor edited by Undercurrent prior to posting on our website. Please report any major problems by writing to us and referencing the report number above.

Undercurrent Home

Get more dive info like these and other important scuba updates sent monthly to your email.
And a FREE Recent Issue of Undercurrent

Free Undercurrent Issue
Get a free
monthly email and
a sample issue!

Find in  

| Home | Online Members Area | My Account | Login | Join |
| Travel Index | Dive Resort & Liveaboard Reviews | Featured Reports | Recent Issues | Back Issues |
| Dive Gear Index | Health/Safety Index | Environment & Misc. Index | Seasonal Planner | Blogs | Free Articles | Book Picks | News |
| Special Offers | RSS | FAQ | About Us | Contact Us | Links |

Copyright © 1996-2021 Undercurrent (
3020 Bridgeway, Ste 102, Sausalito, Ca 94965
All rights reserved.

Page computed and displayed in 0.09 seconds