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

Nautilus Explorer/Tesoro Hotel: "Mantas and sharks galore", May, 2019,

by Craig A Wood, PA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 31 reports with 26 Helpful votes). Report 11432 has 4 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 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 From May 24 through June 1, 2019, I traveled on the Nautilus Explorer to the Revillagigedos.

RESERVATIONS: I made my reservations on the Explorer directly through the Nautilus website. It is very easy to check availability and to reserve your cabin. Flight reservations were made directly with American Airlines. Land transportation to Cabo San Lucas and back to the airport was with Terramar. They were recommended by Nautilus, reservations were made directly. I stayed at the Tesoro Hotel and did some diving with See Creatures prior to the liveaboard. I posted a separate, short review describing the hotel and dive operator. I reserved the hotel and diving directly.

TRAVEL: Air travel from Philadelphia to Los Cabos was quick and simple, a single stop in Phoenix. My scuba gear arrived with me in Mexico. Passage through immigration and customs was quick and efficient. I had modest camera gear in my carryon bag, there were no questions and I exited uneventfully. Transportation by Terramar from Los Cabos International Airport to Cabo San Lucas, and back at the end of the trip, was flawless. It is about a 45 minute ride from the airport to Cabo San Lucas, passing through San Jose del Cabo on the way.

BOAT AND CREW: The Explorer was built in Canada and was launched in 2000. It is said to be the first fully SOLAS certified dive ship. There are up to 25 passengers, our trip had 23. It was a reasonably diverse group, 9 from the US, 8 from the Philippines, 2 from Japan, and 1 each from Canada, England, Australia, and New Zealand. There are 9 cabins below deck, the r ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Nautilus Explorer   Tesoro Hotel

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Cayman Brac, Bonaire, Curacao, Turks & Caicos, Roatan, Cozumel, Key Largo, SE Florida (Boynton Beach, Jupiter, West Palm...), Maui, Oahu, Cape Ann, San Diego, Costa Rica, Panama, Cocos Island, Red Sea, Galapagos, Revillagigedos
Closest Airport Los Cabos Getting There American Airlines Philadelphia to Phoenix to Los Cabos

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 72-74°F / 22-23°C Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 40-100 Ft/ 12-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Loosely dive with group, ascend together
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools 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 Nice large camera table with plenty of electrical outlets. Crew handled cameras carefully ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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