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

Nautilus Explorer: "Very good second visit to the Revillagigedos", Jun, 2024,

by Craig A Wood, PA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 52 reports with 48 Helpful votes). Report 12996.

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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
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments From June 11-21, 2024, I made my second trip to the Revillagigedos on the Nautilus Explorer. It was almost exactly 5 years earlier that I made my first trip to this incredible location

RESERVATIONS: I made my reservations with Nautilus directly through their website. I made the reservations relatively early as I wanted one of the few longer trips with 7 days of diving rather than the usual 5 days of diving. I made my flight plans directly with American Airlines. See Creatures/Nautilus has moved since my last visit and is now located a little way from the marina, in town rather than at the Tesoro Hotel. I asked Nautilus for recommendations for accommodations and transportation. I ended up staying at Casa Bella, a very nice boutique hotel located next door to See Creatures. There are many restaurants in the neighborhood. I arranged my travel through Sealine Cabo Transfers, a private car on arrival and small group travel back to the airport. I reserved the hotel and transfers directly.

TRAVEL: My air travel from Philadelphia to and from San Jose del Cabo required one stop in Dallas. My checked bag stayed with me for the entire trip. The American Airlines app is very good at tracking checked bags and supplying updates for your fights. At customs at the San Jose del Cabo airport I was asked if I had cameras. I replied I had one camera in my backpack and was passed through without further ado. Air travel was completely smooth until my last flight from Dallas back to Philadelphia. Immigration was fast with Global Entry and checked bag pick up and recheck were quick. I was specifically directed to a long line that signage said was for “All Connecting Flights”. I am unfamiliar with the Dallas airport and did not know that there was a TSA checkpoint about a 10 min walk away with a much shorter wait. There was no sign for the TSA checkpoint until I got all the way to the checkpoint I was in line for. Security ended up taking so much time that i ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Nautilus Explorer   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Cayman Brac, Bonaire, Curacao, Turks & Caicos, Bahamas, Roatan, Belize, 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, Malpelo
Closest Airport San Jose del Cabo Getting There American Airlines Philadelphia-Dallas-San Jose del Cabo

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, surge
Water Temp 69-74°F / 21-23°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 20-60 Ft/ 6-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions No deco, mas depth per MOD, generally descend and ascend with the group
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales > 2
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 Very nice large camera table with plenty of electrical outlets and compressed air for drying. Somewhat small rinse tank but works taking turns. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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