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Dive Review of Nautilus Explorer in
Mexico (Western)/Sea of Cortez

Nautilus Explorer: "Diving the Sea of Cortez", Oct, 2019,

by Pierre Hurter, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 14 reports with 9 Helpful votes). Report 11203.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments If you are looking for heart stopping diving, this is not the trip for you. If on the other hand you are looking for a relaxing dip in the pool, well get onboard.

The crew where terrific, very engaged and always letting us know what was going on and why.

We had a very pleasant group of divers, a couple from Connecticut, and Englishman with a terrific store of tales about his travels around the world and a contingent of Belgian and French divers.

Despite the occasional language difficulties we had a terrific time, everyone onboard was a very competent diver.

The food was terrific, Enrique, the chef, is clearly someone who knows how to cook and enjoys making people happy. My only quibble was the coffee, I like mine strong ... it was definitely American style, a bit weak.

The boat was very comfortable, the shower bigger than the one we have at home and a bed that was hard to live in the morning.
Websites Nautilus Explorer   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Alaska, Australia, Belize, Chuuk (Truk), Channel Islands, Cozumel, Fiji, Galapagos, Indonesia (Forgotten Islands, Komodo, Raja Ampat), La Paz, Maui, Monterey, New Zealand, Palau, Philippines, Roatan, San Diego, Socorro, Solomon Islands, Tulum.
Closest Airport Cabo San LucasSFO to Cabo Getting There SFOI to Cabo via United, it's a painless three hour trip.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 25-100 Ft/ 8-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Dives where typically capped at 60 minutes with the exception of those in Cabo Pulmo which where held to 45 minutes.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 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 So I am not the photographer in the family, but the facilities seemed to be more than adequate. The crew made a point of keeping the camera area dry and free of clutter.

My wife chimed in and commented that we had very few serious photographers on board so it might not work as well if you had 12 photo geeks.
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