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

Nautilus Explorer: "An Unfortunate Sea of Cortez trip", Aug, 2021,

by Paul gillespie, WA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 11738 has 2 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 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 First to the negative. Having us fly into Cabo, and then take a 2+20-hour bus ride at night (we left at 7pm) to the boat in La Paz was a waste of a day, and expensive. I didnít think that our bus ride to La Paz was adequately portrayed in the marketing literature. Not to mention the bus ride back to Cabo on the completion of the trip. With the COVID testing required before departure it made any flights out of Cabo before 2pm very tight connections on our last day. The COVID nurse was 45 minutes late to the boat on the last day, because she couldnít get through the security gate at the marina. This could have been anticipated and addressed beforehand.
We were all tired from the traveling the day before, so our first day of diving we only made 3 dives at the same site, viewing what can only be considered very basic sights, with little coral and fish life in pea-green-soup water, w ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Nautilus Explorer   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, Philippines, Palau, British Columbia, Galapagos, Thailand, Colombia, Panama, Belize, Southern Red Sea, Puget Sound
Closest Airport Los Cabos International Getting There None.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm
Water Temp 75-79°F / 24-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 30-40 Ft/ 9-12 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions 1 hour dive times max.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales 1 or 2
Corals 5 stars 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 Great setup on the aft deck, with plenty of electrical outlets and room for cameras. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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