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

Nautilus Explorer: "Unbelievable whale songs", Feb, 2015,

by Jeanne Downey, PA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 41 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 8158.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Bahamas & Caribbean, Truk, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Fiji, Maldives, British Columbia, Palau, etc.
Closest Airport Cabo Getting There Easy flights through Houston, Dallas, etc.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, currents, no currents
Water Temp 79 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 80 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No decompression diving. One hour max.
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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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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 5 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments This was our fifth trip to Socorro (fourth with Nautilus Explorer). The boat is still comfortable, with upgrades to some of the cabins, and there were a few staff changes, but overall pretty much the same. Its the diving that changes, and this trip proved to be one of the better trips, with mantas, dolphins, hammerheads, silky shark night snorkeling, silky, silvertip, and Galapagos shark day snorkeling, and some cool whale interactions. Something new this trip was an allowed ni ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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