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Dive Review of Nautilus Explorer in
Mexico (Western)

Nautilus Explorer, Dec, 2013,

by jean miller, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 9 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7461.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The explorer is a sturdy boat built for colder waters and heavy seas. We had 7 to 9 foot swells. The service is good, the crew friendly. Socorro is the place to see big stuff. We saw hammerheads, silky, Galapagos, some sightings of dolphin, none too close. Socorro has mantas that can measure twenty feet from wingtip to wingtip. My issue is they have only one dive master in the water no matter how many divers. I went alone and had to hire a private guide. I've been on many other liveaboards, and they all have more than one dive master in the water.
Websites Nautilus Explorer   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving cocos, papua new guinea Australia, galapagos
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 80-°F / 27-°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 30-70 Ft/ 9-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions one hour max
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 1 stars
Small Critters 1 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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