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Dive Review of Nautilus Explorer/Belle Amie in
Mexico (Western)

Nautilus Explorer/Belle Amie: "SHAAAARRRRRKKKKK!", Oct, 2017,

by Gary & Robin Schiendelman, PA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 9866.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, PNG, Solomon Isl, Red Sea, Maldives, South Africa, Mozambique, Cocos Isl, Galapagos, Socorro, Var Caribbean locations, New Jersey, Florida, No Carolina, Philippines
Closest Airport Getting There Picked up in San Diego

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 65 to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 100 to Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Good large camera tables with plenty of space and outlets. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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 4 stars
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Comments The boat meets everyone at Island Palms Resort in San Diego. Close to the the airport on San Diego Bay, it's a great place to spend a day or two if you are flying in from the East Coast as we were. They had a hospitality suite starting at 12 noon on the day they picked us up and since we were staying at the hotel, we were the first ones there. An on line immigration form needed to be completed in preparation for the border crossing and there were the normal waivers to be completed. The person taking care of the paperwork was a sub-contractor for the Nautilus so could not answer too many questions but he was pleasant and was able to help everyone with the paperwork. We had to wait for one person whose flight was delayed and a group of 12 Chinese who had some issues with immigration so it was 8:30 or 9 pm before we boarded the bus to Ensenada. A fairly short drive to ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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