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

Nautilus/Nautilus Belle Amie: "Good diving with caveats about the boat/company", Jul, 2018,

by James K Harris, TX, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 21 Helpful votes). Report 10377 has 3 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 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 My third Socorro trip on the Nautilus Belle Amie. See my other reviews for more details than I'll list here.

The hospitality suite at the Tesoro Resort is not air conditioned and is in a corner of the hotel that doesn't get air flowing through it so it can be stuffy and warm (it's more like a covered patio). There's not enough seating for everyone.

The diving was very good - lots of sharks, big fish, a few dolphins that unfortunately didn't want to play, only a few mantas this trip, the highlight was probably the 40' whale shark at Roca that was there on two dives. The Sea of Cortez diving was much better than my previous two trips - visibility still wasn't great but we dove different sites where there were a lot more fish. We did not hit the big sea lion colony at Los Islotes - we did a smaller rock that only had 5-6 sea lions and during my dives I only saw a couple ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Nautilus   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Galapagos, Socorro, Palau, Cocos, TX Flower Gardens, Hawaii, Bahamas, Caymans, Belize, Cozumel, Tiger Beach
Closest Airport Los Cabos International (SJD) Getting There DFW to Cabo nonstop on American

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy, currents, no currents
Water Temp 73-78°F / 23-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 40-80 Ft/ 12-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Come back with enough air to be safe
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 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 Massive camera tables on the boat, but cameras are just laid on the floor in the bow of the skiff after the dive. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Subscriber's Comments

By Ryan Blackin MI, US at Aug 02, 2018 10:01 EST  
Thanks for taking the time to provide this review, James. We're headed out on the NBA for the Guadalupe Island great whites trip next week in a superior suite. Good to know things are likely to be warm.
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