Nautilus Belle Amie, Mexico

Excellent food and drinks

“I really enjoyed the enthusiasm of the divemasters-Stein, Carlos, Nico, and Jaime were all excellent. We saw five or six mantas, h…”

Scott K, United States United States
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Highlights

  • Amenities & services comparable to a 5-Star boutique hotel
  • Complimentary pre-trip photography workshop available
  • Enhanced safety protocols in place

Custom-built for divers, the Nautilus Belle Amie ship is the largest of the Nautilus Liveaboards’ fleet. With amenities akin to a floating boutique hotel, and a reputation for offering high-level service on board, the Nautilus Belle Amie accommodates 32 guests in 17 en-suite staterooms and suites. On the lower deck are 8 twin staterooms plus one affordable triple occupancy stateroom. The main deck has 2 premium suites, and 6 superior suites are on the wheelhouse deck. Bedding in the suites can be converted to twins or doubles. All rooms also feature individually controlled air-conditioning. 

On the main deck is a large salon and dining area, where a fusion of Mexican and West Coast North American food is served. All dietary requirements, including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, food allergy options, and quasi-kosher, can be catered to with prior notice. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are buffet-style, and the evening meal is served plated buffet or family-style. There are two fully-stocked extensive bars on board, which include single malts, microbrews, and a large selection of wine. The large sun deck has space for everyone to enjoy lounging in the sun and a hot tub to warm up in-between dives or enjoy after diving with a drink and snack.

The heavy steel construction with stabilization of the Nautilus Belle Amie liveaboard means she was perfectly designed for ocean crossings to get divers to the world-class dive sites of the Socorro Islands or over to Guadalupe for up-close encounters with great white sharks. From November - June, the Socorro Islands are open to offering some of the best diving in the world. Friendly mantas, dolphins, humpback whales, pilot whales, and up to 10 species of shark are just some of the marine encounters the Socorro Islands offer. Or for those who want to get up close with great white sharks, the Guadalupe season offers from July - November each year. The large dive deck, onboard nitrox, and 3 large dive skiffs ensure an easy diving experience.

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Included: Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Special Dinner, Diving Package, Kayaks, Stand Up Paddleboard, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: 5% VAT, National Park Fees, Port Fees (35 USD).

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance, Travel Insurance, Gratuities, Airport Transfer (25 USD), Hotel Transfer, Alcoholic Beverages, Nitrox (125 USD per week), Nitrox Course, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses, WiFi internet.

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Custom built for diving
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Paid Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Leisure Deck
  • Bar
  • BBQ Area
  • Jacuzzi / Hot Tub
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Stand Up Paddleboard

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • Al Fresco Dining

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


Diving

  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Rebreather Support
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Sidemount Diving

The crew speaks English and Spanish.


Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.


Drawings & Vessel Layouts

Nautilus Belle Amie Deck Plan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2005
  • Year renovated 2018
  • Length 147 feet
  • Beam 33 feet
  • Max guests 32
  • Number of cabins 17
  • Tenders Dive skiffs: 3 x high speed large inflatables
  • Water capacity Unlimited
  • Freshwater maker High Capacity

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Nautilus Belle Amie Reviews

  • 9.4 Superb
  1. Vessel
    9.3
  2. Crew
    9.3
  3. Food
    9.8
  4. Diving
    9.6
  5. Value
    9.0
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Scott K
  • United States United States
Great trip!

I really enjoyed the enthusiasm of the divemasters-Stein, Carlos, Nico, and Jaime were all excellent. We saw five or six mantas, hammerheads, and dolphins on one dive. The divemasters could spot them well before they came into view, and they were just as excited as we were when they found something good. Lovely trip

Recommended for
The divemasters, pelagics, Stein's presentation on mantas
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jim R
  • United States United States
Nothing But the Best

From the moment I booked this bucket-list trip to the moment I boarded the Nautilus Belle Amie; the experience was nothing but top notch. The staff and crew immediately made me comfortable and were attentive to our every need. The pelagic life I expected to see on this 8-day trip I saw them all on the first day as well as throughout the week! Later that day we saw whales! The dive masters were exceptional at finding the right places for us to be to see as many Mantas, Sharks, Dolphins, and other creatures as possible. The Belle Amie is well laid out for diving as well as relaxing. The lower dive deck easily handles 30+ divers doing 4-5 dives a day. The upper deck was a great place to for relaxing in the hot tub after a dive or catching some sun with a cold beverage. The meals were adequately proportioned and very delicious – it was like diving in a 5-start restaurant. There was always something to munch on, so you never went hungry. If you want to see the best big pelagic life in Mexico with a great crew and knowledgeable dive masters, Nautilus Belle Amie is the answer.

Recommended for
Big pelagic life, great service, top-notch staff
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Adrienne B
  • United States United States
Incredible experience in a beautiful dive location, led by great crew

The highlights of this trip are the animals - the reason we travel to Revillagigedos to dive. The curious and playful dolphins, the mysterious hammerheads, and the amazing majestic mantas will bring us back for sure!

Recommended for
Boat accommodations, dive location and wildlife, crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Edward S
  • United States United States
Fabulous diving, crew & divemasters

Had one of the best dives of my life the final day of the trip. Tons of mantas, sharks and dolphins all in the same dive

Recommended for
Big pelagic life, great crew & divemasters
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Daniel B
  • United States United States
Amazing Manta Encounters!

Absolutely amazing mantas, friendly, curious and incredible close and personal! Nothing like it in the world! Having a private dive guide made it all so much better! A must do for any diver!

Recommended for
Mantas, Private Dive Guide
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Nicole L
  • United States United States
Highly recommend!

The crew of the Nautilus Belle Amie was absolutely fantastic and the dives (somehow) were even better! Truly an incredible and once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Recommended for
Amazing crew, awesome dives, fantastic trip
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Joshua F
  • United States United States
5 star diving on a top shelf boat

We saw tons of giant mantas, some sticking around for 30 minutes! Everything I packed because "they won't have it on the boat" was actually on the boat. The staff made us feel like we were at a 5 star report, taking our drink orders on the skiffs and immediately handing us our hot (boozy) beverages once we got on the boat. We are devoted introverts, but we adored the staff and the new friends we made.

Recommended for
Accommodations were high quality, crew doted on us, and the dive guides led amazing dives
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Bjoern L
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Amazing Trip to Revillagigedo Archipelago (Socorro)

Close encounters with Mantas, Sharks and Dolphins, the outstanding crew of the belle amie and the hot tub on the sundeck.

Recommended for
Excellent Diving, excellent boat (incl. hot tub), excellent crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Miaio W
  • China China
Magical mantas

3 trip with Naulitus in a year! Love the company. This is the biggest vessel yet. 32 divers was A LOT but everything systematically managed by groups so diving worked out just fine. Super nice boat that made the crossing so much smoother/easier. Very experienced, safety first and passionate crew especially guides and their energy underwater shows. Love love love them. Great diving. Life was abundant. Mexican animals are friendly just like the people. Magical manta encounters that (almost) beat my eye to eye orca interactions haha. Food was super yummy too.

Recommended for
Lovely crew, great diving, luxurious cabins
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Charlotte R
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Amazing diving and food

The diving was amazing. But what was even better was the attention to detail over providing vegan food (even vegan ice cream!) no liveaboard even compares. Despite a large number of people on the boat, the dive timings work well to ensure that it’s not too overcrowded on the dive deck What didn’t work so well were the tender pick ups after diving. Sometimes we had a 20 min surface wait to be picked up

Recommended for
Vegan food was very well catered for