Nautilus Belle Amie, Mexico



  • 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.

The Captain and crew of the Nautilus Belle Amie have heavily invested in crew training, equipment and safety measures to ensure all COVID-19 guidelines from the Mexican government including parks, port captain and the Mexican navy have been met.

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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, 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.


  • 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
  • 97 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Joseph L
  • United States United States
Had a wonderful time and I met new friends .

Due to weather we missed our first dive day. Captain kept us busy by taking us on a wine tour, my first. Lots if sharks after that. Felt safe the whole trip. Crew was strict with the COVID protocols and testing. None of us got sick COVID while on board.

Recommended for
Sharks sharks sharks!
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • South Korea South Korea
Nice Crews and Boat condition

Schooling of Hammerheads. I felt suffocated when I first saw them. It was Amazing and thrilling experience.

Recommended for
Lots of Mantas, Hammerheads, Dolphins
  • 10 Exceptional
  • sebastien L
  • United States United States

Roca Pertida was magical; love the cleaning station at San benedicto and I love the dolphins at the "boiler."

Recommended for
Space, Set Up, Crew
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • federico M
  • Italy Italy
Great crew and great dives

school of hammerheads, mantas every day and some doplhins. The crew is outstanding, very friendly, always smiling when not laughing. On the negatives the pressure for tipping. It didn't come from the crew at all, I felt it more fromthe owner who is trying to set some mimimums tipping thresholds. Didn't like it.

Recommended for
marine life and crew
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Tamara V
  • United States United States
Amazing and hard working crew, always having our safety in their best interest.

The animals were amazing. The purpose of this trip was to see hammerheads and WOW!!!!, over 200 of them. Just like shark tank on TV. The crew were knowledgable and showed me things about my equipment. There were always goodies and treats to munch on. There was always plenty of hot water after the dives.

Recommended for
The food yum, the cleanliness, the space to relax and offering to share videos with others.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Travis M
  • Canada Canada
Trip of a lifetime!

Just got back from Socorro on Nautilus Belle Amie and had an amazing trip. The crew were amazing from the start right through to the end of the trip. We saw many giant mantas, dolphins, at least 8 types of sharks, and much more. Could go on and on with what we saw on this trip. Would love to do it all over again some day!

Recommended for
Marine life, crew, and great food!
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Lance S
  • Australia Australia

Diving with the mantas, fantastic and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. A great crew.

Recommended for
The captain, crew and of course the diving!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Michael O
  • Australia Australia

Manta diving.

Recommended for
Mantas, food, crew.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Janet Y
  • United States United States
Trip of a lifetime

I had the best time of my life in Gadualupe. In October and November, expect to see bigger females. I saw many sharks. I particularly enjoyed shark ID at the end of the day when we identified the sharks we saw from the shark log. The crew and other passengers onboard were all fantastic people.

Recommended for
1. Saw lots of sharks 2. Accommodating crew and fantastic 3. Excellent facility
  • 7.6 Good
  • ERIC G
  • France France
Croisière plongée inoubliable

Les plongées à l'ile Roca Partida, la découverte de la faune, les repas du soir.

Recommended for
La faune, la convivialité de l'equipage du bateau, les trois iles visitées