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.

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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.


  • 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
  • 103 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Gerald F
  • Austria Austria
Amazing Diving, outstanding Crew

The fun Crew, professional guides and the amazing dive spots. No single dive without sharks or Mantas. All types of sharks, playful dolphins and mantas, they come so close!

Recommended for
Plenty Hammerheads and Mantas, saw the Tigershark!
  • 7.6 Good
  • Marlin T
  • Costa Rica Costa Rica
Manta frenzy

Curious Giant Mantas, friendly dolphins, lots of silvertips

Recommended for
Crew, diving same site several times so you could sit some out and not miss anything, being out at sea
  • 10 Exceptional
  • China China
Mantas and plenty of sharks

manta interactions in Cabo Pierce Pregnant whale shark and lots of sharks in Roca partida

Recommended for
Mantas, friendly crew, good group
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Binshuang L
  • China China
Unforgettable experience! Highly recommend!

It's an incredible experience to see manta rays (also tons of sharks) up close in Nature! The whole trip is well designed and organized. The boat is well maintained and has lots of nice features that make the whole diving experience more pleasant (e.g. hot showers on the deck, plenty of room and charging outlets at the dry station).

Recommended for
friendly crew, great manta encounters, nice facilities
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Sandra F
  • Canada Canada
A most excellent adventure

We were surprised to see as many sharks as we did. There was never more than a minute that we didn’t see some. The highlight was a surprise visit from a whale shark. We also saw some tuna hunting the sardines that surrounded us. The crew was professional and very helpful.

Recommended for
Sharks were plentiful, boat was very comfortable, food was good.
  • 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.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Louise L
  • Canada Canada
Le meilleur liveaboard de ma vie

Ma rencontre avec les dauphins

Recommended for
Les espèces marines,le staff très professionnel,la sécurité en priorité
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Robert K
  • Austria Austria
Ein Traum.

Tauchgänge, tolle Crew, viele erfahrene Taucher an Bord.

Recommended for
Mantas, Walhai, hot tab