Nautilus Belle Amie, Mexico


The beautiful 41m custom-built Nautilus Belle Amie Liveaboard, sister vessel to the Nautilus Explorer Liveaboard, was built with divers’ needs, safety and comfort in mind, offering amazing diving liveaboard adventures to Guadalupe and the Socorro Islands, Mexico. The Nautilus Belle Amie was designed with a wide beam and deep draft to give you the most comfortable ride possible, add to that the heavily soundproofed ship's design, you can rest assured of a good night’s sleep.

The Nautilus Belle Amie Liveaboard offers 17 cabins, ranging from cost-effective staterooms to premium suites, catering for up to 30 divers. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms and air-conditioning. The Nautilus Belle Amie Liveaboard Mexico also has lots of room for relaxation in between the exhilarating scuba diving of Guadalupe or the Socorro Islands. Divers can relax on the large sun deck with shaded bar and lounge area, or in the comfortable indoor lounge and bar area, with flat-screen TV and entertainment system. 3 high-speed large inflatable dive skiffs ensure maximum safety, and the passionate and experienced crew of 12 aboard the Nautilus Belle Amie Liveaboard will make sure your incredible Mexico Dive adventure is one to remember.

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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, Dive Insurance, National Park Fees, Port Fees (75 USD per day), Visas and Fees.

Optional Extras: 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

  • 9.5 Exceptional
  • 37 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 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
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • janelle G
  • United States United States
The ship and staff were great

Even though I was prevented from being able to scuba I was able to see a couple of Mantas while snorkeling

Recommended for
The accomadations, the staff, and the Mantas
  • 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
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Ellie D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
An unforgettable and memorable expedition

What an incredible diving experience - it delivered on every level with an abundance of sharks, inquisitive oceanic mantas, playful dolphins and even a whaleshark (super unusual at the time of year I was travelling!). The guides were incredibly professional, and all the boat crew took our safety to be their utmost priority but it never got in the way of us enjoying ourselves and experiencing everything that the Socorro islands had to offer! The meals and service and care from the hostesses was incredible, and we were also treated to interested and well delivered marine presentations from the divemasters. Plenty of space on the boat to find a minute of calm or relax and always a friendly face to chat to - be it crew or fellow diver! I can't wait to go again!

Recommended for
Crew, comfort and cuisine!
  • 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.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Christine T
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Fantastic dive trip

marine life

Recommended for
The marine life abundance, dive crew, board crew
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Peter K
  • United States United States
Amazing staff and experience

Yes, the diving was amazing. The boat was comfortable and extremely well-equipped. The thing that stands out about this trip, more than anything else, was the staff. Everyone from the captain and engineer, to the hostesses and cooks, to the divemasters and videographer were amazing. They were extremely good at their roles while being friendly, fun, and creating an amazing culture on the boat. I couldn't have asked for anything more and would book again!

Recommended for
The staff, the staff, and the staff
  • 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!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Renee P
  • United States United States
Big boat lots of people, great DMs

The diving was amazing in Socorro but, the DMs made the experience that much better. I liked how they handled large groups of divers based on their own preference of diving style. It made for a healthy guest experience. Very interactive & entertaining with guests. Dive deck a little bit cramped and isn't the easiest on/off board although it is manageable all things considered. Captain runs a good ship

Recommended for
The crew! The Dms! Spacious rooms
  • 10 Exceptional
  • john L
  • United States United States
Absolutely amazing trip

Non stop sharks Big females and aggressive males for 3 days straight.

Recommended for
Crew , Food , Sharks
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Kai P
  • Germany Germany
once a lifetime experience

see lots of great white sharks

Recommended for
diving, crew, cabin
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Marek K
  • Poland Poland
Time of my life

Sharks. So many of them. Lot more then I have expected

Recommended for
Sharks, crew, boat itself
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Kristan K
  • United States United States
Overall, a fantastic experience and our first live aboard.

Great whites first of all. Amazing crew - all of them! Every meal was delicious. Happy hour with our new friends on board. Sharks!

Recommended for
Crew, food, number of passengers
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Pamela W
  • United States United States
Spectacular beyond belief.

By far getting a chance to dive with the beautiful Great White Sharks and photograph them. A once in a lifetime experience. I definitely want to return again to dive with these amazing animals.

Recommended for
The crew were all amazing and really catered to the passengers over and above expectations. The professionalism of the crew. The Nautilus Belle Amie is a beautiful first class comfortable boat. The cage diving was epic.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Joe C
  • United States United States
Absolutely Amazing!

We saw white sharks on every dive. The boat offers 5 cages so you never feel like you’re doing the same thing twice. Each night was a special event on the sun deck, including a complimentary wine tasting. The crew was top notch, friendly, and knowledgeable. I would definitely do this trip again!

Recommended for
The sharks, food, and comfortable accommodations
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Angela T
  • United States United States
The best dive and crew experience I’ve had

Virtually unlimited underwater time, multiple sharks on every dive that come right up to the cages, and a crew that makes you feel like family. I did this trip solo, and always felt included, valued, and looked after. It was the best travel and dive experience, and hopefully more than a once in a lifetime trip. Kudos to the Bella Amie team!

Recommended for
The crew is amazing, food is outstanding, and the sharks are an experience I’ll never forget
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Michael H
  • United States United States
Simply breathtaking!

The biggest shark we saw scraped my cage with her pectoral fin as it swam by....

Recommended for
Sharks sharks sharks!!
  • 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
  • Michael O
  • Germany Germany
It was an amazing trip

Mantas real close Whaleshark Sharks One downside: the price for WiFi is ridiculous!

Recommended for
The hospitality, the comfort, the very professional focus on safety
  • 6.4 Review score
  • Nidhi J
  • United States United States
Diving was spectacular, while everyone was nice, except for one dive master the rest were not up to snuff.

I really enjoyed the diving. Was not as diverse as Galapagos, but a lot of close diving with Mantas, sharks and whale shark, often just 1-2 feet away. One dive we spent 30 minutes with one manta and it then followed us around! One dive we were in the canyon with many many galapagos, silky, white tip reef sharks etc, all around us for 30-40min. Saw dolphins twice. The food was pretty good. But limited for vegetarians, often fell short and kept giving potatoes in every other meal. Last meal there was no vegetarian main course. I think they served guacamole for one meal and mexican food also only one meal. The boat is nice but outdoor space was only in the roof and the smokers also in the roof. For 31 people it was not enough. Though the Galapagos aggressor was not as nice a boat there were more outdoor spots to sit than in this. I would recommend Socorro, but maybe another boat.

Recommended for
Diving, mezcalita, good group.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Michael J
  • United States United States
Awesome Manta, Dolphin, and Shark encounters

Best part of the trip are manta encounters - saw a manta breach after swimming with the dive group. Also the islands around Socorro are well protected, so this is a rare experience in terms of animals that are not afraid of humans due to fishing, etc. Only downside is that the trip to the islands is long and sometimes rough.

Recommended for
Manta encounters (friendly intelligent mantas circling divers in search of bubbles), playful dolphins, Shark encounters (tons of white tip reef sharks, occasionally bigger sharks like hammerheads (rare) or Galapagos), pristine island environments.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Timothy M
  • United States United States
nautilus belle amie to soccoro.

see the best 3 things above.

Recommended for
crew, diving and accomodations
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Joe D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Life changing experience, life long memories!

Seeing some of the biggest sharks on the world. Faultless service from the crew. Great food and suite.

Recommended for
Sharks, food and the service by the crew.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Donna P
  • United States United States
The staff was excellent and surpassed my expectations

The sharks

Recommended for
Staff, professionalism, promptness
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • David W
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Amazing - but a shame about the Hurricane

The boiler - diving with a huge number of dolphins. The Mantas swooping around us - the 4 dives on the boiler were sensational. The 3 days in the Sea of Cortez were very disappointing - salvaged a little at the end by a couple of dives with very playful sealions

Recommended for
animal encounters - animal encounters - dive masters
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Yomgma B
  • South Korea South Korea

All those marvelous experience underwater

Recommended for
cabin condition, diving experience, friendliness
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Julie Q
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
A truly memorable experience with friendly staff, excellent food and the most amazing diving.

We picked this trip as we had never seen an oceanic manta, they did not disappoint. In addition we saw dolphins up close underwater and numerous species of shark not seen before plus, on one dive, several amazing encounters with a whale shark. The organisation by the crew to ensure we had the best experience whilst on the boat was truly exceptional, nothing seemed too much trouble. Although the diving was intense, when out of the water we were able to relax and felt cared for by all the staff. Such a good trip with great memories to look back on, until the next time...

Recommended for
The people, crew and divers. The boat, comfortable and relaxing. The diving, incredible!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Alexander J
  • United States United States
Top end start to finish

Perfect trip start to finish. Every member of the staff was a pleasure, the boat ran more smoothly than any I've been on, and the diving was all I hope for and more. Excellent food, professional guides, and great value.

Recommended for
Impeccable accommodations, smooth operations, phenomenal diving
  • 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
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Anonymous
The highest quality and be far the best live aboard with the greatest crew, anywhere!

Interactions with the crew. Great White Sharks. Food. Interactions with the other guests.

Recommended for
Accommodations, Crew, Food
Origin: US