Nautilus Explorer, Mexico

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Sister ship to the Nautilus Belle Amie, the 35m Nautilus Explorer Liveaboard was custom built for divers to explore the amazing sites of Guadalupe and the Socorro Islands, Mexico. Utilizing every square foot of space, the Nautilus Explorer Liveaboard Mexico provides comfort and safety, whilst taking you on an exceptional dive adventure. The accommodation aboard the Nautilus Explorer liveaboard comprises of 13 cabins, ranging from a cost effective mixed-gender triple occupancy stateroom to a luxurious premium suite.

There is ample room for relaxation aboard the Nautilus Explorer Liveaboard. Divers will find two upper-floor sun-decks, a hot-tub deck where guests can relax with glass of wine or frosty beer under the evening stars. The main salon is located in front of the dive deck and is fitted with comfortable couches surrounded by large picture windows, dedicated PC and Mac computers and a 42inch plasma TV. Mealtimes are taken very seriously by the Nautilus Explorer chefs, and everything is made fresh, including breads and pastries which are baked on board.

The back of the boat is home to the dive deck, with a 5 ton hydraulic crane, water level platform and reinforced steel deck also allows us to stage white shark cage diving and support film and scientific crews. The Nautilus Explorer takes divers to the amazing dive sites of the Socorro Islands famous for manta rays, humpback whales and huge schools of fish, or on exhilirating Great White cage diving in Guadalupe. 

Don’t miss out on this amazing adventure of a life time and book your Nautilus Explorer Liveaboard today.


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Included: Accommodation, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals, Towels Provided

Excluded: 5% VAT, Port fees (USD $65), Medical Diving Insurance (mandatory), Selection of wines, Imported and domestic beers, Single malt scotches and a variety of spirits. Dive equipment rental available : rate on request, must book in advance Nitrox, Argon, Gas mixes, Rebreather support including zorb and specialized tank rentals (Limited supply on a first come first serve basis), 100 cu. ft. steel tanks (16 lbs more negative than an aluminum 80), Gift shop purchases, Crew gratuities. Transfers: SJD to Hotel El Ganzo $20 USD / Hotel El Ganzo to SJD $15 USD

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Boat features

  • Leisure Deck
  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Photography Station
  • Separate rinse for u/w camera
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • Custom built for diving
  • Hot Tub
  • Charging stations
  • Paid Internet
  • En-Suite bathrooms

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Selection of wines
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Snacks All Day

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
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving

The crew speaks English and Spanish.


Gear Rental

There is diving gear available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. Show prices.


Drawings & Vessel Layouts

Nautilus Explorer Deck Plan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2000
  • Year renovated 2015
  • Length 116 feet
  • Beam 27 feet
  • Cruising speed 11-12 mph
  • Max guests 24
  • Number of cabins 13
  • Tenders 38' skiff
  • Water capacity Unlimited with high capacity watermakers
  • Freshwater maker 3600 gallons per day

Boat Navigation and Safety

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

Nautilus Explorer Reviews

  • 9.1 Superb
  • 11 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    8.5
  2. Crew
    9.6
  3. Food
    9.6
  4. Diving
    9.5
  5. Value
    8.2
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Christian S
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Einfach rundum zufrieden!

Weisser Hai

Recommended for
Personal, Kunden, Weisser Hai
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Marshall M
  • United States United States
Best Liveaboard I've ever done with a crew that I'll stay friends with forever

The crew was so incredibly kind, helpful, and attentive to every little detail and need we had. They went above and beyond on everything we could have ever hoped for!

Recommended for
The crew, the sharks, the food
  • 6.8 Review score
  • Michael O
  • Australia Australia
Disappointing Vessel

Interaction with the Great Whites.

Recommended for
The Sharks, The Food, The Crew
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Matthew B
  • United States United States
Most amazing way to celebrate 20th anniversary!

So many Great White sharks of different sizes. We were able to renew of wedding vows on the dive deck and we were surprised by unexpected treats to help us celebrate our 20th anniversary. The Captain is amazing, not only in charge but welcoming and works along side the fantastic crew.

Recommended for
Many Great white sharks, the crew and Captain Lowe
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Sunjay K
  • India India
THE DIFFERENCE MAKER

Diving: Mantas (duh!) - have seen many before but the interaction in the sites like El Boiler and Roca Partida are second to none. Dolphins ( all over the place in El Boiler) Hammerheads ( Roca Partida) Tiger Shark and Whale shark ( if you are lucky - in El Bolier) Night Snorkel with Silky sharks Super awesome marine life in all sites Safety: Excellent emphasis given to safety and procedures on the dive. Non Diving: Round the clock service makes the whole diving at sea part a breeze Excellent Food: I am a vegetarian and I slept well fed on burger, steak and all other nights. Round the clock food. Look forward to the hot coco with Baileys post the night snorkel. Brilliant Staff: You are sure to make life long friends on this boat, so be ready to bawl like a baby when you are leaving. I am definitely not done with Soccoro or The Nautilus Fleet. I thought I would move on to the Galapagos or elsewhere, but there would be no reasons given the richness of dive experience that is available in this one package.

Recommended for
The boat ( spacious, very comfortable and easily a home) The staff ( diving and non-diving, easily the best staff I have dived with - so loving, caring and accomodating) The food
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Marc V
  • France France
High expectations, met and exceeded

The manta and dolphin encounters are like nothing on the planet - animals have become used to the respect and love that divers feel for them and will come to play with you. The divemasters are about the best we’ve ever come across; friendly and always ready to help, and attentive to what the dive team was doing. Finally, the service from the hostesses and the chef, was simply amazing.

Recommended for
The animal encounters, the friendly and authentic crew, the awesome location
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Charles W
  • United States United States
Trip of a lifetime!

Amazing first live aboard experience. The other divers said that this trip would spoil me, and was much nicer than other live aboards. Service was great. Food was awesome (though I wish they would have served more Mexican food). This is a very expensive trip (and does not include alcohol, gratuities, or equipment), so you are getting what you pay for. As to the diving, I went from April 1-9, 2018. Highlights of what I saw: hammerheads, dolphins, small whale shark (about 10 feet), a sailfish, many mantas, and a few other divers saw a tiger shark. Highly recommended!

Recommended for
The staff, diving, and other divers.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Natsumi U
  • Japan Japan
Very Good!

Dove with Dolphins they came close to us. Saw whales again and again from the boats.

Recommended for
Guides, Dolphines, Mantas.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Kale W
  • United States United States
Amazing

Amazing trip, great crew. Hope to do it again someday.

Recommended for
Crew, sharks, food
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Daniela S
  • Germany Germany
Manta-Mania

A huge Manta was circling above our heads for the whole dive. WOW....he came so close, we could have touched him :-) And our nightly snorkel with the silky sharks was a adrenalin rush. The silky sharks were hunting the fish and we were inbetween them.....scary!!!

Recommended for
The Mantas...the Mantas, the Silky Shark Snorkel
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Daniela S
  • Germany Germany
Manta-Mania

A huge Manta was circling above our heads for the whole dive. WOW....he came so close, we could have touched him :-) The Mantas were great, during our trip. The diving at Roca Partida was fantastic: Mantas and all kinds of sharks! And our nightly snorkel with the silky sharks was a adrenalin rush. The silky sharks were hunting the fish and we were inbetween them.....scary!!! Though: at Socorro, the sea was quite empty. At some dives, we didn't see anything besides some Nudibranchs hanging on the wall :-(

Recommended for
The Mantas...the Mantas, the Silky Shark Snorkel