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Dive Review of Nautilus Liveaboards/Nautilus Belle Amie in
Mexico (Western)/Revillagigedo Islands

Nautilus Liveaboards/Nautilus Belle Amie: "Trip of a lifetime on Nautilus Liveaboards", May, 2021,

by Randy Kettering, IL, US (Contributor Contributor 14 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 11627.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Trip of a lifetime! Had an encounter with a pod of dolphin who engaged us, vocalized to us (listen to the video) and hung vertical inviting us to rub their bellies. AMAZING!!!

Also had a very close encounter with a Manta that I was filming who continued to advance so I just laid back and let them glide over me.

The only bad was a hurricane within 150 miles that kept us moored in the same location for a couple days. BUT, the dolphin encounter would not have happened had we moved on so I'm not complaining.
Websites Nautilus Liveaboards/Nautilus Belle Amie   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Komodo Indonesia, Raja Ampat, Philippines, Grand Cayman, St Vincent, Bequia, Mayreau, Roatan, Utila, Bonaire, Curacao, Majahual MX (Chinchorro Bank), Bahamas, Cabo San Lucas, Cabo Pulmo, Cozumel, Cancun, Dominica, Key West, Oahu, Maui
Closest Airport SJD Getting There Nonstop from Chicago

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 65-76°F / 18-24°C Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 30-80 Ft/ 9-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None. When low on air my DM directed me to dive in a vector and I dove solo to eventually encountered the pick up boat. He had asked earlier if I was comfortable doing so and I was very proud of myself going solo in the middle of the freakin' ocean.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters N/A Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments There could have been more charging stations for electronics. Charging room was crowded and not enough outlets for all.
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By Craig A Wood in PA, US at Sep 11, 2021 10:42 EST  
Which boat was this?
By Dave Eagleray in Ubud, ID at Sep 11, 2021 19:23 EST  
Nautilus Belle Amie
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