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Dive Review of Nautilus Undersea Hunter in
Mexico (Western)/Revillagigidos

Nautilus Undersea Hunter: "Excellent Post-Covid Adventure", Jun, 2021,

by Tim Williams, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 11530 has 1 Helpful vote.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 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 1 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Nautilus has responded well to increased safety concerns. Covid tests are required prior to boarding, masks are required on-board, sanitizing stations and limited indoor occupancy in the salon / dining area. Fire precautions have been enhanced with fire suppression systems, alarms, crew fire drills and passenger instructions regarding charging stations. After the past 18-months it was nice to see Nautilus attention to these issues and a great way to start the dive trip.
Sites included San Benedicto, Roco Partida and Socorro. Dives ranged from full on adrenaline rushes with ongoing manta and shark encounters surrounded by large schools of fish to fairly desolate tours of interesting underwater terrain. As their brochure says, this isnít Disneyland so you never know what youíll get from dive to dive. We experienced light currents but were warned that currents can change unexpectedly and be strong.
Captain Beto and Dive Guides Stein, Juan and Pascal were a very positive team. They were accommodating in terms of seeking the best encounters. They worked together to make sure everyone had a great dive week based on their personal dive interests.
During this trip the Mexican Government is currently charging $75 USD per day to dive in this National Park. Nautilus offers a credit on some of it's offerings to offset some of this fee.
Websites Nautilus Undersea Hunter   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving California, Hawaii, Florida, Cuba, USVI, BVI's, Belize, Honduras, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, La Paz, Indonesia, Chuuk, Palau, Fiji, Egypt, Saba, Dominica, St. Maarten, Bahamas, New Zealand
Closest Airport San Jose Cabo Getting There non-stop from Dallas, PHX, LAX

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 72-78°F / 22-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 20-80 Ft/ 6-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Mexican National Park Rules are enforced by Nautilus
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 1 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Covered outdoor camera deck with plenty of charging stations. BEWARE: Customs at the Cabo airport nailed half of the passengers with duties for "accessories" related to UW photography. Officials were not able to produce anything in writing to explain this law. First they said it was for "professional" gear and then they said anything over $3,000 USD. The charges varied and equipment they were targeting varied. Really unfortunate welcome to Mexico.
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By Ellen Marie Smith in MN, US at Jun 06, 2021 16:18 EST  
I wonder if Beto was on the Cocos Aggressor previously? Great guy! That camera issue has been an ongoing problem coming into Cabo. Too bad.
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