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Nautilus Explorer

Nautilus Explorer is a purpose-built steel-hulled Mexican liveaboard designed to accommodate up to 27 divers on safaris around some of Mexico's best dive sites including Socorro, Guadalupe and the Sea of Cortez.

Length: 26 metres / 86 foot
Beam: 8 metres / 27 foot
Cruise: 10 knots
Divers: 27
Enriched air nitrox is available here
Mexico liveaboard, the Nautilus Explorer

Space has been maximised in the design to ensure that even with a full boat you can always find a quiet spot on this 35m long motor yacht. The air-conditioned saloon, dining area and sundecks are the main social spots. The saloon features comfortable seating, an extensive reading library and a well-stocked bar. Organised videos and presentations take place on board to expand your knowledge. On the sun deck there is a hot tub from which to sip a cocktail and gaze out from the liveaboard over the Pacific.

Accommodation ranges across 4 price brackets, including 2 and 3-share cabins on the lower deck, and to the enormous Premium Suite with ensuite bathroom, TV, DVD, bath tub and large picture window. Homemade soups, bread and desserts compliment up to 4 meals a day with an emphasis on western cuisine with a few Mexican specialties to spice things up. Food, much like the overall diving safari experience of Nautilus Explorer, is enjoyable, varied and satisfying. Your saftey in the water is a priority as evidenced by the use of Nautilus lifeline lost diver devices.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...
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March 2016
Dep: 20 Mar Ret: 28 Mar Socorro Islands US$ 3,250
May 2016
Dep: 9 May Ret: 17 May Socorro Islands US$ 3,040
Dep: 17 May Ret: 25 May Socorro Islands US$ 3,040
June 2016
Dep: 22 Jun Ret: 2 Jul Socorro Islands US$ 3,459
July 2016
Dep: 26 Jul Ret: 31 Jul Guadalupe Island US$ 2,935
Dep: 31 Jul Ret: 5 Aug Guadalupe Island US$ 2,935
August 2016
Dep: 5 Aug Ret: 10 Aug Guadalupe Island US$ 2,935
Dep: 15 Aug Ret: 20 Aug Guadalupe Island US$ 2,935
Dep: 30 Aug Ret: 4 Sep Guadalupe Island US$ 2,935
September 2016
Dep: 4 Sep Ret: 9 Sep Guadalupe Island US$ 2,935
Dep: 19 Sep Ret: 24 Sep Guadalupe Island US$ 2,935
Dep: 29 Sep Ret: 4 Oct Guadalupe Island US$ 2,935
October 2016
Dep: 9 Oct Ret: 14 Oct Guadalupe Island US$ 2,935
Dep: 24 Oct Ret: 29 Oct Guadalupe Island US$ 2,935
November 2016
Dep: 3 Nov Ret: 8 Nov Guadalupe Island US$ 2,935
Dep: 24 Nov Ret: 2 Dec Socorro Islands US$ 3,040
December 2016
Dep: 10 Dec Ret: 18 Dec Socorro Islands US$ 3,040
January 2017
Dep: 18 Jan Ret: 26 Jan Socorro Islands US$ 3,040
Dep: 26 Jan Ret: 3 Feb Socorro Islands US$ 3,040
April 2017
Dep: 2 Apr Ret: 10 Apr Socorro Islands US$ 3,040
May 2017
Dep: 4 May Ret: 13 May Socorro Islands US$ 3,354
Dep: 13 May Ret: 21 May Socorro Islands US$ 3,040
Dep: 21 May Ret: 31 May Socorro Islands US$ 3,459
Dep: 31 May Ret: 10 Jun Socorro Islands US$ 3,459
June 2017
Dep: 10 Jun Ret: 20 Jun Socorro Islands US$ 3,459
Dep: 20 Jun Ret: 30 Jun Socorro Islands US$ 3,459
July 2017
Dep: 25 Jul Ret: 30 Jul Guadalupe Island US$ 2,935
Dep: 30 Jul Ret: 4 Aug Guadalupe Island US$ 2,935
August 2017
Dep: 9 Aug Ret: 14 Aug Guadalupe Island US$ 2,935
Dep: 24 Aug Ret: 29 Aug Guadalupe Island US$ 2,935
Dep: 29 Aug Ret: 3 Sep Guadalupe Island US$ 2,935
September 2017
Dep: 9 Sep Ret: 14 Sep Guadalupe Island US$ 2,935
Dep: 14 Sep Ret: 19 Sep Guadalupe Island US$ 2,935
Dep: 30 Sep Ret: 5 Oct Guadalupe Island US$ 2,935
October 2017
Dep: 5 Oct Ret: 10 Oct Guadalupe Island US$ 2,935
Dep: 10 Oct Ret: 15 Oct Guadalupe Island US$ 2,935
Dep: 20 Oct Ret: 25 Oct Guadalupe Island US$ 2,935
Dep: 25 Oct Ret: 30 Oct Guadalupe Island US$ 2,935
Dep: 30 Oct Ret: 4 Nov Guadalupe Island US$ 2,935
November 2017
Dep: 4 Nov Ret: 9 Nov Guadalupe Island US$ 2,935
Dep: 9 Nov Ret: 14 Nov Guadalupe Island US$ 2,935
Dep: 29 Nov Ret: 7 Dec Socorro Islands US$ 3,192
December 2017
Dep: 7 Dec Ret: 15 Dec Socorro Islands US$ 3,040
Dep: 15 Dec Ret: 23 Dec Socorro Islands US$ 3,040
Dep: 23 Dec Ret: 31 Dec Socorro Islands US$ 3,040
Dep: 31 Dec Ret: 8 Jan Socorro Islands US$ 3,040
July 2018
Dep: 28 Jul Ret: 2 Aug Guadalupe Island US$ 2,935
August 2018
Dep: 12 Aug Ret: 17 Aug Guadalupe Island US$ 2,935
Dep: 17 Aug Ret: 22 Aug Guadalupe Island US$ 2,935
Dep: 27 Aug Ret: 1 Sep Guadalupe Island US$ 2,935
September 2018
Dep: 1 Sep Ret: 6 Sep Guadalupe Island US$ 2,935

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More Trip Details...

Notes: Mexico is a popular destination with limited liveaboard spaces. We recommend you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, transfers (for Guadalupe trips) to the boat from the hotel, dives (as detailed in the safaris above), experienced English-speaking divemasters (1 guide for 12 divers), standard tanks, weights and weightbelts.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 215 per week), port fee (US$ 65). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).

Optional extras: Transfers (for Socorro tours) to the boat from the airport/hotel, alcoholic drinks, steel and specialised tanks, nitrox fills for enriched air divers, rebreather support (including zorb), gas mixes. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: Socorro: The MV Nautilus Explorer liveaboard departs in the morning from Cabo San Lucas for safaris to the Socorro islands. Guests fly into San Jose del Cabo airport approximately 45 minutes drive from Cabo San Lucas. You should plan to arrive the day before departure. The boat will spend the last night of the trip in the harbour and disembark the morning of the last day.
Guadalupe: For dive cruises to Guadalupe, MV Nautilus Explorer departs from Ensenada, Mexico. Most guests arrive in San Diego, California the night before departure and stay at the Ramada hotel. On the day of departure a luxury coach will pick guests up at 19:30 pm from the Ramada hotel and transport you to Ensenada. The boat returns to port at 14:00 pm and the coach will arrive in San Diego between 20:00 and 22:30 pm. it is recommended that flights are scheduled for the following day.
For more information see our Mexico tourist information section. The last dive of the trip will be at around 17.00pm on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Non-diver rate: None.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 25% of the published price.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 11 guests and receive 1 extra space free of charge. See whole boat charter prices below.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): Socorro (9 nights) - US$ 7,654, Socorro (10 nights) - US$ 7,578, Guadelupe (5 nights) - US$ 12,650.


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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
The Nautilus Explorer liveaboard accommodates 27 guests in 13 cabins, each with its own private bathroom. There are 9 cabins on the lower deck, each with portholes for natural lighting: 6 twin-bed cabins, 2 double bed cabins and 1 3-share cabin.

There are 3 13m² Superior Suites with windows on the upper deck, either with a queen size double bed or twin beds. 2 have doors opening directly outside and the third has a large TV and DVD player.

There is also a huge Premium Suite on the upper deck. This grand cabin also has a floor-to-ceiling picture window and a private bathroom with bath tub, as well as its own lounge with TV, DVD player and sofa.

All the cabins have:
  • Air-conditioning (individual control in suites) and fans
  • Windows or portholes
  • En-suite bathroom with toilet and hot water shower, hand basin, toiletries and towels
  • TV and DVD player (suites only)
  • Lounge with sofa, and bath tub (Premium Suite only)
  • Reading lights
  • Wardrobe/bureau, shelves and mirror
  • 2 flat pin sockets for 110V electricity
  • Bedding and luggage space
  • Life jackets
  • Fire warning system
No. of bathrooms / showers - 14 / 15 - hot water

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Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
The crew of 10 comprise:
  • Cruise Leader/Divemaster
  • 2 Divemasters
  • Captain
  • Captain's Mate/Deck Hand
  • Cook
  • Engineer/Deck Hand
  • 2 Stewards
  • Deck Hand
Nitrox - 2 or 3 Motorised dive skiffs - 15m² Diving deck & 15m² platform with ladder, hot water showers and toilet - Camera table and separate rinse tank - 50m² Main deck air-conditioned saloon with TV, DVD, music system, computer, diving movies, and fish ID books - 64m² Restaurant with bar and water dispenser - Satellite telephone - 64m² Sundeck with sun beds and jacuzzi - 25m² Shaded open-air area

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Menu, Cuisine Type...
Nautilus Explorer takes pride in having a menu that is varied and uses the freshest ingredients possible. The chef makes his own soups, desserts, salad dressings, breads, buns and pastries. Each day consists of pre-breakfast, followed by a hot cooked breakfast, deli-style lunch and a plated evening meal. The cuisine is a mix of international favourites plus Mexican specialties. You can also enjoy a BBQ on the upper deck or onshore during your dive safari.
  • Mexican and international meals - 6 different dishes per sitting.
  • Air-conditioned dining area with buffet meals and waitress service.
  • Pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are provided.
  • Snacks include ice cream, biscuits, fruit, freshly-baked bread and buns.
  • Coffee, tea, drinking water and soft drinks are all provided free of charge.
  • Beer, wine and liquors are available for purchase on board.
  • All dietary requirements can be catered for - please send advanced notice.
  • Cruise dining service begins at guest check-in.
Sample meals: A Dungeness crab feast; Nautilus burgers; the highest quality spring (king) salmon caught off the Queen Charlotte Islands; Beef, chicken and vegetarian tostadas ...

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Technical Specifications...
  • Built in year 2000
  • Refitted annually
  • Size - 25.9m x 8.2m
  • Top speed - 12 knots
  • Cruising speed - 10 knots
  • 2 x 660 HP Cummins engines
  • 2 x 70 KW Cummins generators
  • 3 x Daver dive tank compressors
  • Enriched air nitrox system
  • 12 & 15 litre aluminium & steel scuba tanks with DIN/yoke valves
  • Electricity 110V 24 hours per day
  • Water capacity - 30,000 litres
  • Fresh watermaker - 15,000 litres/day
  • Fuel capacity - 45,000 litres
  • Waste storage tank

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Navigation, Safety Features...
  • Individual Lost Diver devices (Nautilus lifelines)
  • SOLAS safety certified vessel
  • 2 x Life rafts (40 pax)
  • 2-3 x 50 HP Nissan skiffs
  • Furuno radio
  • Furuno GPS
  • Furuno radar
  • Nobeltec plotter
  • Furuno sounder
  • Comnav autopilot
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Searchlight and horn
  • EPIRB
  • Pilot satellite phone
  • Oxygen - 11,400 litres
  • Medic first aid box
  • Full alarm system
  • Fire extinguishers throughout
  • Life jackets throughout
  • Customer dive insurance NOT provided and is MANDATORY - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation

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