MV Nautilus Explorer Mexico Guadalupe Island Liveaboard Diving Review

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Liveaboard Quick Review The MV Nautilus Explorer Liveaboard is a 40m (131f) Mexico Guadalupe Island diving safari boat for up to 25 guests accommodated across 13 cabins and 13 bathrooms. This Mexico liveaboard has a customer review rating of 8.9 out of 10, is rated 'Fabulous', and scores 88% on the Scuba Diving Earth luxury rate.
Liveaboard Review Tips If you are looking for a fabulous Mexico liveaboard diving safari, you can't go too far wrong with the MV Nautilus Explorer diving liveaboard. Here's our quick 7 review tips of why you might like to book this Mexico diving liveaboard boat:
1. Customer Rating The MV Nautilus Explorer liveaboard has a customer review rating of 8.9 out of 10.
2. Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rating Summary Diver Benefits: 100%, Liveaboard Design: 100%, Cabin Luxury: 71%, Onboard Comfort: 86%, Food Luxury: 82%, Drink Luxury: 89%. This makes an average Total Lux Rating of 88% (see below under "Liveaboard Luxury Features Review" for more details).
3. Cost Per Day The Guadalupe Island MV Nautilus Explorer Liveaboard costs from £258 per day ($343/€310)* .
4. Pros A quick list of the main pros of the MV Nautilus Explorer Liveaboard include: aircon cabins, available for charter, caters for dietary requirements, ensuite cabins, flexible booking, diving courses, paid internet, paid nitrox, scuba gear rental.
5. Cons A quick list of the main cons of the MV Nautilus Explorer Liveaboard include: none from the main list of pros vs cons.
6. Liveaboard Capacity The MV Nautilus Explorer liveaboard is 40 metres (131 feet) long, has 13 cabins and 13 bathrooms, which means it can accommodate up to 25 guests/divers.
7. Booking Itineraries The booking itineraries for the MV Nautilus Explorer Liveaboard include: 9 Days/8 Nights, 11 Days/10 Nights. (But it's worth checking if more diving itineraries have been added or you can book by click here: MV Nautilus Explorer).
Booking tips When booking your MV Nautilus Explorer liveaboard trip to Mexico it's best to book your liveaboard first, before you book your flights. When you click the "Select Cabin" link next to your chosen itinerary and complete your details, you won't pay for your trip until Liveaboard.com confirm your booking with the operator. Liveaboard.com will email your confirmation, normally giving you 2-3 days to pay for your booking, which gives you time to book your flights to Mexico.
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* Note The above cost per day was correct at the time of producing this article. Also, the exchange rate used for GBP to USD is 1.1 and for GBP to Euro is 1.15. For an up-to-date cost for the MV Nautilus Explorer Liveaboard, please visit this link: MV Nautilus Explorer.
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    Liveaboard Review Highlights

    Diving Liveaboard Review Mexico MV Nautilus Explorer Guadalupe Island liveaboard review in detail.
    Liveaboard Video Highlight
    Video Title Socorro Island Mexico Nautilus Explorer Liveaboard March 2019
    Flexible Booking This liveaboard has flexible booking terms, which means you can book with confidence knowing that this dive boat offers a free trip reschedule within 24 months if you are unable to travel due to Covid19 related restrictions (T & Cs apply).
    Nitrox Diving Paid nitrox available, which means you benefit from the many advantages of nitrox diving if you are happy to pay for it. The benefits include extended bottom times so you can spend longer on each dive.
    Dietary Requirements Catered For The onboard chefs will cater for any specific dietary requirement you have. This means you can relax in the knowledge that you can enjoy the food onboard this liveaboard. (You are advised to add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form, and to limit any requests to religious beliefs or food allergies).
    Diving Courses This liveaboard offers diving courses, which means you benefit from being able to advance your diving skills. These training courses are an extra charge.
    Scuba Gear Rental You can rent scuba gear on this dive boat so you benefit from being able travel light and simply rent all your scuba equipment once onboard.
    Internet Paid internet on this liveaboard, which means you can get online on your phone or laptop for an extra charge if you need to whilst you are away.
    Ensuite Cabins Cabins on this dive boat benefit from having ensuite bathroom so you can shower and get ready in private (Check when booking that the cabin you choose has an ensuite bathroom).
    Aircon Cabins Each cabin has air-conditioning, which means you can choose your own cabin temperature for personal comfort and a good nights sleep.
    Private Charter This liveaboard is available for private charter. If you charter this dive boat you have more flexibility over the choice of dive sites, type of diving and diver numbers (Subject to the maximum number of guests onboard - see below).
    DIN Adapters If you have DIN regulators do not worry as this liveaboard has DIN to Yoke regulator adaptors onboard.
    Relaxing between dives
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    Liveaboard Luxury Features Review

    Liveaboard Luxury Features The 'Liveaboard Luxury Rating' concept is to help you choose the right diving liveaboard for your Mexico dive trip. This means you can compare this liveaboard with other liveaboards on a like-for-like basis, and makes choosing the right liveaboard much easier. The maximum rating for any liveaboard is 100%, and this rating is split between the features listed below. When choosing your liveaboard trip, I suggest you don't just consider the total 'Luxury Rating' in isolation, which for the MV Nautilus Explorer is 88%, I recommend you also review each of the features the Guadalupe Island MV Nautilus Explorer liveaboard has or doesn't have that are important to you.
    SDE Luxury Rating Total (Max 52/52=100%) 88%; total Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rate (Lux Rate); The MV Nautilus Explorer Liveaboard has 46 out of a total of 52 (i.e. 88%) possible benefits and features. This total percentage is an average of the following benefits and features:
    Diver Benefits (Max 9/9=100%) 100% Diver Benefits Lux Rate; The MV Nautilus Explorer liveaboard has 9 out of 9 (i.e. 100%) 'Diver Benefits': DIN Adapters: YES; Dive Courses: YES; Dive Deck: YES: Gear Rental: YES; Nitrox Onboard: YES; Private Dive Guide: YES; Rinse Hoses: YES; Shaded Dive Area: YES; Tenders For Diving: YES.
    Liveaboard Design (Max 9/9=100%) 100% Liveaboard Design Lux Rate; The MV Nautilus Explorer liveaboard has 9 out of 9 (i.e. 100%) 'Boat Design Features': Airconditioned Saloon: YES; Charging Stations: YES; Custom Built For Diving: YES; Indoor Saloon: YES; Leisure Deck: YES; Observation Deck: YES; Outside Showers: YES; Sun Deck: YES; Warm Showers: YES.
    Cabin Luxury (Max 7/7=100%) 71% Cabin Lux Rate; The MV Nautilus Explorer liveaboard has 5 out of 7 (i.e. 71%) 'Cabin Features': Air-Conditioned Cabins: YES; Cabin Balconies: NO; Daily Housekeeping: YES; Ensuite cabins: YES; Non-smoking Cabins: YES; Seaview cabins available: YES; TV In Cabin: NO.
    Onboard Comfort (Max 7/7=100%) 86% Onboard Comfort Lux Rate; The MV Nautilus Explorer liveaboard has 6 out of 7 (i.e. 86%) 'Onboard Comfort' features: Beach Towels: NO, Cabin Towels: YES; Complimentary Toiletries: YES; Deck Towels: YES; Internet: YES; Laundry Service: YES; Nearly 1 to 1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio: YES.
    Food Luxury (Max 11/11=100%) 82% Food Lux Rate; The MV Nautilus Explorer liveaboard has 9 out of 11 (i.e. 82%) 'Food Features': BBQ Area: YES; Beach BBQ: NO; Buffet Style: YES; Dietary Requirements Catered For: YES; Fine Cuisine: YES; Local Food: YES; Outdoor Dining: NO; Snacks All Day: YES; Vegan Options: YES; Vegetarian Options: YES; Western Style Food: YES; (Meal options include: Full-board Option, Set Menu Dinner).
    Drink Luxury (Max 9/9=100%) 89% Drink Lux Rate; The MV Nautilus Explorer liveaboard has 8 out of 9 (i.e. 89%) 'Drink Features': Bar: YES; Beer Available: YES; Drinking Water: YES; Fine Wines: YES; Free Soft Drinks: YES; Free Wine With Dinner: NO; Soft Drinks: YES; Tea And Coffee: YES; Wine Available: YES.
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    Customer Reviews of Liveaboard

    Customer Reviews The MV Nautilus Explorer liveaboard customer reviews listed here have been chosen for you to get a feel for the scuba diving experience you'll get.
    Customer Review

    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.

    Customer Review By Charles W, from: United States scored the MV Nautilus Explorer 9.6 out of 10; Review courtesy of Liveaboard.com, for more reviews and information click here: MV Nautilus Explorer.
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    Customer Review

    THE DIFFERENCE MAKERDiving: 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.

    Customer Review By Sanjay K, from: India scored the MV Nautilus Explorer 10 out of 10; Review courtesy of Liveaboard.com, for more reviews and information click here: MV Nautilus Explorer.

    Liveaboard Itinerary

    Itinerary and videos The itineraries below for the MV Nautilus Explorer liveaboard don't necessarily tie in with the videos directly below the itinerary heading. The itineraries are examples of dive trips offered by this liveaboard, and the videos are examples of videos taken when diving from the MV Nautilus Explorer dive boat.
    Itinerary Option 1 Guadalupe Island - Diving with Great White Sharks (San Diego or Ensenada - San Diego or Ensenada)
    Itinerary Option 1 Detail
    Itinerary 1 Title Great White Sharks - Guadalupe Island - September 2019 (Nautilus Explorer)
    Itinerary Option 2 Socorro - Giant Mantas, Sharks and Dolphins (Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas)
    Itinerary Option 2 Detail
    Itinerary 2 Video
    Itinerary 2 Title Socorro on the Nautilus Explorer Jan 13-21, 2021 - Scuba Diving the Socorro Islands on the nautilus Explorer
    Title Nautilus Explorer 2021-12-02 San Benedicto Island - Roca Partida
    Title Diving Mexico - Socorro and Sea of Cortez 2014 Nautilus Explorer

    Dives and Scuba Diver Experience

    Number of Dives On Trip You will be able to dive up to 41 times in total on the MV Nautilus Explorer liveaboard diving trips. The number of times you dive will depend on the itinerary you select.
    Your Diver Certification Level If you choose the MV Nautilus Explorer liveaboard for your scuba diving trip to Mexico (Guadalupe Island, null_select, Sea of Cortez, Socorro Islands), make sure you select the right itinerary for your diver certification level. Different itineraries include the following alternative PADI certification levels (or equivalent): No Scuba Diving Certification Needed: NO; Open Water Diver: YES; Advanced Open Water Diver: YES.
    Your Logged Dives When choosing the MV Nautilus Explorer liveaboard for your dive trip to Mexico, make sure you select the right itinerary for how many logged dives you've done. Itineraries on the MV Nautilus Explorer liveaboard include the following alternatives: No minimum logged dives: YES; 10 logged dives: NO; 20 logged dives: NO; 30 logged dives: YES; 40 logged dives: NO; 50 logged dives or more: YES.
    Your Diver experience If you choose the MV Nautilus Explorer liveaboard for your dive trip to Mexico, make sure you select the right itinerary for your level of diver experience. Itineraries on the MV Nautilus Explorer liveaboard include the following alternatives: Beginner/Novice (up to 9 logged dives): YES; Advanced Beginner (10-19 dives): NO; Intermediate Diver (20 to 29 logged dives): NO; Advanced Intermediate (30 to 39 logged dives): YES; Proficient Diver (40 to 49 logged dives): NO; Advanced Diver (more than 50 logged dives): YES.
    Type of Diving The type of diving experienced from the MV Nautilus Explorer Liveaboard includes: Pinnacles, Wall Diving.
    Underwater Scooters Onboard Underwater scooters onboard: NO.

    Marine Life Reviewed

    Marine Life Species The sea life you might see on your Mexico liveaboard dive trip depends on the time of year you choose to dive, and on which Mexico liveaboard and liveaboard itinerary you book. But ultimately the sea creatures you see when scuba diving is always down to nature itself. With these parameters in mind, the marine life you may spot when scuba diving on the MV Nautilus Explorer Liveaboard in Mexico might include:
    Sharks You may see the following sharks species: Blacktip Reef Sharks, Galapagos Shark, Great White Sharks, Oceanic Whitetip Sharks, Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks, Silky Sharks, Silver Tip Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Whale Sharks, Whitetip Reef Sharks.
    Ray Species You may see the following rays species: Manta Rays, Mobula Rays, Sting Rays.
    Fish Species You may also see the following fish species: Barracudas, Clownfish (Anemonefish), Flounder, Garden Eels, Groupers, Moray Eels, Parrot Fish, Porcupine Fish, Reef Fish, Sailfish, Sea Horses, Yellowfin Tuna.
    Other Marine Life & Bird Species You may see the following marine and bird life: Crabs, Hard Corals, Jellyfish, Lobsters, Nudibranchs, Octopus, Soft Corals, Squid, Starfish, Turtles.
    Marine Mammal Species You might encounter the following mammals: Dolphins, Humpback Whales, Orca (Killer Whales), Pilot Whales, Sea Lions, Sperm Whales.
    Video Title GoPro Hero8: Great White Shark Cage Diving!! | MicBergsma Isla Guadalupe
    Video Title Socorro 2017 - Diving with Giant Manta Rays, Dolphins and Sharks HD - Mexico
    Another Marine Life Video
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    Liveaboard Cost and Booking

    Included In The Price The price of booking the MV Nautilus Explorer liveaboard includes: Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, Diving Package, Drinking Water, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Kayaks, Snacks, Soft Drinks, Special Dinner, Stand-up Paddle Boards, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails.
    Paid For Optional Extras The following are optional extras when you book the MV Nautilus Explorer liveaboard: Airport Transfer, Alcoholic Beverages, Gratuities, Hotel Transfer, Nitrox, Nitrox Course, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear.
    Paid For Required Extras The following are required extras when you book the MV Nautilus Explorer liveaboard: Dive Insurance, National Park Fees, Port Fees, Travel Insurance, Visas and Fees.

    Boat Capacity

    Boat Length 40 metres (131 feet).
    Maximum Guests 25
    Cabins and Bathrooms The MV Nautilus Explorer dive boat has 13 cabins and 13 bathrooms.
    Cabin Types The MV Nautilus Explorer has the following cabin types: double cabins, single cabins, twin cabins, triple cabins, double cabin with one single bed.
    Family cabins onboard Family cabins onboard: NO.

    Advanced Divers

    Advanced Diver Benefits (Max 3) The MV Nautilus Explorer liveaboard has 2 out of 3 (i.e. 67%) 'Advanced Diver Benefits', which include: Rebreather Support: YES; Sidemount Diving YES; Tech Diving: NO.

    Underwater Photographers

    Underwater Photographer Benefits (Max 3) The MV Nautilus Explorer liveaboard has 2 out of 3 (i.e. 67%) 'Underwater Photographer Benefits', which include: Camera Room: YES; Camera Station: YES; Separate Rinse For U/W Cameras: NO.

    Non-Diver Activities

    Non-Diving Activities (Max 17) The MV Nautilus Explorer liveaboard has 5 out of 17 (i.e. 29%) 'Non-Diving Activities', which include: Fishing: NO; Glass Bottom Boat: NO; Jacuzzi/Hot Tub: YES; Jet Skiing: NO; Kayaks: YES; Land Excursions: NO; Massage: NO; Naturalist Itineraries: [naturalist_Itineraries]; Naturalist Guide: NO; Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly: YES, Sauna: NO; Snorkel Equipment: YES; Spa: NO; Stand Up Paddle Boards: YES; Wakeboarding: NO; Water Skiing: NO; Yoga: NO.
    Onboard Entertainment (Max 2) The MV Nautilus Explorer liveaboard has 1 out of 2 (i.e. 50%) 'Entertainment Features': Audio And Entertainment: YES; Library: NO.

    Traveller Benefits

    Travel Benefits (Max 6) The MV Nautilus Explorer liveaboard has 5 out of 6 (i.e. 83%) 'Traveller Benefits', which include: Airport Transfer: YES; Available For Charter: YES, Budget Friendly: NO, Dedicated Local & International Crew: YES; Hotel Transfer: YES; Welcome Cocktails; YES.
    Languages Spoken Onboard The crew onboard the MV Nautilus Explorer liveaboard are able to speak the following languages: English, Spanish.

    Liveaboard Summary

    Conclusion The MV Nautilus Explorer Guadalupe Island liveaboard has a customer review rating of 8.9, is rated 'Fabulous', and scores 88% on the Scuba Diving Earth luxury rate. This Mexico liveaboard is a 40 metre (131 feet) dive boat for up to 25 guests across 13 cabins (inc. double cabins, single cabins, twin cabins, triple cabins, double cabin with one single bed), and has 13 bathrooms. The MV Nautilus Explorer Liveaboard has aircon cabins, available for charter, caters for dietary requirements, ensuite cabins, flexible booking, diving courses, paid internet, paid nitrox, scuba gear rental. To book: MV Nautilus Explorer Liveaboard prices start at £258 per day ($343/€310)*.
    More Information To discover more about the MV Nautilus Explorer diving liveaboard or to check availability for your dive trip to Mexico you can do this here: MV Nautilus Explorer. But if you want to compare this Mexico liveaboard with one of the other liveaboards from Mexico, please take a look at the table below. If you are only interested in Mexico liveaboards, select "Country" from the list of searchable options from first dropdown menu and type "Mexico" in the search box:
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    * Note The above cost per day was correct at the time of producing this article. Also, the exchange rate used for GBP to USD is 1.1 and for GBP to Euro is 1.15. For an up-to-date cost for the MV Nautilus Explorer Liveaboard, please visit this link: MV Nautilus Explorer.

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    Comments or Questions If you have more questions either about snorkelling or scuba diving (or specifically about the MV Nautilus Explorer Mexico Liveaboard), please comment below with your questions.
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    Have Fun & Be Safe There will also be many more pages and articles about scuba diving and scuba diving safety tips (and on snorkelling too) for you to read and learn about this fabulous sport. Please don't forget to rate the MV Nautilus Explorer liveaboard above if you've already dived in Mexico from this dive boat, but also make sure you have fun and be safe.
    MV Nautilus Explorer Mexico Guadalupe Island Liveaboard Diving Review

    Article written by Russell Bowyer who has been a scuba diver since diving on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia in 1989. After his first dive he trained as a BSAC diver in the UK. He attained his Diver Leader certification with BSAC. He then went on to become a scuba diving instructor, teaching others how to dive and was voted as Diving Officer and Treasurer for the Saffron Walden BSAC club too. Russell has dived all over the world, including the UK, on liveaboards in the Red Sea, the Caribbean, South Africa and the USA. Russell is experienced in all dive types, including drift diving, deep dives that involved decompression stops and recreational dives too.

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