Nautilus Liveaboards Reviews

Nautilus Liveaboards Reviews - MV Nautilus Belle Amie
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If you are looking for a review of all Nautilus Liveaboards, this page includes a table with all Nautilus diving liveaboards from around the world.

This Nautilus Liveaboards review includes all five Nautilus Liveaboards in the world, four of which are in Mexico and one in the Maldives. The best customer review rated Nautilus liveaboard is the Nautilus Belle Amie in Mexico scoring 9.5 out of 10 and scores 79% on the Scuba Diving Luxury Rating.

The best way to dive Mexico or anywhere in the world is by a scuba diving liveaboard. You can check the latest and best deals on Mexico liveaboards using the following window:

Table of Nautilus Liveaboards reviews

This list of Nautilus Liveaboards reviews is in descending customer rating order, followed by Scuba Diving Luxury Rating (SDE Lux Rating, see below), so the liveaboards with the highest customer rating and the best SDE lux rating will be at the top of the list. If you want to change the list order, use the “Sort by” dropdown below.

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Liveaboard main photoDiscover LiveaboardCountryCustomer Review (Max 10)SDE Lux Rating %Flexible BookingDive CoursesDietary RequirementsNitroxGear Rental
Review Link: MV Nautilus Belle Amie; Booking Link: MV Nautilus Belle Amie Mexico 9.5 79% YES YES YES YES YES
Review Link: MV Nautilus Gallant Lady; Booking Link: MV Nautilus Gallant Lady Mexico 9.2 88% YES YES YES YES YES
Review Link: Nautilus Two; Booking Link: Nautilus Two Maldives 9.1 67% YES YES YES YES YES
Review Link: MV Nautilus Explorer; Booking Link: MV Nautilus Explorer Mexico 8.9 88% YES YES YES YES YES
Review Link: MV Nautilus Under Sea; Booking Link: MV Nautilus Under Sea Mexico 8.8 85% YES NO YES YES YES

The column headed “SDE Lux Rating %” is my own Liveaboard Luxury Rating which I’ve assigned to all liveaboards. To discover how the rating is calculated for your chosen Nautilus liveaboard, click the liveaboard name link in the “Discover Liveaboard” column above (also this is explained in more detail below).

Towards the end of this article, there is also a table that splits-out the SDE lux rating into the various benefits for each Nautilus Liveaboard in this review.

To help you to choose the right diving liveaboard for you, the “Scuba Diving Earth Liveaboard Luxury Rating” (SDE Lux Rating) means you can compare each liveaboard with other liveaboards on a like-for-like basis. This makes choosing the right liveaboard much easier.

The maximum rating for any liveaboard is 100%, and this rating is split between the 6 features listed below:

  1. Diver benefits: A higher ‘diver benefits‘ score means there are more features specifically for scuba divers. These include onboard nitrox, dive courses, gear rental etc.
  2. Liveaboard design features: The higher the ‘liveaboard design features‘ score, the more the dive boat has been designed with scuba divers in mind. This includes whether the dive boat was custom built for divers, if it has charging stations, outside showers etc.
  3. Cabin luxury: A high score in ‘cabin luxury‘ means the cabins on the liveaboard offer better features. These might include ensuite cabins, air-conditioning, daily housekeeping, seaviews, TVs etc.
  4. Onboard comfort: A high score in ‘onboard comfort‘ means there are more onboard features to make your dive trip feel more luxurious. These include what towels are provided on the liveaboard (always important for travelling light), complimentary toiletries, crew ratios etc.
  5. Food luxury: If you are a foodie then ‘food luxury‘ will be important to you, as a high score on this rating will mean there’s more on offer. These might include the type of food served onboard, the dietary requirements catered for, vegan food, vegetarian food, buffet style, fine dining etc.
  6. Drink luxury: If you like a drink in the evenings you may look for a higher score in ‘drink luxury‘ score, but this score also includes drinking water and soft drinks too.

The “SDE Luxury Rating Total” is calculated by adding the totals from each of the above features and benefits. The higher the SDE Luxury Rating, the more features and benefits the liveaboard has, which leads on nicely to how to use the SDE Luxury Rating.

How to use the SDE Luxury Rating score

When choosing the Nautilus liveaboard for you, your decision is helped by customer scores, which is how the liveaboards in the above table are sorted in descending order.

If you are stuck choosing between two or three of these Nautilus liveaboards, where each one has a high customer score out of 10 and that have itineraries you like, use the SDE Luxury Rating score to help narrow down your choice.

Think about it like using Booking.com when searching for the best hotel to stay at Booking.com also use a customer score where each customer rates hotels out of 10. This is similar to the liveaboard customer rating, which is also rated out of 10.

But let’s say you only like to stay in hotels rated 9 and above on Booking.com, but you also want the hotel to have WIFI or parking, or to have a swimming pool etc. The features each hotel has is secondary to the score out of 10.

In the case of liveaboards, the SDE Lux Rating system can also be used as a secondary tool in the same way to help you determine which liveaboard offers the best features to suit you.

Each of the Nautilus liveaboards linked-to from the above table will be individually scored. Which means that if cabin luxury is important to you, focus on this score to help you choose your liveaboard. But if diver benefits are your top priority, use this score first, and so on.

The best Nautilus Liveaboards review

The best reviewed Nautilus Liveaboard is the MV Nautilus Belle Amie Liveaboard, which is rated 9.5 out of 10 by customers. The Scuba Diving Lux Rate is 79% for this Nautilus Liveaboard. The MV Nautilus Belle Amie Liveaboard has itineraries to Socorro Islands and Guadalupe Islands to cage dive with great white sharks.

The best Scuba Diving Earth Lux Rated liveaboard is the MV Nautilus Gallant Lady Liveaboard, which is rated slightly lower by customers at 9.2, but is rated 88% on the Scuba Diving Lux rating. The MV Nautilus Gallant Lady Liveaboard has diving itineraries visiting the Sea of Cortex and The Revillagigedo archipelago, which includes Socorro Island. But it also has a special orca trip too, also in the Sea of Cortez.

Scuba Diving Luxury Rating compared on Nautilus Liveaboards

The following table splits-out the Scuba Diving Luxury Rating into the various benefits for each Nautilus Liveaboard. This list is in descending Scuba Diving Luxury Rating so the liveaboards with the best SDE lux rating will be at the top of the list. If you want to change the list order, use the “Sort by” dropdown below.

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Liveaboard main photoDiscover LiveaboardSDE Lux Rating %Diver Benefits %Liveaboard Design %Cabin Luxury %Onboard Comfort %Food Luxury %Drink Luxury %
Review Link: MV Nautilus Explorer; Booking Link: MV Nautilus Explorer 88% 100% 100% 71% 86% 82% 89%
Review Link: MV Nautilus Gallant Lady; Booking Link: MV Nautilus Gallant Lady 88% 100% 100% 71% 86% 82% 89%
Review Link: MV Nautilus Under Sea; Booking Link: MV Nautilus Under Sea 85% 89% 100% 71% 71% 82% 89%
Review Link: MV Nautilus Belle Amie; Booking Link: MV Nautilus Belle Amie 79% 89% 78% 71% 57% 82% 89%
Review Link: Nautilus Two; Booking Link: Nautilus Two 67% 89% 89% 71% 43% 45% 67%

I hope you enjoyed this page about Nautilus Liveaboards reviews

If you have more questions either about snorkelling or scuba diving (or specifically about Nautilus Liveaboards reviews), please comment below with your questions.

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There will also be many more pages and articles about scuba and scuba diving safety tips (and on snorkelling too) for you to read and learn about this fabulous sport.

Have fun and be safe!

Nautilus Liveaboards Reviews

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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