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Length / Width

35 m / 8 m

Year built / renovated

2000  / 2015

Rental equip.

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  • Beautiful, rebreather-friendly boat offering windows and portholes in every room, alongside wrap-around windows on the main deck and evening presentations in the comfy lounge
  • Newly-extended main deck - now at 132 feet - offering a more spacious diving experience for all guests diving with this professional and experienced operator
  • Socorro trips offer world-class large animal diving, with mantas, humpbacks, dolphins, hammerheads, silkies, white tip and whale sharks just some of the animals seen by guests
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Booking process


Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot


We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 25%
  • 153 days before trip start: 50%
  • 90 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 15.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 274 days prior to arrival
  • 25.0% will be charged if you cancel between 274 and 124 days prior to arrival
  • 50.0% will be charged if you cancel between 124 and 61 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 61 days prior to arrival



The Nautilus Explorer, a majestic 35-meter liveaboard, offers unparalleled diving adventures at the spectacular Socorro Islands and Sea of Cortez.

With the ability to accommodate 25 guests across 13 well-designed cabins, this vessel was launched in 2000, meticulously crafted to cater to the unique needs of divers seeking extraordinary encounters, from swimming with Giant Mantas to face-to-face interactions with Great White Sharks in specially designed cages.

As the pioneer of SOLAS and ISM certified dive boats in the world, the Nautilus Explorer boasts steel construction, ensuring uncompromising safety standards and a stable, comfortable ride on the open seas. Dive enthusiasts can revel in the breathtaking underwater wonders of the Socorro Islands, all while experiencing the utmost comfort and style.

Savoring a delightful dining experience is a hallmark of the Nautilus Explorer. Guests can choose between an amazing buffet or a sit-down dinner, relishing creative cuisine that blends Western and Mexican flavors. Whether it's family-style meals, bountiful buffets with fruit, snacks, and appetizers, or the excitement of an on-deck barbeque, the culinary offerings cater to diverse palates and preferences.

After exhilarating dives, guests can retreat to their luxurious state rooms, the well-stocked bar, or the inviting hot tub, eagerly anticipating the next pristine, clear, and warm underwater exploration that awaits aboard this extraordinary vessel.

The Main Salon doubles as the ship's entertainment center, providing guests with "comfy" couches, an extensive library, a well-stocked bar, and engaging evening video showings, presentations, and slide shows. The air-conditioned Nautilus Explorer offers four types of cabins, catering to various preferences. The Upper Deck features a large Premium Suite, double the size of other suites, with a separate bedroom and lounge, each equipped with a large flat-screen TV, en-suite bathroom with a full-size bathtub and shower. Three Superior Suites on the Upper Deck boast large windows, desks, and wardrobes, with two suites offering direct access outside. The third suite is complemented by a large flat-screen TV. On the Lower Deck, eight comfy Staterooms, approximately 90 square feet each, feature central air conditioning, with six offering side-by-side beds and two providing large full beds and additional storage space. An affordable Triple occupancy Stateroom is also available, ensuring guests find the perfect accommodation to suit their needs.

The mission of the Nautilus Explorer is to create an environment where guests can forget they are on a boat, immersed in the wonders of the ocean's depths and the comforts of their surroundings.

Beyond diving, the Nautilus Explorer offers an array of enjoyable activities, including snorkeling and kayaking, while keeping guests entertained with audio-video entertainment and access to a library. The on-board shop provides everything guests might need to enhance their diving experience.


Please refer to logistics section of each itinerary to find detailed info on how to get there.

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Deck Plan


For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)

PADI® Courses Available

  • Scuba Refresher
  • Nitrox Certification

Dive Center Facilities

  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books
  • Battery Charging Station

Boat Amenities

Amenities & services

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Wi-Fi ($)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Spacious Diving Platform
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

Great for families

  • Movies

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash


  • Karaoke

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food


  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Heating
  • Rebreather-Friendly

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Hot Tub/Whirlpool/Jacuzzi


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