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Nautilus Under Sea

Cabins
8
Length / Width
28 m / 7 m
Year built / renovated
1968  / 2015
Rental equip.
YES ($)
Internet
YES ($)
Nitrox
YES ($)

Highlights

  • Join a luxury cruise trip to Socorro for world-class large animal diving
  • Friendly mantas, humpbacks, dolphins
  • Hammerheads, silkies, whalesharks, white tip reef, silvertip and galapagos sharks
  • In summer, encounter the great white shark while cage diving in Guadalupe island
  • Very professional and experienced operator
  • Beautiful boat with windows or portholes in every room
  • Fabulous American & Mexican food
  • Lots of variety at the bar from champagne to tequila
  • Rebreather friendly
  • Dives with personal diver locator system
  • Special features: very large dive deck and water platform, ADA style main deck suite
  • All levels of divers welcome
  • Nitrox and rental equipment available

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CONFIRMATION

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24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 25% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 25% is due 153 days prior to arrival
  • 50% (balance) is due 90 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

Reservation of 1 - 4 Divers: If a berth is cancelled....

  • More than 12 months, pls read below
  • 12 - 9 months prior to departure, 15% of the trip price is forfeit
  • 9 - 4 months prior to departure, 25% of the trip price is forfeit
  • 4 - 2 months prior to departure, 50% of the trip price is forfeit
  • 60 days or less prior to departure, 100% of the trip price is forfeit

Reservation of 5 or more divers: If berths are cancelled...

  • More than 18 months, pls read below
  • 18 - 9 months prior to departure, 10% of the trip price is forfeit
  • 9 - 6 months prior to departure, 20% of the trip price is forfeit
  • 6 - 2 months prior to departure, 40% of the trip price is forfeit
  • 60 days or less prior to departure, 100% of the trip price is forfeit

Refunds

  • 1 - 4 Divers: Cancellations received more than 12 months prior to departure are fully refundable less an administrative fee of USD 100 per berth or may be transferred to a new booking without any administrative fee. This service can be done once only per booking. Note that transferred deposits may only be applied as a credit towards final payment. Cancellations received less than 12 months prior to departure are non-refundable as per the cancellation policy above.
  • 5 or more Divers: Cancellations received more than 18 months prior to departure are fully refundable less an administrative fee of USD 100 per berth or may be transferred to a new booking without any administrative fee. This service can be done once only per booking. Note that transferred deposits may only be applied as a credit towards final payment. Cancellations received less than 18 months prior to departure are non-refundable as per the cancellation policy above.

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Description

This liveaboard sails year-round thanks to the warm currents that keep Socorro interesting in all months.

The Nautilus Under Sea liveaboard runs frequent 6, 9 and 11-night trips to distant Socorro and Guadalupe. Expect to encounter an amazing variety of marine life including Hammerheads, Whale Sharks and Tiger Sharks in your 6 to 11 days of diving.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Built in 1968 for Perry Oceanographic as a research vessel, the Nautilus Under Sea (105 ft x 24 ft) was refitted in 2017 as a liveaboard with massive upgrades over a period of five months by the Undersea Hunter Group. Today, this ship has been expertly designed to handle the open ocean with custom-built, 0-speed stabilizers. Nautilus Under Sea is SOLAS and ISM certified dive boat in steel construction and is stabilized for comfortable ride. You won’t feel a thing while traveling with this liveaboard.

Although it is smaller than many liveaboards in the area, the Nautilus Under Sea provides plenty of space for both Crew and Divers. You’ll have access to a top-level Sun Deck with chairs and loungers, an air conditioned Dining Room and Lounge, as well as the bow of the ship where you can enjoy impressive vistas or spot Dolphins playing in the yacht’s wake.The ship does not have a WiFi connection, but it is possible to send emails and place satellite telephone calls for a fee. 

With 8 cabins, the Nautilus Under Sea can comfortably accommodate up to 18 guests. When making a booking, you will have four types of rooms to choose from. There are 6 Cabins on the Lower Deck, 5 have a Queen size bed and an optional, Single upper-bunk, and one room boasts two Bunk Beds. All of the Lower Deck cabins sport a single porthole. On the Main Deck you will find a Quadruple Room featuring 4 Bunk Beds. One Premium Suite can also be found on the Upper Deck and features a Queen-size bed with three portholes. In addition to the amenities mentioned above, each stateroom includes personal hanging lockers, en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning and carpeted floors.

Food To fuel you for your dives, drinks to replenish you afterwards

You can expect a fusion of Mexican and West Coast North American food with fresh baking, produce and vegetables. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, food allergy options, and quasi kosher menus are available with at least 30 days prior notice. A pre-dive continental breakfast with fresh baked goods, a fruit plate, homemade granola, a choice of cereal, yogurt, toast, fresh orange or mango juice and oatmeal. Breakfast is usually served after the first dive and will be a mix of buffet and cooked to order. While menus are always subject to change and refinement, our "hotel breakfast" presently include: eggs to order, omelets, eggs benedict, french toast, pancakes, bean & rice burritos, muffins, hashbrowns, turkey bacon and sausages. Lunch is served with salad and soup of the day and presently include: Deli style sandwiches with fresh bread, homemade italian style pizzas, fish tacos, burgers, fajitas with fresh salsas, tostadas, quesadillas and lasagna.

Our hostesses will be on the back deck to meet you after every dive with a big smile and a tray of goodies, drinks, and snacks. Afternoon snacks include a selection of the following; homemade cookies, brownies, sushi, cheese and cracker plates, chicken wings, assorted cakes, freshly baked muffins, banana bread, artichoke dip, ceviche, nachos, melted brie, ice cream, vegetable platters with dip and all sorts of other yummy stuff. Dinner is served plated, buffet or family style. There is a nice array of both Mexican and American style meals. Some of the delicious dishes include: street taco night, roast beef, salmon teriyaki, clam alfredo and new york grilled steak. Tea, coffee, juice, soda are included in your trip price. We also carry a wide variety of alcoholic beverages stashed at our onboard bar including: red wine, white wine, champagne, vodka, gin, tequila, rum, mezcal, brandy, bourbons, single malt scotch and beer (mexican and domestic)

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Cabins

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Main deck triple stateroom (quad on request)

An affordable triple stateroom with two bunk beds accommodates 4 people and is on the main deck. Bathrooms with showers in all suites and staterooms. (room can be made a quad upon request)

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  • Size:  9 m²
  • Beds:  3 Bunk Bed
  • Max occupancy:  3
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Upper deck large premium suite

Cabin Emerald. A large premium suite on the upper deck can be configured into two full beds or one large bed. Flat screen TV, multiple windows, ensuite, plenty of storage space and easy access to the hot tub.

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  • Size:  20 m²
  • Beds:  Double or Twin
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Double stateroom

6 staterooms with windows are available on the lower deck and 1 on the main deck. Bathrooms with showers in all suites and staterooms.

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  • Size:  6 m²
  • Beds:  2 Bunk Bed
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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DIVING SERVICES

Adaptors & tanks

  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)

Diving Facilities

  • Camera Room
  • Fish Id And Diving Books
  • Spacious Dive Deck
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

For your safety

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

Languages spoken

  • English

Boat Amenities

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Hot Tub/Whirpool/Jacuzzi

Facilities

  • Air-Conditioning
  • Wi-Fi ($)
  • Us Power Sockets
  • Rebreather-Friendly

Great for families

  • Movies

Payments

  • Cash

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking

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