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Nautilus Under Sea

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

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
  • All levels of divers welcome
  • Nitrox and rental equipment available

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 as a research vessel, the Nautilus Under Sea was refitted as a liveaboard over a period of five months by the Undersea Hunter Group. Today, this 90-foot ship has been expertly designed to handle the open ocean with custom-built, 0-speed stabilizers. 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 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)

HOW TO GET THERE

There are two meetings points for the Guadalupe Trip:

  • Meeting point 1: Guadalupe hospitality suite at the Best Western Plus Island Palms Resort in San Diego: From 12:00 PM onwards with bus departure at 7:30PM for the approximate 2h drive to the boat in Ensenada
  • Meeting point 2: Ensenada, Cruiseport Marina, please be there at 9 PM. A uniformed crew member will be at the dock to assist you. Boarding time is 9:30 PM, sailing time is 10:00 PM.

Socorro trip:

  • Guests fly into Los Cabos International Airport 
  • Meeting time and place is from 12:00 PM onwards in the hospitality suite Tesoro Hotel in Cabo San Lucas

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Payment terms

  • 25% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 25% is due 123 days prior to arrival
  • 50% (balance) is due 60 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 1 days prior to arrival

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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

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

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

Equipment

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

Diving Facilities

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

Safety

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

Languages spoken

  • English

Boat Amenities

Activities

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking

Food and drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Wellness

  • Hot Tub / Whirlpool

Facilities

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

Entertainment and family

  • Movies

Payments

  • Cash

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