Notes: Mexico is a popular destination with limited liveaboard spaces. We recommend you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Dive experience: All certified divers may dive on these cruises. However this boat recommends...
Socorro liveaboard trips - Advanced Open Water certification (or equivalent) and 50 logged dives.
Guadalupe safaris - Open Water certification for deep cages; no diver license required for surface cages.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, transfers (for Guadalupe trips) to the boat from the hotel, dives (as detailed in the safaris above including warm-up dive in Cabo San Lucas), experienced English-speaking divemasters (1 guide for 7 scuba divers), standard tanks, weights and weight belts, CD of photos/video at the end of the tour, Nautilus Lifeline marine rescue GPS, Dive Alert, SMB safety sausage, torch, tank beacon, Mexican taxes.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 215 per week), dive insurance, park fees to be paid in advance (Socorro and Guadalupe: US$ 76 per diving day), port fee per cruise (US$ 65). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).
Optional extras: Transfers (for Socorro tours) to the boat/dive center from the airport (US$ 20), alcoholic drinks, steel and specialized tanks, nitrox fills for enriched air divers (US$ 20 per day), 15 liter tanks, rebreather support (including zorb), gas mixes, torches, Wi-Fi internet (US$ 100 per device per trip). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Socorro: The MV Nautilus Under Sea liveaboard departs in the evening from Cabo San Lucas for safaris to the Socorro islands. Guests fly into Los Cabos International Airport (SJD), approximately 45 minutes drive from Cabo San Lucas, and board the evening before the boat departs.
You must meet at the Cabo Dive Center no later than 19:00 hrs on the evening of boarding. It is located next to the Tesoro Hotel on the walkway of Cabo Marina. Ideally you should drop by the dive center as soon as you get to town to make sure you are fully prepared for the trip (including a complimentary warm up dive for Socorro guests, if time permits). Boarding is around 20:00 hrs. You should dine in Cabo before boarding the boat since only light snacks are served on the first evening.
The boat will spend the last night of the trip in the harbor and disembark the morning of the last day.
Guadalupe: For dive charters to Guadalupe, Nautilus Under Sea departs in the evening from Ensenada, Mexico. Most guests meet us in the afternoon at our dive center in Point Loma, San Diego. You must be there before 19:00 hrs for the departure of the luxury coach at 19:30 hrs. We recommend you come to the dive center earlier in the day to arrange any rental gear and ensure you are prepared for the cruise. You should dine in San Diego before boarding the coach since only light snacks are served on the first evening. The coach arrive in Ensenada around 21:30 hrs for departure that night. The boat returns to port at around 15:00 and the coach will arrive in San Diego around 19:00 hrs. Your return flight should not be scheduled earlier than 21:00 hrs.
For more information see our Mexico tourist information section.
Non-diver rate: None.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travelers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 25% of the Double stateroom published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 11 guests and 1 extra person can join the cruise in a Triple stateroom free of charge (total 12 guests).
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 16 guests and 2 extra people can join the cruise in a Triple stateroom free of charge (total 18 guests).