Nautilus Under Sea, from the renowned Nautilus fleet of Mexico liveaboards, is a 90 foot (27m), steel-hulled motor yacht, cruising some of the best sites of Mexico’s Pacific coast, including Socorro and Guadalupe islands.
Although not a huge boat, there is plenty of space on board for the maximum of 18 guests. There is a range of en-suite cabins across 3 decks, all with individual air-conditioning. The main socializing areas are the comfortable air-conditioned saloon/dining area on the main deck and the shaded ‘al fresco’ lounge on the sun deck. The sun deck also features a hot tub and several sun loungers where you can stretch out and work on your tan.
Communication features include wi-fi internet and satellite phone, so if you are far at sea around Socorro or Guadalupe, you can still stay connected. On the scuba diving side, you will appreciate the spacious and well-organized dive deck, individual storage spaces, and large camera table with hoses. There is also nitrox available on board and Nautilus Under Sea is re-breather friendly.
Socorro Islands - 8 nights - 21 dives
Departs: Cabo San Lucas. Returns: Cabo San Lucas
Itinerary:San Benedicto, Roca Partida, Socorro Island
2018 and 2019 - from US$ 3,195, except January to April 2019 - from US$ 3,495
2020 - from US$ 3,295, except January to April 2019 - from US$ 3,595
Guadalupe - 5 nights - cage diving
Departs: San Diego. Returns: San Diego
Itinerary: 4 days of great white shark cage diving
2018 and 2019 - from US$ 3,095
2020 - from US$ 3,195
Special Offers and seasonal prices may be available. Please check with us.
Prices valid until December 2020.
Diving experience required: Advanced Open Water certification (or equivalent) and 50 logged dives for Socorro cruises. Guadalupe cruises require open water certification but have no minimum dive requirements.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, dives (as detailed in the cruises above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s), tanks, weights and weightbelts, transfers to and from San Diego to the boat for Guadalupe trips, 11% Mexican taxes on cruise price.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (approx. US$ 240 per week, must book in advance), diving computer, dive insurance, re-compression chamber fee (US$ 15), Port fees (US$ 65), 5% Mexican taxes on cruise price. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Optional extras: Transfers to/from the Los Cabos airport to/from Hotel El Ganzo (US$ 15-20), alcoholic drinks (spirits), nitrox fill for enriched air divers, argon, gas mixes, re-breather support including zorb and specialized tank rentals (limited supply on a first come first served basis), torch. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Socorro: The Nautilus Under Sea departs in the evening at around 20:00 hrs from Cabo San Lucas for diving safaris to the Socorro islands. Guests fly into Los Cabos International Airport, approximately 45 minutes drive from Cabo San Lucas. You should plan to arrive the day before departure or no later than 16:00 hrs on the day of departure. The boat will spend the last night of the trip in the harbor and so you can disembark at 8:30 am on the last day.
Guadalupe: The Nautilus Under Sea departs in the evening at around 19:00 hrs from San Diego. Some guests arrive in San Diego, California, the night before departure and stay at the recommended hotel, the Ramada Hotel. On the day of departure a luxury coach will pick guests up from the Ramada Hotel and transport them to the boat. The boat returns to port at around 13:00 hrs and the coach will arrive in San Diego around 18:00 hrs. It is recommended that flights are scheduled for after 20:30 hrs on that day.
For more information see our Mexico tourist information section.
8 en-suite, air-conditioned cabins - 1 3-share stateroom on the main deck, 6 Standard staterooms on lower deck, 1 Premium suite on upper deck.