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Nov-May

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Nautilus Under Sea

Offers a stable and robust trips to Socorro and Guadalupe.

The Nautilus Under Sea offers fabulous trips around the Socorro and Guadalupe to take in the variety of pelagic animals resident in the area. Socorro is highly recommended for those with a passion for big stuff.

The research Nautilus Under Sea was built in Florida in 1968 for Perry Oceanographic and was used for twenty years as a submarine support vessel. In 1990 the vessel was modified to include six new double and twin, one quad and one premium cabin built with facilities that surpass all exceptions, to accommodate 19 passengers.

Dive routes include : Socorro Islands 9 Day Tour, Socorro Islands 10 Day Tour and 6 days Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving

Quad

The quad stateroom is located on the main deckwith two sets of bunk beds to accomodate 4 people.

  • Two sets of twin beds
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Luxurious Egyptian bed sheets
  • WiFi

Premium Cabin

There is a large premium suite on the upper deck which can be configured into two beds or one large bed. The premium suite also has plenty of storage space and easy access to the hot tub.

  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Flat screen TV
  • Multiple windows
  • Luxurious Egyptian bed sheets
  • WiFi

Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin

There are 6 staterooms on the lower deck, all with windows. Rooms are available only as double occupancy with bunk beds.

  • Bunk beds
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Luxurious Egyptian bed sheets
  • WiFi

Main Deck Double / Twin Cabin

There is one double ADA suite located on the main deck which features a private ensuite bathroom as well as direct access to the dive deck, salon, bar and dining area. This accomodation is disabled friendly, making it suitable for those with physical handicaps.

  • Private ensuite bathroom
  • Windows/portholes
  • Storage facilities
  • Disabled friendly

Air Temperature

Water Temperature

Route Options

Socorro Islands offers divers fantastic encounters with giant pacific mantas as well as a huge diverse quantiy of marine life.

Socorro Island is part of the Revillagigedos, a group of small islands off the coast of Baja California, Mexico. Dive sites include Socorro, San Benedicto & Roca Partida but may change due to ocean conditions. Your journey will include four dives per day (subject to weather and unforeseeable circumstances)—each an opportunity to encounter resident pods of playful dolphins. You may also see up to 10 varieties of shark including schooling scalloped hammerheads, solitary giant hammerheads, tiger and on occasion even a thresher shark.

The Under Sea is a beautiful ship, full of character and history. Formerly the Undersea Hunter, this famous little ship is the newest addition to Nautilus Liveaboards has undergone 2 massive refits, including stretching the hull by 20 feet and the addition of our requisite hot tub. She is a beauty! The variety of staterooms and suites accommodate 19 guests, all with ensuite bathrooms and WiFi. All meals and non-alcoholic drinks are included in the cost and the onboard bar serves beer, wine and other alcohol at very reasonable prices.

Socorro Islands offers divers fantastic encounters with giant pacific mantas as well as a huge diverse quantiy of marine life.

Socorro Island is part of the Revillagigedos, a group of small islands off the coast of Baja California, Mexico. Dive sites include Socorro, San Benedicto & Roca Partida but may change due to ocean conditions. At Socorro Islands, giant mantas seek out interaction with divers and snorkellers. These gentle giants with a wingspan up to 20 feet consistently approach divers for intimate eye-to-eye encounters - an incredible, unforgettable experience.

The Under Sea is a beautiful ship, full of character and history. Formerly the Undersea Hunter, this famous little ship is the newest addition to Nautilus Liveaboards has undergone 2 massive refits, including stretching the hull by 20 feet and the addition of our requisite hot tub. She is a beauty! The variety of staterooms and suites accommodate 19 guests, all with ensuite bathrooms and WiFi. All meals and non-alcoholic drinks are included in the cost and the onboard bar serves beer, wine and other alcohol at very reasonable prices.

Every thrill seeker's dream! Have your once in a lifetime opportunity to dive with over 120 great white sharks in crystal clear waters.

For a once in a lifetime trip Nautilus offers 6 days on the Guadalupe itinerary that consists of diving with over 120 great white sharks in crystal clear waters. It is important to note this is a natural interaction with great white sharks and they are not baited. It is not just the sheer number of sharks seen here but also the fantastic visibility enjoyed - usually 100–125 foot visibility. Guadalupe is home to at least 235 individually identified animals and we are still counting!

The Under Sea is a beautiful ship, full of character and history. Formerly the Undersea Hunter, this famous little ship is the newest addition to Nautilus Liveaboards has undergone 2 massive refits, including stretching the hull by 20 feet and the addition of our requisite hot tub. She is a beauty! The variety of staterooms and suites accommodate 19 guests, all with ensuite bathrooms and WiFi. All meals and non-alcoholic drinks are included in the cost and the onboard bar serves beer, wine and other alcohol at very reasonable prices.

Vessel Details

Year Built 1968
Length 28 m
Width 7 m
Material Steel
Generators Two 65kW + 1 emergency genset
Compressors 2 x water cooled Coltri MC-30
Nitrox & Rebreather diving Available on board.
Dive deck Dive deck with personal gear lockers
Medical Oxygen and First Aid available Oxygen system /Medic First Aid Kit
Wetsuit USD50
BCD USD45
Regulator USD45
Computer USD25
Nitrox USD20 per day
Mask, Fins, Snorkel and Hood USD25
Please note The equipment rental prices listed above are per person per day and are payable aboard before your departure

Available Experiences

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What Our Customers Have To Say

Reviews from our Clients, Journalists, Photo Pro's and our own Experts

Our reviews and blogs are an additional guide to evaluate of the holiday is exactley what you are looking for or not. Some love an Eco-Resort, some love air-con and a flat screen TV, we aim to ensure you get what you are looking for, at great value for money.

The Boiler

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

"The Boiler" at San Benedicto is world-renowned for the up-close and personal encounters divers experience with the Giant Pacific manta ray. This pelagic, which is a relative of the shark, can grow to a wingspan of over twenty feet, yet they are gentle giants. Mantas commonly greet divers upon their arrival and stay as long as there are divers around.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 35

The Canyon

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Located on the south side of San Benedicto, The Canyon is likely to provide you with more unforgettable experiences with marine mega-fauna. Mantas are often seen here too! Sharks are more the order of the day at The Canyon with healthy numbers of silky sharks, Galapagos sharks and hammerhead sharks being the most frequently sighted. While the silkies and Galapagos sharks may travel solo or in small groups, the hammerheads can be present in vast schools. There are also swirling clouds of reef fish cascading up and down the slope, and always a chance of a passing pod of dolphins, making it a great site for photography.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30

Cabo Pearce

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cabo Pearce is located on the east side of Socorro Island. Look around immediately after you roll in – you might be surrounded by bottlenose dolphins. And if you are even luckier, they might be in the mood for company. Nothing is better than spending your whole dive with 20 to 30 friendly dolphins. But don't despair if the cetaceans are scarce –this is a great site for sharks, particularly whale sharks and there are plenty of giant manta rays.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30

The Aquarium

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

On the east of the island is a site popular with macro photographers – given its name it is no suprise that there are plenty of fish. The garish orange Clarion angelfish form large schools – the juveniles have bright blue flashes which fade as they mature. Lots of red-tailed triggerfish and crosshatch triggerfish roam this site.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

El Fondeadero

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

El Fondeadero is often dove first. It's generally pretty calm and not too deep so its where some boats go checkout dive. There are three large pinnacles full of lobster, fish, eels and occasionally shark.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Roca Partida

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Roca is a guano covered pinnacle about 85 miles from San Benedicto Island. As long as a football field, the pinnacle is in the middle of nowhere and is a magnet to pelagics. This is where Imany sharks, mantas, huge schools of fish, and whalesharks have been seen on past trips. Mantas, sharks and large schools of skip jack and yellowtail can also be seen.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 40

Guadalupe Island

Los Cabos, Mexico

Guadalupe Island August - October

Cages allow you to be face on with Great White Sharks!

  • Min Dives: 10
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 2m
Dates Duration Route Room Type Price
24 Oct 2018
29 Oct 2018
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
15 Jan 2019
23 Jan 2019
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
13 Jun 2019
23 Jun 2019
10 Nights Socorro Islands 10 day Tour Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
13 Jun 2019
23 Jun 2019
10 Nights Socorro Islands 10 day Tour Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
13 Jul 2019
18 Jul 2019
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
13 Jul 2019
18 Jul 2019
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
13 Jul 2019
18 Jul 2019
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Quad £3,759
13 Jul 2019
18 Jul 2019
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Premium Cabin £3,759
18 Jul 2019
23 Jul 2019
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Premium Cabin £3,759
18 Jul 2019
23 Jul 2019
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
18 Jul 2019
23 Jul 2019
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
28 Jul 2019
2 Aug 2019
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
28 Jul 2019
2 Aug 2019
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Premium Cabin £3,759
2 Aug 2019
7 Aug 2019
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Premium Cabin £3,759
2 Aug 2019
7 Aug 2019
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Premium Cabin £3,759
2 Aug 2019
7 Aug 2019
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Quad £3,759
2 Aug 2019
7 Aug 2019
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
22 Aug 2019
27 Aug 2019
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
22 Aug 2019
27 Aug 2019
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Quad £3,759
22 Aug 2019
27 Aug 2019
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Premium Cabin £3,759
1 Oct 2019
6 Oct 2019
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Quad £3,759
1 Oct 2019
6 Oct 2019
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
1 Oct 2019
6 Oct 2019
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Premium Cabin £3,759
6 Oct 2019
11 Oct 2019
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Premium Cabin £3,759
6 Oct 2019
11 Oct 2019
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Premium Cabin £3,759
6 Oct 2019
11 Oct 2019
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
16 Oct 2019
21 Oct 2019
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
16 Oct 2019
21 Oct 2019
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
16 Oct 2019
21 Oct 2019
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Quad £3,759
20 Nov 2019
28 Nov 2019
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
16 Dec 2019
24 Dec 2019
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
16 Dec 2019
24 Dec 2019
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
16 Dec 2019
24 Dec 2019
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Premium Cabin £3,759
16 Dec 2019
24 Dec 2019
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Premium Cabin £3,759
16 Dec 2019
24 Dec 2019
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Quad £3,759
24 Dec 2019
1 Jan 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Quad £3,759
24 Dec 2019
1 Jan 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Premium Cabin £3,759
24 Dec 2019
1 Jan 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Premium Cabin £3,759
24 Dec 2019
1 Jan 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
1 Jan 2020
9 Jan 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
1 Jan 2020
9 Jan 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
1 Jan 2020
9 Jan 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Premium Cabin £3,759
1 Jan 2020
9 Jan 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Premium Cabin £3,759
1 Jan 2020
9 Jan 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Quad £3,759
3 Apr 2020
11 Apr 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Quad £3,759
3 Apr 2020
11 Apr 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Premium Cabin £3,759
3 Apr 2020
11 Apr 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Premium Cabin £3,759
3 Apr 2020
11 Apr 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
3 Apr 2020
11 Apr 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
19 Apr 2020
27 Apr 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
19 Apr 2020
27 Apr 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
19 Apr 2020
27 Apr 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Premium Cabin £3,759
19 Apr 2020
27 Apr 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Quad £3,759
27 Apr 2020
5 May 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Quad £3,759
27 Apr 2020
5 May 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Premium Cabin £3,759
27 Apr 2020
5 May 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Premium Cabin £3,759
27 Apr 2020
5 May 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
27 Apr 2020
5 May 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
20 Jun 2020
28 Jun 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
20 Jun 2020
28 Jun 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
20 Jun 2020
28 Jun 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Premium Cabin £3,759
20 Jun 2020
28 Jun 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Premium Cabin £3,759
20 Jun 2020
28 Jun 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Quad £3,759
28 Jun 2020
6 Jul 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Quad £3,759
28 Jun 2020
6 Jul 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Premium Cabin £3,759
28 Jun 2020
6 Jul 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Premium Cabin £3,759
28 Jun 2020
6 Jul 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
28 Jun 2020
6 Jul 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
30 Jul 2020
4 Aug 2020
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
30 Jul 2020
4 Aug 2020
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
30 Jul 2020
4 Aug 2020
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Quad £3,759
30 Jul 2020
4 Aug 2020
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Premium Cabin £3,759
30 Jul 2020
4 Aug 2020
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Premium Cabin £3,759
9 Aug 2020
14 Aug 2020
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Premium Cabin £3,759
9 Aug 2020
14 Aug 2020
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Premium Cabin £3,759
9 Aug 2020
14 Aug 2020
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Quad £3,759
9 Aug 2020
14 Aug 2020
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
9 Aug 2020
14 Aug 2020
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
3 Oct 2020
8 Oct 2020
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
3 Oct 2020
8 Oct 2020
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
3 Oct 2020
8 Oct 2020
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Quad £3,759
3 Oct 2020
8 Oct 2020
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Premium Cabin £3,759
3 Oct 2020
8 Oct 2020
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Premium Cabin £3,759
28 Oct 2020
2 Nov 2020
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Premium Cabin £3,759
28 Oct 2020
2 Nov 2020
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Premium Cabin £3,759
28 Oct 2020
2 Nov 2020
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Quad £3,759
28 Oct 2020
2 Nov 2020
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
28 Oct 2020
2 Nov 2020
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
7 Nov 2020
12 Nov 2020
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
7 Nov 2020
12 Nov 2020
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
7 Nov 2020
12 Nov 2020
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Premium Cabin £3,759
7 Nov 2020
12 Nov 2020
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Premium Cabin £3,759
7 Nov 2020
12 Nov 2020
5 Nights Guadalupe Island Great White Shark Diving Quad £3,759
27 Nov 2020
5 Dec 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Premium Cabin £3,759
27 Nov 2020
5 Dec 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Premium Cabin £3,759
27 Nov 2020
5 Dec 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Quad £3,759
27 Nov 2020
5 Dec 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
27 Nov 2020
5 Dec 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
5 Dec 2020
13 Dec 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
5 Dec 2020
13 Dec 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
5 Dec 2020
13 Dec 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Quad £3,759
5 Dec 2020
13 Dec 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Premium Cabin £3,759
5 Dec 2020
13 Dec 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Premium Cabin £3,759
21 Dec 2020
29 Dec 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Premium Cabin £3,759
21 Dec 2020
29 Dec 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Premium Cabin £3,759
21 Dec 2020
29 Dec 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Quad £3,759
21 Dec 2020
29 Dec 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759
21 Dec 2020
29 Dec 2020
8 Nights Socorro Islands 9 day Tour Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £3,759