Liveaboard Review

Nautilus Under Sea - Review 2023

The Nautilus Under Sea was built way back in 1968 and renovated in 2016. The liveaboard has a length of 32 meters/105 feet long and accommodates up to 19 guests. The guest will have their choice of 9 en-suite, air-conditioned cabins. The liveaboard will take you on trips to Socorro Island and Guadalupe where they can go cage diving among great white sharks. This is an exceptional liveaboard tailored for the adventurous spirit.

Our Overall Review


Things we like:

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    Many divers said the dive guides were informative and knowledgeable
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    Some people said the dive crew adhere to strict safety protocols and always willing to give a helping hand
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    Divers said they were pleased to see dolphins, mantas and sharks
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    Divers claimed that the sites were uncrowded and no other boats around
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    The cabins were spacious and had ample storage space

Things we don't like:

  • check-markMany people felt the liveaboard catered to more experienced divers
  • check-markA couple of divers noted that the water is cool and you should bring the thickest wetsuit you have

Where to book:


Where to book:

Diving on the Nautilus Under Sea in Mexico 

Nautilus Under Sea liveaboard

The Nautilus Under Sea is one of the new members of the Nautilus fleet. With the amazing Nautilus Under Sea, you can expect grand tours around Socorro island and Guadalupe in Mexico. The semi-famous liveaboard had a stint as a support boat in the James Bond movie ‘A license to kill.’ The boat can handle up to 19 guests and the staff and crew are uber-friendly. The liveaboard offers cage diving and normal scuba diving operations.

Interior and boat layout

The interior of the Nautilus Under Sea is well constructed to offer the most spacious design possible. You will find 8 cabins that can accommodate 19 guests on the liveaboard. All the cabins have air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms that have ample storage space. There is also a lot of space for relaxing like the sun deck which has loungers and a Jacuzzi for a long day of diving. The Salon/lounge is where most of your leisure time will be spent. The lounge is equipped with a big-screen TV and comfortable seating. There are also various books to read as well as great movie titles for you to enjoy. Moreover, you will find board games that will offer relief in the evenings to prevent boredom.

Dive Deck of the Nautilus Under Sea

The dive deck on the Nautilus Under Sea is huge and is conveniently built. It allocates ample space for your camera and personal gear. The layout is well thought out so that there are individual stations and room to move freely with your gear on. Getting in and out of the water is easy with the dive crew always on standby to give a helping hand.

Food on the liveaboard

The foods are always restocked after every trip so you always have the freshest produce on offer. Meals are served three times a day as well as great snacks to keep your energy levels up between dives. The food is presented in a buffet-style manner and you can put as much or as little as you want on your plate. The chef also caters to special dietary requirements.


The luxurious liveaboard will take you to the best diving locations in Mexico. With the Nautilus Under Sea, you will get to explore Socorro Island and Guadalupe in Mexico. On your itineraries, you will get to see Giant Pacific Mantas, 10 different kinds of sharks, dolphins and whale sharks amongst others. Mexico is one of the best diving spots to unwind and see some amazing marine life.

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