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Nautilus Explorer

The Nautilus Explorer was built in 2000 and renovated in 2015 to its pristine condition it is in now. It has a length of 40 meters/132 feet long and can house 25 guests in 13 great cabins that are built for comfort. It has a cruising speed of 11-12 mph. This is the ideal liveaboard for great cage diving adventures that will take you to Guadalupe and Socorro Island.

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Nautilus Explorer Liveaboard

The Overall Review

We spent 5.8 hours reading reviews from experts and divers about Nautilus Explorer Liveaboard.
In summary, this is what divers think:

The Nautilus Explorer
Nautilus Explorer liveaboard
Good liveaboard

3 reasons to dive

  • Some people said the crew spoke English which made communication easier
  • Many people said they received their meals on time and were served snacks throughout the day
  • Many people were happy with the friendliness and diligent staff and crew

1 reasons NOT to dive

  • Some people said the cabins were small and had limited storage space

Key facts

Year (re)built: 2015
Max divers 25
Internet No
Nitrox Yes ($)
Rental equip. Yes ($)
Camera station Yes
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon Yes


The avarage price for diving with this liveaboard is
per day.

We've calculated this price based on a 7 day stay.
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The passion behind this guide is run by passionate scuba geeks - and our liveaboard guides are no exception.

    Boby Taylor

    Liveaboard Director

    Boby has been diving and guiding on liveaboards since 2005, and love it

    Ron Simon

    Dive instructor/Liveaboard director

    Ron has been a Cruise Director on 10+ Liveaboards throughout the world and has a keen understanding...

    Torben Lonne

    PADI Instructor

    Torben is the Editor of Divein and a true water lover. 


  • The liveaboard can accommodate up to 25 divers
  • You will have a choice of cost-effective, triple cabins and luxury suites
  • The crew is friendly and always ready to help
  • The dive deck has a 5-meter hydraulic crane
  • The chef caters to specific dietary requirements
  • Meals are only prepared with fresh ingredients
  • The Nautilus Explorer has been in operation since 2000
  • Safety is the number one priority on the liveaboard
  • The itinerary will take you to Guadalupe and Socorro Island
  • Rental equipment available onboard

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Description and details

Diving on the Nautilus Explorer in Mexico 

Nautilus Explorer liveaboard

The Nautilus Explorer is custom-built for divers who enjoy spending their time in the water. You will be able to go on great diving adventures across Guadalupe and Socorro Islands. The accommodation is rated 5-star and you can expect only the best in quality. What’s more, the staff and crew are welcoming and always there to provide a helping hand whenever you require it. The Nautilus Explorer also offers the best cage diving experiences around Guadalupe.

Interior and features

The liveaboard can accommodate 25 guests in 13 spacious cabins. You will have the choice of four different rooms that are namely, cost-effective, triple cabins and a luxurious premium suite. All the cabins are air-conditioned and have their en-suite bathrooms. All of the cabins have enough storage space for all of your belongings.

For relaxation purposes, you will two sun decks where you can grab a tan during the day. There is also a hot-tub where you can distress after a long day of diving. Many guests like having a cocktail or a cold beer after a fun-filled day of activities. The salon is also a great venue to pass the time and has a flat-screen TV, comfortable couches, PC and Mac computers and surrounded by picture windows.

Dive deck on the liveaboard

The dive deck is where all the action takes place and is fitted with a 5-ton hydraulic crane. The dive deck has a water level platform that is made with reinforced steel that is ideal for white shark cage diving and supports scientific research and film crews. It is the best place to get close to one of the deadliest animals known to man.

Food on the Nautilus Explorer

The Nautilus Explorer has a wide selection of delicious cuisine to entertain your taste buds. You will get three full meals prepared by the expert chef each day. All of the edibles are prepared freshly like pastries and bread all of which are baked on board. During the day you will also be treated to snacks that consist of fruit platters, small sand witches, chips and luxuries.


The Nautilus Explorer will take you to various destinations all around Mexico that provides the best cage diving experiences. You will get to go to Guadalupe and Socorro Island where an abundance of sharks, mantas, humpback whales, and huge schools of fish.

Boat features
  • Laundry Service
  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Paid Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • BBQ Area
  • Available for Charter
  • Jacuzzi / Hot Tub
  • Stand Up Paddleboard

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