COVID-19 Testing Now Available Onboard Nautilus

Updated January 19th, 2021

Guests flying back to the US from Mexico are now required to have a negative test for COVID-19. To ensure this doesn’t impact your trip, we are working with the local hospital to provide testing on the boat prior to disembarking, or at the airport(SJD) for people leaving San Ignacio. We will cover the costs of this test, and results will be available within two hours, ensuring no delays in you getting home. You can find more information about the testing process below.

If you require a PCR test instead of the antigen test, we will cover the cost up to the amount of the antigen test and are happy to book everything for you. Your safety comes paramount and we have strict COVID-19 precautions in place to ensure you can travel safely, and happily.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

COVID-19 Testing Process

Guests embarking on a liveaboard will need to be at SeeCreatures by 4pm on the day of boarding for their liveaboard trip, or 4pm the day before for guests heading to San Ignacio. Medical staff from the hospital will be at SeeCreatures at 4pm to carry out the testing, therefore it is important you arrive on time as it will take a bit of time to keep everyone socially distanced, conduct the testing and ensure you get lab results back within two hours. This complimentary testing is mandatory before boarding our ships or chartered airplane. We cannot board guests who do not complete this testing.


Mexico is open.  Flights into Cabo San Lucas are open. Socorro Island, the Sea of Cortez and San Ignacio Lagoon are open.  We are open and operating with extreme caution during the virus crisis.

Our approach has been collaborative with  government including parks, port captain and the Mexican navy. We have heavily invested in crew training, equipment and measures to keep everyone onboard as safe as possible which includes the development of a 60 page virus protocol document that we have trained on and shared with government officials along with our ideas on processes and procedures. That type of thinking and understanding of our commitment to everyone’s safety is what led to the decision of the local port captain to issue our departure clearances.    

Our guests can expect that life onboard is different than it was before on many levels.   But we still want to have fun and go diving!!  Our top priority is to keep everyone safe and healthy. Please call or email for more detailed information.

Take care

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