COVID-19 Testing Now Available Onboard Nautilus

Updated May 11th, 2022

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. 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

Our complimentary pre-boarding COVID testing clinic is located close to the SeeCreatures dive centre in downtown Cabo San Lucas. The testing clinic will be open all day for your convenience. Please let them know you are a Nautilus guest. Drop by our SeeCreatures dive centre to have them point out where to go! Please ensure you arrange for a PCR or antigen test within 7 days of boarding and bring your results with you. Do not travel if you received a positive test result. We will also be providing complimentary but required antigen testing before boarding for all guests and crew on board every trip. As the situation with COVID-19 evolves, we will continue to adapt and improve the measures we are taking. Our goal is to get divers back in the water in a way that maximizes safety and minimizes contagion.


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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