Updated Oct 7th, 2022
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
Please do not travel if you recently received a positive COVID-19 test result. Tests are available on request at local clinic. Pre- and post-trip antigen tests are not required now.
Our complimentary pre-boarding COVID testing clinic is located close to the SeeCreatures 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 SeeCreatures Cabo to have them point out where to go! 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.
Are guests still required to get a test 7 days before boarding?
No, any pre- and post-trip COVID19 testing are not required now. If you are feeling unwell or have symptoms of COVID19, please take a rapid antigen test before boarding.
Do I need to take a COVID19 Test if I have been double vaccinated?
No, any pre- and post-trip COVID19 testing are not required now.
What happens if a guest tests positive before boarding?
If you test positive for COVID19, please get an immediate medical evaluation and diagnosis. You will not be permitted to board the vessel, or the chartered airplane for San Ignacio trips.
If you test positive prior to your departure and you provide us with a medical evaluation, we will transfer your monies paid to a trip within 1 year from the original departure date. Guests will be responsible for their own medical and quarantine costs. Medical and travel insurance is highly recommended.
Is post-trip testing mandatory?
Post-trip testing is not mandatory. For liveaboard guests who need or would like to be tested after the trip, we offer complimentary antigen testing with a 2 hour turnaround as an additional service at our expense. PCR testing can be arranged at a subsidized cost.
We are not permitted to do the testing at the airport FBO on incoming flights from the lagoon. those clients will find it easiest to attend the test lab at terminal 2.
I would to take a COVID test before boarding, where can I do it?
Our complimentary pre-boarding COVID testing clinic is located close to the SeeCreatures 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 SeeCreatures Cabo to have them point out where to go!
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 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.