I have had the incredible fortune to sail again on the Nautilus Belle Amie to Socorro after my first trip two months ago. And once again, it has proven to be an experience to be remembered forever.
On our checkout dive on the first day, we were greeted by giant manta rays who came close to us to look into our eyes. Those encounters are unforgettable, even to the most experienced divers, and they happened on almost every dive.
Over the course of the week, we saw mantas, devil rays, hammerheads, Galapagos sharks, moray eels, and a host of other residents of the ocean. On each dive, we encountered amazing creatures, and not once was I disappointed. In my over 53 years of diving in all types of environments, there are not many places that can lay claim to that with me.
Many of the staff of the Belle Amie were on my trip in March, and it was great to see them again along with new crew members. They were all exceptional in their work and made each and every guest feel special. You can easily see that it is a happy crew and a well-run ship. Kudos to the Captain and the Nautilus administration and thank you for another wonderful trip.
I cannot give enough praise to this crew and experience. It is all first class. Once again, you cannot go wrong with choosing the Belle Amie.
- Patrick Madden, FRCGS onboard the Nautilus Belle Amie