First day, ever, in the Revalli… Reville… in the Socorro islands and we have already feasted with Silver and White pointed Sharks.
But what will stay forever engraved in my memories, is my first in-dive encounter with a Manta Ray, then the second, the third, the fourth… And someone told me this is only the first day!2019-03-26Read More
Absolutely amazing holiday on board the Nautilus Explorer. The diving here has lived up to every expectation, culminating in 6 Giant Mantas circling our dive group on the penultimate dive – breathtaking! In addition to the Mantas we’ve seen a huge variety of sea life including many different sharks – most impressive being the large Galapagos Shark.2019-03-20Read More
Today was a beautiful day, the sun appeared early, and came to announce a beautiful day of diving at the island of San Benedicto, an island of volcanic formation. The divers were divided into three groups – sharks, dolphins and mantas. Mine was the mantas, the last one to go out to the dive sites, which I thought was great, because we had more time to get ready.
We had our first breakfast, and soon we got in the water. The first point of diving was Fundadero. Soon after we realized the visibility was not the best, but the spectacle was incredible, and in the first few minutes a huge manta came to welcome us! She was watching us.2019-03-07Read More
“This is the calmest ocean I’ve ever seen out here, and I’ve been on countless trips to Socorro”, chef Steve on the Gallant Lady announced, while serving an absolute delicious breakfast. Only moments later, Captain Adrian interrupted our meal, announcing dolphins through the radio. Everybody rushed out on deck, to witness a unique natural spectacle. Bottlenose dolphins were jumping out of the water as far as we could see, surrounding us and following us at the tip of the boat.2019-03-06Read More
Once there was a little boy, with awe discovering the picture of a mystical underwater creature, hidden in a book named “Wonders of Nature”, owned by his parents. Displayed across a double page appeared a gigantic, wing like object, called manta or devils ray, seemingly more belonging to outer space, like an UFO, than originating from this planet Earth.
In the time to follow, the picture was to be looked at many more times…2019-03-03Read More
Nautilus Belle Ami has a Chef. Julio is on-board to cook. He is dedicated to preparing meals for the guests and crew. He is an excellent chef and does not limit himself to the standards of spaghetti and burgers. Every meal he prepares is excellent. His Herb Chicken, as an example, involves honey, spices and baking.2019-02-25Read More
he last two days have been dolphins and mantas galore! In the last seven dives, we have been lucky enough to be joined by dolphins on four and mantas on four. Yesterday, we were joined by a group of nine dolphins on the first dive just after our group got into the water. They stayed and played for a little while, swimming in circles around us and coming within inches of us. After about 10 minutes they swam off, but we were not sad about the dolphins leaving for long as we were soon after joined by a manta.2019-02-21Read More