Explorer was atRoca Partida

Water Temp75℉/24℃

Visibility100ft/30m

# of divesYesterday: 3

Belle Amie was atEl Canyon

Water Temp76℉/24℃

Visibility80ft/24m

# of divesYesterday: 4

Undersea was atThe Boiler

Water Temp76℉/24℃

Visibility70ft/21m

# of divesYesterday: 4

    Captains Noon Report – Explorer May 25, 2018 - - Explorer - There is a little new born dolphin that stays close to the mother
    Captains Noon Report – Belle Amie May 25, 2018 - - Belle Amie - Last night we had Ernie's Brooks's birthday party
    Captains Noon Report – Explorer May 24, 2018 - - Explorer - 100 plus massive tuna swam, 100 pounds or more, flashed their color of silver while they swam on their sides deep below up. Following them was the school of Galapagos
    A chevron manta WOW moment! May 25, 2018 - - Our big WOW MOMENT was swimming with a 12ft Chevron Manta, taking pictures and being in complete awe of her(?) when suddenly a whale shark appeared out of the blue. A juvenile everyone said. We all got a chuckle of how the manta reacted when the whale shark came in.
    Dem besten Manta Platz! May 24, 2018 - - Daher hatten wir die moeglichkeit 2 ganze Tage am Tauchspot “Boiler” zu verbringen; dem besten Manta Platz! An beiden Tagen waren am Vormittag sogar Delfine dabei, man wusste gar nicht wo man hinschauen sollte.

Our Values – Our Culture

Built for Safety

Most divers would be shocked if they knew what was going on in the engine room and below decks of many liveaboard diving ships. Safety is not something to ever take lightly. We live and breathe safety with obsessive compliance to our Safety Management System under the watchful eyes of our external auditors. See our passenger and safety certificates here.

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Excellence in Guest Experience

Captain Mike has led the way for the last twenty-seven years in consistent and relentless obsessive attention to detail, and making every trip as excellent as possible. That attention to detail shows up everywhere, from each dive briefing, to the choice of dive sites, to dinner service, to the quality and thread count of our Egyptian cotton bed sheets. We never stop stressing over the details. We never stop trying to do even better.

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Hostess Marcella pours drinks at the bar
Happy Crew, Happy Ship

A happy crew makes for a happy ship and the very best in guest experience. The men and women on our ships come from around the world and share your passion for Mother Ocean. Every one of our seventy crew and thirty-five shoreside support staff in Mexico and Canada are committed to doing the best they can for you, our guests, and that shines through like a bright beacon of happiness.

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Choose from 3 luxurious, stabilized, ISM safety certified ships

Nautilus Explorer

We custom built our beautiful Nautilus Explorer in 2000 with a laser focus on safety, luxury and the perfect liveaboard diving boat configuration. Our guests enjoy stabilized crossings on the #1 boat that clients ask for.

Nautilus Belle Amie

Our Nautilus Belle Amie is a new build launched in 2015. This is the largest liveaboard diving ship in our fleet and dwarfs her competition. Guests enjoy the ultra quiet rooms, extreme spaciousness and comfortable, stabilized crossing.

Nautilus Undersea

Formerly known as the Undersea Hunter of Cocos Island fame, our Nautilus UnderSea is one of the most beloved liveaboard diving boats in the world. After renovations in 2016, the UnderSea gained a full-width superstructure and more!

Latest Blog Posts

manta ray mid flip over a stream of bubbles

A chevron manta WOW moment!

Our big WOW MOMENT was swimming with a 12ft Chevron Manta, taking pictures and being in complete awe of her(?) when suddenly a whale shark appeared out of the blue. A juvenile everyone said. We all got a chuckle of how the manta reacted when the whale shark came in.

giant manta being cleaned by several clarion angelfish

Dem besten Manta Platz!

Daher hatten wir die moeglichkeit 2 ganze Tage am Tauchspot “Boiler” zu verbringen; dem besten Manta Platz! An beiden Tagen waren am Vormittag sogar Delfine dabei, man wusste gar nicht wo man hinschauen sollte.

giant manta dwarfs diver observing from below

Friendly chevron manta host!

Our diving started by being greeted by a friendly chevron manta, who joined us in our descent to the roaming Galapagos sharks. We drifted through bait balls while observing the whitetip sharks settling on their shelves for a day of rest. After spotting eels and distant hammerhead sharks we were again joined by our manta host.