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Nautilus Belle Amie

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The beautiful Nautilus Belle Amie has 17 guest cabins and takes up to 32 guests.  She's big, bright, powerful & designed specifically for the work she's doing in both Socorro & Gudalupe.


A word from Dom :  "She's very new, sparkling, super spacious & does the Socorro & Guadalupe runs with grace.  My only caveat is for divers who aren't keen on big boats with lots of divers. Belle Amie has 17 cabins and takes up to 32 people.  If you're looking for that more traditional dive boat experience, cozy & intimate, take a look at Belle's sister-ship (& my old favorite) Nautilus Under Sea ." ..... Dominick Macan


  • 6 upper deck superior DOUBLE/TWIN suites
    king bed or 2 adjacent twin beds & picture windows
    2 main deck premium DOUBLE/TWIN suites
    king bed or 2 twin beds, sitting area, TV & picture windows
    8 lower deck TWIN cabins
    2 adjacent twin beds 
    1 lower deck TRIPLE cabin
     2 upper twin beds & a lower double bed

    All cabins have individually controlled air conditioning & ensuite bathrooms.

  • up to 4 dives per day from tenders
    12 liter & 15 liter aluminium tanks 
    (15 liter at extra cost)
    aqualung gear rental
    (request in advance)
    rebreather support
    (request in advance)
    water temperature: 73 - 82F, 23 - 28C
    5 - 7mm wetsuit recommended


    accommodation & diving
    meals, snacks & non-alcoholic beverages
    compressed air, tanks, weights and weight belts
    use of sea kayaks
    (except at Guadalupe)
    a lounge area in a local hotel until boarding time
    round-trip transfers from the hotel to the boat


    international & domestic airfare
    airport transfers to & from the hospitality suite
    alcoholic beverages
    optional wifi

    Aqualung rental gear (please request in advance)
    nitrox, re-breather support & steel tanks
    15 liter tanks
    port fee & possible fuel surcharge

On board Nautilus Belle Amie

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    stern view with shark cages for Guadalupe
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    main salon
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    dining area
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    premium double stateroom
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    double suite
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    superior twin stateroom
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    triple cabin
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    dive deck
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    shark cages Guadalupe
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    aerial view

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Deck Plan ... Dive Map ... Technical Specifications

Itinerary map, deck & cabin layout, yacht specs, equipment & safety features for Nautilus Belle Amie      .... open for details




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Length: 147-feet (45-meters)
Beam: 33-feet (10-meters)
Built: USA
Launched: 2015
ISM safety certified
17 ensuite staterooms and suites
Internet access & satellite phone
Caterpillar engine power
Air fills, nitrox, rebreather friendly

Pelagics by day, Jacuzzi by night

On the large & glorious partially-covered sun deck, you'll a Jacuzzi, a bar and, of course, everything you need for catching rays.  The bridge deck features 6 enormous suites while on main deck you find the air-conditioned dining room, interior lounge, another bar, 2 more suites (which connect and can be opened up into one enormous suite) and Belle Amie's fabulous dive deck. The lounge offers a small library plus a TV/stereo entertainment system and Sat phone, email & internet access will be available.On the lower deck, there are 8 standard staterooms and one triple cabin.

You can expect a fusion of Mexican and West Coast North American food with fresh baking, produce and vegetables. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, food allergy options, and quasi kosher menus are available with at least 30 days prior notice.  A pre-dive continental breakfast with fresh baked goods, a fruit plate, homemade granola, a choice of cereal, yogurt, toast, fresh orange or mango juice and oatmeal is followed by a cooked to order full breakfast.  Lunch is served with salad and soup of the day plus sandwiches, pizzas, fish tacos, burgers & fajitas. Snacks are served after each dive and dinner includes a nice array of both Mexican and American style meals. Tea, coffee, water, juice, soda are included in your trip price. You'll also find a wide variety of alcoholic beverages in the bar.

Rebreather friendly

Nitrox is available at extra cost and Belle Amie is rebreather friendly.


Guadalupe  (August - October)
5-night trips to Guadalupe with 3 full days of cage diving.

Socorro (November - May)
8-night Socorro trips are typical.  Specific itinerary will be subject to prevailing weather conditons each day but will almost always include San Benedicto, Socorro & Roca Partida..

Your cruise logistics


You have two options for airports for your Guadalupe adventure.You can fly into the San Diego airport (SAN), and then proceed to the Nautilus San Diego Dive Center. Alternatively you can also fly into the Tijuana airport (TIJ).  From the San Diego Dive Center, you will depart at 7:30 pm for the approximate 2 hour transfer to the ship in Ensenada, Mexico. Alternatively, guests may meet the Nautilus team directly in Ensenada.

At the end of your cruise the ship normally arrives back at Ensenada at 2:00PM or a bit later. Guests who met the crew in Ensenada will be be transferred back to the airport in Ensenada. Guests who met them in San Diego will be transferred back to San Diego Dive Center or San Diego Airport. The coach typically arrives in San Diego by 7:00 PM. Please do not book return flights earlier than 9:00 PM.


You will fly into the San Jose del Cabo airport (SJD), and then proceed to the Nautilus dive center at the Tesoro Los Cabos in Cabo San Lucas. There you can leave your bags and then tour town and enjoy a nice dinner before boarding the ship. The crew works hard right up to boarding time to get the boat ready so please meet them at the hospitality suite and not at the boat. 

On the final day disembarkation is at 8.30am for transfer back to San Jose del Cabo airport (SJD). We recommend that you book your return flights for 10:00 AM or later.

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