San Benedicto & Socorro Islands

 

 

San Benedicto & Socorro Islands

Travel to the exotic islands of San Benedicto and Socorro to see Island Sharks and even Mantas up close and personal!

Belle Amie


Nautilus Belle Amie

Nautilus Explorer


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Nautilus Under Sea

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Trip Schedule & Pricing

Price includes Mexican govt. VAT. $65 usd port fee to be paid in cash upon boarding. Fare does not include bar, souvenir purchases, or crew gratuity.

 

Trip Date Cost (pp) Openings
Jan 14-22
$2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single)
Full/Wait List
Jan 22-30
$2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single)
Full/wait list
Apr 4-12
$2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single)
Full/wait list
 Apr 12-20 $2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single)  Full/wait list
Apr 20-28 $2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single)  Available
 Dec 1-9 $2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single)  Available
Dec 9-17 $2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single) Full/Wait List
Dec 17-25 $2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single)  Available
 Dec 25-Jan 2, 2018 $2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single) Available
Check below for more trip info!

Price includes Mexican govt. VAT. $65 usd port fee to be paid in cash upon boarding. Fare does not include bar, souvenir purchases, or crew gratuity.

Trip Date Cost (pp) Openings
Jan 18-26 $2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single) Full/wait list
Jan 26-Feb 3 $2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single)  Full/wait list
 Apr 2-10 $2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single) Full/Wait List
Apr 26-May 4 $2943$2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single) Available
Dec 1-9 $2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single) Full/wait list
Dec 7-15 $2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single) Available
 Dec 15-23 $2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single)  Available
 Dec 23-31 $2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single)  Available
 Dec 31-Jan 8, 2018 $2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single)   Available

 

Price includes Mexican govt. VAT.     Fare does not include bar, souvenir purchases, or crew gratuity.

May 13-21$4174.84 pp standard,  $4290.84 pp superiorAvailable

Trip Date Cost (pp) Openings
 Feb 22-Mar 2 $2943.75 (pp Quad),  $3569.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium)  Available
 Mar 28-Apr 5 $2943.75 (pp Quad),  $3569.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) Full/Wait List
Apr 5-13 $2943.75 (pp Quad,  $3569.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) Full/Wait List
 Apr 21-29 $2943.75 (pp Quad,  $3569.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium)  Available
 Apr 29-May 7 $2943.75 (pp Quad,  $3569.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) Full/Wait List
May 15-23 $2943.75 (pp Quad),  $3569.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium)  Available
May 23-31 $2943.75 (pp Quad),  $3569.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) Full/Wait List
June 20-28 $2943.75 (pp Quad),  $3569.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) Full/Wait List
Dec 2-10 $2943.75 (pp Quad),  $3569.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) Full/Wait List
Dec 10-18 $2943.75 (pp Quad),  $3569.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium)  Available
Dec 18-26 $2943.75 (pp Quad),  $3569.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium)   Available
 Dec 26-Jan 3, 2018 $2943.75 (pp Quad),  $3569.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium)  Available

Price includes Mexican govt. VAT. $65 usd port fee to be paid in cash upon boarding. Fare does not include bar, souvenir purchases, or crew gratuity.

Trip Date Cost (pp) Openings
Jan 10-18 $2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single) Available
Jan 18-26 $2943.75 (pp  Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single) Available
 Jan 26-Feb 3 $2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single) Full/wait list
Mar 3-11 $2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single) Full/wait list
Mar 20-28 $2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single) Available
Apr 5-13 $2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single) Full/wait list
 Apr 22-30 $2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single) Available
Apr 30-May 8 $2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single) Full/wait list
May 8-16 $2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single) Available
 May 16-24 $2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single)   Available
 June 3-11 $2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single) Full/wait list
 June 11-19  $2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single)  Available
 Dec 4-12  $2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single)  Available
 Dec 12-20  $2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single)  Available
 Dec 20-28  $2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single)  Available
Dec 28-Jan 5  $2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single)  Available

 

Price includes Mexican govt. VAT. $65 usd port fee to be paid in cash upon boarding. Fare does not include bar, souvenir purchases, or crew gratuity.

Trip Date Cost (pp) Openings
Jan 8-16 $2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single) Available
Jan 24-Feb 1 $2943.75 (pp Tripled), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single) Full/wait list
 Mar 24-Apr 1 $2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single) Available
Apr 17-25 $2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single) Available
Apr 25-May 3 $2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single) Available
May 3-11 $2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single) Full/wait list
May 11-19 $2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single)  Available
May 29-June 6 $2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single)  Available
June 6-14 $2943.75 (pp Tripled), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single) Full/wait list
 Nov 30-Dec 8 $2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single) Full/wait list
 Dec 8-16 $2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single)  Available
 Dec 16-24 $2943.75 (pp Triple), $3354.75(pp DBL) $3669.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) $4193.70 (Single)  Available

 

Price includes Mexican govt. VAT. $65 usd port fee to be paid in cash upon boarding. Fare does not include bar, souvenir purchases, or crew gratuity.

Trip Date Cost (pp) Openings
Jan 3-11 $2943.75 (pp Quad),  $3569.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) Available
Jan 11-19 $2943.75 (pp Quad),  $3569.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) Available
 Jan 19-27 $2943.75 (pp Quad),  $3569.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) Available
Jan 27-Feb 4 $2943.75 (pp Quad),  $3569.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) Available
Mar 1-9 $2943.75 (pp Quad), $3569.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) Available
Apr 15-23 $2943.75 (pp Quad), $3569.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) Available
Apr 23-May 1 $2943.75 (pp Quad), $3569.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) Available
May 1-9 $2943.75 (pp Quad), $3569.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) Available
May 9-17 $2943.75 (pp Quad), $3569.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) Available
May 17-25 $2943.75 (pp Quad), $3569.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) Available
Dec 6-14 $2943.75 (pp Quad), $3569.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) Available
Dec 14-22 $2943.75 (pp Quad), $3569.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) Available
Dec 22-30 $2943.75 (pp Quad), $3569.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) Available
Dec 30-Jan 7 $2943.75 (pp Quad), $3569.75 (pp Superior) $4509.75(pp Premium) Available
Check below for more trip info!

Reservations and bookings for the white shark trips can be made online by emailing us at: info@sdsharkdiving.com. You can also phone our office at 619-299-8560 – 7 days a week- 9am-5pm Pacific Time Zone (Pacific Daylight Time during the summer).

Note: occasionally we are offshore out of cell phone range and may be unavailable, but there is a voice mail feature on our phone line. Please leave your message and we will return your call when we return to shore.

Deposit:

Belle Amie, Nautilus Explorer, nd Nautilus Under Sea: A 30% deposit will confirm your  booking. A 2nd 30% deposit would be due 4 months before departure. The balance would be due 65 days before departure.

Payment: We prefer a personal check , Cashier’s Check, or Money Order made out to San Diego Shark Diving and mailed to our office:

San Diego Shark Diving Expeditions, Inc.
6747 Friars Rd Ste 112
San Diego, CA 92108 USA

Payment can also be made using a credit card (Visa, Master card, American Express, or Discover Card). Many of our foreign white shark divers also like to make their payment via bank wire transfer. Please email or call us for the wire transfer details. We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to protect against unforeseen situations.

Belle Amie, Nautilus Under Sea, & Nautilus Explorer trips–  CANCELLATION POLICY
Reservation of 1 – 4 Divers: If a berth is cancelled….
• 12 – 9 months prior to departure, 15% of the trip price is forfeit
• 9 – 4 months prior to departure, 25% of the trip price is forfeit
• 4 – 2 months prior to departure, 50% of the trip price is forfeit
• 60 days or less prior to departure, 100% of the trip price is forfeit
Reservation of 5 or more divers: If berths are cancelled…
• 18 – 9 months prior to departure, 10% of the trip price is forfeit
• 9 – 6 months prior to departure, 20% of the trip price is forfeit
• 6 – 2 months prior to departure, 40% of the trip price is forfeit
• 60 days or less prior to departure, 100% of the trip price is forfeit

Itinerary

Overview:

 

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Socorro Itinerary The Revillagigedos Archipelago
The Revillagigedos Archipelago, more commonly called Socorro is located in the eastern Pacific Ocean approximately 250 miles south of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico – at the tip of the Baja peninsula. These islands have been compared to the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador or Cocos Island in Costa Rica because of the big animal encounters they provide.The Revillagigedos Islands consist of 4 islands – San Benedicto Island, Socorro Island, Roca Partida and Clarion. We simply call them Socorro. They are wild, remote and unpredictable and have been called the Mexican Galapagos. This area is famous for up close and personal encounters with the Giant Pacific manta ray, which can grow to 22 feet from wingtip to wingtip. We absolutely do not chase or ride the mantas, and we allow our interaction with them to be initiated by the mantas themselves. We believe that their continued willingness to interact with divers is due to the respect we have shown for them over the years. San Benedicto is by far the best location in the world to experience and photograph these gentle giants. The feeling of a wild animal this large deliberately interacting with you is something you will never forget.There are lots of sharks in the Revillagigedos Islands – hammerhead schools, white tips, silver tips, silkies, duskies, Galapagos and occasionally tigers.
We have encountered up to 7 species of sharks on a single dive! There are several hammerhead cleaning stations that we visit each trip, weather permitting. Whale sharks are a special treat at the islands, they find us in November/December and late April/May.

Bottlenose Dolphin pods are encountered on a regular basis and from January through March, these islands are home to a large population of humpback whales, that come here to breed and calve. We have observed several newborn humpbacks in the years we’ve been fortunate enough to visit these remote and pristine islands. In the last few years the frequency of underwater encounters with humpbacks has increased dramatically. The scientists who visit the Revillagigedos Islands every year to study the migrating whale population tell us that after twelve years of encountering the dive boats, the humpbacks now recognize vessels and so the opportunity for underwater encounters improves. Add to the mix extremely large tuna (the world record Yellowfin tuna is from these waters), Wahoo, thick schools of Jacks and many other big critters along with endemic tropical fish found nowhere else in the world, and you have some of the BEST BIG ANIMAL DIVING ON EARTH!!

 

 

 

 

Boat Accommodations

The “Nautilus Belle Amie” is the largest most luxurious live aboard shark diving vessel on Earth. At 140 feet long, 33 feet wide and 500 tons she is incredibly spacious and stable. Built in 2005 at Bollinger Shipyard USA, and completely refurbished in 2014 with a new interior and dive equipment.

The Nautilus Belle Amie has a steel hull and super structure built with the highest standards and craftsmanship. This beautiful ship has everything! With 2 Premium suites on the main deck that can be combined into 1 VIP suite. The upper deck has 6 Superior suites with ocean views. The lower deck has 8 Staterooms and 1 quad berth. She has a enormous interior dining room and lounge area. There is a huge sun deck on top with a bar and hot tub.

The Dive Deck is massive with all the space and amenities you can imagine. Rebreather friendly and NITROX is available.

The Belle Amie Accommodations feature 1 mixed gender triple room, 8 double staterooms, 6 superior staterooms on the upper deck, and 2 premium suites that can be combined into one huge cabin.

Accommodations

The Nautilus Belle Amie offers accommodations to suit all preferences ranging from luxurious premium suites to cost effective staterooms on the lower deck

 

Premium Suites

Emerald & Cortes

Two spacious premium suites are available on the main deck. Ensuite bathrooms with double sinks and showers. Large windows, plenty of sunlight, large storage area and personal flat screen TV.

Premium Suite

Superior Suites

Cuervo, Inde, Dofleini, Rosario, Swell, Nautilus

The Nautilus Belle Amie has 6 superior suites on the upper deck. Superior rooms have large double windows.

Superior Suite

Staterooms

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The lower deck has 8 comfy staterooms with various bed configurations (single and double occupancy). An affordable quad occupancy stateroom is also available (not pictured).

Double Stateroom

Room Features

Bathrooms with showers in all suites

Premium Bthroom
Internet via Wi-Fi.
Available WiFi
Windows and/or portholes in every room.
portholes
Beautiful bedding, and comfortable details.
Premium Suite bedding
Air conditioning (AC) and heating throughout the ship.

A dedicated and enthusiastic crew of men and women from around the world.

 Dinning room

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The Nautilus Explorer is a Millennium Boat Built and Launched in Vancouver, B.C. in 2000.

For a small ship, the Nautilus Explorer feels “plenty big” (or so our guests tell us). There is ample room to find a quiet place to read, chat, fill out your divelog or journal or work on editing the images you shot that day – whether in the separate dining room, main salon or one of the upper sundecks. And there is nothing like a soak under the stars in the sparkling clear fresh water of our hot tub after a day of diving or exploration. The main salon also serves as the ship’s entertainment center with very “comfy” couches, a great library, a well stocked bar and select evening video showings, presentations and slide shows.

  • 116′ long, 27′ wide. Small ship size with a much bigger feel
  • 11 – 12 mph cruise speed
  • Steel hull and superstructure for your safety
  • 7000 gallon fresh water capacity and 3600 gallons-per-day water maker allowing you to shower as often as you like
  • Quiet twin 70 kw generators operating 24 hours per day with precise voltage and frequency control. Ship’s power is 110 volts ac , 60 Hz)
  • Air-conditioning and heating throughout. Comfort in every climate
  • Ship Accommodations

 

NEX_Lower_Deck  All eight lower deck staterooms have private heads with separate shower stalls, central air conditioning and measure 90 square feet. Six of the staterooms have side by side beds. Two of the staterooms have large double beds and additional storage area. There is also one co-ed triple occupancy stateroom.

NEX_Main_DeckNEX_Hot_Tub_Deck    Three superior suites on the hot-tub deck measure 145 sq. ft and have large exterior windows. They each have private facilities, a desk and either bureau or wardrobe. Two of these suites have doors that open directly outside. The third suite boasts a large flat screen TV and DVD player.  The premium suite is also located on the hot-tub deck and is twice the size of the other suites. It has a separate bedroom and lounge each with a large flat screen TV and DVD player, private facilities with a full-size bathtub and shower plus large private windows looking out on an ocean view. The lounge in this suite has a beautiful floor to ceiling picture window.

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Nautilus Under Sea

Vessel Specs:

Length: 90 ft / 28 m         Beam: 24 ft / 7.4 m       Draft: 8 ft / 2.5 m
Displacement: 180 tons
Construction: Steel with teak work deck
Engines: Twin Caterpillar 240 hp ( Total 480 HP )
Cruising Speed: 9 knots           Maximum Speed:    9.5 knots     Range:   6,000 nautical miles Endurance:   24 days
Tenders: One 25 ft. heavy duty fiberglass dive boats One 22 ft. heavy duty fiberglass dive boats One 17 ft. rigid bottom inflatable
Generators: Two 65 kW and one 5 kW portable       Available Voltage:    110/208 VAC 12-24 VDC
Fuel Tankage: 8,000 Gallons (normal operation)       Water Tankage:     6,000 Gallons (1,800 gallons/day water maker)
Safety: Full safety equipment as per the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) requirements. Comprehensive emergency first aid kit, Emergency oxygen kit for 3 persons, 18 Mini Personal Diver Locator EPIRB
Scuba Compressors: Two 13 cfm electric
Scuba Tanks: 4 air and 24 nitrox aluminum 80 cu/ft. tanks 2,200 cu/ft. high-pressure storage bank
Technical Diving: Full oxygen, nitrox and rebreather service (passengers must bring their own rebreathers)
Electronics: 3 GPS (Global Positioning Systems), 2 Furuno Radars (64 and 36 Miles), 2 VHF radios, 3 handheld VHF radios, 2 depth Sounders, Autopilot SSB radiotelephone: SEA 222, Radio Direction Finder: SIMRAD Satellite phone, Multi-system television, DVD player and CD stereo.
Miscellaneous: 15-ton deck mounted crane, 38 ft. by 24 ft. (11m by 7.4 m) work deck space, fully equipped workshop with arc-welding and oxy-acetylene equipment/supplies, 16 personal dive gear boxes 15 personal camera lockers with Stabilized and surge protected 110v outlets Air conditioning throughout the vessel, Sundeck and lounge chairs, Washer and dryer, Refrigerator and ice machine.
Specialized Equipment: Large deck-mountable Pro-Lab consisting of a 10 ft. x 10 ft. self-contained specialized movie/video camera workstation, and dedicated work tools, fully air-conditioned
Guest Accommodations: For 17 guests:     1 Triple Co-ed Stateroom,   6 Superior Staterooms, 1 Premium Stateroom.

All guest cabins have heads & showers and individual AC control

Crew Accommodations: For 10 crew members 5 crew cabins 2 crew heads

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Belle Amie

140″ long x 33″ wide
500 tons
2 Premium suites that can convert to 1 VIP suite
6 Superior suites
8 Staterooms
1 Quad berth
Dining room
Lounge area

Nautilus Explorer

116′ long, 27′ wide. Small ship size with a much bigger feel
11 – 12 mph cruise speed
2 Premium suites
2 Superior suites
8 Staterooms
1 Triple berth room
Steel hull and superstructure for your safety
7000 gallon fresh water capacity and 3600 gallons-per-day water maker allowing you to shower as often as you like
Quiet twin 70 kw electric generators operating 24 hours per day with precise voltage and frequency control. Ship’s power is 110 volts ac , 60 Hz)
Air-conditioning and heating throughout. Comfort in every climate

Nautilus Under Sea

Vessel Specs:

Length: 90 ft / 28 m         Beam: 24 ft / 7.4 m       Draft: 8 ft / 2.5 m
Displacement: 180 tons
Construction: Steel with teak work deck
Engines: Twin Caterpillar 240 hp ( Total 480 HP )
Cruising Speed: 9 knots           Maximum Speed:    9.5 knots     Range:   6,000 nautical miles Endurance:   24 days
Tenders: One 25 ft. heavy duty fiberglass dive boats One 22 ft. heavy duty fiberglass dive boats One 17 ft. rigid bottom inflatable
Generators: Two 65 kW and one 5 kW portable       Available Voltage:    110/208 VAC 12-24 VDC
Fuel Tankage: 8,000 Gallons (normal operation)       Water Tankage:     6,000 Gallons (1,800 gallons/day water maker)
Safety: Full safety equipment as per the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) requirements. Comprehensive emergency first aid kit, Emergency oxygen kit for 3 persons, 18 Mini Personal Diver Locator EPIRB
Scuba Compressors: Two 13 cfm electric
Scuba Tanks: 4 air and 24 nitrox aluminum 80 cu/ft. tanks 2,200 cu/ft. high-pressure storage bank
Technical Diving: Full oxygen, nitrox and rebreather service (passengers must bring their own rebreathers)
Electronics: 3 GPS (Global Positioning Systems), 2 Furuno Radars (64 and 36 Miles), 2 VHF radios, 3 handheld VHF radios, 2 depth Sounders, Autopilot SSB radiotelephone: SEA 222, Radio Direction Finder: SIMRAD Satellite phone, Multi-system television, DVD player and CD stereo.
Miscellaneous: 15-ton deck mounted crane, 38 ft. by 24 ft. (11m by 7.4 m) work deck space, fully equipped workshop with arc-welding and oxy-acetylene equipment/supplies, 16 personal dive gear boxes 15 personal camera lockers with Stabilized and surge protected 110v outlets Air conditioning throughout the vessel, Sundeck and lounge chairs, Washer and dryer, Refrigerator and ice machine.
Specialized Equipment: Large deck-mountable Pro-Lab consisting of a 10 ft. x 10 ft. self-contained specialized movie/video camera workstation, and dedicated work tools, fully air-conditioned
Guest Accommodations: For 17 guests:     1 Triple Co-ed Stateroom,   6 Superior Staterooms, 1 Premium Stateroom.

All guest cabins have heads & showers and individual AC control

Crew Accommodations: For 10 crew members 5 crew cabins 2 crew heads

 

San Benedicto & Socorro Islands Information

Two Hundred Sixty miles southwest of Cabo San Lucas is a group of islands called Islas Revillagigedos.These islands are famous for their “Big” fish encounters. Particularly the “friendly” Giant Pacific Manta Rays that seem to enjoy having divers interact with them. They actually seek the attention of the divers. The islands of San Benedicto and Socorro along with the rock islet of Roca Partida have come to be called the “Mexican Galapagos”.The first dive site will be at San Benedicto Island at a spot called “The Boiler”. It’s named for the surface boils that passing swells make. This spot is where divers swim with the friendly Mantas. Occasionally whale sharks are seen here. Howard Hall filmed the Manta sequence here for his award winning film Shadows in a Desert Sea. This is where Stan Waterman and Howard Hall also filmed The Man Who Loves Sharks.Socorro Island located 28 miles from San Benedicto is where sightings of Silky, Hammerhead, and Galapagos Sharks are common. Tiger Sharks have also been spotted cruising over the lava formations.Socorro is a much larger island with verdant green slopes and unusual lava formations along its shoreline and underwater. The vessel will need to check in with the Mexican military garrison at the only settlement on the southern point of the island. Once cleared, divers can begin exploring the many sites selected by the captain according to prevailing conditions. Socorro experienced an underwater volcanic eruption in 1993 and is an island still in transition.