The Nautilus Belle Amie liveaboard offers maximum comfort and world-class diving itineraries to see the mantas of Socorro and the great white sharks of Isla Guadalupe.
Accommodation on board the Belle Amie includes superior suites on the wheelhouse deck, luxurious premium suites on the main deck and stateroom cabins on the lower deck, with up to 30 passengers and 11 experienced crew on any trip. All cabins are air-conditioned and have en-suite facilities. The boat features modern, spacious amenities suitable for divers, including a hot tub and wet bar on the sundeck.
The journey to the remote volcanic islands in protected marine biospheres is half of the adventure, one that few people get to experience. Diving is from one of the 8 metre long skiffs (or custom built submersible cages on Guadalupe trips). The boat is rebreather friendly and Nitrox is available.
Voyages to Socorro Island operate from November to July. It’s here where you can dive and interact with the friendliest, majestic giant mantas (manta birostris) in the world. As well as mantas you can expect up to ten species of sharks (including schooling hammerheads), dolphin, humpback whales (Jan-Apr) and whale sharks in season. It takes a day to get out to this remote archipelago and on a regular nine day trip you’ll have five diving days to enjoy the famous sites around at least three of the Revillagigedos Islands including Socorro.
Read dive consultant Mat Howell's blog about his trip to Socorro on board the Nautilus Belle Amie
The boat visits Isla Guadalupe Jul-Nov where divers will find the most exciting great white shark dive site. Trips are five nights and diving is operated in cages, observing the sharks from a safe distance. Travel time to the island is 20 hours and is worth every minute! The boat moves to ensure the best shark encounters and the cages are built to maximise safety and comfort, with excellent viewing and photography facilities, providing divers with total freedom of movement and a 360 degree panoramic visibility. The next few days are spent in the water as much as possible to ensure maximum shark sightings. Non-divers are welcome on these adventurous trips.