M/V Nautilus Belle Amie - Built in 2005 by Bollinger Shipyards, USA
Schedule: Year round with seasonal destinations
Capacity: 28-32 Guests / 12 Crew
Cruising Speed: 11 knots
Fuel Capacity: 7,000 gallons
Water: 3,600 gallons per day
Compressors: 3x Bauer w/ banks + Nitrox Membrane (Rebreather friendly)
Voltage: 110 volts (60Hz)
Safety Aides: EPIRB (emergency position indicator radio beacon)
Communication Satphone, email & internet access
Dive Skiffs 3x large high speed inflatables
The Belle Amie has accommodations that suit all preferences ranging from a luxurious VIP double premium suite to superior suites, shared or quad staterooms. There is lots of seating for everyone in the lounge, on the partially shaded sundeck and in the dining room. The only bunk beds on the boat are in the tripple co-ed shared cabin. All other accommodation features side-by-side hotel style beds. Our mission is to cater to your every comfort from super high tech communication, email and internet at sea to stocking a wide selection of beer, wine and single malt scotches in the ship's bar.
(Giant Mantas, Sharks, Dolphins & Humpbacks)
Socorro is all about amazing interaction with our favourite giant mantas. No other mantas in the world behave like this. We don't know why but we LOVE IT!! And the mantas clearly love us back. November and December boast the warmest water temps of the year in the low 80's. Aside from the usual interaction with mantas, dolphins and 10 kinds of sharks, this is the best time of year to see whale sharks in blue blue water and often excellent visibility.
(Cage Diving with Great White Sharks)
238 identified great white sharks and counting. Imagine descending to 30 feet and going face-to-face with our big toothy friends in beautiful blue water with typical visibility of 125 + feet. July and August is the best time to see large numbers of rowdy male sharks - we have seen up to 9 sharks at one time! The opportunity for diving is virtually unlimited between between our submersible, suspended and surface cages.
Socorro Islands (Mantas)
(January - June)
9 Days / 8 Nights
10 Days / 9 Nights
Guadalupe Island (Great White Sharks)(July - November)
6 Days / 5 Nights
- Aluminum 80 tanks
- Weight belts
- Use of sea kayaks (except Guadalupe great white shark cage diving trips)
- Marine ID presentations, zodiac kayaking instruction (except white shark trips).
- Meals, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages including sodas.
Port fee payable by cash onboard.
We offer a selection of wines, imported and domestic beers, single malt scotches and a variety of spirits.
Nitrox and argon fills.
Rebreather support including zorb and specialized tank rentals.*
(* Limited supply on a first come first serve basis)
100/120 cu. ft. steel tanks (16 lbs more negative than an aluminum 80).
Gift shop purchases.