NAUTILUS BELLE AMIE I SEPT 2020 I 5 NIGHTS I GUADALUPE - GREAT WHITE SHARKS I MEXICO

NAUTILUS BELLE AMIE I SEPT 2020 I 5 NIGHTS I GUADALUPE - GREAT WHITE SHARKS I MEXICO
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Custom built for luxury and comfort. Most spacious in her class, each cabin has an ocean view. Huge main salon, sun decks, bar and many modern conveniences. All levels of divers welcome - White Shark diving



HIGHLIGHTS

  • 5 Nights, 12 Dives
  • Languages spoken - English, Spanish. Other languages on request.
  • Luxury dive safari adventures in Guadalupe 
  • In summer, encounter the great white shark while cage diving in Guadalupe island
  • Mantas, humpbacks, dolphins, hammerheads, silkies, whalesharks, white tip reef, silvertip and galapagos sharks
  • Rebreather friendly
  • All levels of divers welcome
  • Most spacious, air-conditioned vessel in its class of liveaboard
  • Huge dive deck, water level platform
  • Full length sun deck, Jacuzzi
  • Luxurious high quality bed linen
  • Incredible delicious fresh food

SERVICES ON BOARD

  • Dives from platform with zodiac support
  • Battery Charging Station. Warm-Water Showers. Fish Id And Diving Books
  • Tanks With Din Valves. Din/Int Adapters. Nitrox ($) .Rental Equipment ($)
  • Air-Conditioning. Wi-Fi ($). Lounge/TV Area. Movies
  • Land Excursions. Snorkelling. Kayaking
  • Buffet. Fine Cuisine.Vegetarian Food. Gluten Free Food, including water, tea, coffee, juices, snacks between meals and after dives, soft drinks
  • Alcohol – is available to purchase on board
  • Payments on board- Visa. Mastercard. Cash
  • Fire Alarm. Fire Extinguisher. Life Jackets. Life Rafts.
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit. Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed).
  • Emergency Positioning. Radio Beacon
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Dates available
Departure: 04/09/2020
Arrival: 09/09/2020
Duration: 5 nights
Spaces available: 14
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Ensenada - Ensenada
Departure: 09/09/2020
Arrival: 14/09/2020
Duration: 5 nights
Spaces available: 10
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Ensenada - Ensenada
Departure: 19/09/2020
Arrival: 24/09/2020
Duration: 5 nights
Spaces available: 14
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Ensenada - Ensenada
Departure: 29/09/2020
Arrival: 04/10/2020
Duration: 5 nights
Spaces available: 16
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Ensenada - Ensenada
Departure Arrival Duration Spaces available Harbors (Departure - Arrival)
04/09/2020 09/09/2020 5 nights 14 Ensenada - Ensenada
09/09/2020 14/09/2020 5 nights 10 Ensenada - Ensenada
19/09/2020 24/09/2020 5 nights 14 Ensenada - Ensenada
29/09/2020 04/10/2020 5 nights 16 Ensenada - Ensenada

OUR BOAT

The spectacular, custom built 41m (147 ft x 32 ft beam) La Nautilus Belle Amie was launched in 2015. With over 25 years experience, the Nautilus Belle Amie offers Divers complete luxury while experiencing the ultimate Dive Safari Adventure. The ultimate dive vacation begins with a luxurious Stateroom fit to your budget complete with air conditioning and private bathrooms.

The dining experience is incredible with all meals made from scratch and special dietary needs accommodated. Full board, including water, tea, coffee, juices, snacks between meals and after dives, soft drinks. Alcohol is available onboard to purchase.

OUR CABINS

Two spacious Premium Suites are available on the Main Deck. These rooms have en-suites with double sinks. Large windows with fantastic ocean views, plenty of sunlight, large storage area and personal flat screen TV. Available in single or double occupancy. 6 Superior Suites on the Upper Deck. Superior rooms have large double window. The Lower Deck has 8 comfy Staterooms with various bed configurations (single and double occupancy). An affordable Triple occupancy Stateroom is also available. All bed linen are in fine Egyptian cotton.

AMENITIES

Dining and lounge areas are located both inside and outside on the Sun Deck area and offer comfort and relaxation between dives. Relax on the lounges, in the hot tub or at the Bar between or after diving and have easy access to TV and charge stations. Very large ship easily and comfortably accommodates 30 - 32 guests 

DIVING WITH US

Trips are scheduled off Baja to enable you to view marine life like giant Mantas, Dolphins and 10 varieties of Sharks at the ultimate times. Whether diving with giant Mantas at Socorro Island or with the calm Great Whites of Guadalupe, it will be the dive experience of a life-time. The Nautilus Belle Amie is ISM safety certified and surveyed by international class and it is also stabilized for comfortable ride. Its spacious area is ideal for preparing for dives and has ample storage for dive gear. The boat is equipped with Nitrox filling options as well as 3 Bauer compressors.

The diving in the Socorro and Guadalupe Islands offers exposure to some of the most exhilarating marine life encounters in an ocean offering incredible visibility and perfect water temperatures.

MAIN DECK - PREMIUM SUITE

Two spacious premium suites are available on the main deck. En-suite bathrooms with double sinks and showers. Large windows, plenty of sunlight, air conditioning, large storage area and personal flat screen TV. Available in single or double occupancy.

  • Size: -
  • Beds: 1 King
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: No
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

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UPPER DECK - SUPERIOR SUITE

There are 6 superior suites on the upper deck. Superior suites have large double windows, an en-suite bathroom and air conditioning. Double and single occupancy available.

  • Size: -
  • Beds: 1 king or 2 twin beds
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

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LOWER DECK - STATEROOM

On the lower deck there are 8 comfy staterooms with side by side beds, each have an en-suite bathroom and individually controlled air conditioning.

  • Size: 14 m²
  • Beds: 1 Double and 1 Twin
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

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LOWER DECK - TRIPLE STATEROOM

This affordable triple occupancy stateroom is situated on the lower deck and is equipped with en-suite bathroom and air conditioning

  • Size: -
  • Beds: 2 Bunk Bed
  • Max occupancy: 3
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • The trip begins in Ensenada and ends in Ensenada
  • The closest airport is San Diego Intl (SAN)
  • Meeting point at Dan Diego dive center and at 19:30 transfer to the boat

EMBARKATION AND DEPARTURE

  • You can check in on the boat as of 20:00
  • The boat departs Ensenada at around 22:00 on the same day
  • Accepted payment methods on board: VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • DIN/INT adaptors are available on board
  • Towels and soap are included

ARRIVAL AND DISEMBARKATION

  • Your last dives will be on the second to last day in the afternoon
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you respect the 24 hour no-fly time after your last dive!
  • The boat docks back in Ensenada around 14:00 on the last day
  • Check out and disembarkation is around 14:00 on the last day.
  • If you are flying out of San Diego, please try to take a flight the next day in case there are any delays at the border or due to weather

EXTRA INFORMATION

  • Transfers from San Diego Airport  can be provided by a third-party company; please enquire for pricing and availability
  • Please note the $65 USD port fee is only payable by cash 

Logistics: Meeting points and getting to the departure port

  • On this trip the boat departs from Ensenada, Mexico and returns to Ensenada.
  • Meeting point is at San Diego Dive Center 10 minute drive from San Diego Airport. Downtown San Diego is only 4 miles away 
  • Dive center is located right on the water in Point Loma which boasts plenty of shops and restaurants within walking distance
  • The coach departs at 7:30 PM for the approximate 2,5 hour transfer to the boat in Ensenada

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • 5 Nights
  • 12 dives
  • Not required diving certification for surface cages
  • For underwater cages Open Water level required.
  • Only Guadalupe Island can boast shark viewing in beautiful clear blue water with over 100ft visibility and with water temperature averaging between 65F-70F.
  • Guadalupe Island is the top destination for great white shark encounters, with incredible opportunities for photography and videography.
  • Over 170 individual great white sharks have been identified in the bay where the double decker submersible cage is staged, guaranteeing unforgettable encounters and memories that will last a life-time. 
  • A liveaboard that enables you to get up close and personal with great white sharks, including unlimited cage diving from 6:30am until dusk.

PROGRAM

DAY 1

  • Your adventure begins at San Diego Dive Center to jump aboard “Shredder”, our luxury Volvo highway coach. Our goal is transferring you to the boat effortlessly and comfortably. “Shredder” (named after one of our favourite sharks) usually departs at 7:30pm and will whisk you down to Ensenada in 2.5 hours.
  • The crew will greet you dockside in Ensenada with big smiles and trays of champagne
  • Safety Briefing, Crew Introduction, Necessary Dive Paperwork, Cabin allocation and ship orientation will take place before departing the Harbour.

DAY 2

  • Travelling and relaxing at sea
  • The ship arrives at Guadalupe in the evening, where you will anchor and dinner will be served dinner
  • The crew will guide you through an orientation, give safety briefings and get you excited with their "Shark 101" talk.
  • Shark cages will be placed in the water, with the first dives available the following day from 6:30am.

DAY 3

  • Our theory on how shark trips should operate is very simple. Have loads of large comfortable cages in the water. 
  • Open the cages for diving at 6:30am. Leave the cages open until dusk. Have lots of divemasters in the water and on the dive deck to ensure an excellent diving experience for our guests. We provide virtually unlimited diving in our surface cages, and provide at least three dives a day for certified divers in our submersible cages. 
  • We want to make sure you can dive as much as you want, for as long as you want. And don’t worry about missing a meal if you are in the water – our chefs and hostesses will cook up breakfast to order or save a plate of food for you. 
  • Other activity opportunities include our group Shark ID sessions, cocktail hour, and provided good weather, our “theatre under the stars”.  And of course, you can jump in the hot tub, even between your dives!

DAY 4

  • Cages open at 6:30am and remain open until dusk.
  • Submersible dives available from 8:30am.
  • Extra Activities: Shark Behaviour and Shark ID.

DAY 5

  • Cages open at 6:30am and remain open until 5:00pm.
  • Submersible dives available from 7:30am until 5:00pm.
  • Extra Activities: Cocktails and Trip Slide Show.
  • Depart for Ensenada.

DAY 6

  • Sadly, your time onboard will come to a close when we arrive in Ensenada around 2:00 pm.
  • Before you disembark, we will ensure you get a copy of the trip highlights DVD that our crew has put together. “Shredder” will be ready to transport guests to either Tijuana or San Diego.
  • Some of our divers will extend their adventure with us at the San Diego Dive Center.

INCLUDED

  • Full board, including water, tea, coffee, juices, snacks between meals and after dives, soft drinks
  • Weight Belt/Weights/Tank(s)
  • Dive guides
  • Kayak usage
  • Unlimited shark diving
  • Transfer from pick-up point in San Diego to departure port (round-trip)
  • Nautilus Lifeline

NOT INCLUDED

  • Harbour fees: 65 USD per trip
  • Dive insurance
  • Nitrox: 20 USD per day
  • Wifi (100 USD per trip)
  • Tips for the crew (recommended)
  • Rental equipment full set 
  • Wetsuit: 50 USD per trip
  • BCD: 45 USD per trip
  • Regulator: 45 USD per trip
  • Dive computer: 25 USD
  • Alcohol

CANCELLATION POLICY

What if I need to cancel my booking?

Your reservation request is obligation free and you can cancel anytime within the first 72 hours. During this time you can easily find matching flights and get answers from our reservations team to any further questions you may have.
After you have confirmed and paid for your reservation, the following cancellation policy applies:

  • 30 % non refundable
  • Between 120 days y 90 days before trip = 70 % refundable
  • Less than 90 days before trip = no refund

In case of cancellation the refund will be transferred to your bank account, credit card or paypal account within 10 business days

BEFORE TRAVELLING

  • Make sure you meet the country's requirements corresponding to your nationality make sure your passport is valid at least six months after the date you plan to visit the country
  • Diving insurance is mandatory for divers of all ages on all of our trips: bring your certificate as proof
  • It is strongly recommended to have travel insurance that is appropriate for the type of diving holidays you are going to do
  • Check the electrical standards (such as which plugs are used) in your destination country before travelling and bring the appropriate adaptor if necessary.
  • The itinerary and the number of dives are indicative and are subject to weather conditions and conditions: safety is always first
  • All divers must provide their diving certification card
  • Diving computers are compulsory
  • Local rates, fuel surcharges, distance rates, port fees, etc. may change without notice due to changes in government policy, changes in the price of oil, etc.
  • The changes are beyond our control and the increases must be paid if the boat requests them. We will endeavor to inform you of any changes as soon as possible. A change in these rates does not entitle you to cancel the trip.

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