Sea conditions in our anchorage are generally calm with 25 - 40 meter visibility in very blue water and water temperatures around 23 degrees Celsius. 5 - 7 mm full suit is recommended for all seasons.
No special experience required. Divers in submersible cages are escorted by a divemaster.
The Nautilus Explorer is heavy 325-ton stable oceanic vessel. On the crossing the seas are usually 1.5 - 2 meters although they can also be flat calm or occasionally (maybe once per season) we experience 3-meter waves. Sea state is no problem for almost all divers especially if guests use the scopolamine patch. Note: we did cancel 1 trip in 2007 because of freak weather conditions. Our anchorage at Guadalupe is sheltered and calm.
HOW TO GET THERE
Fly-in gateways are San Diego and Los Angeles, California and Tijuana, Mexico (connecting via Mexico City). We offer complete round-trip transfers from a hospitality suite at the Ramada Hotel in San Diego and we ask all our guest to be there and ready to go by 7:30 p.m. The Nautilus Explorer departs in the evening for a 20-hour voyage to Isla Guadalupe, generally arriving the next day at dinner time allowing for a nice restful night's sleep before the action begins the next morning. We generally arrive back in port at 2 p.m. on the last day of your trip with included transfers back to San Diego later that afternoon