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Nautilus Diving & Training Center

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Address: | Near KM 9.5 in the Cancun Hotel Zone, lagoon side, Cancun 77500, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 998 885 0443

Nautilus Diving provides personalized instruction, professional guided...

Nautilus Diving provides personalized instruction, professional guided diving tours, and customized packages to meet your diving goals. We are conveniently located in Cancun's hotel zone and offer dive trips to Cancun, Cozumel, and the Cenotes. Our top priority is your enjoyment and safety, so we offer dive trips organized and guided in small groups so we can provide a personal and safe diving experience. Come enjoy the beautiful reefs with abundant sealife, wreck or night dives, or experience cavern diving in the cenotes. We look forward to helping you plan your diving trip!

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I started visiting the Cancun area in 2002. I was offered a free SCUBA "demonstration" class by my resort. After a quick intro and a swim around the pool, I was hooked. I signed... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 May 2009
Louisville, KY

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Louisville, KY
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2009

I started visiting the Cancun area in 2002. I was offered a free SCUBA "demonstration" class by my resort. After a quick intro and a swim around the pool, I was hooked. I signed up for the resort diving course and began diving. My first dives were unpleasant/pleasant experiences. The sights and the sensations of being underwater were fantastic. The... More 

4 Thank underwater
Revere, MA
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2009

Scuba Fred’s (formerly Nautilus Diving) which is located in the Cancun Clipper Club on the lagoon side. Fred is a former employee of Manta Divers and I remember from before when I dove in Cancun before. The only people diving were me, the Clemente (I hope I spelled his name right), the divemaster and a Mexican tourist whose name I... More 

1 Thank macado
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2009

I recently returned from Cancun where I dove with Scuba Fred's. Last year Clemente gave me the opportunity to try scuba. I then returned to the US and became certified. I am now an Advanced Diver working on my Master Diver certification. Scuba Fred's run a great facillity. They are smaller and deal with smaller groups. Clemente is a fantastic... More 

1 Thank ScubaSteveIndiana
Sun Lakes, AZ
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2009

I had read on trip advisor about Octavio and Nautilus Diving. I stayed at the the Hyatt Regency and bumped into two ladies at the excursion desk. We both discussed how we wondered if the trip advisor rating was real or not. They assured me that they had just gone out with Octavio a few days earlier and how it... More 

2 Thank Scott_from_Sun_Lakes
New York
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2009

The folks that work here, especially Octavio, are friendly & knowledgeable. My gripe is that I specifically asked about rough seas & was told that it would not be a problem. Our party was dropped into very rough water & 4 out of 7 divers were sea sick. If you are susceptible to motion sickness, be forewarned....

1 Thank ironbull
Hamilton, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2009

My friend and I have never been on an actual dive and went to this place specifically because of the TripAdvisor reviews ignoring all other offerings. Very lucky we did and thanks to all the other reviews that were submitted. I'll talk about that later. One thing to mention first, IF YOU GET MOTION SICKNESS, TAKE SOMETHING FOR IT BEFORE... More 

1 Thank rm0847
Winston, GA
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2009

What a fabulous group of people. My experience could not have been better. I stayed at the Cancun Clipper Club for 10 nights and the primary purpose for the trip was to get in as much diving as possible. The dock is literally at the hotel. You walk from your room to the palapa where you get your gear and... More 

1 Thank K4KW
Edmonton, AB
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2009

My husband and I dove with Octavio in January 2009. We did a reef dive, wreck dive and a cenote dive. The cenote dive and the wreck dive have been the best dives in my life! Octavio is amazing. He is so friendly, offers very personal service and is big on safety. The groups are smalls: it was just my... More 

1 Thank zosia_nr1
Southeast Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2009

I am a happy return customer to this fine diving establishment. I did a referral dive certification one year ago, and was lucky to have Octavio as my dive instructor then.....I had hoped upon my return this year, to be able to go out with him again, but he has a following, and he was already out with return customers.... More 

1 Thank Marie4085
Tucson, Arizona
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2009

Feb 2, I dove again with Nautilus/Scuba Freds. I got certified on a referral dive deal a year ago, with Octavio as my instructor, and wanted to go with him again this year, but due to his popularity, he was booked up, so Clemente was our dive master. My dive partner for the day was a novice, and did the... More 

1 Thank Rodney B

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