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Nautilus Dive Center

#4 of 5 things to do in Big Corn Island Features Animals
Passion Street, 001, Nicaragua
+505 2575 5077
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Enjoyable

We had 2 days of good dives with Chema, the owner of Nautilus. Two of us had been on many dives... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2014
James T
,
San Jose, California
Indifferent to customers

My wife and I hired this company to take us to three snorkeling spots off Big Corn for $30 per... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2014
tomhuckin
,
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Enjoy your adventure in Corn Island diving with us…” Recent reforms,Nice ambiance, 10 years of experience on the island and of course Great Dives!! Dive center located in the Caribbean Sea, Big Corn Island (Nicaragua). We make PADI Courses (Discover Scuba Diving, Open Water Diver, Advanced OWD, Rescue Diver, Divemaster, Specialty Diver), Fun Dives in Coral Reefs and Blowing Rocks, Night Dives and Scuba Review. We have Snorkeling. Tours in a glass bottom boat and a Library with Book Exchange.
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor27%
  • Terrible22%
2 Feb 2014
“Enjoyable”
26 Jan 2014
“Indifferent to customers”
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Passion Street, 001, Nicaragua
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+505 2575 5077
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

We had 2 days of good dives with Chema, the owner of Nautilus. Two of us had been on many dives prior to this, while two of us were freshly certified. Chema gave special attention to the new divers, helping them with their equipment both...More

2  Thank James T
Reviewed 27 January 2014

My wife and I hired this company to take us to three snorkeling spots off Big Corn for $30 per person (about 2 hrs). Had our own masks and air tubes. The two guys who took us out just went through the motions. No instruction,...More

1  Thank tomhuckin
Reviewed 24 November 2013

We did our PADI Open Water certification with a great dive instructor: Sandra. Nautilus was about what one should expect in a remote part of Nicaragua: rustic, functional but older equipment, and sparse. Thankfully, we had a sum total of one dive between us prior...More

1  Thank jpriebe
Reviewed 18 November 2013

We chose Nautilus to get our PADI Open Water Diver certification and had a great time. Though the weather didn't always cooperate, Sandi (our instructor) was patient and helped us learn all of the skills necessary to ensure we were confident in our ability to...More

3  Thank Maryruth P
Reviewed 23 May 2013

I was the only one diving with Chema. There were 2 other people on the boat who carried the tanks, my equipment and and helped me get on the small boat. His equipment was old, but very well-maintained. He was an excellent divemaster. His choice...More

5  Thank Mike00154964
Reviewed 1 April 2013

I went with a group of 4 adults and 5 children ages ranging from 17 to 7. The owner Chema seems to have a split personality mostly explosive one. Once we arrived at the panga we realized that there weren't enough life preservers. We decided...More

6  Thank Petelola
Reviewed 25 March 2013

On the way to the Blowing Rock dive site we were not given a safety briefing and I also realised there was no O2 on board!! I made the decision to still do the dive - this is not a decision I am proud of...More

6  Thank Ellie T
Reviewed 10 February 2013

bad choice.... very bad equipment, very unexpeienced staff, very tempered boss. the boss thinks hie equipment is in a perfect state , when Istarted working there the first thing I did was checking all the equipment together with the divemaster in training. he was the...More

6  Thank djabba b
Reviewed 2 January 2013

This is a locally owned small place where the equipment is old, but well maintained and repaired locally. The owner is friendly and we had very competent boys on the boat with us. The owner brought in a fabulous instructor, Sandy, to teach our boys...More

2  Thank Nina93
Reviewed 16 August 2012

Overall: Chema is a very nice guy, but their equipment is unreliable--only dive there if you bring your own. We will not be diving there again. Pros: Blowing Rock is an amazing site--I highly recommend it--but you're probably better off going with a Little Corn...More

4  Thank JFreejay
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