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Address: Passion Street, 001, Nicaragua
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+505 2575 5077

Enjoy your adventure in Corn Island diving with us…” Recent reforms,Nice...

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.

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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... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2014
James T
San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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27 reviews
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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 on and off the boat. A storm had just been through and the water was... More 

2 Thank James T
Salt Lake City, Utah
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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, no interest in helping us improve our technique. (We're 71 yr old novices.) After an... More 

1 Thank tomhuckin
Granada, Nicaragua
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 to this and didn't have any expectations. We completed our training and felt safe throughout,... More 

1 Thank jpriebe
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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 handle ourselves under water. The equipment was adequate and the support staff super helpful (two... More 

3 Thank Maryruth P
Collierville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 of weight for my weightbelt was precise. He kept his eyes on me constantly when... More 

5 Thank Mike00154964
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 to go ahead without them(poor choice). Water was extremely choppy. They had promised a glass... More 

6 Thank Petelola
Brighton, United Kingdom
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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 and is a very foolish choice. If something went wrong we would be utterly screwed... More 

6 Thank Ellie T
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 1 that pointed the problem out before I started working. all the regulators had a... More 

6 Thank djabba b
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 to scuba. While the location is not PADI certified, since Sandy is PADi certified they... More 

2 Thank Nina93
San Antonio, Texas
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 dive shop. Chema usually only takes groups there if there's at least three people, but... More 

4 Thank JFreejay

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