Your safety on a dive liveaboard vessel is of paramount importance. Over the years, many dive boats have burned, sunk, capsized, run onto rocks, been caught in hurricanes, and so on. It’s no small matter.

IMO - the International Maritime Organization – regulates and governs Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) with comprehensive regulations administered by certified classification groups. IMO and these regulations were formed as a direct result of the sinking of the Titanic. The bad news is that fewer than 1% of the worldwide dive liveaboard fleet are SOLAS certified under IMO regulation. The good news is that the Nautilus Explorer is one of those very few SOLAS dive vessels, and has the same safety certificates as the largest ocean going cruise ships in the world. ISM certification is the maritime equivalent of ISO 9000 (quality assurance and management process) and is a SOLAS requirement that we are proud to be in full compliance with, under audit by Lloyds Register.

The SOLAS certification means peace of mind, and sailing without worry. Our good night’s sleep and very lives are worth it. How do you know if a ship has SOLAS certification?? Just ask for a copy of the following documents…

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