Galaxy Diver is a deluxe standard professional yacht, offering scuba diving and naturalist trips in the Galapagos Islands, it can accommodate 12 guests.

Pierre

27/01/2023

The trip was FABULOUS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I loved it so so so so much !!! Th only boat onsite everyday, great group, great food great local dive guide great crew ! Excellent airpot service, really...

Description

Boat

Galaxy Diver is an exclusive motor yacht liveaboard, fully renewed in 2022. It was built to the highest standards in order to minimise its carbon footprint and contribute to the conservation of the archipelago, without compromising on guests’ comfort and experience whilst on board.

Galaxy Diver is 29 meters long and 6.6 meters wide, with cruising speed at 8 - 10 knots per hour and both 110v and 220v electric power available onboard. It boasts a stylish modern aesthetic with deluxe and inviting living areas and feature artworks to help set the scene.

Galaxy Diver offering both diving and naturalist voyages, this exclusive liveaboard allows both diving and non-diving guests to enjoy this one-of-a-kind destination - providing exhilarating interactions with impressive wildlife above and below the water.

There is a comforting relaxing lounge area on the main deck with beverages station and scenic view windows, entertainment center include thematic books, board games, multimedia library etc. Besides the lounge, there is the delightful dining room area which includes 4 tables for 5 guests each one. A gourmet chef, with deep knowledge of the magical flavors of Galapagos ingredients, will leave you with an unforgettable taste memory.

On the upper deck, there is the outdoor lounge for you to explore the nature and unique views of the archipelago. This area provides a cosy observation area with lazy sofas, beverages, and bar service.

Galaxy Diver has an extensive dive platform provides ample space for pre-dive preparation and post dive adulation, and features twin staircases for easy access to the two accompanying zodiacs. Full equipment rental is available on board this vessel, including torches, computers, 7mm full-length wetsuits, boots and hoods.


Cabin

Galaxy Diver has 8 guest cabins, it can accommodate up to 12 guests per trip:

All cabins feature air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom, hair dryer, electric towel dryer, internal phone, safe box, closet and speaker.

2 Deluxe Cabins (#6, #8) :
Located on the upper deck, size 7.85m², each cabin comes with one double bed, seaview windows.

1 Deluxe Cabins (#9) :
Located on the upper deck, size 7.85m², this cabin comes with one double bed and an extra pulldown bed (subject availability), can be used as a triple cabin, seaview windows.

1 Deluxe Cabins (#5) :
Located on the main deck, size 12m², this cabin comes with one double bed or two single beds side by side, seaview windows.

2 Standard Cabins (#1, 2) :
Located on the lower deck, size 10m² , each cabin comes with two single beds side by side, portholes.

2 Standard Cabins (#3, 4) :
Located on the lower deck, size 10m², each cabin comes with one double bed or two single beds side by side, portholes.


Diving

  • 3 dives per day + alternating additional sunset/night dives.
  • Usually 8D/7N diving trip will offer 18 - 20 dives in total.
  • 1 Check dive will be provided on the embarkation day.
  • Only 1 - 2 dives will be provided on the last diving day.
  • All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.
  • Nautilus LifeLine Marine GPS will be provided to divers.
  • Divers must have AOW level with at least 50 logged dives.

Other information

  • Nitrox:Complimentary for certified Nitrox divers
  • 15L Tanks:Limited available with an additional cost
  • Technical Dive Available: Not available at the moment
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available with an additional cost
  • Dive insurance:Divers must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Complimentary for all guests
  • Laundry Service:Not available at the moment
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment
  • Payment on board:By cash (USD)
  • Crew Number:10, include 2 dive guides

Parcours ( V.O )

Diving Itinerary 8D/7N

Day 1

AM : Arrival at Baltra airport where you will meet our dive guides at designated area. Escorted transfer from airport to the Galaxy Diver We’ll show your accommodations and the Dive master will hold a short briefing on all safety and emergency protocols. Lunch is served onboard.

PM : 1 (Check out Dive) in Baltra North East, where you will disembark close to the yacht and have a first “Galapagos taste”.

Day 2

AM : Wolf Island, 2 dives at El Derrumbe / La Ventana Islet

PM : Wolf Island, 2 dives at La Banana / Shark Bay

Day 3

AM : Darwin Island, 2 dives at El Arenal

PM : Darwin Island, 2 dives at The Darwin´s Towers

Day 4

AM : Wolf Island, 2 dives at Shark Bay / La Ventana Islet

PM : Wolf Island, 2 dives at El Derrumbe / La Banana

Day 5

AM : Fernandina Island, 1 dive at Douglas Cape in the morning

PM : Isabela Island, 1 dive at Vicente Roca Point.

Day 6

AM : Isabela Island, 2 dives at Marshall Cape.

PM : Isabela Island, 1 dive at the city of the Mantas.

Day 7

AM : Santiago Island, 2 dives at Cousins Rock.

PM : Bartolome Island, Bartolome is one of the most iconic places in the Galapagos and one of the few where you can see penguins without going to the remote areas of western Isabela and Fernandina. You will get great views of Pinnacle Rock, located in the northern side of the island, right next to a beautiful peach-color sand beach. The hike to the top of the island is fantastic and will offer you incredible views of lunar landscapes with scattered volcanic cones. Many islands are visible from this outlook, as well as the bay of Sullivan and the Pinnacle rock.

You will have the option to swim or snorkel from the beach. This area holds a well-deserved reputation of being one of the best snorkeling places in the Galapagos, not only because it’s clear and calm water, but also because of the presence of penguins, which are relatively easy to find while snorkeling, along with an incredible diversity of fish, colorful invertebrates, sea lions, turtles, rays and reef sharks.

Day 8

AM : Visit the Twin Craters or also known as “Los Gemelos”, are located on the way to the Highlands of Santa Cruz Island. You will find them on both sides of the road leading from Puerto Ayora to Baltra. In fact, they are not real craters, they were created by the collapse of surface material in underground fissures and chambers. You will have a wonderful view of the local flora, like Scalesia plants. On this site it is also possible to observe the endemic short-ear owl.

Then, transfer to the airport to take your flight back to continental Ecuador.


About the Galapagos Park Fee

Upon arrival at Baltra the entrance fee of US$ 100,00 is collected. This fee is only payable in cash.

We can pre-arrange the migration cards before taking the flight to Galapagos and the National Park entrance fee, at least 15 days prior to the cruise.


About Photographic Equipment

The Galapagos Islands are the perfect place to bring your photo equipment no matter if you are a pro or a beginner. Batteries, waterproof camera bags, and extra memory cards is always a good idea. Waterproof housings will be necessary if you wish to take your camera underwater.

Camera lenses: one 35mm or less, one 80 to 220mm with a doubler or an extra 400mm should do. A tripod is recommended. However, a mono-pod / walking-stick may do. Regarding drones the Galapagos National Park does not allow the use of this equipment due to their own regulations.

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Destinations Galápagos
Disponible à bord Support Nitrox, Équipements Nautiques, Station pour Photographe, Nautilus GPS, Wi-Fi
Langues parlées à bord Anglais, Espagnol

Horaires & trajets

Prix & conditions

Inclus

  • Transferts de l'aéroport et/ou de l'hôtel au yacht
  • TVA et taxes locales
  • Formule repas pension complète (y compris les collations)
  • Dispensaire d'eau, café instantané, thé
  • Boissons non alcoolisées
  • Activité de plongée (y bouteilles, ceinture et plombs)
  • Guide de plongée
  • Nitrox
  • Service de guides naturalistes
  • Utilisation de kayaks et/ou de SUPs
  • Excursions terrestres et activités
  • Assurance accident de bateau
  • Serviettes de cabine et articles de toilette
  • Service de nettoyage de cabine
  • Wi-Fi

Non inclus

  • Vols domestiques
  • Frais de parcs marins et de port
  • Supplément carburant
  • Boissons alcoolisées
  • Location d'équipement
  • Bouteille 15L
  • Formations possibles à bord
  • Assurance de plongée (exigence obligatoire)
  • Assurance de voyage
  • Pourboires

Informations pratiques

Galápagos

Période: les croisières sont possibles toute l'année. néanmoins Il y a deux saison :
-De juin à novembre, la faune est abondante et il y a plus de chances de requin-baleine.. -De décembre à mai est la saison d'accouplement et également bonne pour les marteaux et raies manta.

Les visas: les citoyens de l'Australie, Nouvelle-Zélande, Japon, Union européenne, Canada et USA n'ont pas besoin de permis pour les séjours jusqu'à 90 jours. Les résidents de certains pays africains et asiatiques ont besoin de visas. Veuillez vérifier auprès de votre consulat équatorien le plus proche pour les conditions d'entrée actuelles.

Climat: bien que situé sur l'Équateur, la météo n'est pas tropicale. La saison plus froide et sèche s'étend de juin à novembre quand l'air est brumeux et les vents sont plus forts. La saison plus chaude, plus tropicale est entre décembre et mai.

-Pendant la saison sèche, la température de l'air est en moyenne entre 21° et 27°.
-Pendant la saison plus chaude, la température de l'air est en moyenne entre 24° et 32°.

Eau: En raison de fluctuations fréquentes du au courant dans la région, il y a toujours des thermoclines sous l'eau.

-Pendant la saison sèche, la température de l'eau varie de 16° à 24°.
-Pendant la saison plus chaude, la température de l'eau varie entre 21°à 28°.

Vêtements: des vêtements plus chauds pour les mois plus frais et des vêtements plus légers pour les mois ensoleillés et chauds. Aussi porter des pantalons longs et chemises à manches longues pour protection contre les piqûres de moustiques et les phlébotomes.

Fiches: Type A & B (US. / Canada) 120-127 V, 60 Hz

Vols: les vols internationaux arrivent directement à Quito ou à Guayaquil, avec des liaisons domestiques quotidiennes vers les Galápagos.

Devises: la monnaie locale est le Dollar américain. Les cartes de crédit Visa, Mastercard et Diners sont plus largement acceptées. Les distributeurs automatiques de billets sont disponibles a Santa Cruz et San Cristobal.

Avis des plongeurs (1)

Pierre, 27/01/2023

The trip was FABULOUS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I loved it so so so so much !!! Th only boat onsite everyday, great group, great food great local dive guide great crew ! Excellent airpot service, really fantastic ( I will get used to it hahahaha). Visibility for the dive was so so but I managed for the photo. Inside the boat is quite fancy but not sail build so lot of damage already appears even if boat was new. All dive equipment was great ! the dive guide just great, making video for free no pressure, friendly, happy to make discover the country !

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