The Galapagos are an archipelago of volcanic islands that have never been connected to the mainland . The resulting unique biodiversity draws nature enthusiasts from all over the world. The islands are home to giant tortoises, finches, seals that aren’t afraid of humans and huge marine iguana. Undderwater you can find hammerheads, whale sharks, eagle rays, huge schools of fish, giant manta and mobula rays, silky sharks and turtles.
NORTADA- GALAPAGOS CHARTER DIVE LIVEABOARD
The Nortada offers four lower deck, fully air conditioned cabins with two single lower berths, private heads, lockers and drawers. The boat also features an extended occupancy option of up to 12 people. The additional guests can be accommodated in the four full size upper berths available in everyone of the four cabins.
The public areas consist of a main deck with bridge, galley, air conditioned dining room and lounge.
The scuba diving platform has ample benches, outside showers, camera tables and rebreather rinsing facilities. In the upper deck a sun deck is next to the fly bridge.
Two 15 foot inflatable tenders with 25HP outboard engines takes fully equipped divers to and from the dive site. All divers are provided with a Nautilus Lifeline bi-directional VHF DSC marine radio with GPS, dive alert and DSMB.
A complete toolkit and a selection of solid lead weights and trim soft puches are available for all divers.
20 Nitrox compatible aluminum 12 litre cylinders are filled by one of the twin Nuvair LP/HP compressors. Two Nuvair nitrox analyzers are available on board.
For technical and rebreather diving, redundant oxygen clean Kaskell Sport Boosters, one Tri Hunter 3000 Gas mixing stick for Trimix blending, several nitrox compatible 6 litre aluminum stage cylinders and several 2 litre steel refreather cylinderswith various valves and one Analytical Industries Trimix Analyzer upon request.
TRIP DATES & PRICE
QANTAS Airways, Lan Chile Air & Avianca Airlines
– Return flights Brisbane to Galapagos Islands- flying via Sydney, Santiago and Guayaquil
– Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
Macaw Hotel, Guayaquil
Standard twin share room- 2 nights (1 night either side of the liveaboard)
Nortada Liveaboard, Galapagos
Twin share cabin- 7 nights
All meals, snacks, water, tea, coffee and juice
Santiago Airport Hotel, Santiago
Standard twin share room- 1 night
Return airport transfers throughout
Nortada Liveaboard Diving
Up to 4 dives per day, per diver
Tender and transportation to/ from dive sites
Tanks, weights, airfills and naturalist dive guide
To secure your place on this trip, you need to complete the attached booking form and return it together a deposit of $1,500 per person.
PADI SPECIALITIES SUITABLE FOR THIS TRIP
Advanced Open Water (perfect for this trip)
Enriched Air/ Nitrox
Digital Underwater Photographer
Search and Recovery
Peak Performance Buoyancy
Dry Suit Diver
This is the perfect way to complete a specialty course as you have already paid for the dives!! **Please note that this trip was priced at an exchange rate of 80 US cents to $1 Australian. There will be increases to the price if the dollar is less at time of payment.