Galatea is a superior standard dive liveaboard in Seychelles, it offers dive liveaboard trip all around the Seychelles, it can accommodate up to 14 guests on board.

Wintenberger

29/04/2018

Croisière magnifique, sur un très beau bateau, le Galatea, et avec un équipage à la fois professionnel et extrêmement attentif et convivial, avec un parcours permettant de découvrir les plus belles...

Description

Boat

Galatea is a 30 meter long, 6.2 meter wide Turkish steel schooner, it was built in 1987 in Bodrum, Turkey. In 2010 this yacht was bought by Blue Sea Divers - a team full of professional divers, established in the Seychelles since 2002, transferring from Europe and chasing their dreams.

Galatea was fully renovated during 2012 to 2013, and the operator has devoted all the experience to make it exceptionally pleasant and functional for divers. Galatea has become a reality since the summer of 2013 when it is finally reached the archipelago after a long and complete renovation.

Galatea offers a cozy indoor salon with television, video, hi-fi system. A simply and lovely outdoor dinning area with tables which can easily cater up to 14 guests. There are both indoor and out door bar on board, ready to offer you a drink or two with friends. And there is a charming solarium on aft deck and on upper deck.

Galatea also offers to private charter group all the benefits and facilities of a floating villa enabling the guests to explore a variety of exciting and remote locations with comfort and privacy. As a guest you’re able to customise every aspect of your yachting vacation making it a true star experience.

Galatea is the ideal yacht for honeymooners, family with kids/elder, or close circle of friends who want to charter for a luxury cursing trip in the Seychelles.


Cabin

Galatea has 7 comfortable guest cabins, it can cater for a maximum of 14 guests.

All cabins are air conditioned and have ensuite bathroom, ample storage space, outlets, and other facilities.

1 Master Cabin :
Located on main deck, comes with one king size bed (200 x 160), one bathroom with shower and double amenities and a separate toilet with bidet and lavabo.

6 Double Cabins :
Located on lower deck, each cabin comes with one queen size bed (200 x 140), private bathroom with shower.


Diving

  • Trip includes 10 Complimentary Dives (for certified divers only)

  • The extra dives at the cost of 30 euro per day dive.

  • The night dives supplement at the cost of 10 euro per dive.

  • No dive provided on the day of arrival and departure.

  • All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.

  • Divers must reach minimum AOW with more than 50 dives.

  • All divers will have Nautilus Lifeline free of charge for use.


Other Information

  • Nitrox:Not available at the moment.
  • 15L Tanks:Not available at the moment.
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment.
  • Technical Dive:Not available at the moment.
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available, rate on request
  • Dive insurance:Divers must have valid dive insurance
  • Water Toys:Fishing gear, Snorkel gear, Kayaks, SUPs
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Available with additional charge
  • Laundry Service:Not available at the moment.
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment.
  • Payment on board:Cash only (Euro is preferred)
  • Crew Number:7 persons, include 1 dive guide

Itineraries

EXPLORER SEYCHELLES 8D/7N

AVAILABLE FOR BOTH CABIN CHARTER AND FULL CHARTER.
From Saturday to Saturday – all year round

DAY 1
Boarding aboard Galatea at 1pm, meet the Captain and the crew and after the welcome briefing departure toward the North of Mahé. First dive (check dive) at Coral Garden. Continue sailing toward the bay of Beau Vallon in time for a beautiful sunset on Galatea spacious deck. Dinner and overnight lulled by the calm, clear water of this magnificent bay. Possibility of a Night Dive at Aquarium.

DAY 2
After a morning breakfast overlooking the famous Beau Vallon Beach, first dive at Twin Barges, back on board and sail to Lighthouse dive site for your second dive of the day. A large dramatic granite boulders and massifs with hard coral formations dropping to sand at 28-30 meters. Afeternoon dedicated to relax, snorkel and other beach activities at Anse au Riz in the marine park of Cap Ternay. Afternoon Dive at Cap Ternay, an easy dive with probably the best hard coral formations around Mahé. Dinner and overnight at Marine Park- In addition: possibility of a night dive at Cap Ternay West

DAY 3 Early dive at Cap Ternay East and departure toward the famous dive site of SHARKS BANK, located between Mahé Island and Silhouette Island. Scenery dotted with huge granite blocks on a granite plateau. Arrive to Praslin in the afternoon and time at leisure on Anse Lazio Beach. Dinner and overnight Praslin.

DAY 4 First dive of the day at Bobby Island and rest of the morning dedicated to the visit of « Vallée de Mai », famous UNESCO world heritage Site which has preserved its original state and you will discover the exceptional flora and fauna of this timeless site. After the visit, time for a walk on Cote D’Or Beach before continuing the day with a BBQ on Curieuse Island home of numerous giant tortoises. Take the time for the 20 minutes walk that will lead you to Doctors House on the other side of the island where a spectacular beach waits you for a refreshing swim. Late afternoon dive at Point Rouge. Dinner and overnight in Curieuse Bay.

DAY 5
Day dedicated to Island Hopping , morning sailing towards the southern tip of Marianne island dive site : pinnacle-shaped rocks form the wall and pillars of an underwater maze that attracts grey reef sharks often seen. Afternoon sail toward Grande Soeur and Petite Soeur Islands to reach the dive site “Sister Bank” and “ Coco Island”. Dinner and Overnight at Sister Islands

DAY 6 Morning sailing to the dive site « Ave Maria » located off Praslin. Its huge boulders surround the small island and drop down in dramatic vertical walls and swim-throughs. Rest of the day dedicated to the visit of La Digue Island where time stands still and time-honored traditions such as traveling by ox-cart and bicycle are still king. Traditional architecture and breathtaking beaches, such as the legendary Anse Sourse D’Argent are an absolute must for visitors. Later afternoon dive at Channel Rocks. Dinner and overnight La Digue.

DAY 7
Early morning departure toward Round Island for the firs dive of the day. Back on board and sail towards Mahé Island. During the cross, second dive at Brissaire located between the granitic islands of Mahe and Praslin with its enviable reputation for marine life . Arrival in the afternoon at St Anne Marine park for the your last beach activities before reaching Angel Fish Jetty late in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Quai at Angel Fish Marina.

DAY 8
Early morning disembarkation.

During the cruise, you can perform additional dives including night dives which are payable on site. Extra dives can be provided according to the weather conditions and in accordance with the supervisory staff of “Diving Cruises”.

Galatea reserves the right to change the itinerary during a trip for any reason it deems necessary (i.e. due to sea and weather conditions, or in the event that the captain feels the safety of the ship and/or guests are in jeopardy).

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Destinations Seychelles
Facilities Water Toys, Fishing gear
Languages spoken English, French, Italian

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
31/08/2019 to 07/09/2019 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,119.45 Detail
07/09/2019 to 14/09/2019 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,342.55 Detail
14/09/2019 to 21/09/2019 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,342.55 Detail
21/09/2019 to 28/09/2019 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,342.55 Detail
28/09/2019 to 05/10/2019 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,342.55 Detail
05/10/2019 to 12/10/2019 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,342.55 Detail
12/10/2019 to 19/10/2019 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,342.55 Detail
19/10/2019 to 26/10/2019 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,342.55 Detail
26/10/2019 to 02/11/2019 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,342.55 Detail
02/11/2019 to 09/11/2019 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,342.55 Detail
09/11/2019 to 16/11/2019 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,342.55 Detail
16/11/2019 to 23/11/2019 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,342.55 Detail
23/11/2019 to 30/11/2019 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,342.55 Detail
30/11/2019 to 07/12/2019 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,119.45 Detail
07/12/2019 to 14/12/2019 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,119.45 Detail
14/12/2019 to 21/12/2019 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,119.45 Detail
21/12/2019 to 28/12/2019 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,565.65 Detail
28/12/2019 to 04/01/2020 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,565.65 Detail
04/01/2020 to 11/01/2020 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,565.65 Detail
11/01/2020 to 18/01/2020 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,119.45 Detail
18/01/2020 to 25/01/2020 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,119.45 Detail
25/01/2020 to 01/02/2020 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,119.45 Detail
01/02/2020 to 08/02/2020 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,119.45 Detail
08/02/2020 to 15/02/2020 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,119.45 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Seychelles 7 nights Double AFT From $2,119.45
Seychelles 7 nights Double Bow From $2,565.65
Seychelles 7 nights Double Central From $2,677.20
Seychelles 7 nights Master From $2,900.30

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Dive guide service
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Marine park fees/Port fees
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Dive courses on board
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Land tour & Island visit

Useful information

Seychelles

Period : Liveaboards run trips year round, with the high season being from April-May and October-November.

Visa's : No visa is required for all nationalities, though all foreigners must have a passport valid for at least 6 months, and must have proof of accommodation bookings before arrival.

Climat : The climate is very stable all year, with the islands considered to be a tropical rainforest. Average daily air temperature ranges from 24°C to 30°C throughout the year. Humidity is high all year.

Water : Water temps stay at or above 27°C throughout the year, but during the cool dry season of August they can drop down to 25°C.

Clothing : We recommend casual and cool cotton attire while on board. Nights can be chilly and/or drizzly so bringing a sweater, light jacket or windbreaker is recommended.

Plugs : Type G, 2-pin electrical plugs with 240 V @ 50Hz

Flights : International flights arrive daily to Mahe from Afirca and the Middle East, and also from Germany and Russia.

Currency : Local currency is the Seychelles rupee (SCR). ATMs are widely used and offer good exchange rates. Banks and money changers also availble.

Diver's reviews (2)

Wintenberger, 29/04/2018

Croisière magnifique, sur un très beau bateau, le Galatea, et avec un équipage à la fois professionnel et extrêmement attentif et convivial, avec un parcours permettant de découvrir les plus belles îles des Seychelles. Dans l'idéal, homogénéïser le niveau de plongée et attentes des clients en prévoyant 2 moniteurs de plongeurs si nécessaire. Une semaine de rêve !

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Denise Jennette, 16/11/2016

We had an awesome time at the Galatea. Beautiful scenery, incredible meals and a great diving team. Boat was very clean and spacious. Very friendly and professional staff.

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