Nortada is a smaller dive liveaboard that provide dive liveaboard trips in the Galapagos Islands all year round, it can accommodate only 8 - 12 guests.

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Description

Boat

Nortada was built in France by Naval Builder Guy Couach, it is perfect charter boat for a small groups of 8 to 12 divers. It is 25.9 meters in length and 5.4 meters in beam, with cruising speed at 12 knots per hour.

This liveaboard was bought by Rolf Wittmer Turismo in 2008 and went through a full refurbishment in Guayaquil, Ecuador until December 2014. It started operations as a scuba diving live-aboard vessel for private charters in the Galapagos Islands in February 2015.

Nortada concept targets groups with specialized diving needs, maximizes the value of live-aboard dive departures and offers unprecedented privacy, even for small groups.

On board, 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. And there is a sundeck with shaded sitting area and sunbath chairs.

There are 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 a DSMB.

Nortada offers unique benefits such as full rebreather and technical diving support and photo – video or other interests oriented departures. For technical and rebreather diving, redundant oxygen clean Haskell Sport Boosters, one Tri Hunter 3000 Gas mixing stick for Trimix blending, several nitrox compatible 40 cu ft / 6 liter aluminum stage cylinders and several 19 cu ft / 2 liter steel rebreather cylinders with various valves and one Analytical Industries Trimix Analyzer are available upon request.

Nortada will operate with 2 dive masters in all full departures, diving off two tenders with 4 guests each. A feature that will make diving much safer, more enjoyable and tailored to the customers' needs.


Cabin

Nortada has 4 guest cabins, it can accommodate 8 guests on regular trip, but also can extended occupancy option of up to 12 guests on board with extra cost :

All cabins fully air conditioned cabins with private bathroom, lockers and drawers, reading light, smoke alarm and alarm system, electricity outlets.

4 Guest Cabins:
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with 2 single bunk beds plus one extra single bed, 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.

  • No dive will be provided on the day of disembarkation.

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

  • Divers must have AOW level with at least 80 logged dives.

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


Other Information

  • Nitrox:Available with an additional cost
  • 15L Tanks:Limited available with an additional cost
  • Technical Dive Available:Available with an additional cost
  • REBREATHER Dive:Available with an additional cost
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available, rate on request
  • Dive insurance:Divers must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Not available at the moment
  • Laundry Service:Not available at the moment
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment
  • Payment on board:By cash only (USD preferred)
  • Crew Number:6 - 7, include 1 - 2 dive guide(s)

Itineraries

Nortada offers 8D/7N and 15D/14N itineraries to Darwin and Wolf in Galapagos with a few land visits are also available during the trip.

In addition to the benefits of running private charters in a very familiar environment, Nortada offers unique benefits such as full rebreather and technical diving support and photo – video or other interest oriented departures.


STANDARD 8 DAY / 7 NIGHT ITINERARY

Friday:
(AM) Arrival to Galapagos
(PM) Check Dive - Puerto Ayora

Saturday:
(AM) Punta Carrión / Baltra N/E (PM) Cousins Rock

Sunday: (All Day) Wolf

Monday: (All Day) Darwin

Tuesday: (All Day) Wolf

Wednesday:
(AM) Cape Douglas
(PM) Punta Vicente Roca

Thursday:
(AM) Cape Marshall - Puerto Coca
(PM) Manta Ray City

Friday: (AM) Charles Darwin Research station


SPECIAL 15 DAY / 14 NIGHT ITINERARY

Friday:
(AM) Arrival to Galapagos
(PM) Check Dive - Punta Carrión

Saturday:
(AM) Punta Carrión
(PM) Baltra N/E

Sunday: (All Day) Wolf

Monday: (All Day) Darwin

Tuesday: (All Day) Wolf

Wednesday:
(AM) Cape Douglas
(PM) Punta Vicente Roca

Thursday:
(AM) Cape Marshall - Puerto Coca
(PM) Manta Ray City

Friday: (AM) Santa Cruz Highlands and Town visit

Saturday:
(AM) Refuel
(PM) Cousin Rock

Sunday: (All Day) Wolf

Monday: (All Day) Darwin

Tuesday: (All Day) Wolf

Wednesday:
(AM) Cape Douglas
(PM) Punta Vicente Roca

Thursday:
(AM) Roca Blanca
(PM) Pinzon Island

Friday: (AM) Transfer out

More

Destinations Galapagos
Facilities Nitrox support, Tech Friendly, Rebreathe Friendly
Languages spoken English, Spanish

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
24/05/2019 to 31/05/2019 7 nights Galapagos Baltra - Baltra From $5,050.00 Detail
31/05/2019 to 07/06/2019 7 nights Galapagos Baltra - Baltra From $5,050.00 Detail
07/06/2019 to 14/06/2019 7 nights Galapagos Baltra - Baltra From $6,150.00 Detail
14/06/2019 to 21/06/2019 7 nights Galapagos Baltra - Baltra From $6,150.00 Detail
21/06/2019 to 28/06/2019 7 nights Galapagos Baltra - Baltra From $6,150.00 Detail
28/06/2019 to 05/07/2019 7 nights Galapagos Baltra - Baltra From $6,150.00 Detail
05/07/2019 to 12/07/2019 7 nights Galapagos Baltra - Baltra From $6,150.00 Detail
12/07/2019 to 19/07/2019 7 nights Galapagos Baltra - Baltra From $6,150.00 Detail
19/07/2019 to 26/07/2019 7 nights Galapagos Baltra - Baltra From $6,150.00 Detail
26/07/2019 to 02/08/2019 7 nights Galapagos Baltra - Baltra From $6,150.00 Detail
02/08/2019 to 09/08/2019 7 nights Galapagos Baltra - Baltra From $6,150.00 Detail
09/08/2019 to 16/08/2019 7 nights Galapagos Baltra - Baltra From $6,150.00 Detail
16/08/2019 to 23/08/2019 7 nights Galapagos Baltra - Baltra From $6,150.00 Detail
23/08/2019 to 30/08/2019 7 nights Galapagos Baltra - Baltra From $6,150.00 Detail
30/08/2019 to 06/09/2019 7 nights Galapagos Baltra - Baltra From $6,150.00 Detail
06/09/2019 to 13/09/2019 7 nights Galapagos Baltra - Baltra From $6,150.00 Detail
13/09/2019 to 20/09/2019 7 nights Galapagos Baltra - Baltra From $6,150.00 Detail
20/09/2019 to 27/09/2019 7 nights Galapagos Baltra - Baltra From $6,150.00 Detail
27/09/2019 to 04/10/2019 7 nights Galapagos Baltra - Baltra From $6,150.00 Detail
04/10/2019 to 11/10/2019 7 nights Galapagos Baltra - Baltra From $6,150.00 Detail
11/10/2019 to 18/10/2019 7 nights Galapagos Baltra - Baltra From $6,150.00 Detail
18/10/2019 to 25/10/2019 7 nights Galapagos Baltra - Baltra From $6,150.00 Detail
25/10/2019 to 01/11/2019 7 nights Galapagos Baltra - Baltra From $6,150.00 Detail
01/11/2019 to 08/11/2019 7 nights Galapagos Baltra - Baltra From $6,150.00 Detail
08/11/2019 to 15/11/2019 7 nights Galapagos Baltra - Baltra From $6,150.00 Detail
15/11/2019 to 22/11/2019 7 nights Galapagos Baltra - Baltra From $6,150.00 Detail
22/11/2019 to 29/11/2019 7 nights Galapagos Baltra - Baltra From $6,150.00 Detail
29/11/2019 to 06/12/2019 7 nights Galapagos Baltra - Baltra From $6,150.00 Detail
06/12/2019 to 13/12/2019 7 nights Galapagos Baltra - Baltra From $6,150.00 Detail
13/12/2019 to 20/12/2019 7 nights Galapagos Baltra - Baltra From $6,150.00 Detail
20/12/2019 to 27/12/2019 7 nights Galapagos Baltra - Baltra From $6,150.00 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Galapagos 7 nights Standard Twin From $5,050.00

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Dive guide service
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Land tour & Island visit
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Domestic flights
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Nitrox fills
  • Marine park fees/Port fees

Useful information

Galapagos

Period : Liveaboards run trips year round. There are two season:
- From June to November, fish life is abundant and there is a greater chance of whale shark encounters.
- December to May is mating season and also hammerhead and manta ray season.

Visa's : Citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the EU, Canada and the USA do not require visas for stays up to 90 days. Residents from some African and Asian countries require visas. Please check with your closest Ecuadorian Consulate for current entry requirements.

Climat : Although located on the equator, the weather is not tropical. The cooler, dry season extends from June to November when the air is misty and the winds are stronger. The warmer, more tropical season is between December to May.

  • During the dry season, the air temperature averages between 21°C to 27°C.
  • During the warmer season, the air temperature averages between 24°C to 32°C.

Water : With strong current fluctuations mean that there are always thermoclines underwater.

  • During the dry season, the water temperature ranges from 16°C to 24°C.
  • During the warmer season, the water temperature ranges from 21°C to 28°C.

Clothing : Warmer clothes for the cooler months, and lighter clothes for the warmer sunny months. Also bring long pants and long sleeved shirts for protection against mosquito and sand fly bites.

Plugs : Type A & B (US./Canada)electrical plug with 120-127 V @ 60Hz

Flights : International flights arrive directly to Quito or Guyaquil, with daily domestic connections to Galapagos.

Currency : Local currency is the US Dollar. Visa, Mastercard and Diners credit cards are most widely accepted. And international ATM's are available.

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