Aqua is a professional dive yacht that offers both Naturalist and Diving cruise trips around the Galapagos Islands with a competitive price, formerly known as Pinguino Explorer, it can accommodate up to 16 guests per trip.
Aqua is a professional dive liveaboard yacht running by a serious company in the Galapagos Island, it provides both Naturalist (Non-diving, snorkeling) and Diving trips around the Galapagos Islands. It give an unique and unforgettable liveaboard experience, with the best quality service possible.
Aqua was built in 1998, and it was completely renovated during 2010 - 2012, and again in the end of 2015 and beginning of 2019. It measuring 25 meters in length and 5.5 meters in width, with 2 engines with 250HP each, it cruise at 8 knots per hour. It has all the modern technical equipment and comfortable accommodations that can bring you a comfort trip in the Galapagos.
Aqua has a cozy lounge with air condition on the main deck, equipped with TV, stereo, Book/Magazine/CD/DVD/Table games library for entertainment as well as a self-service bar that provide water, tea, coffee all day long. The dining area is adjacent to the lounge in a separate area, guests will be served with meals three times a day in buffet style, which contains a wide variety of Ecuadorian and international cuisine.
On the upper deck, there are 2 relaxation area : at the front and back of the boat. The front sundeck is completely open, equipped with chaise longues. And at the back of upper deck, the is an outdoor shaded lounge with cushioned benches, tables and drinking water supply.
Aqua diving platform offers space for all guests’ dive equipment, camera table, cleaning tanks with fresh water, and space for drying suits. It has 50 Aluminium scuba tanks, 2 compressor and 2 zodiacs with Yamaha engines for diving. Additionally, there is a bath on the platform and two showers with warm water.
Aqua has 9 comfortable guest cabins, it can accommodate up to 16 guests per trip:
All cabins have ensuite bathroom, individual AC, closets, reading lamps, smoke alarm and alarm system, electricity outlets with 110V, amenities and towels.
5 Twin Cabins (Cabin 1 - Cabin 4) :
Located on the upper deck, each cabin comes with two single bunk beds, with seaview windows.
1 Double/Twin Cabin (Cabin 5) :
Located on the upper deck, this cabin comes with one double bed and one single bed (bunk style), with seaview windows.
3 Twin Cabins (Cabin 6 - Cabin 8) :
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with two single bunk beds, with portholes.
3 dives per day + alternating additional sunset/night dives.
Usually 8D/7N diving trip will offer 18 - 20 dives in total.
Only 1 - 2 dives will be provided on the last diving day.
No dive will be provided on the day of departure.
1 Check dive will be provided on the embarkation day.
All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.
All tanks have INT-valves, no DIN (European) valves.
Divers must have AOW level with at least 65 logged dives.
- Nitrox：Available with an additional cost
- 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, 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 (EUR/USD) ONLY
- Crew Number：10 including 2 dive guides
Cabins & prices
- Air tanks & weights & weight belts
- Daily housekeeping service
- Land transfer on arrival/depature date
- Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
- 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
- Domestic flights
- Dive courses on board
- Crew gratuity
- Dive equipment rentals
- Dive insurance
- Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
- Larger tank (15 L)
- Nitrox fills
- Marine park fees/Port fees
|Facilities||Nitrox support, Camera station|
|Languages spoken||English, Spanish|