Calipso is a deluxe plus dive liveaboard, it offering dive liveaboard trips in the Galapagos Islands all year round, it can accommodate up to 16 guests.
Date 26/05/22 to 02/06/22
Duration 7 nights
Boat Calipso
Destination Galapagos
Departure San Cristobal
Arrival San Cristobal
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Description

Boat

Calipso is a beautifully constructed Galapagos steel dive vessel from 2019, 35.4 meters in length and 8 meters in width, with crusing speed at 11 knots. It was originally built in 1991, and during 2018 - 2019, it was rebuilt again by a dive company in the Galapagos, onboard, everything is brand-new : All engines, generators, compressor, Nitrox membrane, electrical, plumbing...all systems are new. The dive deck is brand new. The interior and all exterior common areas are new.

Calipso features 4 decks in total : a new dive deck, a sun deck with Jacuzzi, a main deck with spacious salon with a large flat screen TV for briefings / movies and a comfortable dining area, and a cabin deck.

The meals onboard will never let you go hungry! Everyday will start with a Continental buffet prior to your first dive, then a full breakfast after the dive. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served buffet style for all you can eat. Meals serve international and Ecuadorian dishes prepared with fresh local produce and seafood. There is a snack and hot beverage after each dive. Fruits, candies and snacks are available all day. If you have special dietary requests (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, etc) as long as you submit them to us in a timely manner (90 days prior to arrival), the chef will try the best to accommodate your request!

Calipso also have a large dive platfrom located at the stern, with 4 hot showers, camera table and other dive facilities. The dry storage for charging camera batteries is along the wall shared with the interior salon. On the starboard side is the toilet and wetsuit racks. In the center of the deck and along the starboard side are the diver stations..


Cabin

Calipso has 10 deluxe cabins, it can only accommodate up to 16 guests per trip according to the National Park Policy:

All cabins have average 13 m2 / 140 sq.ft in size. Amenities include: Ensuite bath with hot water showers, individal climate control, TV with hundreds of films to choose from, hair dryers, safety deposit box, USB plugs and laminate flooring (no allergenic carpeting). Each cabin has 2 life jackets and a sprinkler system for safety.

6 Deluxe Cabins (#1- #6) :
Located on the upper deck, each cabin comes with two single beds side by side, also can be converted to queen bed, panoramic windows for views as well as a window in the bath.

2 Deluxe Cabins (#7 - #8) :
Located on the main deck, each cabin comes with two single beds side by side, also can be converted to queen bed, panoramic windows for views as well as a window in the bath.

2 Single Cabins (#9 - #10) :
Located on the lower deck, these two cabins are usually not for guest use. Each cabin comes with two single bed side by side, portholes. These cabins can be used as single cabins without single supplement. These are assigned on a first come, first serve basis, provide groups with flexibility, early takers as a single cabin or accommodate private dive guides.


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.

  • Divers must have AOW level with at least 50 logged dives.

  • Dive Alert, SMB, Nautilus Lifeline, Safety Noisemaker included.

  • Private guide is available for book in advance, with extra cost.


Other information

  • Nitrox:Available with an additional cost
  • 15L Tanks:Limited available with an additional cost
  • Technical Dive Available:Not available at the moment
  • REBREATHER Dive:Only available on dedicated charters
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available, rate on request
  • Dive insurance:Divers must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Satellite wi-fi available with extra cost
  • Laundry Service: Available with an additional cost
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment
  • Payment on board:By cash (USD) or credit cards.
  • Crew Number:11, include 2 dive guides

Cabins & prices

Name Price
Deluxe $5,695.00

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

More

Destinations Galapagos
Facilities Nitrox support, Camera station
Languages spoken English, Spanish

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