Nortada Liveaboard

 

Destination: Galapagos

Galapagos Islands (7-14 Nights) | From $656++/night

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Built in France by Naval Builder Guy Couach, Nortada is a completely rebuilt and refit private live-aboard charter boat for small groups of up to 8 divers. The boat started operations as a scuba diving live-aboard vessel for private charters in the Galapagos Islands in February 2015.

 

Dive Overview

The Galapagos Islands are an epic destination for divers in search of big animals like hammerheads and other sharks, mantas, turtles and sea lions. There’s also prolific schooling fish and endemic species like marine iguanas, giant tortoises, flightless cormorants and penguins, all in an isolated and unique environment.

[See: Galapagos Dive Travel Guide]

 

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Accommodations

Types of Cabins, Amenities and Photos

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Nortada Cabin Overview

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 every one of the four cabins.

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General Facilities

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Nortada Boat Features

  • Flybridge
  • Dive platform with ample benches, outside showers, camera tables, and rebreather rinsing facilities
  • Air-conditioned dining Room and lounge
  • Sundeck
  • Galley

 

Nortada Dive Facilities

  • Dive platform with ample benches, outside showers, camera tables, and rebreather rinsing facilities
  • 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 pouches available for all divers
  • 20 Nitrox compatible aluminum 80 cu ft / 12-liter cylinders filled by one of the twin Nuvair LP/HP Compressors
  • Two Nuvair nitrox analyzers available on board

 

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Nortada Liveaboard Deck Plan

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Schedule, Rates & Availability

Nortada Schedule & Rates

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Prices are in USD, per person and do not include National Park Fee & Migratory Card.

[See also: Inclusions & Exclusions]

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Inclusions

  • 20 Nitrox compatible aluminum 80 cu ft/12 liter cylinders are filled by one of the twin Nuvair LP/HP Compressors
  • All dives air weights and weightbelt
  • Land visits and other activities where allowed
  • Accommodation (double or triple occupancy)
  • All meals and snacks served on board
  • Water, Coffee, Tea, Juices
  • Naturalist Dive Guide(s) - 1 for every 8 guests
  • Tender & transportation to / from dive sites
  • Selected safety equipment

 

Exclusions

  • Mandatory: National Park Fee & Migratory Card
  • Transfers to/from the airport
  • Local beer & wine, alcohol
  • Tips for the crew 

 

RATES & AVAILABILITY

For more information on other departure dates, rates, and on availability email us at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com or call us at +1-310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation!

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Dive Information & Itineraries

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Itinerary Overview

The revised itinerary of Nortada offers the ability to do at least 20 dives per week. It features the world-famous Wolf and Darwin, plus the exciting addition of the top three dive sites in the north-west region of the archipelago. Isabela and Fernandina dive sites are where Flightless Cormorants, Galapagos Penguins, Marine Iguanas, and several other endemic species, along with Manta Rays, Mola-Mola and different types of Baleen Whales, are usually sighted.  

 

Standard 8 Day / 7 Night Wolf and Darwin Itinerary

  • Friday: Santa Cruz area
  • AM: Meeting at Puerto Ayora Pier
  • PM: Check dive in Puerto Ayora
  • Saturday: Baltra and Santiago area AM: Baltra N/E or
  • Punta Carrion (SC)
  • PM: Cousin Rock (SC)
  • Sunday: Wolf Island
  • AM: Shark Bay / Landslide (SC)
  • PM: La Ventana Islet / La Banana (SC)
  • Monday: Darwin Island
  • AM: Darwin’s Arch / El Arenal (SC)
  • PM: Darwin’s Arch / El Arenal (SC)
  • Tuesday: Wolf Island
  • AM: Shark Bay / Landslide (SC)
  • PM: La Ventana Islet / La Banana (SC)
  • Wednesday: West Isabela area
  • AM: Pta. Vicente Roca (SC/SN/PR)
  • PM: Cape Douglas (SC)
  • Thursday: East Isabela area
  • AM: Cape Marshall / Manta Ray City (SC) or Roca Blanca (SC)
  • Friday: Santa Cruz & Baltra area
  • AM: Charles Darwin Research Station (CA)
  • PM: Departure
  • *SC (Scuba Diving), SN (Snorkeling),
  • PR (Panga Ride), CA (Walking – Land Visit)

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Other Information

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Boat Specifications

  • Year built: 2008
  • Year renovated: 2014
  • Length: 85 feet / 25.9 mts
  • Beam: 18 feet / 5.4 mts
  • Draft: 5 feet / 1.5 mts
  • Cruising Speed: 12 knots
  • Engines: Twin CUMMINS 6CTA8.3-M 255 HP main engines
  • Compressors: twin Nuvair LP/HP Compressors
  • Maximum guests: 8-12
  • Number of cabins: 4
  • Tenders: 2 15 feet Nautica Inflatable boats with 25 HP four stroke outboard engines

 

Practical Information

  • Time Zone: UTC-6
  • Local Currency: USD (US Dollar)
  • Language Spoken: Spanish & English
  • Electricity: 110-120V
  • Payment Onboard: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Traveller Checks

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Call us today at 310-915-6677 or email us info@bluewaterdivetravel.com

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