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MY NORTADA

The Galapagos diving yacht Nortada will regularly offer 7 night itineraries to Wolf and Darwin. Some of the specialized products Nortada will offer to her clients include full rebreather and technical diving support, photo – video oriented departures, citizen science programs maintained in partnership by leading research institutions and private celebrity expeditions. High and Low season itinerary options are available.

Nortada is designed as an 8 guest vessel with an extended occupancy option of up to 12 people. Four double cabins with en-suite bathroom, A/C and twin lower berths accommodate 8 people on board. The 4 additional guests can be accommodated in the twin size Pullman-style beds available in every one of the four cabins.

Panama or low season for departures starting January 1st to May 31st. Humboldt or high season for departures starting June 1st to January 31st. Humboldt and Panama seasons itinerary for Wolf - Darwin islands. Panama season alternate itinerary also available for western and central Islands with combined dives & naturalist land visits.

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Same prices for 2017, Low season prices $4.263 Jan 01st to May 31st

2017 high season $ 4.938, June 1st to Jan, 31st 2017

check with us for spaces during 2017

The prices above do not include:

Nitrox-week USD $150.00 P/P

Air Tickets to and from the Galapagos Islands $486.00 p/p

Personal dive equipment

Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee USD $100

Bar consumption onboard

Wet Suits and Diving Gear

Gratuities & Tips to Crew and Staff

Transit Control Card USD $10

 

galapagos diving wolf-darwin

The Galapagos M/Y NORTADA is a First Class Galapagos charter yacht.

for our Galapagos diving liveaboards, we have all cabins with windows, air-conditioning and a private bathroom.

The yacht features wide sun-decks, bar and comfortable dining / lounge areas.

Accomodation : 8 Double cabins with private baths. Air-conditioned cabins with hot shower.Country of origin: France

Boat Name: Nortada

Decks: 3

No. of passengers: 8 to 12

No. of cabins: 4

En-suite: 4

Length: 25.9 m / 84.5 ft

Draft: 1.52 m / 5 ft

Beam: 5.48 m / 18 ft

Cruise Speed: 10 knots

Hull: Fiberglass

Power: 100 / 220 volt

Courses: All

Air Conditioned: Yes

Rebreathers: Yes

Nitrox: Yes

Trimix: Yes

Technical Diving: Yes

Price Range: Mid Range

DIVE EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES:
Gas Filling: Twin Nuvair HP compressors, one electric one Diesel; Nitrox / Trimix LP system features compressor, membrane and Helium intake. Redundant Oxygen Clean Haskell Sport Boosters. Portable Tri Hunter 3000 Gas mixing stick.
Cylinders: 30 aluminum 80 cu ft / 12 liter cylinders, 15 for air and 15 for Nitrox; 15 aluminum 100 cu ft / 15 liter cylinders. All cylinders fitted with XS Scuba PRO DIN Insert valves. 10 nitrox compatible 40 cu ft / 6 liter aluminum bailout cylinders rigged as stage / sidemount. 20 steel 19 cu ft / 2 liter rebreather cylinders fitted with various valves.
Gas Analysis: 02 Nuvair Nitrox analyzers. 01 Analytical Industries Trimix Analyzer.
Diver safety: 10 Nautilus Lifeline bi-directional VHF/DSC marine radio with GPS; 10 Dive Alerts; 10 Reef hooks; 10 emergency strobes; 10 DSMB’s.
Miscellaneous: Complete toolkit and a selection of solid lead weights and trim soft pouches.eas and accommodation:
Upper deck: Emergency helm, sun deck
Main Deck: Bridge, Galley, Air Conditioned Dining Room and Lounge. Dive platform with ample benches, outside showers, camera tables and rebreather rinsing facilities.
Lower Deck: (4) fully air conditioned cabins with two single lower berths and one single upper berth. Each cabin has: private bathroom, lockers and drawers.
Crew: Captain, Mechanic, Cook, Two sailors and one naturalist guide dive master all in separate accommodation.

Main Mechanic Features:
Twin CUMMINS 6CTA8.3-M 255 HP main engines. Twin 40 KW John Deere/Onan (M) electric generators.
Water Separator, Marine Sanitation Device sewage treatment system, Reverse Osmosis desalination system.
Safety and Communications equipment on board:
24 mile range Furuno Navnet Radar/Chart Plotter, Furuno-FCV620 Eco sounder, GPS, Furuno NX300 Navtex, Furuno HF-MF/DSC Radio, VHF/DSC Icom radios, ACR Epirb, ACR Sart, ACR VHF bi directional rescue radio, Ritchie Magnetic Compass, hydraulic helm, barometer, clock, thermometer, helm indicator, searchlight, horn, fire & smoke detector system. (2) DSB inflatable life rafts for 16 passengers each, (16) life jackets, 17 feet Nautica Inflatable boat with 50 HP four stroke outboard engine for 10 divers. All safety equipment complies with International Coast Guard regulations.
Areas and accommodation:
Upper deck: Emergency helm, sun deck
Main Deck: Bridge, Galley, Air Conditioned Dining Room and Lounge. Dive platform with ample benches, outside showers, camera tables and rebreather rinsing facilities.
Lower Deck: (4) fully air conditioned cabins with two single lower berths and one single upper berth. Each cabin has: private bathroom, lockers and drawers.
Crew: Captain, Mechanic, Cook, Two sailors and one naturalist guide dive master all in separate accommodation.
4. DIVE EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES:
Gas Filling: Twin Nuvair HP compressors, one electric one Diesel; Nitrox / Trimix LP system features compressor, membrane and Helium intake. Redundant Oxygen Clean Haskell Sport Boosters. Portable Tri Hunter 3000 Gas mixing stick.
Cylinders: 30 aluminum 80 cu ft / 12 liter cylinders, 15 for air and 15 for Nitrox; 15 aluminum 100 cu ft / 15 liter cylinders. All cylinders fitted with XS Scuba PRO DIN Insert valves. 10 nitrox compatible 40 cu ft / 6 liter aluminum bailout cylinders rigged as stage / sidemount. 20 steel 19 cu ft / 2 liter rebreather cylinders fitted with various valves.
Gas Analysis: 02 Nuvair Nitrox analyzers. 01 Analytical Industries Trimix Analyzer.
Diver safety: 10 Nautilus Lifeline bi-directional VHF/DSC marine radio with GPS; 10 Dive Alerts; 10 Reef hooks; 10 emergency strobes; 10 DSMB’s.
Miscellaneous: Complete toolkit and a selection of solid lead weights and trim soft pouches

 

DIVING IN GALAPAGOS, with M/Y NORTADA, CHARTERS DO NOT INCLUDE:

Tour does Not Include : *Flight ticket *$ 486.00 Quito/Galapagos/Quito *Galapagos National Park tax USD100 to be paid in cash upon arrival in Galapagos and INGALA tourism card USD10.00 *Extra drinks, personal spending and tips *Snorkel gear. International airfare. Galapagos flights. Travel cancellation insurance, which is strongly advised for all cruises. • Equipment rentals, • Nitrox refills. You must pay extra for these custom tank fills.• Premium imported alcoholic drinks, Crew tips.

Once you flight in Baltra airport on Friday, a guide will greet you at airport & drive you to the boat. There is a check-out dive Friday afternoon near Punta Carrion, followed by a delicious dinner served by the onboard chef. Saturday morning the Nortada starts sailing to the first of many excellent dives sites. Divers are awakened by a home-cooked breakfast.

ITINERARY

High season itinerary

June 1st to January 31st.

23 dives, 4 land visits

Arrivals in Baltra Airport,

Friday: AM: Arrival PM Punta Carrion (2 check dives)
Saturday: AM: Cape Marshall / Ciudad de las Mantas / Puerto Coca (3 dives) PM: Roca Redonda (1 dive)
Sunday: AM / PM: Wolf (4 dives, 1 night dive)
Monday: AM / PM: Darwin (4 dives)
Tuesday: AM / PM: Wolf (4 dives, 1 night dive)
Wednesday: AM: Bartolome Point / Cousin Rock (3 dives) PM: Bartolome (land visit)
Thursday: AM: Puntudo (land visit) PM: Centro de Crianza Fausto Llerena (land visit)
Friday: AM: Seymour or Plazas (land visit)
PM: Departure/Baltra Airport

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Low season itineraries, February 1st to May 31st

Option 1
Wolf & Darwin
23 dives, 4 land visits
Friday AM: Arrival PM: Punta Carrion (2 check dives)
Saturday AM: Cape Marshall / Ciudad de las Mantas (2 dives) PM: Puerto Coca / Ciudad de las Mantas (2 dives)
Sunday AM / PM: Wolf (4 dives, 1 night dive)
Monday: AM / PM: Darwin (4 dives)
Tuesday: AM / PM: Wolf (4 dives, 1 night dive)
Wednesday: AM: Bartolome Point / Cousin Rock (3 dives) PM: Bahía Sullivan (land visit)
Thursday: AM: Puntudo (land visit) PM: Centro de Crianza Fausto Llerena (land visit)
Friday: AM: Seymour Norte (land visit) PM: Departure
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Option 2:
Combined dive and land visits
Up to 16 dives, 7 land visits
Friday:
AM: Arrival
PM: Punta Carrion (2 dives)
Saturday: AM: Cape Marshall / Ciudad de las Mantas (2 - 3 dives) PM: Point Albermale (land visit)
Sunday: AM: Cape Douglas (2 - 3 dives) PM: Point Espinoza (land visit)
Monday: AM: Caleta Tagus (land visit) PM: Point Vicente Roca (2 dives)
Tuesday: AM: Cape Marshall / Puerto Coca (2 - 3 dives) PM: Puerto Egas (land visit)
Wednesday: AM: Bartolome Point / Roca Cousin ( 2 - 3 dives) PM: Bartolome (land visit)
Thursday: AM: Los Gemelos (land visit) PM: Centro de Crianza Fausto Llerena (land visit)

Friday: AM: Seymour or Plazas (land visit)
PM: Departure