The Nortada liveaboard is perfect for small group diving in the Galapagos. The Nortada’s 7-night itineraries from Puerto Ayora on Baltra Island include diving at Darwin Island and Wolf Island. The Nortada liveaboard usually takes just 8 divers making her the perfect choice for small groups and dive clubs.
Accommodation & Features
The Nortada has four fully air-conditioned guest cabins on the lower deck, each comfortably furnished with two separated twin beds, lockers and drawers, and with ensuite bathrooms with toilet and showers. Each cabin also has one top bunk – which can be used to extend the occupancy up to 12 divers for full boat charters.
On the upper deck, is the air-conditioned dining room and aft of that the saloon with a small bar. Stairs lead down to the dive deck, above which is the covered sun deck. A perfectly little compact dive liveaboard for a perfectly compact dive team!
The Nortada Liveaboard’s 7-night itineraries (Friday to Friday) start and end in Puerto Ayora on Baltra.
What to expect
The Nortada liveaboard is the perfect choice for any recreational diver who likes to dive in small groups. It is also geared for tech divers. The dive operations are provided by Galapagos Tip Top Dive, a PADI 5 star Instructor Development, and Tec Rec Dive Centre in the Galapagos Islands. Nortada is equipped with both Nitrox and re-breathers with all the required support.
Two 15 foot inflatable tenders capable of carrying 4 divers ferry divers to and from the dive sites. All divers are provided with a Nautilus Lifeline bi-directional VHF/DSC marine radio with GPS, dive alert and DSMB.
The 7 Night itinerary offers at least 20 dives with up to 4 dives daily, including night dives where regulations and conditions permit, and land visits on certain days. It features the world-famous Wolf and Darwin Islands, 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, Marina Iguanas and several other endemic species, along with Manta Rays, Mola-Mola and different types of Baleen Whales, are usually sighted.
You should know…
All payments on board are USD and cash only. Rentals and Nitrox are subject to 12% VAT.
If you like to dive in smaller groups, or better still can muster a group of 8 divers, the Nortada Liveaboard is the perfect way to ensure your most memorable experience of the Galapagos Islands.
Live Availability and Pricing
Indicative Pricing for Nortada, Galapagos: 01 Jun 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 (Humboldt Season)
|7 nights double/twin cabin||AUD||5595||USD|
Accommodation, all meals, snacks, water, coffee, tea, juice, up to 4 dives per full dive day (20 dives/week), tanks, weights, air fills, land visits & other activities allowed, naturalist dive guide.
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Nortada, Galapagos Extras Payable Locally (as of August 2018)
|Galapagos National Park fees||AUD||100||USD|
|Galapagos Transit Card Tax||AUD||25||USD|
|Hyperbaric Chamber fee||AUD||35||USD|
|Nitrox fills (7 nights)||AUD||150||USD|
|15L tank (7 nights)||AUD||100||USD|
|Full set of dive gear rental (incl. computer)||AUD||300||USD|
|Special payment and cancellation terms apply for this operator.|
|Extras payable at time of booking (as of January 2018)|
|Transfers Baltra Airport-Puerto Ayora-Baltra Airport||AUD||90||USD|