Dive The Galapagos
Nortada: The itinerary includes up to 20 dives and 3 land visits. Nortada just went through a complete rebuild/refit in 2014 and accommodates 8 divers. All cabins are lower deck, twin berths with one additional berth for storage or can fit 3 in a cabin. The vessel is 85 ft / 25.9 mt long and 18 ft/ 5.4 mt beam. She is smaller, but carries half as many divers as other liveaboards which is great while diving.
All cabins have private heads and air conditioning. The main deck has a dining area and lounge as well as a sun deck. The dive platform has benches, camera tables and Nortada is a rebreather friendly vessel. Nautilus Lifelines, dive alerts and SMBs are provided.The crew consists of the Captain, 1 mechanic, 1 cook, 2 sailors and 1 guide.
Rate: 2016: $4938 pp. Nitrox is included. 2017 rates: Low season (Jan-June) $4595 pp plus $150 Nitrox. High season (June - Jan) $5595 pp plus $150 Nitrox.
Day 1 Fri: AM: Arrive Baltra. Meet in Puerto Ayora. PM: Check dive Puerto Ayora
Total Dives: Up to 20
Equipment Rental: Full kit rental is $275 and includes a computer.
Official Flight: TAME Airlines
Fri: Flight EQ 193. Departs UIO at 09:00 AM. Departs GYE at 10:30 AM. Arrives GPS at 11:30 AM.
Gallery: Click on an image below to enlarge photos of Nortada.