GALAXY DIVER YACHT - GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

GALAXY DIVER

INFORMATION ABOUT GALAXY   DIVER 

Welcome aboard the Galaxy Diver, this exclusive liveaboard, completely renovated in 2022, will take you to the most incredible dive sites and naturalists in the Galapagos Islands and will allow you to discover its hidden underwater and marine galaxy, offering a unique experience for the lovers of diving and naturalistic life.
Explore the wide variety of underwater life in this marine reserve with our experienced staff and state-of-the-art diving equipment. Live a world-class diving experience surrounded by sharks, whales, manta rays, rays, turtles, penguins, iguanas, sea lions and much more, all in one place.
This exclusive liveaboard, fully renewed in 2022, with both diving and naturalist itineraries, will allow you to live a once in a lifetime experience. Along with exceptional service and exquisite cuisine to enhance a fascinating journey.
The only world-class destination, the incredible Galapagos Islands provide close encounters with impressive wildlife above and below the water.

Technical Details

  • Dimensions Length: 29 mts / 96 ft
  • Beam: 6.6 mts / 6.9 ft
  • Performance
  • Cruising speed: 8-10 knots On board
  • Capacity: 12 passengers
  • Crew: 8 members + 1 bilingual guide
  • Operation and consumption
  • Electric power: 110v and 220v

Safety

  • Safety is very important to us, that is why we follow all national and international regulations in case of emergency.
  •  2 survival rafts for 20 passengers each
  • 1 survival raft for 8 passengers
  •  30 life jackets, type A
  •  25 life jackets, type B
  •  6 lifebuoys with nylon rope
  •  Fire axes and Fire hoses
  •  CO2 extinguishers
  •  Flare gun, hand lights, smoke signals and other visual signals
  •  Fire suits, smoke signals.
  •  One tank with its autonomous breathing equipment
  •  First Aid Kit

Facilities

  • LOUNGE
    Comfortable space for divers interaction with your fellow divers. A perfect place to rest after a day of adventure.
  • DINNING ROOMThe beautiful dining room has 3 tables that can accommodate 4 people each, where guests will enjoy a variety of national and international specialties prepared with care and attention by our excellent, experienced and passionate chef.
  • AL FRESCOThe Al Fresco area invites you to sense the nature life, becoming another perfect space to simply relax onboard.

GALLERY YACHT 

ACCOMODATION 

MATRIMONIAL CABIN 

Upper Deck
Cabin 9 – 7.85 m² / 84.5ft². Matrimonial or triple. (Pulldown bed – Subject Availability)
Cabin 8 – 7.85 m² / 84.5ft²
Cabin 6 – 7.85m² / 84.5ft²
Main Deck
Cabin 5 – 12m² / 129ft²
Lower Deck
Cabin 4 – 10m² / 107.6ft²
Cabin 3 – 10m² / 107.6 ft²
These type of cabins are equipped with private bathroom, hot/cold water, air conditioning, hair dryer, electric towel dryer, internal phone, safe box, closet and speaker.

TWIN CABINS  

Main Deck
Cabin 5 – 12m² / 129ft². Matrimonial or Twin.
Lower Deck
Cabin 4 – 10m² / 107.6ft². Matrimonial or Twin.
Cabin 3 – 10m² / 107.6ft². Matrimonial or Twin.
Cabin 2 – 10m² / 107.6ft²
Cabin 1 – 10m² / 107.6ft²
These type of cabins are equipped with private bathroom, hot/cold water, air conditioning, hair dryer, electric towel dryer, internal phone, safe box, closet and speaker.

DECK PLANS

MAIN DECK
On this deck are the cabin Nº5 double convertible into matrimonial, and also a purified water station, and hot drinks available 24 hours a day as well as a comfortable living room, the kitchen and the diving platform
LOWER DECK
On the lower deck are the double cabins Nº1 and Nº2 and two double cabins convertible into matrimonial ones, Nº3 and Nº4.
UPPER DECK
On this deck, there are 2 double cabins, and a double cabin convertible into a triple coach equipped with a retractable bed

DIVING INFORMATION

Scuba diving is a type of underwater activity in which divers wear breathing equipment that is completely independent of the surface air supply. In addition, it is important to be well informed on this matter. Below you will find important information for your fellow divers so they can have a great experience.. 

Waiver Form
This form must be completed prior your trip and provide it to your agency.

Sea conditions
Water temperatures fluctuate through the year as is very important to keep track of this information

Diving Gear
The use of proper equipment is crucial when diving. You can ask us about the prices of the Diving Equipment. 

Contact Us
You can ask for any questions about diving in the enchanted islands. Undoubtedly one of the bad high points of world diving.

About Galaxy Diver Itinerary

The totally 100% renovated exclusive liveaboard will take you to the most incredible locations and allow you to discover the hidden underwater live of the Galapagos Islands. Live a world-class diving experience surrounded by sharks, whales, manta rays, rays, turtles, penguins, iguanas, sea lions and much more, all in one place.

DIVING 
GUESTS

DIVING 
GUIDES

ITINERARY DIVING - 8 DAYS

WEDNES DAY
AM:​ Baltra airport arrival 
PM:​​ Baltra Northeast 
THURSDAY
AM: Carrion point
PM: ​Navigation: In route to Wolf Island
FRIDAY
AM: Wolf Island:Shark Bay / La Banana
PM: Wolf Island:La Ventana Islet / El Derrumbe
SATURDAY
AM: El Arenal
PM: Darwin Island: The Darwin's Arch
SUNDAY
AM: El Arenal
PM: Wolf Island :El Derrumbe, and Shark Bay
MONDAY
AM: Isabela Island: Marshall Cape
PM: Isabela Island: City of Mantas
TUESDAY
AM: Santiago: Cousin Rock
PM: Santa Cruz Island:Highlands
THURSDAY
AM: ​: Santa Cruz Island: Highlands

DAY BY DAY 

DAY 1 - WEDNESDAY

AM: BALTRA AIRPORT
Trevelers are landing from mainland Ecuador. “Welcome to the Galapagos Islands”, Arrival at Baltra airport where you will meet our dive guides at designated area. Escorted transfer from airport to the Galaxy Diver We’ll show your accommodations and the Dive master will hold a short briefing on all safety and emergency protocols. Lunch is served onboard.

PM: BALTRA NORTHEAST
The first dive in the Galapagos Islands is the moment to test the equipment to allow divers to maintain adequate buoyancy to take care of the bottom and marine life, in addition to checking that the diving equipment works properly. While exploring the site you can enjoy schools of reef fish, skate rays, eagle rays, moray eels, turtles, garden eels, white tip sharks.
Immersions: 1 (Check out Dive)
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Yacht Galaxy Diver

DAY 2 – THURSDAY

Day 2 – Thursday / Carrion Point and en route to Wolf Island - A Diver's Paradise
As the sun rises on our first day of diving aboard the Galaxy Diver yacht, we can feel the excitement building for what's in store at our first dive site, Punta Carrion. We gather our gear, and with the guidance of our expert dive master instructors, we dive into the crystal-clear waters surrounding the stunning Santa Cruz Island.
Descending deeper into the underwater world of Punta Carrion, we'll be immediately mesmerized by the incredible visibility and the abundance of marine life that surrounds us—schools of hammerhead and whale sharks, this last one available between June to December. At the same time, playful sea lions dart in and out of the rocky underwater cliffs.
We learn more about the vivid and colorful world of tropical fish as we continue our exploration, including groups of surgeonfish, angelfish, and parrotfish. Luckily, we can even find a few secretive seahorses hidden in the reef's crevices.
Later, we joyfully discuss our underwater excursions. At the same time, the onboard cook makes a lovely lunch when we return to the Galaxy Diver. Finally, in the late afternoon, we'll begin our 14 hours of navigation through the Galapagos Sea to Wolf Island.Immersions: 2
Difficulty: Moderate
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Yacht Galaxy Diver

DAY 3 - FRIDAY

Day 3 – Friday: A Magnificent Marine Expedition
AM: Shark Bay, La Banana
Today, we'll have an exciting diving adventure as we discover the hidden riches of this enchanted location.
Our first stop is the breathtaking Shark Bay, where we can spot the majestic Galapagos shark, eagle ray, and sea lion will meet you as you plunge into the ocean's depths. These magnificent creatures are a sight to behold, with exquisite movements that will take your breath away.
Following a thrilling morning dive, we'll travel to La Banana to continue our journey and discover the Galapagos Islands' abundant marine life. In addition, we'll be able to see playful sea lions in their native environment, darting and whirling about us with elegant, engaging, and mesmerizing beauty.
PM: La Ventana Islet, and El Derrumbe
As the day unfolds, we'll make our way to La Ventana Islet and El Derrumbe, two diving locations known for their diverse marine life. Go into the fascinating world of colorful fish, turtles, and sea stars as they welcome you into their natural home. The beauty and magic of the undersea environment will wow you as you explore these hidden jewels.
As we wrap up our diving day, take a minute to enjoy the beautiful sunset while reflecting on the incredible experiences of the day. The Galapagos Islands are indeed a treasure trove of natural beauty, and we are privileged to accompany you on this magnificent voyage. Therefore, be ready to immerse yourself in a world of wonder and go on a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
 Immersions am: 2
Immersions pm: 2
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Lodging: Yacht Galaxy Diver

DAY 4 - SATURDAY

Day 4 – Saturday: A Journey of Discovery
AM: El Arenal
Today, we'll take you to El Arenal. This magnificent location will leave you spellbound by the natural beauty of the Galapagos Islands. A diving site considered one of the best diving points in the world. This site is close to Darwin's Arch and offers moderate to strong currents with depths ranging from 46 to 121 ft and visibility from 40 to 80 ft. As you dive deeper into the sea, you'll be greeted by the impressive Galapagos underwater biodiversity.

PM: The Darwin's Arch
We'll then move on to Darwin's Tower, commonly known as Darwin's Arch, one of the most iconic dive sites in the world. This awe-inspiring location is a must-visit for any avid diver. We're thrilled to share this incredible experience with you. As you dive into the deep blue waters, a world of vibrant coral, schools of colorful fish, and the majestic beauty of the hammerhead shark will be waiting for you with their imposing presence and graceful movements.
The thrill of diving at Darwin's Tower is indescribable, and you'll be amazed by the sheer beauty of this underwater wonderland.
Immersions am: 2
Immersions pm: 2
Difficulty: Moderate 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 
Lodging: Yacht Galaxy Diver

DAY 5 - SUNDAY

Day 5 – Sunday: A Marine Adventure
AM: El Arenal
Our first dive site of the day is El Arenal. As we explore the vibrant coral reefs and discover the diverse marine life, we'll have the chance to encounter an incredible array of species. Some of them could be dolphins commonly sighted feeding on schools of fish, hammerhead sharks, whale sharks, rays, Galapagos sharks, and even tiger sharks and killer whales. But the beauty of El Arenal isn't just in its impressive marine life; the geological formations are also a sight to behold.

PM: El Derrumbe, and Shark Bay
After an exhilarating morning dive, we'll move on to El Derrumbe, where we'll discover the fascinating marine diversity of the Galapagos Islands. This site offers a unique diving experience with its underwater cliffs and caves. You'll encounter many species, including green turtles, sea lions, and eagle rays. But what makes this site truly special is the presence of bull sharks, one of the few places in the world where you can dive with them in shallow waters.
Our last dive of the day takes us to Shark Bay, where we'll explore the hidden treasures of the Galapagos Islands. This site is famous for its incredible diversity of marine life, including the Galapagos shark, eagle ray, and sea lion. But what makes this site truly unique is the presence of whale sharks that visit the Galapagos Islands every year from July to November. It's a rare opportunity to witness these gentle giants, and we're honored to share this experience with you.
Immersions: 2
Immersions: 2
Difficulty: Moderate
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Yacht Galaxy Diver

DAY 6 - MONDAY

Day 6 – Monday: Marshall Cape
2023, due to a contingency conservation plan for the species on this island. In its place, visits will be made to Cabo Marshall and Manta City, both recognized for their abundant flora and fauna.
This itinerary will return to normal once the Galapagos National Park deems it optimal for the reception of guests again.

AM: MARSHALL CAPE
Marshall Cape, located on the Northeast side of Isabela Island, with its populations of giant mantarrays, mobulas, enormous schools of barracudas, Galapagos sharks, sea lions and the, by now, traditional host of Galapagos critters. All these species are possible to see due to the plankton-rich waters on this area. Marshall Cape has another important attraction, the flightless cormorants, which can be seen resting on the shores.
Immersions: 2
Difficulty: Moderate

PM: CITY OF THE MANTAS
Giant Manta Rays are highly migratory, however in this dive site there are sightings all year round, with high peaks in the season from July to November where the Humboldt current attracts more plankton which is the main diet of these species, as well as mobulas, sea turtles, skate rays, schools of reef fish, schools of barracudas.
Immersions am: 1
Immersions pm: 1
Difficulty: Moderate
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Yacht Galaxy Diver

DAY 7 - TUESDAY

Day 7 – Tuesday: An Adventure to Remember
AM: Cousin Rock -
This morning we'll have the opportunity to do our last dive at Cousin Rock—one of the most colorful dive sites in the archipelago. The vibrant coral walls and gorgonians create a stunning backdrop for encounters with seahorses, reef fish, and various nudibranchs. Keep an eye out for the curious coral hawks as they dart around the reef. As we dive deeper, we might glimpse a school of eagle rays gracefully gliding by or spot a white-tip shark resting in a crevice. If we're lucky, we might even see mobulas and schools of barracudas. Finally, the playful sea lions will appear and invite us to join their underwater games.

PM: Santa Cruz Highlands
After lunch, we disembark and head for a reserve in the Santa Cruz Highlands. Here, we have the unique opportunity to witness the iconic Galapagos Tortoise in its natural habitat. Walking through the lush vegetation, we might even spot some of the other residents of the highlands, like the elusive Galapagos Rail or the bright Vermilion Flycatcher.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Yacht Galaxy Diver
Immersions am: 2
Immersions pm: None

DAY 8 - WEDNESDAY

Day 8 – Wednesday: Baltra Airport - A Farewell to the Enchanting Galapagos Islands
After a week of unforgettable experiences, it is time to bid farewell to this enchanting land. As you'll be transferred to Baltra Airport, take the memories of a lifetime and the magic of the Galapagos Islands.

Meals: Breakfast

Galaxy Diver  Yacht RATES 2024 

8 DAYS ​Per person

$​5060 Per person

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INCLUDED:

  • Accommodation onboard for length of cruise ( Upper and main deck cabins)
  •  All meals, snacks, and beverages (alcohol extra)
  •  Unlimited Nitrox
  • Master dive guide English - Spanish
  •  Weights, weight belts, and air tanks ( 12L) (DIVE ITINERARY)
  • We provide DA1 Dive Alerts, basic SMBs, and Nautilus Lifeline at no charge. (DIVE ITINERARY)
  • Airport transfers in SCY when arrival/departure is on official flights
  • .Wi-Fi

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Flights to/from Galapagos
  • National Park Entrance fee ($100) Per person, TCT visitor card ($20) Per person and recompression chamber fee ($35) Per Person. 
  • Equipment - Full kit rental is $275. Rental includes BC,Regulator, Wetsuit, Fins & Booties, Mask*
  •  Computer rental is $85*
  • Diver will be responsible for replacement costs if equipment is damaged:$50 for dive alert,$40 for SMB, $250 for Nautilus Lifeline,$75 for ditched weight belt.
  • Personal expenses and gratuities are not included.
  •  Personal Expenses: alcohol, gratuities are not included.
  •  Diving Insurance and personal insurance.
  • Onboard credit card charges are subject to both VAT and an admin fee of 5%.
  •  * Unless detailed in Additional Services

Facts & Questions

What is the minimun age for divers in the Galaxy diver?
  • Minimum age of 15 for divers is strongly suggested.
Whats the dive insurance needed?

Do not confuse regular travel medical and/or travel insurance with diving-specific insurance such as DAN (Divers Alert Network) or Dive Assure. This type of insurance will cover all of your scuba diving and snorkeling activities, including the costs for recompression chamber treatment and emergency air evacuation. These are not covered by the average travel insurance.
We usually recommend contacting DAN or Dive Assure who can set you up with a travel insurance plan which includes general travel insurance, including trip cancellation …. plus full dive coverage.

Can beginners dive in the Galapagos?

Galapagos Islands is a truly unique experience. So yes, you should definitely take that PADI scuba diving Galapagos beginner course before opting for a liveaboard.

How difficult is diving in Galapagos?

Currents are moderate to strong and may require you to grab hold of rocks below the surface so you don’t drift away.

What experience is needed for diving in the Galapagos?

Due to its currents Only experienced divers should be going on a liveaboard. (Minimum Advanced Open Water, 50 logged dives, and experience in cold water and currents.)

How many logged dives do you need at least to dive in the Galaxy Diver Galapagos?

Visitors will need to have a PADI Certification (minimum Open Water Diver license) or equivalent and a total of at least 50 logged dives.

What is the best time to go to the Galapagos?

In December and May, the water temperature becomes warmer, creating a favorable environment for impressive and colorful marine biodiversity. In these warm waters, divers can enjoy excellent visibility as the presence of sediments and algae is minimal.
From June to November, the water temperature decreases, providing an opportunity for cold-water diving. During this period, unique species such as hammerheads and whale sharks can be encountered. These months create a paradise for diving enthusiasts and marine life lovers.

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