Diving Experience . Nortada

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8 Days - 7 Nights
Availability : Jan 17’ - Dec 17’
Puerto Ayora
Baltra Island
Tour Details

Built in France by a Naval Builder. 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. 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. Public areas consist of a main deck with bridge, galley, air conditioned dining room and lounge. The scuba diving platform has ample benches, outside showers, camera tables and rebreather rinsing facilities.  In the upper deck is next to the fly bridge. 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 are available for all divers. 20 Nitrox compatible aluminum 80 cu ft / 12 liter cylinders are filled by one of the twin Nuvair LP/HP Compressors. Two Nuvair nitrox analyzers are available on board. For technical and rebreather diving, redundant oxygen clean Haskell Sport Boosters, one Tri Hunter 3000 Gas mixing stick for Trimix blending,  several nitrox compatible 40 cu ft / 6 liter aluminum stage cylinders and  several 19 cu ft / 2 liter steel  rebreather cylinders with various valves and one Analytical Industries Trimix Analyzer are available upon request.


Crew consists of one Captain, one Mechanic, one Cook, two Sailors and one Naturalist Guide.

Departure & Return Location

Puerto Ayora (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Diving Naturalist Guide
  • Diving Tanks
  • Dumbbells
  • Lead Belt
  • Oxygen Emergency Equipment
  • First aid kit

Price Excludes

  • Full Kit Rental $350 (Regulator, BCD, Mask, fins, Hood, Gloves, 7mm 2 Piece Wetsuit)
  • Nitrox ($120)
  • Nitrox Use Course
  • 100cf / 15lt cylinders
  • Specialty cylinder rental
  • Diving Flashlight
  • Regulator Income
  • Chamber Fee ($35)

All passengers confirmed on a Diving cruise must complete the Disclaimer Form.

A minimum of immersions is required. Each boat has their own policies.

Items that are included on a diving cruise is just a reference. Each boat has their own policies.


Day 1Friday

Arrival to Galapagos
PM: Check Dive – Puerto Ayora

Day 2Saturday

AM: Punta Carrión / Baltra N/E
PM: Cousins Rock

Day 3Sunday

AM: Wolf Island
PM: Wolf Island

Day 4Monday

AM: Darwin Island
PM: Darwin Island

Day 5Tuesday

AM: Wolf Island
PM: Wolf Island

Day 6Wednesday

AM: Cape Douglas
PM: Punta Vicente Roca

Day 7Thursday

AM: Cape Marshall – Puerto Coca
PM: Manta Ray City

Day 8 Friday

AM: Charles Darwin Research station
Baltra Airport