CALIPSO DIVING YACHT - GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

CALIPSO DIVING

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Only in Galapagos can you dive with such a sheer abundance of species and so many sharks. The best dive sites in Galapagos are some of the best on the planet and are only accessible from a liveaboard. High season offers whale sharks and is the peak of wildlife populations. During high season, water temps are cooler and visibility diminished. Low season has no whale sharks, but better visibility to see all of the hammerheads and mantas that are obscured during high season. Water and air temps are warmer in low season.

On Calipso diving yacht, travelers will enjoy the best of both worlds that the Galapagos Islands have to offer: the land and sea. Upgraded and modernized in 2019, this ship is perfect for all kinds of adventurers. With 8 spacious cabins that can hold up to 16 passengers, a professional crew, expert naturalist and diving guides, open dining and social areas, and free WiFi, travelers can enjoy any of the 4, 5, and 8-day tours in comfort.

TECHNICAL AND SAFETY FEATURES

  • First Aid, Oxygen and AED
  • Life Jackets and Life Rafts
  • Nautilus Lifelines, dive alerts
  • Radar and sonnar
  • VHF Radio
  • Antenna GPS
  • Searchlight and Horn
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Fire Alarm System and Extinguishers
  • Smoke and temperature detectors
  • CO2 reserve (150 Kg)
  • Year of construction: 1991, rebuild 2019
  • Type: Motor Yacht
  • Length: 115 ft / 35 m
  • Beam: 24 ft / 7.3 m
  • Electricity: 110 & 220 V
  • Capacity: 16 passengers
  • Main engines: Cummins NTA855-M @400hp (x2)
  • Generators: Cummins 6B-CP 99 kW (x2)
  • Cruising speed: 12 knots
  • Exterior: Naval steel and fiber glass
  • Water capacity: 5,000 gls.
  • Crew: 10 Crew members + 1 Guide

GALLERY

DECK PLANS

About Itinerary

Yes we have the high voltage diving at Darwin and Wolf Islands on our itinery. Hammerheads, Galapagos sharks, Silky sharks and Whale sharks in season. Darwin and Wolf put Galapagos on the map for divers.

Divers can begin to take ‘another school of hammerheads’ for granted (true), so like most Galapagos liveaboards, we also dive the western sites. Punta Vicente Roca is a Mola Mola cleaning station, is rich in species and perhaps has the most coral in all Galapagos. Cabo (Spanish for Cape) Marshall is a dependable site for giant Mantas. At Cabo Douglas, you dive with Marine Iguanas and Penguins while they feed. Cousins, our final dive, is in the Central Islands.

All Galapagos liveaboard itineraries are a minimum of 7 nights due to the distance of the remote sites we dive.

ITINERARY: 

ITINERARY DIVING - 8 DAYS 

THURSDAY
AM: San Cristobal Airport: Arrival and Transfer to the boat
PM: San Cristobal: Lobos Island 
FRIDAY
AM: Santa Cruz: Carrion Point
PM: Seymour Island
SATURDAY
AM: Wolf Island  
PM:  Wolf Island 
SUNDAY
AM: Darwin Island                           
PM: Darwin Island 
MONDAY
AM: Darwin Island                          
PM: Wolf Island - There is an optional night dive at the Anchorage site.
TUESDAY
AM: (JUN - MAY Isabela: Cabo Marshall) (JUN - DEC Fernandina:Cabo Douglas)
PM: Isabela: Vicente Roca Point 
WEDNESDAY
AM: Santa Cruz: Counsin Rock
PM: Santa Cruz: Puerto Ayora                         
THURSDAY
AM: San Cristobal: Transfer to the Airport

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Spacious

Social Areas

The social areas have ample spaces to spend time and relax, whether enjoying a glass of good wine.

MATRIMONIAL CABIN

Comfortable first class cabins
Convertible bed
Panoramic windows
Eco style decoration
20 square meters cabins
These type of cabins are equipped with private bathroom, hot/cold water, air conditioning, hair dryer, towel dryer, internal phone, safe box, closet and speaker.

TWIN CABINS

Convertible bed
Panoramic windows
Eco style decoration
22 square meters cabins
These type of cabins are equipped with private bathroom, hot/cold water, air conditioning, hair dryer, towel dryer, internal phone, safe box, closet and speaker.

Calipso Yacht RATES 2023 
Per person

8 days 
$6185 USD
QUEST INFORMATION

INCLUDE: 

  • All meals during the cruise
  • Transfers on the islands on the days of operation
  • Visits and excursions accordung to the itinerary
  • English speaking naturalist guide
  • Snorkeling equipment 

NOT INCLUDE:

  • Roundtrip airfare from / to Galapagos
  • Soft and alcohilic drinks
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee (US $ 100)
  • Ingala Control Card (US $ 20)
  • Wetsuit and dive equipment avaliable to rent on board
  • Gratuities and personal expenses

Gear Rental
There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. 

Required Extras: Chamber Fees (35 USD), National Park Fees (100 USD), Port Fees (20 USD).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Nitrox (150 USD), Nitrox Course, Private Dive Guide

CONTACT US FORM

Please tell us about the yacht of your preference, and dates possible for your trip!!

OUR LOCATION IN QUITO

GALAPAGOS TOURS AND CRUISES
Address: Ulpiano Paez N21-74 y Robles, building VALLADOLID, Of. 104 
Office Tel: (593-2) 5016438  / Mobile: (593-9) 99256096
E-mail: info@dealsgalapagos.com
skype: ecuador.green.travel
msn: carmanrisle@gmail.com
ECUADORIAN PATENT REGISTRATION No. 276183
RIS REGISTRATION No. 1792319080001
TOURISM MINISTRY OF ECUADOR, LICENCE No. 110739
Quito – Ecuador

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