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Nortada

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A different concept for Galapagos diving, Nortada accomodates only 8 guests, making her an interesting possibility for dive clubs, families, small diving groups of all kinds.

A word from Dom :  "The idea of a small vessel accommodating maximum 8 people works well for a group of friends, a dive club or a family ... and can be an intimate way to experience Galapagos."..... Dominick Macan


Cabins ... diving overview ... what's included




  • 4 lower deck TWIN cabins

    side-by-side twin beds
    picture windows

    All cabins have en-suite bathrooms and are fully air conditioned with lockers and drawers.

  • up to 4 dives per day from two 15-foot tenders
    12 liter aluminum tanks
    scuba gear rental (request in advance)
    nitrox 
    water temperature:  21-30°C (70-86°F) December - May   ...  16-24°C (60-75°F) June - November
    7mm wetsuit recommended
    divers must have Advanced Open Water & 50 logged dives

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accommodation & diving
    meals, snacks, water, tea, coffee & juice
    compressed air, tanks, weights & weight belts
    land visits & other activities where allowed
    naturalist dive guide ... 1 for every 8 guests

  • international & domestic airfare
    alcoholic beverages & sodas
    scuba rental gear (request in advance)
    15 liter tanks
    nitrox & nitrox courses
    National Park Entry Fee + Ingala tourist card
    airport trasfers




On board Nortada


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    stern
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    upper deck
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    salon
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    dining
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    twin cabin
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    dive deck


Deck Plan ... Dive Map ... Technical Specifications

Itinerary map, deck & cabin layout, yacht specs, equipment & safety features for Nortada                 .... open

 

DECK PLAN

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ITINERARY MAP

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SPECIFICATIONS

Length: 85 ft. / 25.9 metres
Beam: 18 ft / 5.4 metres
Draft: 5 ft / 1.5 metres
Passengers: 8
Crew: 6
Cabins: 4

MACHINERY

Twin CUMMINS 6CTA8.3-M 255 HP main engines
Twin 40 KW John Deere/Onan (M) electric generators
Water Separator, Marine Sanitation Device
sewage treatment system
Reverse Osmosis desalination system

NAVIGATION

Ritchie Magnetic Compass
hydraulic helm, barometer, clock, thermometer, helm indicator

COMMUNICATIONS

ACR VHF bi directional rescue radio
Furuno HF-MF/DSC Radio
VHF/DSC Icom radios

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

Nautilus Lifeline bi-directional VHF/DSC marine radio with GPS dive alert and DSMB
ACR Epirb, ACR Sart
(2) DSB inflatable life rafts for 16 passengers each, (16) life jackets
(2) 15 feet Nautica Inflatable boats with 25 HP four stroke outboard engines
searchlight, horn, fire & smoke detector system

DIVING AMENITIES:
20 Nitrox compatible aluminum 80 cu ft / 12 liter cylinders
2 x Nuvair LP/HP Compressors
2 x Nuvair nitrox analyzers
redundant oxygen clean Haskell Sport Boosters
Tri Hunter 3000 Gas mixing stick for Trimix blending
1 x Analytical Industries Trimix Analyzer available upon request
several 19 cu ft / 2 liter steel rebreather cylinders with various valves and
20 Nitrox compatible aluminum 80 cu ft / 12 liter cylinders
2 x Nuvair LP/HP Compressors
2 x Nuvair nitrox analyzers
redundant oxygen clean Haskell Sport Boosters
Tri Hunter 3000 Gas mixing stick for Trimix blending
1 x Analytical Industries Trimix Analyzer available upon request
several 19 cu ft / 2 liter steel rebreather cylinders with various valves and

Ideal for small groups


The Nortada was launched in the Spring of 2014. She was completely rebuilt and refitted accomodating only 8 guests in 4 cabins, making her a particularly interesting option for small groups.

Public areas consist of a main deck with bridge, galley, air conditioned dining room and lounge. On the upper deck, a sun deck is next to the fly bridge.

The scuba diving platform has ample benches, outside showers, camera tables and re-breather rinsing facilities.

Photographer-only departures, exploration expeditions, super-yacht support, citizen science and world class film expeditions are all welcome on Nortada.


Itineraries


Nortada itineraries depart and return to Santa Cruz and include the best of the Galapagos dive sites including Darwin & Wolf.

Land visits will include Bartolome, Darwin Station and Seymour or Plazas island.

Itinerary for Nortada. Up to 4 dives per day .... including Darwin & Wolf. The exact itinerary is always weather and conditions dependant ... however, this itinerary is valid unless conditions dictate a change and the plan will always be to visit the following sites  ...   continue reading

Darwin & Wolf itinerary  ...  standard 8 days / 7 nights (Friday to Friday)

FRIDAY
Arrival in Baltra Airport
Transfer to Puerto Ayora
Meet at the Dive Center there
PM: Check dive in Puerto Ayora

SATURDAY
AM: Baltra N/E or Punta Carrion
PM: Cousin Rock

SUNDAY Wolf Island
AM: Shark Bay / Landslide
PM: La Ventana Islet / La Banana

MONDAY  Darwin
AM: Darwin’s Arch / El Arenal
PM: Darwin’s Arch / El Arenal

TUESDAY Wolf Island
AM: Shark Bay / Landslide
PM: La Ventana Islet / La Banana

WEDNESDAY Bartolome
AM: Cape Douglas
PM: Punta Vicente Roca

THURSDAY Santa Cruz
AM: Cape Marshall / Manta Ray City
PM: Puerto Coca

FRIDAY Santa Cruz:
AM: Chares Darwin Research Station
Transfer to Baltra Airport


Your cruise logistics


Guests should be at Tip Top Diving at 11h30 in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz on Day 1. After a full week of diving and breakfast on Day 8, guests wil be taken on land visits prior to their airport transfer for onward travel.

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