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Nortada

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A new concept in Galapagos diving, Nortada takes only 8 people, making her an interesting choice - especially for dive clubs, families, small diving groups of all kinds.

"The idea of a small vessel accommodating maximum 8 people is ideal for a group of friends, a dive club or a family ... and seems like an intimate way to experience Galapagos."   ...   Dominick Macan

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Vessel & diving details

  • Nortada takes only 8 divers in 4 cabins:
    • the 4 lower deck cabins all have two single lower berths

    All cabins have en-suite bathrooms and are fully air conditioned with lockers and drawers.
  • Diving Amenities Include:

    • up to 4 dives per day - all from two 15-foot inflatable tenders
    • ample benches on the dive deck, outside showers, camera tables, rebreather rinsing facilities
    • 20 Nitrox compatible aluminum 80 cu ft / 12 liter cylinders
    • two Nuvair nitrox analyzers are available on board
  • Rebreather service can be arranged by advance request.  For for technical and rebreather diving Nortada has:

    • 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
    • several 19 cu ft / 2 liter steel rebreather cylinders with various valves + Timix Analyzert
  • Included on all cruises:
    • all dives, air, weights & weight belt 
land visits and other activities where allowed
    • accommodation, all meals & snacks, water, coffee, tea, juices 

    • naturalist dive guide ... 1 for every 8 guests
    • Nautilus Lifeline safety equipment
  • Extras
    • airfare
    • National Park Entry Fee + Ingala tourist card
    • nitrox
    • 15L tanks

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Technical specifications & deck plan

See detailed yacht specifications, equipment & safety features plus the deck layout for Nortada.....  click to open

 

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

2 x 15 foot inflatable tenders with 25HP outboard engines

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

NAVIGATION
Full complement of navigation equipment onboard

COMMUNICATIONS
Full complement of communications equipment onboard

SAFETY EQUIPMENT
Nautilus Lifeline bi-directional VHF/DSC marine radio with GPS dive alert and DSMB
Full complement of safety equipment onboard

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Ideal for small groups

The newest diving yacht in Galapagos was launched in the Spring of 2014.  Nortada has been completely rebuilt and refit takes only 8 people 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, rebreather oriented live-aboards, technical diving friendly itineraries, exploration expeditions, mega-yacht support, citizen science and world class film expeditions are all welcome on Nortada.

Rebreather friendly

The frosting on the cake for many divers is her orientation toward tech diving. Dive operations will be provided by Galapagos Tip Top Dive, a PADI 5 star Instructor Development, National Geographic and Tec Rec Dive Center in the Islands. The boat will be equipped with both Nitrox and re-breathers with all of the appropriate support.

Land visits

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

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