Aqua is a professional dive yacht that offers both Naturalist and Diving cruise trips around the Galapagos Islands with a competitive price, formerly known as Pinguino Explorer, it can accommodate up to 16 guests per trip.

Medhi

14/06/2018

It was a wonderfull trip in Galapagos specially to Wolf and Darwin dive sites, we encounters whale shark, galapagos shark, hammerhead (not big school, around 30 sharks) , mola mola around Isabella on...

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Aqua is a professional dive liveaboard yacht running by a serious company in the Galapagos Island, it provides both Naturalist (Non-diving, snorkeling) and Diving trips around the Galapagos Islands. It give an unique and unforgettable liveaboard experience, with the best quality service possible.

Aqua was built in 1998, and it was completely renovated during 2010 - 2012, and again in the end of 2015 and beginning of 2019. It measuring 25 meters in length and 5.5 meters in width, with 2 engines with 250HP each, it cruise at 8 knots per hour. It has all the modern technical equipment and comfortable accommodations that can bring you a comfort trip in the Galapagos.

Aqua has a cozy lounge with air condition on the main deck, equipped with TV, stereo, Book/Magazine/CD/DVD/Table games library for entertainment as well as a self-service bar that provide water, tea, coffee all day long. The dining area is adjacent to the lounge in a separate area, guests will be served with meals three times a day in buffet style, which contains a wide variety of Ecuadorian and international cuisine.

On the upper deck, there are 2 relaxation area : at the front and back of the boat. The front sundeck is completely open, equipped with chaise longues. And at the back of upper deck, the is an outdoor shaded lounge with cushioned benches, tables and drinking water supply.

Aqua diving platform offers space for all guests’ dive equipment, camera table, cleaning tanks with fresh water, and space for drying suits. It has 50 Aluminium scuba tanks, 2 compressor and 2 zodiacs with Yamaha engines for diving. Additionally, there is a bath on the platform and two showers with warm water.


Cabin

Aqua has 9 comfortable guest cabins, it can accommodate up to 16 guests per trip:

All cabins have ensuite bathroom, individual AC, closets, reading lamps, smoke alarm and alarm system, electricity outlets with 110V, amenities and towels.

5 Twin Cabins (Cabin 1 - Cabin 4) :
Located on the upper deck, each cabin comes with two single bunk beds, with seaview windows.

1 Double/Twin Cabin (Cabin 5) :
Located on the upper deck, this cabin comes with one double bed and one single bed (bunk style), with seaview windows.

3 Twin Cabins (Cabin 6 - Cabin 8) :
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with two single bunk beds, with portholes.


Diving

  • 3 dives per day + alternating additional sunset/night dives.

  • Usually 8D/7N diving trip will offer 18 - 20 dives in total.

  • Only 1 - 2 dives will be provided on the last diving day.

  • No dive will be provided on the day of departure.

  • 1 Check dive will be provided on the embarkation day.

  • All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.

  • All tanks have INT-valves, no DIN (European) valves.

  • Divers must have AOW level with at least 65 logged dives.


Other Information

  • Nitrox:Available with an additional cost
  • 15L Tanks:Limited available with an additional cost
  • Technical Dive Available:Not available at the moment
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available, rate on request
  • Dive insurance:Divers must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Not available at the moment
  • Laundry Service:Not available at the moment
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment
  • Payment on board:By cash (EUR/USD) ONLY
  • Crew Number:10 including 2 dive guides

Itinerari (V.O)

Diving Itinerary 8D/7N

Day 1 : Baltra Airport + 1 Check Dive
Upon arrival at Baltra Airport, your TCC (Transit Control Card) is stamped; this must be kept safe during your trip, as it has to be presented again on your return flight. In addition, entrance to the Galapagos National Park is due for entry (US $ 100), if this has not yet been paid.

Your guide will meet you at the airport, assist you with the luggage and accompany you on the short bus ride to the harbour of Puerto Ayora. Here you will climb aboard the yacht Aqua. After greeting the crew and the captain, your cabins will be assigned to you and then you will enjoy your first lunch on-board. Afternoon will be a check dive at Baltra North East.

Day 2 : Bartolome (1 Dive) + Cousin's Rock (2 Dives)
Bartolome is located east of Santiago Island, this small island is known for its unique spear-like pinnacle. You can expect to see some of the following marine life: seahor- ses, white tip reef sharks, reef fish (including large schools of hunting yellow tailed surgeonfish), barracudas, turtles, mobula rays, sting rays, scorpion stone fish, and various invertebrates.

Cousin’s rock is located north-east of Santiago island, near Bartolome. It is one of the few places where you can see endemic black coral amongst the riot of colourful clams, algae, flora and fauna that cover the rocks like splashes of paint. You can expect to see some of the following Marine Life: sea lions, Galapagos sharks, white tip reef sharks, turtles, seahorses, barracudas, stingrays, eagle rays, manta rays and reef fish (including large schools of floating bullseye pufferfish).

Day 3 : Wolf (4 Dives)
Named after the German geologist Theodor Wolf, this extinct volcano reaches 253m (780ft) above sea level and lies around 160km (100m) nor thwest of Isabela Island. Land visits are not permitted, however, bird life such as: red-foo- ted boobies and vampire finches may be spotted from the boat. For our dives, we choose from a selection of reefs and walls, most have medium to strong currents, where the use of gloves and reef hooks is advised. Schooling pelagics are the main attraction, but you can also see hammerheads, white tips and Galapagos sharks. (May-November).

Day 4 : Darwin (4 Dives)
A volcano that reaches 165m (490ft) above sea level was named in honour of naturalist Charles Darwin. It is amongst the smallest island within the Galapagos Archipelago and like Wolf Island, no land visits are permitted. One of the most famed diving sites is “Darwin’s Arch”, which provides an amazing drift dive along the wall at an average depth of just 9m. Medium to strong currents are to be expected, but you bring with them many hammerheads, black tips, silky and Galapagos sharks! Schools of jacks are a common sight, along with turtles, angelfish and moray eels. Occasional sightings of tiger sharks, manta rays and bottlenose dolphins make for a thrilling time.Whale sharks may also be seen between May – November.

Day 5 : Wolf (3 Dives)
Again we will be dive around Wolf Island for the best of Galapagos.

Day 6 : Vicente Roca Point (1 Dive) + Cape Douglas (1 Dive)
We will cross the Bolivar Channel for the last time to Vicen- te Roca Point, just at the mouth of Isabela’s seahorse-shape. While entering a dark cave below a spectacular arch, roaring echoes of the waves will accompany you. Cape Douglas is sure to provide you amazing opportunities to observe a large amount of marine life, above and under the water! As you prepare for your dive, you can see Gala- pagos Penguins, Galapagos Flightless Cormorants, and Gala- pagos Marine Iguanas- animals only found exclusively on the Islands. A sure sight is incredible marine iguanas swimming and feeding on the rocks under the surface. Some marine life you may see are: Red-lipped Batfish, Horn Sharks, Mola Mola, and possibly Baleen Whales!

Day 7 : Roca Blanca (1 Dive) / Pinzon (1 Dive) + Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz)
For divers, Roca Blanca is a mecca for sea life. Located on the South East coast of Isabela Island, it’s one of the best diving sites the central islands offer. You will get to see amazing life here, such as: shark, manta & eagle rays, sea lions, moray eels, lobsters, and a vast population of tropical fish. Pinzon is a great spot for beginners and experienced divers, offering many playful sea lions, turtles, and red lipped batfish. n the warmer months, Pinzon is a favourite site for the Manta Rays and pods of dolphins.

Day 8 : Santa Cruz Highlands Visit + Transfer to Baltra airport
The road to the highlands leaves from Bellavista, a small village located a 15-minute drive from Puerto Ayora, and passes through the agricultural zone, near the National Park boundary, the Miconia Zone, and then goes to the Fern and Sedge zone. With clear weather, this area boasts beautiful scenes of rolling hills and extinct volcanic cones covered with grass and lush greenery all year round. Here you will visit the Twin Craters, which are two pit craters, as well as a local ranch where we can observe the giant tortoise of Santa Cruz Island in its natural habitat.


Naturalist Itineraries

  • 8D/7N :
    Our 8-day naturalist itinerary aboard M/Y Aqua is the opportunity of a lifetime! Visiting incredible sites such as Dragon Hill, Sullivan Bay, magical Isabela island, and more, your stay in the Galapagos Island will be more than complete. Share our love for all the incredible wildlife inhabiting the islands with us!

  • 5D/4N :
    Five nights aboard M/Y Aqua will in no doubt provide you with the BEST memories! This route is known as “The Heart of the Archipelago”- discover uniquely shaped Chinese Hat, extraordinary wildlife above and under the waves at Cowley and Albany, and much more! This itinerary is sure to make your stay that of a lifetime!

  • 4D/3N :
    Our 4-day itinerary aboard the M/Y Aqua invites you to explore the incredible seabird colonies of North Seymour. The fun doesn’t end there- visit the truly magical Galapagos Giant Tortoises in Santa Cruz, discover all the species of Iguanas in South Plazas and much more!

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Destinazioni Isole Galapagos
Disponibili a bordo Nitrox support, Camera station
Lingue parlate a bordo English, Spanish

Orari & percorsi

Data Durata Destinazione Partenza - Arrivo Prezzo
25/06/2019 al 02/07/2019 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – A - Baltra – A Da $3,995.00 $3,395.75 Dettaglio
02/07/2019 al 09/07/2019 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – B - Baltra – B Da $3,495.00 Dettaglio
09/07/2019 al 16/07/2019 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – A - Baltra – A Da $3,995.00 Dettaglio
16/07/2019 al 23/07/2019 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – B - Baltra – B Da $3,495.00 Dettaglio
30/07/2019 al 06/08/2019 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – B - Baltra – B Da $3,495.00 Dettaglio
13/08/2019 al 20/08/2019 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – B - Baltra – B Da $3,495.00 Dettaglio
27/08/2019 al 03/09/2019 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – B - Baltra – B Da $3,495.00 $3,145.50 Dettaglio
03/09/2019 al 10/09/2019 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – A - Baltra – A Da $3,995.00 $3,595.50 Dettaglio
10/09/2019 al 17/09/2019 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – B - Baltra – B Da $3,495.00 $3,145.50 Dettaglio
17/09/2019 al 24/09/2019 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – A - Baltra – A Da $3,995.00 $3,595.50 Dettaglio
24/09/2019 al 01/10/2019 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – B - Baltra – B Da $3,495.00 $3,145.50 Dettaglio
01/10/2019 al 08/10/2019 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – A - Baltra – A Da $3,995.00 $3,595.50 Dettaglio
08/10/2019 al 15/10/2019 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – B - Baltra – B Da $3,495.00 $3,145.50 Dettaglio
22/10/2019 al 29/10/2019 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – B - Baltra – B Da $3,495.00 Dettaglio
12/11/2019 al 19/11/2019 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – A - Baltra – A Da $3,995.00 Dettaglio
19/11/2019 al 26/11/2019 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – B - Baltra – B Da $3,495.00 Dettaglio
26/11/2019 al 03/12/2019 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – A - Baltra – A Da $3,995.00 Dettaglio
10/12/2019 al 17/12/2019 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – A - Baltra – A Da $3,995.00 Dettaglio
17/12/2019 al 24/12/2019 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – B - Baltra – B Da $3,495.00 $3,145.50 Dettaglio
24/12/2019 al 31/12/2019 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – A - Baltra – A Da $3,995.00 Dettaglio
31/12/2019 al 07/01/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – B - Baltra – B Da $3,495.00 Dettaglio
07/01/2020 al 14/01/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – A - Baltra – A Da $3,995.00 Dettaglio
14/01/2020 al 21/01/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – B - Baltra – B Da $3,495.00 Dettaglio
28/01/2020 al 04/02/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – B - Baltra – B Da $3,495.00 Dettaglio
04/02/2020 al 11/02/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – A - Baltra – A Da $3,995.00 Dettaglio
11/02/2020 al 18/02/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – B - Baltra – B Da $3,495.00 Dettaglio
18/02/2020 al 25/02/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – A - Baltra – A Da $3,995.00 Dettaglio
25/02/2020 al 03/03/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – B - Baltra – B Da $3,495.00 Dettaglio
03/03/2020 al 10/03/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – A - Baltra – A Da $3,995.00 Dettaglio
10/03/2020 al 17/03/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – B - Baltra – B Da $3,495.00 Dettaglio
17/03/2020 al 24/03/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – A - Baltra – A Da $3,995.00 Dettaglio
24/03/2020 al 31/03/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – B - Baltra – B Da $3,495.00 Dettaglio
31/03/2020 al 07/04/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – A - Baltra – A Da $3,995.00 Dettaglio
07/04/2020 al 14/04/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – B - Baltra – B Da $3,495.00 Dettaglio
14/04/2020 al 21/04/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – A - Baltra – A Da $3,995.00 Dettaglio
21/04/2020 al 28/04/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – B - Baltra – B Da $3,495.00 Dettaglio
28/04/2020 al 05/05/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – A - Baltra – A Da $3,995.00 Dettaglio
12/05/2020 al 19/05/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – A - Baltra – A Da $3,995.00 Dettaglio
19/05/2020 al 26/05/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – B - Baltra – B Da $3,495.00 Dettaglio
26/05/2020 al 02/06/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – A - Baltra – A Da $3,995.00 Dettaglio
02/06/2020 al 09/06/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – B - Baltra – B Da $3,495.00 Dettaglio
09/06/2020 al 16/06/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – A - Baltra – A Da $3,995.00 Dettaglio
16/06/2020 al 23/06/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – B - Baltra – B Da $3,495.00 Dettaglio
23/06/2020 al 30/06/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – A - Baltra – A Da $3,995.00 Dettaglio
30/06/2020 al 07/07/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – B - Baltra – B Da $3,495.00 Dettaglio
07/07/2020 al 14/07/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – A - Baltra – A Da $3,995.00 Dettaglio
14/07/2020 al 21/07/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – B - Baltra – B Da $3,495.00 Dettaglio
21/07/2020 al 28/07/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – A - Baltra – A Da $3,995.00 Dettaglio
28/07/2020 al 04/08/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – B - Baltra – B Da $3,495.00 Dettaglio
04/08/2020 al 11/08/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – A - Baltra – A Da $3,995.00 Dettaglio
11/08/2020 al 18/08/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – B - Baltra – B Da $3,495.00 Dettaglio
18/08/2020 al 25/08/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – A - Baltra – A Da $3,995.00 Dettaglio
25/08/2020 al 01/09/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – B - Baltra – B Da $3,495.00 Dettaglio
01/09/2020 al 08/09/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – A - Baltra – A Da $3,995.00 Dettaglio
08/09/2020 al 15/09/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – B - Baltra – B Da $3,495.00 Dettaglio
15/09/2020 al 22/09/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – A - Baltra – A Da $3,995.00 Dettaglio
22/09/2020 al 29/09/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – B - Baltra – B Da $3,495.00 Dettaglio
29/09/2020 al 06/10/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – A - Baltra – A Da $3,995.00 Dettaglio
06/10/2020 al 13/10/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – B - Baltra – B Da $3,495.00 Dettaglio
13/10/2020 al 20/10/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – A - Baltra – A Da $3,995.00 Dettaglio
20/10/2020 al 27/10/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – B - Baltra – B Da $3,495.00 Dettaglio
27/10/2020 al 03/11/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – A - Baltra – A Da $3,995.00 Dettaglio
03/11/2020 al 10/11/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – B - Baltra – B Da $3,495.00 Dettaglio
10/11/2020 al 17/11/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – A - Baltra – A Da $3,995.00 Dettaglio
17/11/2020 al 24/11/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – B - Baltra – B Da $3,495.00 Dettaglio
24/11/2020 al 01/12/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – A - Baltra – A Da $3,995.00 Dettaglio
01/12/2020 al 08/12/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – B - Baltra – B Da $3,495.00 Dettaglio
08/12/2020 al 15/12/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – A - Baltra – A Da $3,995.00 Dettaglio
15/12/2020 al 22/12/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – B - Baltra – B Da $3,495.00 Dettaglio
22/12/2020 al 29/12/2020 7 notti Isole Galapagos Baltra – A - Baltra – A Da $3,995.00 Dettaglio

PREZZI E CONDIZIONI

Destinazione Durata Cabin Prezzo
Isole Galapagos 7 notti Lower Deck From $3,495.00 $3,145.50
Isole Galapagos 7 notti From $3,695.00 $3,325.50

Incluso

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Dive guide service
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Land tour & Island visit
  • Boat accident insurance

Non incluso

  • Domestic flights
  • Dive courses on board
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Nitrox fills
  • Marine park fees/Port fees

INFORMAZIONI UTILI

Isole Galapagos

Periodo : Le crociere si possono effettuare tutto l'anno, ma ci sono sono due stagioni: - da giugno a novembre la vita e' abbondante e ci sono grande possibilita' d'incontrare gli squali balena.
- da dicembre a maggio e' la stagione degli amori ed anche quella per squali martello e mante.

Visto : Cittadini dell'EU, Australia, Nuova Zelanda, Giappone, Canada e USA non devono richiedere per stare fino a 90 giorno. Residenti da alcuni paesi Africani e dall'Asia devono richiedere il visto. Contattate l'ambasciata o consolato piu' vicino per maggiori informazioni.

Clima : Sebbene si trovino all'equatore il clima non e' tropicale. La stagione piu' fredda e secca si estende da giugno a novembre quando l'aria e' piu' umida ed il vento piu' forte. La stagione piu' calda va da dicembre a maggio. - Durante la stagione secca la temperatura media va dai 21 ai 27 gradi. - Durante la stagione piu' calda la temperatura media va dai 24 ai 32 gradi.

Acqua : Con grandi movimenti di correnti ci sono sempre termoclini. - Durante la stagione secca la temperatura media va dai 16 ai 24 gradi. - Durante la stagione piu' calda la temperatura media va dai 21 ai 28 gradi.

Abbigliamento : Vestiti piu' caldi per i mesi piu' freddi e leggeri per i mesi piu' caldi. Portatevi anche pantaloni lunghi e camicie a maniche lunghe per proteggervi dalle punture dei pappataci (Sandfly).

Prese : Tipo A & B (US./Canada) corrente 120-127 V @ 60Hz

Voli : I voli internazionali arrivano direttamente da Quito o Guyaquil e connessioni con le Galapagos con voli domestici.

Valuta : La moneta locale e' Dollaro Americano (USD), disponibili bancomat internazionali e Carte di credito Visa, Mastercard e Diners sono accettate.

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Medhi, 14/06/2018

It was a wonderfull trip in Galapagos specially to Wolf and Darwin dive sites, we encounters whale shark, galapagos shark, hammerhead (not big school, around 30 sharks) , mola mola around Isabella on the way back and sea lion colonie too so it really fulfill our expectation. the baot itself is convenient, not luxury but good for divers, the dive guide were friendly and food enough and fine. I would say it's a good quality option to dive the Galapagos. Crew were nice and professional.

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