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 8 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.

4 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:13, include 2 dive guides

Itinerari (V.O)

DAY 01 - Baltra Island - Check Dive
AM: Baltra Arrival at Baltra airport. Our guide will welcome you, gather the group and take you to AQUA to check in.
PM: After a fine lunch served, divers will gather at the diving platform where they will be informed some aspects to be considered for your first dive and the respective equipment as the yacht is sailing to Northeast Baltra Island for your first dive or Weight check. Once this activity is completed, the yacht will continue its itinerary, dinner will be served during navigation.

DAY 02 - Bartolome (1 DIVE) – Cousin Rocks (2 DIVES)
AM: Bartolome.
This is the perfect spot to start your adventure with moderate currents. At the depth of around 20mtrs (60ft) we might see white tip reef sharks, green marine turtles, different types of rays, tropical fish and the red lip batfish, which are endemic to the Islands. Occasionally even the first hammerhead sharks can be spotted swimming nearby. After this first dive our chef awaits with an amazing breakfast.
PM: Cousins Rock.
Today’s second dive will be approximately 15 minutes north of Bartolome by an islet. It is a perfect spot with moderate to stronger currents with excellent possibilities to spot sea horses, bloody frogfish, and schools of eagle rays, sea lions seals and sometimes giant manta rays. The topography forms a nicely populated slope full of volcanically formed holes that are the perfect refuge for moray eels, octopus and lobster. We will be surrounded by black coral and many different types of sponges.

A warm shower and little snacks wait for guests on board before lunch. After a well-deserved nap the third dive of the day will be at this same spot. Back on board, Astrea will iniciate the navigation to the island Wolf.

DAY 03 - Wolf Island
In this remote spot of the Galapagos today we will have two dives, one in the Landslide and one in The Cave.

DAY 04 - Darwin Island
At this marvelous most northwest island we enjoy 4 dives today at the spot called The Arch.

DAY 05 - Wolf Island
Back at Wolf we will have two dives at El Derrumbe and La Cueva. A new day brings a new adventure! While in the company of turtles and plenty of hammerheads divers can search for some more whale sharks...

DAY 06 - Isabela Island – Punta Vicente Roca – Marshall Corp

Punta Vicente Roca.
First dive starts very early. At the sandy bottom by the corals we will look for large sea horses which live as couples scattered over the dive spot. We also find the catfish, red lip bat fish and the highlight of the day the Sunfish. This area is home of many marine turtles. All of the above stay in the area the whole year. After the dive we will do a panga ride to the shoreline to observe the penguins, flightless cormorants and marine iguanas.

Cabo Marshall.
The trip to Cabo Marshall will take a few hours. We will travel along the coastline of Isabela and have an amazing view of the volcanoes that formed the island, Ecuador, Darwin and Wolf. We will cross the equator line south bound.
At Cabo Marshall the main attraction are the giant manta ray, it is up to 6m (18ft) wing span, swimming at low depth. Several small fish in large schools are to be seen here, too, such as barracudas.

DAY 07 - Pinzon Island
At this small island located in the center of the Archipelago, we will have our last dives of the trip. We will see the red lip batfish, giant manta rays, marbel rays, eagle rays and a large quantity of marine turtles. In the afternoon we travel towards Santa Cruz and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station with its interaction center and the giant tortoises that live here. They are bred to set them into the wilderness.

DAY 08 - Santa Cruz Highlands – Baltra Airport
Before flying back to the mainland or continuing your adventure at Hotel Silberstein we visit the Highlands with the tortoises in their natural environment, several types of finches and the Twin Craters. For those who leave the Enchanted Islands our guide will take you back to the airport in Baltra and check you in for your flight home, full of beautiful memories.

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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
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
  • 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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