The Galaxy Diver is a 29m/96 ft long liveaboard offering diving cruises in the Galapagos. The Galapagos are famous as one of the best places in the world for seeing pelagic species such as tuna, spotted eagle rays, mantas, and hammerhead sharks, as well as whales, turtles, penguins, iguanas, sea lions, and much more.
Fully renewed in 2022, it accommodates up to just 12 guests in 8 spacious and comfortable cabins, all with air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms. The interior boats a special Galapagos-themed design On the upper deck, guests can enjoy the ocean views from their large windows, while on the lower deck, there are porthole views.
The outdoor social area on the upper deck is the perfect space to relax onboard on the lazy sofas, or to use as an observation deck - enjoy a drink while admiring the wildlife and nature! Galaxy also has games such as playing cards, dominoes, Jenga, Monopoly, but best of all, the operator has developed their very own App! - MYDAS. With this app, guests can watch Galapagos-related movies and documentaries, read books and articles, see travel recommendations before arrival, check park rules, and details of the itinerary. What's more, you can use the app offline too!
The charming main deck lounge and restaurant are the perfect setting to enjoy a delicious, freshly prepared meal. The lounge is stylish with comfortable seating and has an entertainment center. The dining area is where guests and guides will enjoy the local specialties prepared by the expert chef. National and international food is offered a la carte and buffet style. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free are catered upon request. The bar offers a variety of the finest beverages, including local and international wines. There is also a 24 hour coffee area.
All dives are conducted from a tender after gearing up on the dive deck. Features of interest include free nitrox use and a modern platform with a camera rinse tank and table, plus showers and toilet. Divers are issued with Dive Alerts and SMBs for extra safety. The divemasters are handpicked with years of experience because they understand this is a once-in-lifetime experience to these enchanted islands. So join the Galaxy Diver liveaboard to visit the most incredible diving sites in the Galapagos Islands and discover its hidden and unique underwater galaxy.
Notes: All cruises are confirmed departures with a minimum of just 2 booked guests.
Child policy: we accept children from 6 years old,
Galapagos is a popular destination with limited liveaboard spaces. We recommend you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Dive experience: Divers must be at least 50 logged dives, be advanced certified, and have experience with strong currents and cool water, prior to boarding. Young divers from 15 years old are accepted but must be accompanied by a certified adult while diving.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, soft drinks with meals, land tours, transfers to the boat from Baltra Airport, all land visits/excursions according to the itinerary, dives (as detailed in the trips above), nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers, 2 experienced English-speaking divemasters, snokelling gear, tanks, weights and weightbelt, all taxes.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 275 per week, payable in advance), diving insurance, Galapagos park and reserve entrance fees (US$ 100), domestic flight handling fee (US$ 60, payable in advance, waived when booking with us). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash USD or credit card).
Optional extras: Dive computer (US$ 70 per week), 15 litre tank (US$ 80 per week), torch (US$ 15 per day), alcoholic drinks. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Galaxy Diver's liveaboard diving safaris depart from Baltra, Santa Cruz. Guests fly into Ecuador and take a daily connecting flight, through Guayaquil or Quito, to Baltra Airport (code: GPS). The recommended flight is LATAM LA1413 which lands in Galapagos at 12:00 pm. You will need to overnight in Guayaquil or Quito before flying in to the Galapagos. Guests will be met at the airport and escorted to the yacht.
If guests arrive in Galapagos before the cruise departure date, they can meet the boat in Baltra at the main passenger dock at 12 noon.
The last dive of the trip will be at 7 am on the penultimate day. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving. On the return leg to the mainland, the recommended flight is LATAM LA1410 which leaves from Galapagos at 12:45 pm and arrives in Guayaquil (and then Quito) mid-afternoon
The liveaboard operator is a registered IATA travel agent and will make your flight reservations. Reservations will include 2 bags of 23 kg + carry-on 10 kg per person. For more information see our Galapagos travel information section.
Non-diver rate: USD 200 off the full published price.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional. Single travelers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 50% of the published price for their own cabin.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Half charter: 3% extra discount.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): 5% extra discount.
Add-on package: For most visitors, this is a once-in-a-lifetime destination, and the land creatures and environments are just as impressive as those underwater. You can extend your time in this nature-lovers paradise by adding a 3, 4 or 7 night non-diving wildlife liveaboard safari. These are nature tours around some of the finest locations in the Galapagos with naturalist guides, literature and presentations. Don't just leave after a week of scuba diving, get the full picture of the incredible Galapagos islands!
Galaxy has 8 cabins with ensuite bathrooms. On the upper deck there are 3 cabins (8 sqm) - 2 with double beds, and 1 with double bed and a fold out single bed. On the main deck there is a 12 sqm double/twin bed cabin. On the lower deck there are 4 cabins (10 sqm) - 2 with double/twin beds and 2 with twin beds. All are equipped with with ecofriendly amenities.
All the cabins have:
Individual control air-conditioning
Windows (upper and main deck), portholes (lower deck)
Bathroom with toilet, hot water shower and wash basin
Toiletries, hairdryer, towels, and electric towel dryer
"All the crew were absolutely amazing. They were helpful in the water and out of it. They entertained us and we all celebrated when we see something cool. Welcoming, friendly and it was the best experience I have ever had. Hard to say that too because I have travelled for 8 years in many places around the world. Highly recommend.
Alejandra Estrella was absolutely amazing in helping me get all my info and details correctly sent off. Assured me and made me feel really welcoming to Ecuador. I have dealt with many agents over the year but Alejandra was by far the best one I have come across. She is very professional and when I book AGAIN. I will go straight to her for guidance. I will recommend my friends to Alejandra also. So pleased with the service.
" - Chris Rosling, England, 3 November 2022 ....
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