Humboldt Explorer Liveaboard

Humboldt Explorer Liveaboard

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  • NitroxSurcharge
  • WifiNo
  • Diving EquipmentSurcharge
  • Tech Diving FriendlyNo

Humboldt Explorer Liveaboard - a steel yacht, built in 2009. The yacht features luxury amenities like a jacuzzi and a big covered sun deck. Underwater photographers will be glad to know that Humboldt Explorer has a large camera table with charging station and separate tanks for the photo equipment, so they can maintain all the gear after diving.

Boat Interior 

Humboldt Explorer has 8 cabins to accommodate 16 divers and their fellow travelers on board. Boat's cabins equipped with tv screens and all have private showers. Every cabin has storage facilities. There are cabins with convertible beds, suits for double and for twin occupancy, depending on passengers requires. Staterooms on the board of Humboldt Explorer have big portholes to enjoy a gorgeous view of Pacific. Salon area of Humboldt Explorer is perfect to spend time between dives. It has entertainment facilities, like TV and DVD. The dining area is combined with a salon. The boat has also a covered sun deck with a jacuzzi. This is a superb place to watch sunsets. 

Dive Deck 

Humboldt Explorer's dive deck is big enough to prepare for the dive. It has storage facilities, plus it outfitted with a camera table and few charging points for photo equipment. 

Safety 

Humboldt Explorer has all needed equipment to ensure your safety on the board. Boat have first aid kit, oxygen on board, life vests and emergency rafts.

Boat for Photographers

Humboldt Explorer like other fleet's boats offers special facilities for marine photographers. On the board, they will find a large camera table to prepare equipment for the next dive and also charging point for cameras. There is a separate tank with fresh water to rinse cameras after diving. Humboldt Explorer routes include diving on many interesting dive spots for photographers. 

Itinerary 

Humboldt Explorer itineraries include diving on the well known Wolf and Darwin Islands. This area is a true paradise for divers. It is represented by a diversity of marine creatures like sea lions, mantas, and turtles, It is one of the best places to dive with sharks. Divers can meet Galapagos sharks, hammerheads, whale sharks. One of the points that included in diving trip on Humboldt Explorer is Punta Carrion. White tip sharks and mobula rays frequently seen there. One of the most famous dive spot, visited by Humboldt explorer is Darwin's arch. Diving here is a great chance to see vast schools of hammerheads and manta rays. 

When to Go 

There are two main seasons for diving on Galapagos Islands. From January to June last wet season, water temperatures in this time of the year usually higher, approximately 27 or 28°C. In July begins the dry season that lasts until December. Usually, water temperatures in this period are 19-23°C. To dive with sharks is better to choose months from June to November. 

Humbolt Explorer is a perfect liveaboard for those who want to make vacations extraordinary. Together with this boat you can discover breathtaking underwater world of Pacific ocean and Galapagos's

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CabinsView deck plan

Twin / Double Cabin

Twin / Double Cabin

Deck
Lower Deck
Bedding
Twin / Double (Convirtable)
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
6 Cabins
The lower deck comprises six cabins, 3-8, each with private bath and shower, television, window and ample storage. All rooms except rooms 3 & 4 (forward below deck) can be converted to either one queen bed or two twin beds
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Twin / Double Cabin

Twin / Double Cabin

Deck
Main Deck
Bedding
Twin / Double (Convirtable)
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
2 Cabins
The main deck features two guest cabins, 1 & 2, each with private bath and shower, television, ample storage and provides guests with an ocean view. Beds can be converted to either one queen bed or two twin beds
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Amenities

Boat specification

  • Fleet nameExplorer Ventures Liveaboard Diving Fleet
  • Year built2009
  • Length34
  • Width6.5
  • Capacity16
  • MaterialSteel
  • LanguagesEnglish
  • Handicapped FriendlyNo
  • Number of cabins8
  • EnginesDetroit Diesel 6V92, 350 hp
  • Generator2x Perkins 73 kw
  • Compressors2 electric Bauer compressors with nitrox membrane, producing 32% nitrox, bank storage
  • TendersRigid hull inflatables (2), used for passenger transport and diver pickup
  • On-board payment methodsCash
  • Fuel capacity20000

Onboard Facilities

  • Laundry Service
  • Massage
  • Onboard Kayaks
  • Audio & Video Entertainment
  • Air Conditioned Saloon
  • Sun Deck
  • Sun Loungers
  • Open Air Saloon
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Bar
  • Child Friendly
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • SPA
  • Land Excursions
  • Fishing

Cabin Facilities

  • TV in Cabins
  • Air Conditioning
  • En-Suite Cabins
  • Wall Fan
  • Lockable Storage
  • Towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries

Food & drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Dietary Restrictions
  • Buffet Style
  • Alcoholic Beverages and Spirits
  • A La Carte
  • Hot & Soft Drinks and Cold
  • Snacks All Day

Photography Facilities

  • Camera & Photography Station
  • Separate Rinsing Tanks for U/W Camera
  • Camera Table
  • Special Storage for U/W Camera
  • Charging Stations

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Diving and Safety

  • Radar
  • GPS Tracking
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Life Rafts
  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Fighting Equipment
  • Emergency Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Sounder
  • Satellite Phone
  • Bilge Pump Alarm
  • Searchlight
  • EPIRB (emergency position indicating radio beacon)
  • Emergency Flares
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Life Rings

Diving Facilities

  • Warm Water Showers
  • Rebreather Support
  • Compressors
  • Rinse Hosts
  • Tenders for Diving
  • Tech Diving
  • Dive Deck
  • Valve Fittings
  • Personal Storage Space

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8.5

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We enjoyed our 8 day cruise extremely. We must admit that we were lucky and saw many whale sharks at Darwin and many hammerheads at Wolf. It was our best dive trip so far (we both got 90 dives). The cabins are well equiped but a bit run down (door did not close properly), a hole in the wall. Nevertheless we always had warm water, toilet was working fine and the bed was comfy. Our guides did a superb job and we got special equipment (gps and radio) in case we got lost. So safety was never an issue. The crew offered an awesome service. We got extra towels (sometimes warm) after each dive to quickly dry ourselves and a hot drink. What we did not like was the rental equipment which was so-so and there was no spare equipment, even though we told them months in advance. It‘s very pricey with 250 USD for a week (without dive computer), so we would have expected up to date equipment. One guide had to give his fins to a diver, because the only fins for rental were damaged. The food was a lot, actually too much for us. It was a pitty that they tried to cook European style, which of course did not always work out. We always had something good to eat but would have enjoyed local food more.
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