Nortada Liveaboard

Nortada Liveaboard

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  • NitroxSurcharge
  • Wi-FiNo
  • Diving EquipmentSurcharge
  • Tech Diving FriendlyYes
  • Fleet nameNortada
  • Year built1986
  • Length25.9
  • Width5.4
  • Capacity8
  • MaterialSteel

Nortada Liveaboard is a small cozy yacht that offers diving safari on famous Galapagos Islands

Boat Interior

Nortada is not a big boat, she can welcome only 8 divers on board. So it perfectly suites for vacation with a company of friends. boats guests can be accommodated in one of the four twin cabins. All rooms are en-suite. 
Boats salon is rather small but cozy. It is air conditioned, so it would be comfortable to spend here time in between dives. Also, there is a sun deck on the stern, that is good to enjoy the marine view. 

Dive Deck 

Dive deck on Nortada is comfortable to maintain equipment and to prepare for the dive. Boat equipped with 12 ltr tanks, there are several nitrox tanks and rebreather tanks on board. 


Safety on a board of Nortada ensured by necessary equipment. Boat outfitted with first aid kit and life vests, etc. 

Safari with Friends 

Nortada is a rather small boat. Only 8 persons can be accommodated on board. Although, she is pretty comfortable if you want to travel with friends. Because of a small capacity, every diver on board can ger personal care. 


Nortada’ itineraries include some of the best and the most famous dive sites of Galapagos Islands. This destination is known for the great possibility to meet several types of sharks, like Galapagos Sharks and hammerheads. A big range of different creatures that can be found on Galapagos, such as sea lions, marine iguanas, rays. Cousin's Rock, one of the dive spot that will be visited during the trip is great for macro diving. Divers can often meet hawkfish, nudibranchs, and frogfishes here, also a rare Galapagos sea horses. Darwin Island together with Wolf Island is a must see dive sites of Galapagos Archipelago, great place to see Galapagos sharks, whale sharks, and dolphins. 

When to Go 

There are two main seasons for diving on Galapagos. The wet season lasts from January to June, water temperatures are slightly higher at this time. In July begins a dry season, diving in this period can be less comfortable. Time from June to November can be considered as shark season. 

Nortada is a superb boat to discover extraordinary Galapagos Island, meet sharks and have a great time with new and old friends

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Twin Cabin

Twin Cabin

Lower deck
2 Twin Beds + 1 Twin Bed (Bunk-Style)
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Number of Cabins
4 Cabins
Fully air conditioned cabin with two single lower berths, private heads, lockers and drawers
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Boat specification

  • Fleet nameNortada
  • Year built1986
  • Last renovation dateJanuary, 2014
  • Length25.9
  • Width5.4
  • Capacity8
  • MaterialSteel
  • LanguagesEnglish
  • Handicapped FriendlyNo
  • Number of cabins4
  • Engines2 x 255 HP Cummins engines
  • Generator2 x 40 KW John Deere generator
  • CompressorsTwin Nuvair LP/HP Compressors
  • TendersTwo 15 foot inflatable tenders with 25HP outboard engines takes fully equipped divers to and from the dive site
  • Power plugs onboard2-pin US 110 electricity
  • Freshwater maker700 litres per day
  • On-board payment methodsCash


Crew consists of one Captain, one Mechanic, one Cook, two Sailors and one Naturalist Guide

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

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
  • DIN Adaptors
  • Personal Storage Space

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