Originally built in France by Guy Couach, the Nortada dive yacht is a fully rebuilt fiberglass vessel serving as a scuba diving live-aboard in the Galapagos Islands. Nortada offers 7 and 14 night cruise itineraries to the northern part of the archipelago including Wolf and Darwin for 8 guests.
Nortada is not a luxury vessel, but stands apart for its high touch service and a well trained crew that understands the specific needs of scuba divers visiting the Galapagos marine reserve. Price and service are comparable to other mid-range 16 people liveaboard vessels in Galapagos. However, Nortada’s eight guest arrangement leverages encounters with marine wild life and enhances diver supervision. This renders in a safer, more personalized dive experience: a signature product unavailable from any other boat.
All full FIT departures are run with two dive masters diving from two tenders. This renders in better dives and more chances to see even the most elusive marine wildlife. An increased supervision ratio also makes diving safer by accommodating different levels of experience, air
consumption and interests.
Nortada constitutes a great option for running charters in small groups; allows retailers to fill departures easily and enables travel agencies to offer selected guaranteed FIT departures all year round.
Nortada also supports specialized activities such as rebreather and technical diving, private super yacht expeditions, enhanced privacy needs and other interest oriented departures.