The M/Y Galaxy Diver liveaboard, recently renovated in 2022, awaits to whisk you away on an exhilarating eight-day diving expedition to the most extraordinary dive sites in the Galapagos archipelago, including the world famous Darwin and Wolf islands. Prepare to dive into the mesmerizing underwater world of Galapagos, encountering an array of captivating marine life, including sharks, whales, manta rays, turtles, penguins, marine iguanas, and sea lions, all in one breathtaking location.
Despite its name, the Galapagos Diver Galapagos yacht also offers an enchanting eight-day naturalist itinerary to the western islands of Isabela and Fernandina, along with the fascinating Floreana Island, so you don’t have to be a diver to revel in the comforts of the yacht and discover the treasures of the Enchanted Isles. On these itineraries, the two dive guides are replaced by a bilingual, Galapagos National Park certified naturalist guide, who will provide captivating insights into the islands’ natural wonders.
Life On Board
Life on board is designed to indulge your senses. The shaded deck is perfect for relaxing between dives or unwinding in the evening, and the charming lounge provides a comfortable space for divers to interact with fellow enthusiasts, while the beautiful dining room, with three tables accommodating four guests each, treats you to a gastronomic journey of national and international specialties.
Your exceptional chef, deeply knowledgeable about the magical flavors of Galapagos ingredients, creates exquisite culinary experiences that celebrate the vibrant local cuisine. The bar offers a selection of fine beverages, including local and international wines, ensuring the perfect drink for everyone. Additionally, the al fresco area invites you to connect with the natural surroundings, providing another idyllic space for relaxation and wildlife observation onboard.
The yacht accommodates just 12 guests in eight comfortable cabins spread across three decks. The cabins, available in both matrimonial and twin configurations (with one convertible to a triple), are equipped with private bathrooms, hot/cold water, air conditioning, hair dryers, internal phones, closets, and speakers.
Activities on the itinerary naturally encompass diving, a year-round highlight in the Galapagos Islands known for its abundant and rare marine life. The wet/warm season, from December to June, is especially favored by divers. Full dive equipment is available for rent. Diving departures require a minimum age of 15, accompanied by a certified adult (children aged six and above are welcome on non-diving departures). Divers must possess a PADI Certification, with a minimum of Advanced Open Water, at least 50 logged dives, and experience in cold water and currents, due to the challenging conditions.
As a participant in Shark Count, you become a “Citizen Scientist” and contribute to the monitoring of marine life in the Galapagos Marine Reserve. Recordings of sharks, sea turtles, rays, and ocean sunfish encountered during your dives help advance our understanding of the Galapagos marine ecosystems.
Kayaking is another exhilarating activity to be enjoyed during your voyage aboard the Galaxy Diver, adding an element of adventure to your experience. Inflatable zodiac rides, also known as pangas, provide access to wildlife species in otherwise less accessible areas. These rides also serve as transportation between the yacht and the various landing sites.
Hiking is a frequent and rewarding activity upon disembarking, allowing you to engage intimately with the archipelago’s endemic wildlife.
Smart Planet Certified
Furthermore, the yacht holds the Smart Planet certification, actively promoting eco-friendly practices. By reducing fossil fuel consumption, optimizing energy use, minimizing waste, and selecting products with lower environmental impacts, the yacht invests in advanced technology and methods to reduce its environmental footprint and support the conservation of the Galapagos Islands’ delicate ecosystems. Additionally, the yacht upholds social responsibility by supporting cultural preservation, providing employment opportunities for locals, and enhancing the living standards of Galapagos Islanders.
Indulge in the allure of the M/Y Galaxy Diver and embark on an extraordinary journey through the enchanting Galapagos Islands, where captivating encounters with nature await at every turn.
Suites & Cabins
The 8 cabins are split over 3 decks, 3 twin on the Upper Deck (one of which can be converted into a triple with a roll-out bed), 1 twin (convertible to double) on the main deck, and 4 twin on the lower deck (two of which can be converted to doubles). All cabins feature local decoration, functional closets, air conditioning with personal control, reading light and charging ports.
- Air conditioning
- Deck shower
- WIFI available
- All inclusive
- Charging areas for electronic equipment
- Diving gear
- Satellite phone
- Diving platform
- Snorkeling gear
- Stand up paddleboard
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