Nortada yacht was built in France by naval builder Guy Couach. She’s a completely rebuilt and refit private liveaboard charter boat for small groups of up to 8 divers. Nortada was bought by Rolf Wittmer Turismo in 2008 and went through a full refurbishment in Guayaquil, Ecuador until December 2014. She started operations as a scuba diving liveaboard in Galapagos islands in February 2015.
Nortada is a magnificent 85 feet yacht offering 4 lower deck, fully air conditioned ensuite cabins with two twin beds and one bunk berth, lockers and drawers. The upper berths offer possibility to accommodate 4 extras guests when the yacht is chartered.
Shared areas consist of a main deck with bridge, galley, air conditioned dining room and lounge. The scuba diving platform has ample benches, outside showers, camera tables and rebreather rinsing facilities. Nitrox is available as well as rebreathers and technical diving support.
In the upper deck a sun deck is next to the fly bridge.
Two 15 foot inflatable tenders with 25HP outboard engines takes fully equipped divers to and from the dive site. All divers are provided with a Nautilus Lifeline VHF/DSC marine radio with GPS, diver alert and SMB. One cruise director and one guide, english speaking, will supervise two dive groups of 4 divers each.
Yacht crew consist of one captain, one engineer, one cook, two sailors and one naturalist english speaking guide.
Nortada features modern communication and safety devices, as Furuno Navnet radar/chart plotter, Eco sounder, HF-MF/DSC radio, VHF/DSC Icom radios, rescue radio, magnetic compass, hydraulic helm, searchlight, horn, fire & smoke detector system, two inflatable life rafts for 16 passengers each, life jackets, all safety equipment complies with international coast guard regulations.
Liveaboard departure is scheduled every friday from Santa Cruz island, for 8 days/7 nights itinerary 8 jours/7 nights with 20 dives.