DIVING AND NATURALIST CRUISE

We believe in efforts to save our planet as well as an initiative to save our oceans. We care about the planet and stand behind the “purity and innocence” represented by the animals and plant life. Sustainable diving tours and eco-tourism, are soon to exist across all of our brands. This ties into all our combined tourism efforts, while respecting the rules of the Marine Reserve Conservation and the Galapagos National Park.

Through our Naturalist and Diving Cruise, Astrea gives a unique and unforgettable experience, along with the best quality service as always, which are characterized in all of our products.

FACILITIES

The diving platform offers space for all guests’ dive equipment, camera table, cleaning tanks with fresh water, and space for drying suits. Inside we have a lounge with air condition, TV, stereo, library, movies, table games, dinner room with air condition, a resting room with a bar and on the upper deck in the front is a sun deck.

  • 8 double cabins with bunk beds and private bath

Each cabin offers:

  • Air conditioning
  • Shower with hot water, toilet and air condition
  • Amenities and towels
  • Windows in the cabins on maindeck and upper deck. Bull eyes in lower deck
  • Reading lamps
  • Closets
  • Smoke alarm and alarm system
  • Fire extinguisher and life vests
  • Electricity outlets with 110V

Additionally we offer a bath on the platform and two showers with warm water to shower off salt water after diving or swimming.

CATERING

The kitchen offers a wide variety of Ecuadorian and international cuisine.

Beer, wine, tea, café, water and beverages without alcohol.

Typically we offer buffet style meals, using the freshest available ingredients.

  • Ecuadorian and international food for lunch and dinner.
  • Air-conditioned restaurant with menu and buffet service on the main deck.
  • Snacks at the return of each excursion.
  • Special menus must be announced beforehand in order to be prepared by the chef.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

  • Built in 1998
  • Restored in 2010 - 2012
  • Size 25m x 5,5m
  • Weight 133 GRT
  • Maximum speed 8 Knots
  • 2 Engines Caterpillar with 250 HP
  • 2 Generators Cumin 180 HP
  • 2 Compressores Diving
  • 1 Compressor Nitrox
  • 50 Aluminium scuba tanks
  • Electricity 110v, 220v; 24 hrs a day
  • Capacity for 8000 l Sweetwater.
  • Desalination plant 4500 l daily.
  • Gasoline 8000 Liter.

Galería

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

  • 1 life raft ( 25pax.)
  • 2 boats with YAMAHA Engines
  • Radio VHF
  • 2 Radars
  • Sonar with Alarm
  • Reflector and Whistle
  • Bilge pump
  • Epirb 406 RLS
  • Emergency Oxygen
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Life vests in cabins
  • Pump for fire extinguishing
  • Location: Puerto Ayora, Galapagos Islands