Nortada was built in France by Naval Builder Guy Couach, it provides private liveaboard charter trips for small groups of 8 to 12 divers to Darwin and Wolf in Galapagos for a 7 and 14 nights trip.
Nortada is a 18 meter yacht served as a naturalist cruise boat and dive liveaboard for nearly 15 years. It was bought by Rolf Wittmer Turismo in 2008 and went through a full refurbishment in Guayaquil, Ecuador until December 2014.
Nortada concept targets groups with specialized diving needs, maximizes the value of live-aboard dive departures and offers unprecedented privacy, even for small groups.
On board, the public 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. And there is a sundeck with shaded sitting area and sunbath chairs.
There are 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 bi-directional VHF/DSC marine radio with GPS, dive alert and a DSMB.
Nortada offers liveaboard trips to Darwin and Wolf in Galapagos. A few land visits are also available during the trip. In addition to the benefits of running private charters in a very familiar environment, Nortada offers unique benefits such as full rebreather and technical diving support and photo – video or other interests oriented departures.
Nortada will operate with 2 dive masters in all full departures, diving off two tenders with 4 guests each. A feature that will make diving much safer, more enjoyable and tailored to the customers’ needs.
The crew on board consists of one Captain, one Mechanic, one Cook, two Sailors and one Naturalist Guide.
Nortada has 4 cabins all located on the lower deck, can accommodates 8 guests on board. When charter requests, it can offers an extended occupancy option of up to 12 guests on board：
4 Twin Bed Cabins：Equipped with 2 single lower berths plus 1 upper berth.
All cabins fully air conditioned cabins with private heads, lockers and drawers.
The additional guests (when more than 8 pax) will be accommodated in the four full size upper berths available in every one of the four cabins.
3 to 4 dives per day, depending on conditions.
No dive provided on the day of arrival and departure.
All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.