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ABOUT GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR 3
The 100 feet / 32 meter long and 1994 built M/V Galapagos Aggressor III is a luxury diving liveaboard vessel and offers all year dive expeditions to the Galapagos islands, including the top spots Wolf and Darwin. Continous refits guarantee high level standards provided by the Aggressor fleet.
The Galapagos dive trips offer up to 19 dives, 2 night dives and 2 land visits.
For accomodations 8 spacious and comfortable Staterooms offer space for 16 divers.
Divers can enjoy a large partially covered sun deck with deck chairs, tables and loungers, hammocks, CD Player, BBQ and wet bar. The hot tube jacuzzi is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the fresh ocean air.
The menu aboard of Galapagos Aggressor is varied and plentiful including American fare and local cuisine. Breakfast (cooked to order), buffet lunch and an elegant chef prepared meal at dinner with tableside service are served in addition to fresh mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks. Beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are complimentary while onboard.
A well equipped Digital Foto facility with PC for foto download and a UW Foto professional for coaching are available on board.
DECKPLAN GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR III
ACCOMODATION ON GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR
2 types of double cabins with privat bath are available; 4 Master Staterooms 5 - 8 located at level 3 (above main deck and below sun deck) and 4 Deluxe Staterooms 1-4 located at the lower deck. All staterooms are air conditioned and fitted with closet, port window, individual A/C control, TV/DVD, private toilets, showers, sinks, and hair dryers. Linens are changed mid-week and fresh towels are placed in each stateroom as needed.
Each with 2 single beds side by side that can be made into a queen bed, (upon request) private head and shower, closet, port window, individual climate control, monitor with media player and hair dryer.
Each with two lower single beds (side by side) with private head and shower, individual climate control and monitor with media player and hair dryer. Staterooms #3 and #4 can be made into a queen bed.
DIVING ON GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR
Maximum of 4 dives daily, 2 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon, 2 night dives
A variety of diving specialty courses are available on board including Nitrox, Advanced Open Water, UW Photograpy, Master Diver etc
DIVING INFRASTRUCTURE ON GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR III
The spacious dive deck on Galapagos Aggressor features personal gear lockers, freshwater showers, rinse tank, and camera table.
Tanks: 80 cubic ft (12 liter) Aluminium tank INT/K Valves, no DIN valves available, bring your adapter
Skiffs: 2 - 10-passenger inflatable dive tenders with outboard engines and 1- 8-passenger inflatable tender for backup
Rental gear: Aqualung, full equipment available, items like Fins/Mask, Wetsuit with hut, Regulator, Dive computer, Photo rental gear. please contact us for rates
Photo and video: Complete digital photo facility available including PC for Photo download. Free photo coaching. Strobe charging station and large camera table available for your camera and video gear. Please bring your own battery chargers.
Tek and Nitrox: Nitrox 32 for additonal fee available (USD 100 per week, USD 150 for 10 nights/2016), no rebreather facility
2 Bauer air/nitrox compressors - Nitrox Filtration System.
RATES AND SERVICES OF THE GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR DIVING CRUISES
Prices are based on double occupancy, per person in US Dollars for individual bookings
8 days, 7 nights, 6 diving days, July 2016 to July 2017
8 days, 7 nights, 6 diving days, July 2017 to July 2018
8 days, 7 nights, 6 diving days, July 2018 to July 2019
8 days, 7 nights, 6 diving days, July 2019 to July 2020
Deluxe cabin 6,595
Park fees 100* (only cash)
*Park fees are subject to changes without prior notice
Single room supplement 65%
Included in the Galapagos Aggressor trips:
- Accomodation in selected cabin and complementary toiletries
- Diving with tank/air/weights
- 3 meals daily, snacks, non alcoholic beverages, local beer and wine
- Airport transfers In/out
- International and domestic flights
- Hotels before and after the dive expedition
- Equipment rental and Nitrox 32 fills
- Galapagos Park fee USD 100 (cash payment airport)
- TCT Ingala USD 20 (cash payment airport)
- Decompression chamber fee USD 35
- Last meal on wednesday evening
- Crew tip
ITINERARY GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR
The Galapagos Agressor dive expedition start and end in Baltra and the duration is generally 7 days from Thursday to Thursday. Additional dive sites have been added to the expedition itinerary: Bartolome Punta, Cousins Rock and Cabo Douglas.
Thursday: Arrival at Baltra Airport in the afternoon. Pick up by crew and transfer to the boat. Check out dive at Baltra island / North East Coast
Friday: 2 dives in the morning; Punta Carrion (Santa Cruz Island) and Bartolome Punta. 1 afternoon dive at Bartolome Punta and land excursion, the guests will hike to the Bartolome Summit.
Saturday: 5 Dives at Wolf; 2 morning, 2 afternoon and 1 night dive.
Sunday: January to May: 2 morning dives at Darwin and 2 afternoon dives at Wolf. June to December: 5 dives at Darwin; 2 morning, 2 afternoon and 1 night dive.
Monday: January to May: 5 dives at Cabo Marshall; 2 morning dives, 2 afternoon and 1 night dive.
June to December: 2 morning dives at Darwin; 2 afternoon dives at Wolf.
Tuesday: 2 morning dives at Cabo Douglas and 2 afternoon dives at Punta Vicente Roca.
Wednesday: 1 morning dive at Cousins Rock.
Wednesday afternoon the Galapagos Aggressor will arrive at Itabaca Channel. After lunch guests will disembark at 1 pm to go ashore for a private bus tour to see the beautiful Highlands of Santa Cruz Island. This will include Los Gemelos (The Twins, two enormous sinkholes), Scalesia Forest for a scenic view over Santa Cruz, a Tortoise Reserve to see giant tortoises, and Lava Tubes.
After the hike, guests can walk through town, shop and visit the tortoise-breeding center Fausto Llerena at the Charles Darwin Research Station. Guests will have dinner ashore at a local restaurant of their choice (only meal not included in the cruise).
The Galapagos Aggressor will move from Itabaca Channel to Puerto Ayora. At 10 pm, the boats will depart for Baltra.
Thursday: Guests will have a full breakfast then check out and depart to the Baltra Airport.
Guests have to fly to Baltra.
The following information pertains to flights scheduled through Aggressor Fleet on charter embark and disembark dates.
We highly recommend staying overnight in Guayaquil (instead of Quito) before flying to Baltra, Galapagos as the flight schedule allows you more time for check-in at the airport, lower priced domestic ticket, later flight than Quito, and the Galapagos Aggressors local office is located in Guayaquil. Your pre-payment to Underseaventures or the Aggressor Fleet confirms your tickets.
Quito – Guayaquil – Baltra
AeroGal (2K) #938 Quito – Guayaquil 10:25 am - 11:20 am
AeroGal (2K) #938 Guayaquil – Baltra 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
(no airplane change for those going from Quito to Baltra)
Baltra – Guayaquil – Quito
AeroGal (2K) #33 Baltra – Guayaquil 10:10 am - 01:00 pm
AeroGal (2K) #33 Guayaquil – Quito 01:40 pm - 02:35 pm
Airport Check in Time
AeroGal – Baltra departure Quito 8:30 am Guayaquil 10:00 am
Checked luggage 32 kilos (70 pounds) Carry on 10 kilos (22 pounds) if tickets are purchased through Underseaventures or Aggressor Fleet. Excess weight charge is 1% per kilo (approximately USD 2.50 per kilo) of the ticket value.
Prices per person return flights vary depending on season between USD 496 and USD 608, please contact us for more information.
PAYMENTS ACCEPTED ON BOARD OF GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR III
The Galapagos Aggressor accepts cash, traveler’s checks, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. Personal checks or Discover cards are not accepted. Ships Boutique on board available.
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