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Galapagos Aggressor

GalapagosAggressorIIIExt1 cropped optGalapagos Aggressor was built in 1994 for the comfort & convenience of serious scuba divers. Her itineraries include the best of Galapagos diving including Darwin & Wolf.

 

A word from Dom : "An excellent choice for Galapagos diving since 1994.  Her layout, refined interior and crew put her up amongst the top liveaboards in this remarkable destination." ..... Dominick Macan


ON BOARD GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR III

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    • 4 upper deck DOUBLE / TWIN cabins
      2 single beds convertible to 1 queen bed & picture windows
      2 lower deck DOUBLE / TWIN cabins
      2 single beds convertible to 1 queen bed  ... large port windows
      2 lower deck TWIN cabins
      2 side by side twin beds ... large port windows

      All are en-suite, with TV/Blue Ray DVD, stereo, temperature controls and a safe.
    • all dives from two 10-passenger inflatable dive skiffs
      80 cubic ft. tanks
      American K valves (no DIN valves)
      nitrox (at extra charge)
      Water temperature: (Jun - Nov) 60 - 75F, 16 - 24C 
      (Dec -May) 70 - 86F, 21- 30C
      5 - 7mm wetsuit recommended with hood and gloves
    • accommodation & diving
      meals, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages
      local beer & wine served with dinner
      compressed air, tanks, weights and weight belts
      airport transfers on day of arrival & departure

       

    • international & domestic airfares
      nitrox
      Aqualung rental gear (please request in advance)
      Galapagos Park entry fee
      Galapgos Visitor's Card


    HAMMOCKS, WET BAR & A HOT TUB WILL SPOIL YOU

    Galapagos Aggressor III is four levels of spacious & commodious living. Starting at the top, the 4th deck is a sun deck with covered & uncovered spaces where you can bask in the sun or take in the spectacular views. The upper deck (3rd deck) houses four large cabins with picture windows and leisure space on the aft deck with comfortable chairs, tables & loungers along with wet bar, BBQ grill, hammocks and hot tub.  

    On the main deck you'll find a large dining area with restaurant atmosphere plus the interior salon complete with entertainment center, featuring a TV, stereo player and an assortment of movies and books. The dive deck is located aft on the main deck and has personal gear lockers, freshwater showers, rinse tank, and camera table.  The Galapagos Aggressor III offers a complete digital photo facility including a PC for downloading photos. On the lower deck, you'll find the remaining four cabins. 

    The menu on board is varied with a combination of American & local cuisine and barbecues.  You will wake up to fresh fruits, hot entrees, cereals and juices. Lunches are buffet-style, and dinners include table service. If you have any special dietary requirements, please advise us in advance.

    Land visits are part of the program on Aggressor.  Your first land visit is a hike up Bartolome where, from the top, you get spectacular panoramic views of the islands. Later in the itinerary you'll have 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 finally the Lava Tubes.

    LAYOUT & SPECS

    Deck & cabin layout ... yacht specifications ... equipment & safety features ..... open
     

    DECK PLAN

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     SPECIFICATIONS

    Built and maintained to the specifications of the local regulatory agencies and the regulations of the country of the flag.

    Port: Baltra, Galapagos
    Length: 100 ft.
    Beam: 22
    Passengers: 16
    Crew: 9
    Cabins 8

    Galapagos has been an Aggressor destination since 1993.

    PROFESSIONAL CREWS

    Captains and staff are professionally licensed as required by the laws of the country in which the yacht operates and complies with and the appropriate flag state regulations and/or SOLAS (International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea) standards. Dive instructors and divemasters are trained and certified by international recognized certification agencies. Each receives proficiency training and annual inspections to review safety aspects.

    MACHINERY

    Generator(s) 110-208 ac voltage capable of supplying the yachts needs
    SCUBA air compressors with cascade storage
    Nitrox membrane system with cascade storage
    Watermaker with ample storage
    Support dinghies with outboard motors for shore excursions and scuba diving

    NAVIGATION

    Radar
    Magnetic Compass
    Depth sounders
    Global Positioning Systems (GPS)

    COMMUNICATIONS

    Multiple VHF radios
    Long Range Single Side Band Radio
    Satellite Phone (where necessary)
    Satellite Email (where necessary)

    SAFETY EQUIPMENT

    Hang bar for safety stops (where necessary)
    Complete First Aid Kit and medical supplies
    D.A.N. Oxygen System with 100% demand regulator
    Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
    Fire and Smoke Detection Systems
    Fire extinguishers and Fire Fighting Equipment
    EPIRB – Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon
    Life rafts & rescue craft
    Life jackets equipped with lights and whistles for all passengers and crew
    Full Complement of Safety and Rescue Equipment
    Emergency flares

    GALAPAGOS aggressor underwater
    ITINERARY

    The Galapagos itinerary is controlled by the National Park who grants approval for all diving itineraries. Please note the itinerary starts at BALTRA .... not San Cristobal. 

     The following sample itinerary is based on tides, currents, winds and weather conditions and may vary ...   open
    Sample itinerary for Galapagos Aggressor III. 

    You'll have up to 4 dives per day .... including Darwin & Wolf.  The exact itinerary is always weather and conditions dependent ... however, this itinerary is valid unless conditions dictate a change and the plan will always be to visit the following sites 

    Thursday: Baltra Airport pick-up and check-out dive
    Afternoon greeting by crew, bus transfer to the Itabaca channel and boarding
    Welcome and orientation dive at Punta Carrion

    Friday: 2 morning dives - Punta Carrion (Santa Cruz Island) and 1 afternoon dive at Bartolome Punta
    Punta Carrion
    40 - 90 foot dive with white tipped sharks, stingrays, eagle rays and marbled rays, scorpion fish, sea turtles and sea lions.

    Bartolome Punta
    20 - 90 foot dive with groupers, creole fish, white tipped sharks, barracudas, scorpion fish, sea turtles, guinea puffer fish, red lipped batfish, reef corals, occasionally hammerheads and bottlenose dolphins.

    You'll have a Friday afternoon hike to Bartolome Punta and a panga ride at Pinnacle Rock

    Saturday – Monday – diving at Darwin, Wolf or  Darwin, Wolf / Cabo Marshall
    Wolf Island
    (1 to 3 knot current)  40 - 90 foot. dive with schooling scalloped hammerhead sharks, eagle rays, marble rays, galapagos sharks, silky sharks, eagle rays, green turtles, octopus, sea lions, school of bonitos tuna, yellow fin tuna, snappers, groupers, wahoo, barracudas, almaco jack, moray eels, parrot fish, dolphins, galapagos reef coral, sea lions and fur seals - occasionally whale sharks and orcas

    Darwin Island
    (1 to 3 knot current)  40 - 90 foot dive with schooling scalloped hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, silky sharks, eagle rays, green turtles, almaco jack, snappers, groupers, wahoo, hawksbill turtles and whale sharks. occasionally manta rays and orcas.

    Cabo Marshall
    20 - 100 foot dive with giant manta rays, creole fish, barracudas, white tipped reef sharks, sea lions, fur sea lions, yellow fin tunas, groupers, snappers, salemas.

    Saturday:
    January to May - 4 Dives at Wolf; 2 morning, 2 afternoon dives
    June to December - 2 morning dives, 1 afternoon and 1 night dive

    Sunday:
    January to May - 2 morning dives at Darwin and 2 afternoon dives at Wolf
    June to December - 2 morning dives and 2 afternoon dives at Darwin

    Monday:
    January to May - 4 dives at Cabo Marshall; 2 morning dives, 1 afternoon and 1 night dive
    June to December - 2 morning dives at Darwin; and 2 afternoon dives at Wolf

    Tuesday:  2 morning dives at Cabo Douglas and 2 afternoon dives at Punta Vicente Roca.

    Cabo Douglas,

    20 - 90 foot dive with Galapagos penguins, marine iguanas, flightless cormorants, sea lions, seahorses, sea turtles, horn sharks, red lipped batfish, groupers, snappers, and creole fish

    Punta Vicente Roca
    20 - 90 foot dive with Galapagos horn sharks, red lipped batfish, sting rays, marbled rays, mola mola or pacific ocean fish, seahorses, Galapagos penguins, flightless cormorants, shrimps, big schools of salema, king angel fish, slipper lobsters, blue footed boobies, frigate birds, and brown pelicans.

    Wednesday:  1 morning dive at Cousins Rock
    Cousins Rock
    20 - 100 foot dive with eagle rays, jacks, sea lions, green turtles, barracudas, fur seals, king angel fish, snappers, puffer fish, groupers, marble rays, sting rays, creole fish, black coral.

    Wednesday afternoon the Galapagos Aggressor III will arrive at Itabaca Channel or Puerto Ayora.  After lunch guests will disembark and go ashore for a private bus tour to see the beautiful Highlands of Santa Cruz Island. This will include a scenic view over Santa Cruz and a Tortoise Reserve to see giant tortoises.

    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 III will depart at 10 pm from Puerto Ayora town to Baltra.

    Thursday:
    Guests will have a full breakfast then check out and depart to the Baltra Airport.  Be sure to remember the suggested 24-hour no-fly rule when planning your departure.

    Itinerary is subject to change without notice.

    Galapagos AGGRESSOR itinerary map

    READ ABOUT GALAPAGOS DIVING


    TRAVEL & CRUISE LOGISTICS


    Departures are from Baltra on Thursday.  You will be met by a crew member in uniform at the Baltra Airport and transferred to the yacht for boarding at 1 pm.  Diving begins Thursday afternoon and continues through Wednesday morning. Departure from the yacht is Wednesday after lunch, when you will enjoy a private bus tour to the Highlands of Santa Cruz Island. Dinner on land on the final night is not included in your cruise price.  Checkout is Thursday morning at 8 am after a full breakfast. Transportation is provided back to the Baltra Airport for your flight to the mainland.


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