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Cabins

8

Length / Width

35 m / 7 m

Year built / renovated

1991  / 2019

Rental equip.

YES ($)

Internet

FREE

Nitrox

YES ($)

Highlights

  • Brand new, stunning boat cruising the Galapagos, with an up-to-date and modern itinerary that includes Marchena, a site previously only visited by scientists
  • Luxurious amentiies, including an on-board jacuzzi, available at a very competitive price for this exclusive corner of the world - with no single supplement for solo divers
  • Focus on protecting the environment, with a fresh water generator and carbon offset initiatives
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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Aug 21, 2020

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News from our COE of the arrival of the international passengers: The National Emergency Operations Committee (COE) announced the modifications to the “Protocol for entering the country by air, permanence and exit from mandatory preventive isolation.” The following decisions will enter into force from August 15 of the current year, in these terms: Travelers arriving in Ecuador with a negative RT-PCR test should not do isolation. The National Emergency Operations Committee (COE) announced the modifications to the “Protocol for entering the country by air, permanence and exit from mandatory preventive isolation.” The following decisions will enter into force from August 15 of the current year, in these terms: 1. A)Traveler who enters with a negative RT-PCR test valid for up to ten (10) days before entering the country and without symptoms upon arrival: this person should not perform APO (Mandatory Preventive Isolation) and their circulation may be free in the continental Ecuadorian territory. 2. B) Traveler entering without RT-PCR test: must perform an RT-PCR test on his/her own upon arrival at the entrance airport and immediately go to APO in one of the hotels authorized by the National COE until the result is received. With a negative result, the traveler will end his/her APO and with a positive result he/she must continue in APO and the necessary health care will be provided according to her clinical picture. 3. C) Traveler who presents symptoms upon arrival in Ecuador even with a negative RT-PCR test: he/she must carry out a RT-PCR test on his/her own upon arrival at the entrance airport and immediately go to APO in one of the hotels authorized by the National COE. With a negative result, the traveler will end his/her APO and with a positive result the traveler must continue in APO and the necessary health care will be provided according to his clinical picture.
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 55%
  • 120 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

STANDARD CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel more than 98 days prior to your arrival date, you will lose 60% of your trip; 100% if you cancel less than 98 days prior to your arrival date

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TERMS: 10% deposit is required to guarantee your booking. Final payment up to 60 days before the trip.  If travel restrictions are implemented by your local government or the government of the country you are travelling to due to COVID 19 (Coronavirus) which means you are unable to travel; your trip may be rescheduled at no cost, if the trip has been paid in full. • Free Rescheduling until June 30, 2021. For rescheduled dates after July 01, 2021, the current rates will apply.

Cabins

Description

Calipso has been entirely renovated, this beautiful vessel is set to begin operations in August 2019.

Stripped, extended and rebuilt with all new systems: electrical, plumbing, engines, generators, compressors, Nitrox, all interior spaces and, of course, the new dive deck, a complete rebuild. Everything is new. 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Calipso has four decks, including a sun deck with a Jacuzzi for sun lovers and those who wish to enjoy the scenery. The spacious salon has a large flat screen TV for briefings and movies, plus a comfortable dining area. There is a fantastic 550 sq.ft. dive deck with individual dive stations complete with storage, 2 tank slots each, a camera table, recharging stations and a camera rinse tank. Along the aft of the dive deck are four hot water showers and a bathroom. There is also a lower deck platform.

Professionalism, expertise, friendliness and environmental responsibility are central to Calipso's values. Calipso produces its own fresh water through reverse osmosis desalinization units that are free of R-12 gas, so they can offset their carbon emissions. They have a brand new air/nitrox filling station. Calipso is also the only liveaboard in Galapagos with wi-fi for free. 

There are 8 cabins accommodating 16 divers all together. Six cabins are upper deck doubles with large windows and two cabins with main deck doubles. All cabins can be converted to offer one large bed if desired. Cabins have climate control, TVs, hair dryers, closets and en-suite bathrooms. You won't find any dated wooden interiors here - it's all modern, fresh and clean design. 

All meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages throughout the cruise are included. Beer, wine and liquor are available for an extra charge. For any special dietary requests, such as vegetarianism or allergies, please inform the boat prior to arrival. 

Great attention was given to safety on board: sprinkler system throughout the ship which is activated by smoke or temperature; emergency lighting system in all cabins and all interior spaces; a large monitor in the bridge which shows the views of security cameras mounted onboard in all common spaces and a an independent safety monitor administrator who boards once a month  to inspect and make  airport of all safety equipment.

How to Get There

Please refer to logistics section of each itinerary to find detailed info on how to get there.

 

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Deck Plan

DIVING SERVICES

For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • Nautilus Lifeline

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Thick (5-7Mm) Wetsuits ($)
  • Dive Computer ($)

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Other Languages On Request

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Boat Amenities

Activities

  • Land Excursions

Amenities & services

  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Spacious Diving Platform
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

Great for families

  • Board Games
  • Movies

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Hot Tub/Whirlpool/Jacuzzi

Facilities

  • European (2 Pin) Power Sockets
  • Us Power Sockets

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