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Cabins

7

Length / Width

30 m / 6 m

Year built / renovated

1987  / 2013

Rental equip.

YES ($)

Internet

NO

Nitrox

NO

Highlights

  • M/V Galatea is a charming, open-air luxurious sailing yacht offering year-round itineraries to the best dive spots in the Seychelles, including Grand Sister, Little Sister, Praslin and La Digue 
  • Unbelievable dive diversity, including dramatic drop-offs, pristine corals, well-preserved wrecks and ancient granite pillars housing schools of tropical fish - then come back and relax in one of two on-board bars
  • Diving takes place from tenders, bringing you close to the action when you're out spotting sailfish, mantas, whale sharks and hawksbill turtles
  • Superior five-star experience on this luxury boat, which also offers snorkelling, kayaking and island excursions to round off your experience of the Seychelles, the jewel of the Indian Ocean
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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 terms

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 30% (downpayment)
  • 210 days before trip start: 20%
  • 90 days before trip start: 50% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 30% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 180 days prior to arrival
  • 50% will be charged if you cancel between 180 and 60 days prior to arrival
  • 75% will be charged if you cancel between 60 and 30 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 30 days prior to arrival

Cabins

Description

The Seychelles islands are a magical place to dive and there is not better way to tour the area and experience it’s blue waters and stunning reefs than the MV Galatea.

The Seychelles, one of the World’s very last frontiers, promises adventure and breath taking natural beauty in pristine surroundings still untouched by man. Galatea is the Divers choice for a diving liveaboard in the Seychelles Archipelago.

Sometimes known as the ‘Jewel of the Indian Ocean’, the Seychelles are a breathtaking archipelago surrounded by clear, warm, azure blue waters teeming with marine life, lush coral and white sand. Thousands of species of fish have been recorded.

What you can expect

The Galatea is one of the most unique and charming liveaboard safari vessels operating anywhere on the Globe. Galatea sails from Mahe at a cruising speed of 7 knots. Under a combination of wind and engine power she will glide you effortlessly from site to site and island to island. She is without a direct comparison.

Galatea is a 30 meter long, 6.2 meter wide Turkish steel schooner, it was built in 1987 in Bodrum, Turkey. In 2010 this yacht was bought by Blue Sea Divers - a team full of Professional Divers, established in the Seychelles since 2002, transferring from Europe and chasing their dreams.

The boat was fully renovated during 2012 to 2013, and the operator has devoted all the experience to make it exceptionally pleasant and functional for Divers. Galatea has become a reality since the summer of 2013 when it is finally reached the archipelago after a long and complete renovation.

Galatea is able to accommodate 12 guests in her 7 cabins. In addition to the 3 crew cabins, the guest cabins are split as follows: 2 x Single Cabins located on the Lower Aft Deck featuring a ‘Queen’ sized bed and private bathroom with shower. 4 x Double Cabins on the Lower Deck also featuring a ‘Queen’ sized bed and private bathroom with shower.

1 x Master Suite located in the middle of the Bow Deck, the Master Suite features a ‘King’ sized bed, bathroom with shower and double amenities. It also features one separate toilet with bidet. All the cabins are tastefully furnished, air-conditioned and sure to offer you a relaxing and comfortable place to relax and sleep.

Outside of the cabins the Galatea is equally well appointed. There is a Saloon featuring TV, DVD and Stereo should you wish to relax indoors and watch a film in the evening or read a book. Alternatively, for the sun-worshippers, there is a sun deck or solarium on the aft deck and also on the upper deck. At the end of a day’s diving there are not one, but two bars! One indoors and one outdoors. So, you can relax with a beer or cocktail as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean vista. Also outside you’ll find an outdoor dining area with space for diners to enjoy the combination of superb Western and Local Creole food.

Galatea also offers to private charter groups all the benefits and facilities of a floating villa enabling the guests to explore a variety of exciting and remote locations with comfort and privacy. As a guest you’re able to customise every aspect of your yachting vacation making it a true star experience.

Galatea is the ideal yacht for Honeymooners, families with kids/elder, or a close circle of friends who want to charter for a luxury cursing trip in the Seychelles.

THE HEART BEHIND YOUR HOLIDAY

Located in the heart of the Indian Ocean, Diving Cruises are conceived from a desire to share a passion for an exceptionally beautiful environment. The growing interest in ‘diving cruises’ in the Seychelles has led us to establish a very special itinerary for Divers in the heart of the archipelago on board our new liveaboard MV Galatea. Every single detail has been designed for Divers and their comfort on board. We provide a high quality service ranging from welcome upon arrival, assistance during diving trips and an attentive and professional Crew.

Quality, Safety and Convivility These are the ingredients that make the success of our Diving Cruises.

Discover the pleasures of Scuba Diving in the Indian Ocean on board Galatea !

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

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Rental Equipment ($)

Diving Facilities

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

For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Nautilus Lifeline
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French

Boat Amenities

Activities

  • Land Excursions

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Facilities

  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Power Socket Adapters

Great for families

  • Movies

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Local Currency)
  • Cash

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking

Amenities & services

  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Spacious Diving Platform
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

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