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Year built / renovated
1987  / 2013
Cabins
7
Length / Width
30 m / 6 m
Internet
YES ($)
Nitrox
NO
Rental equip.
YES ($)

Highlights

  • M/V Galatea spacious, luxurious sailing yacht - year round itineraries
  • Praslin, La Digue, Curieuse, Little Sister and Grand Sister.
  • Dive amidst ancient granite pillars and shoals of tropical fish 
  • Dramatic drop-offs, pristine corals, granite reefs & well-preserved wrecks
  • Sailfish, manta rays & whale sharks, green & hawksbill turtles
  • Diving from tender.  
  • Snorkeling, kayaking and island excursion
  • Personal attention from knowledgeable and passionate dive crew
  • Superior 5 star service and accommodation
  • Internet, rental equipment and dive courses available

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 

International flights to The Seychelles depart regularly from around the World, usually landing into Seychelles International Airport, Victoria/ Mahé. Flights to the Seychelles are available on multiple airlines, such as Air Seychelles, Emirates Airlines, Etihad Airways, Air Berlin, Kenya Airways, amongst others. Air Seychelles offers frequent domestic flights between Mahé and Praslin. Most Liveaboards incurr additional fees for transfers to and from the boat.

The Seychelles is a visa-free country meaning that there are no visa requirements for any person wishing to travel to this country. We recommend you check with your local Embassy prior to departure. Valid Passport, proof of return and sufficient funds are required. A visitor’s permit is issued on arrival in the Seychelles for a one month period.

Please check your itinerary to confirm your port of departure prior to making travel arrangements. Seychelles Liveaboards depart from different ports, Mahé, Anse Possession-Praslin or Inter-Island Quay-Port Victoria.

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Payment terms

  • 30% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 20% is due 180 days prior to arrival
  • 50% (balance) is due 60 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

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

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Cabins

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Lower Central Deck Double Cabin nº 3,4

Double Cabins Silhouette (3) ,Fregate (4) Located on lower deck. One queen size bed 200 x 140. Private bathroom with shower.

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  • Size:  10 m²
  • Beds:  1 Queen
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

Master Suite Cabin nº7

North Island Cabin Located on middle bow deck. One king size bed 200 x 160. One bathroom with shower and double amenities. One separate toilet with bidet and lavabo.

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  • Size:  18 m²
  • Beds:  1 King
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

Lower Deck Bow Double Cabin nº 1,2

Double Cabins Cousine (1), Curieuse (2), Located on lower deck. One queen size bed 200 x 140. Private bathroom with shower.

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  • Size:  10 m²
  • Beds:  1 Queen
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

Lower Aft Deck Single Cabin Nº 5,6

Single Bed Cabin Therese (6) Conception (5), Located on lower aft deck. One queen size bed 200 x 140. Private bathroom with shower.

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  • Size:  8 m²
  • Beds:  1 Queen
  • Max occupancy:  1
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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DIVING SERVICES

Equipment

  • 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
  • Spacious Dive Deck
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

Safety

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian

Boat Amenities

Facilities

  • Air-Conditioning
  • Wi-Fi ($)
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • European (2 Pin) Power Sockets
  • Power Socket Adapters

Entertainment and family

  • Movies

Activities

  • Land Excursions
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking

Payments

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

Food and drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

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