Astrea

Cabins & Layout

The Astrea liveaboard is a beautiful 28m yacht which takes people to the best land & sea spots of the Galapagos Islands.

The Astrea dive boat is the perfect liveaboard to discover the Galapagos, either on land or underwater. You can choose between a Naturalist cruise and aGalapagos liveaboard diving cruise. This liveaboard is environment-oriented and will take you to the most pristine site of the Galapagos Islands with the marine life’s well-being in mind.

Cabins

The MV Astrea has 8 charming cabins and can host up to a maximum of 16 diving guests. There is one master cabin on the main deck, 4 bunk-bed cabins on the upper deck and 3 bunk-bed cabins with portholes on the lower deck. Each cabin comes with air-conditioning, ensuite bathroom, hot water shower, storage, shelves, mirror and reading lights. Furthermore, the bathroom should have everything you need such as soap, shampoo, towels, etc. Grab your clothes, camera and diving gear and ready you are for a memorable week onboard the Astrea liveaboard.

Moreover, the Astrea features an indoor dining room and salon with climate control. The salon is equipped with a media library, a computer and a TV for your convenience. Also, there is a partially covered sundeck with lounge chairs and towels available.

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Scuba Diving onboard Astrea Liveaboard

The dive deck features everything a Scuba diver needs. There are cameras stations, rinse tanks, ample space to gear up and then to hang your gear, etc. You will be diving from a tender, allowing you to save your energy for the best part! Also, the onboard crew includes one dive master and one instructor guide.

Itinerary of the Astrea around the Galapagos Islands

The Astrea dive boat offers 1 diving itinerary as well as 3 Naturalists (Non-diving) itineraries. You will be onboard this charming liveaboard for 7 nights and 8 days with their diving option. The liveaboard’s diving route includes the usual dive sites of the Galapagos Islands and the famous Wolf & Darwin islands.

If you are a non-diver and wish to discover the islands on a cruise, look at the Astrea’s Naturalists Cruises.

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Price & Schedule of this liveaboard for 2016

  • Full Room&Board
  • Comprehensive itineraries
  • Ecofriendly and Sustainable
  • Private Cabins with A/C
  • Sun deck
  • Covered outdoor area
Rates 2016 – Astrea liveaboard Galapagos
Diving – 7 nights – 2016 $3917
Naturalist – 7 nights – 2016 $2846

 

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Recommended Requirements

It is advised to be an Advanced diver or to have equivalent experience. Indeed, the Galapagos can mean a lot of medium to strong currents, reduced visibility and colder waters. The requirements recommended by the Galapagos Sky are that you have : 50-100 logged dives, ability to enter small boats in choppy seas, ability to enter the water by back roll, ability to remove gear underwater, etc. Furthermore, you need to have experience and be comfortable with diving in currents and your buoyancy needs to be at point.

For more details on itinerary and requirements, please visit the Astrea site

Testimonials & Reviews

Diving onboard the Astrea is of great value for money. I think it’s the cheapest liveaboard sailing the Galapagos Islands but life is good on it, I was perfectly happy with our non-luxurious choice!

The service is great and so was every meal. The package is all-inclusive, that’s great. Boat is spacious enough for the number of guest, we never felt cramped or anything. Great briefings and overall diving operation! And the diving, well… even with mediocre visibility on some sites… it’s stunning! Best diving ever, better than Raja and I said Raja was the best. Splurging it to get to the Galapagos is so worth every penny.

 

Selena & Mark

Incredible experience!

The Galapagos Islands are simply just as good as everybody says. Look no further.

The Astrea, great on all point. Nothing is cheap about their service. From the first e-mail to the last hand shake = AMAZING. Again, look no further.

Patrick

The Astrea was amazing. The vessel was always kept clean and the crew was paying attention and trying to fulfill our every requests. The dishes were great, lot’s of choice. The room was cozy and had a private bathroom which we find very convenient. Great overall value for money. Wolf Island was incredible, that’s were we saw the most action. Darwin had a huge school of hammerheads as well, it was incredible. Diving the Galapagos was a dream… came true. I fully recommend.

Joan

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