Azura Selous Game Reserve

New to the Galapagos cruise scene is he Aqua. This fun and intimate liveaboard offers both diving and naturalist itineraries throughout the Galapagos archipelago. The unique combo of Galapagos liveaboard diving and naturalist activities means that divers can explore the wildlife diversity both above and below the water. You will explore the best of the Galapagos dive areas, including Wolf and Darwin, for exciting encounters with sea lions, turtles, hammerhead sharks and whale sharks. In addition to the diving experience, the Aqua also offers 3, 4 or 7-night naturalist cruises which can be easily combined with the dive cruise, offering the ultimate way to explore the Galapagos islands in comfort while enjoying activities like snorkeling, kayaking and hiking.

The Aqua has 9 comfortable cabins catering to a maximum of 16 guests. Each cabin features a private en-suite bathroom with hot-water shower, air-conditioning and storage. Cabins offer a choice of twin, double or triple bedding. On the main deck is the indoor lounge, bar, library and dining area, which leads out onto the dive deck with fresh-water showers. The upper deck has two lounges, perfect for relaxing in between dives or excursions, as is the sundeck with loungers and stunning views.

 8 Day/ 7 Night Diving Trip

 5 Day/ 4 Night Naturalist Cruise

4 Day/ 3 Night Naturalist Cruise

Technical Specifications
● Type: Motor Yacht
● Year Built: 1998 (Remodeled in 2019)
● Category: Midrange
● Length: 26 meter / 85 feet
● Beam: 5.5 meter / 18 feet
● Max Capacity: 16 passengers
● Cabins: 9 (During the 2019 refurbishment 1 cabin will be added)
● Crew: 8 members + 1 Instructor Guide and 1 Dive Master Guide. (For naturalist cruises only 1 bilingual naturalist guide)
● Zodiacs: 2 Caribe (C-20 & C-17) with 50 HP Yamaha four stroke outboards
● Max Speed: 9 knots
● Electricity: 110v/220v
● Engines: 2 x 250 HP Caterpillar
● Generators: 1x 80 KW & 1x 60 KW Cummins

Safety Features
● 1 Life raft
● 2 Radars + 1 AIS Radar
● VHF & HF radios
● 2 GPS with alarm and depth sounder
● Satellite & mobile phones
● Bilge pump & Fire pumps
● Full fire equipment, including life line
● Fire extinguishers throughout the yacht & 3 CO2 banks
● Oxygen Complete -first aid and trauma kit
● Emergency Life jackets in cabins

Diving Equipment, Safety, & Certifications
Diving Equipment on board:
● 2 dive tank compressors: Enriched air and Nitrox
● Aluminum 12L scuba tanks with valves, belts and weights
● Full personal diving equipment available for rent (BCD, regulator, mask, fins, 7mm wetsuits, hoods, gloves, boots, dive computer, torch, GoPro underwater camera)

Diving Safety Equipment provided on board for free:
● Personal Marine rescue GPS, Storm whistle, Diving beacon, Surface marker tube

Aqua’s Dive related Certifications:
● Certified with PADI, DAN, EFR