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The MSY Galatea is a 30 metre twin mast sailing yacht beautifully finished to let you experience diving in the Seychelles On board she has 7 cabins with private bathrooms and shower to accommodate 12  guests. The Galatea has a comfortable lounge area with television, video and hi-fi.  A relaxing comfortable out door dining area provided our guests with a  al-fresco dining experience and a choice of an indoor or outdoor bar complete the areas for your relaxation. Every attention has been paid to ensure a high quality service and comfort on board for our guests from the moment of arrival to departure with wonderful memories to keep.

 SPECIFICATIONS

SAMPLE ITINERARY

SCHEDULES 2015

DIVE SITES

DECK PLAN

BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Length – 30 metres with diving platform and inflating station for cylinders

Width – 6.2 metres

Draft 2.80 metres

Displacement – 170 tons

Hull – Steel

Decks – Teak

Cruising Speed – 10 knots

Maximum Speed – 12 knots

Water tank capacity – 14000 litres

Fuel tank capacity – 9000 litres

Fuel consumption – 60 lt per hour

Engine – Caterpillar 335HP

Electricity – 12V AC / 24V DC / 220V AC (continuously on board)

1 x water maker – 250 l per hour

2 Generator: 15kva and 40 kva

1 compressor: COLTRI – 16m3

Diving equipment – Full with 12lt aluminium cylinders with both DIN and INT valves

ACCOMMODATION

7 Cabins

CABIN 1, 2, 3 AND 4 – double cabins

Located on the lower deck.  One queen size bed 200 x 160. Private Bathroom and shower

CABIN 5 and 6 – single cabins

Located on the lower aft deck. One queen size bed 200 x 160.  Private bathroom and shower.

CABIN 7 – master suite

Located on middle bow deck.  One king size bed 200 x 180. Private bathroom and shower and double amenities.  A separate toilet with bidet and lavabo.

COMMON AREAS

Living room

Outdoor dining for 14 people

Indoor and outdoor bar

Kitchen

SUPPORT VESSELS

Diving boat – 7 metres 150HP

Dinghy – 4 metre 40 HP

SAFETY

Smoke Detectors

Emergency Fire Extinguishers

Two life saving rafts ( for 24 people)

First Aid Pharmacy

Oxygen kit on board and support vessels

Defibrillator on board

LEISURE AND RELAXATION FACILITIES

Snorkelling

Fishing

Kayaking

Aft Deck solarium and on upper deck

Television

Hi Fi

Video

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EXPLORER 7 NIGHT CRUISE

DAY 1

Arrival from International Airports and transfer on board Galatea Liveaboard. Meet the Captain and the crew and departure toward North Mahé. First dive at the north east tip of Beau Vallon Bay. This small granite island called ILOT is home of two coconut palms and an amazing marine life. Continue sailing toward the bay of Beau Vallon in time for a beautiful sunset on Galatea spacious deck. Dinner and overnight lulled by the calm, clear water of this magnificent bay.

DAY 2

After a morning breakfast overlooking the famous Beau Vallon Beach we sail to LIGHTHOUSE dive site for your first dive of the day. A large dramatic granite boulders and massifs with hard coral formations dropping to sand at 28-30 meters. Back on board to reach Cap Ternay Marine Park for second dive. An easy dive with probably the best hard coral formations around Mahé. Lunch on board. Afternoon dedicated to relax, snorkel and other beach activities at Anse au Riz. Dinner and overnight at Marine Park.

DAY 3

Early departure toward the famous dive site of SHARKS BANK, located between Mahé Island and Silhouette Island. Scenery dotted with huge granite blocks on a granite plateau. Second dive “Brissare Rock”, located between the granitic islands of Mahe and Praslin with its enviable reputation for marine life. Arrive at La Digue Island late in the afternoon and time at leisure on board. Dinner and overnight La Digue.

DAY 4

Morning dedicated to the visit of La Digue Island where time stands still and time-honored traditions such as traveling by ox-cart and bicycle are still king. Traditional architecture and breathtaking beaches, such as the legendary Anse Sourse D’Argent are an absolute must for visitors. Return on board for lunch and sail to the southern tip of Marianne island dive site : pinnacle-shaped rocks form the wall and pillars of an underwater maze that attracts grey reef sharks often seen.

DAY 5

Morning sail toward Grande Soeur and Petite Soeur Islands to reach the dive sites of “Sister Bank” and “Coco Island” before continuing our navigation toward the island of Praslin. Praslin is home of the famous UNESCO world heritage Site, the Vallée de Mai which has preserved its original state and you will discover the exceptional flora and fauna of this timeless site. After the visit, time for a sunset walk on Cote D’Or Beach before returning on board for dinner and overnight in the lagoon.

DAY 6

Morning sailing to the dive site, Ave Maria  located off Praslin. Its huge boulders surround the small island and drop down in dramatic vertical walls and swim-throughs. The second dive site, “White Bank” is located in the vicinity. Heading later to Curieuse Island for a BBQ on the beach. Sail back to Praslin at Baie Chevalier and time to relax at Anse Lazio beach.

DAY 7

Early morning departure toward Mahé Island. Lunch on board and time at leisure in the afternoon for the visit of Victoria, capital of Seychelles. Dinner and overnight in Marine Park of St Anne or Angel Fish Marina.

DAY 8

Early morning disembarkation.

MAHE NORTH - 3 NIGHTS CRUISE

DAY 1

Boarding on board Galatea at 10am. Sail to beau Vallon.

Dive at “Grand Bazar”

Lunch on board

Dive at “Coral Garden” followed by beach activities on Beau Vallon Beach

Possible Night Dive at “Aquarium”

Dinner on board

Overnight: Beau Vallon Bay

DAY 2

Breakfast with Bay view. Sail to Cap Ternay

Dive at “Dredger Wreck” and “Twin Barges Wreck”

Lunch on board

In the afternoon, dive at “Marine Park” followed by fun beach activities at Anse au Riz, Snorkeling, kayaking.

Possible Night Dive at ” Marine Park South”

Dinner on board

Overnight: Marine Park Cap Ternay

DAY 3

Breakfast with cap Ternay view. Sail to Conception Island.

Dive at  “LightHouse” and “Conception Island”

Lunch on board

In the afternoon, dive at ” Conception Island South”.

Possible Night Dive at ” Port Launay”

Dinner on board

Overnight: Marine Park Port Launay.

DAY 4

Early Dive at  “Aldebaran”

Breakfast sailing along the coast.

Disembark at Angel Fish Marina at 10am.

 CUSTOMISED PRIVATE CHARTERS AVAILABLE

 

WHATS INCLUDED – 7 DAY TRIP

- Double or Single Cabin accommodation on  board Galatea

- Private bathroom with shower ( hot/cold water)

- Individually controlled air- conditioning

- 7 nights (from Saturday @ 12h00 till Saturday @08h00):

- Full board including drinking water, tea and coffee,

- Diving equipment ( 12 Lt aluminum tanks with air, weights and belts)

- A Dive guide.

- Entrance fees to nature reserves ( as per program), Port Taxes and local Taxes

- Activities: 10 Complimentary Dives (for certified divers only) , Snorkeling, Fishing, Kayaking.

 

SERVICES ON REQUEST / EXTRAS:

- All transfers to and from the boat – 25 euro per person/each way,

- Accommodation before and after boarding,

- Soft drinks, beer, alcoholic beverages and espresso coffee,

- The laundry service,

- The extra dives at the cost of 30 euro per dive,

- The night dives supplement- 10 euro per dive,

- The equipment rental (To be requested at least 10 days before boat departure) – 10 euro per dive,

- Land excursions.

 

NOT INCLUDED – 7 DAY TRIP

nternational flights to and from Mahé.

- Scuba diving, travel and cancellation insurances.

- Gratuities for the crew – 5 euro per person per day

- Personal expenses and all services not mentioned in ” Services Included “.

 

WHATS INCLUDED – 3 DAY TRIP

 Double or Single Cabin accommodation on  board Galatea

- Private bathroom with shower ( hot/cold water)

- Individually controlled air- conditioning

- 3 nights on board

- Full board including drinking water, tea and coffee,

- Diving equipment ( 12 Lt aluminum tanks with air, weights and belts)

- A Dive guide.

- Entrance fees to nature reserves ( as per program), Port Taxes and local Taxes

- Activities: 6 Complimentary Dives (for certified divers only) , Snorkeling, Fishing, Kayaking.

 

SERVICES ON REQUEST / EXTRAS:

- All transfers to and from the boat – 25 euro per person/each way,

- Accommodation before and after boarding,

- Soft drinks, beer, alcoholic beverages and espresso coffee,

- The laundry service,

- The extra dives at the cost of 30 euro per dive,

- The night dives supplement- 10 euro per dive,

- The equipment rental (To be requested at least 10 days before boat departure) – 10 euro per dive,

- Land excursions.

 

NOT INCLUDED – 3 DAY TRIP

 

- International flights to and from Mahé.

- Scuba diving, travel and cancellation insurances.

- Gratuities for the crew – suggested 5 euro per person per day

- Personal expenses and all services not mentioned in ” Services Included “.

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MASTER SUITE P/P DOUBLE CABIN P/P SINGLE CABIN
7 NIGHT CRUISE €2,660.00 €2,350.00 €2,350.00
3 NIGHT CRUISE €1,200.00 €990.00 €990.00
FULL CHARTER (MAX 12 PEOPLE) €3,980.00

Note: Please do not book any travel arrangements until you have received your booking confirmation from us.

Equipment Price per dive
BCD € 5.00
Regulator and Octopus € 5.00
Wet suit - 3mm € 5.00
Full equipment € 10.00
Extra Dives € 40.00
Night Dive Supplement € 10.00

Note: Please do not book any travel arrangements until you have received your booking confirmation from us.

HIGH SEASON IS 19.12.2015 - 09.01.2016 - 10% SUPPLEMENT ON RATES ON 3 OR 7 NIGHT CRUISES

FOR PRIVATE CHARTERS - 5% SUPPLEMENT ON DAILY RATE FOR CHARTERS LESS THAN 5 NIGHTS

FOR PRIVATE CHARTERS - 10% REDUCTION ON DAILY RATE FOR MORE THAN 10 DAYS

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