2016 and 2017 Galapagos Rebreather trips

Exciting news! We have a number of trips available in 2016 and 2017 for the Galapagos Rebreathers community.

Here is the schedule:

Aug 5 - 12 - 2 spaces available on board Nortada.

Nortada is a privately owened vessel. It started operations in Galapagos in February 2015 and works with 8 guests only.

Even with an 8 guest capacity, Nortada is priced within the market. Their value proposition is not to provide a more luxurious option, but rather to maximize diving by providing a very comprehensive dive itinerary, the ability to dive from smaller groups and to tailor services for special interest groups. This trip will be run by Jorge A. Mahauad

Aug 7 - 14, spaces still available. This trip is on board Humboldt Explorer, a well-established vessel in the market. Carrying 16 people, this is aimed as a rebreather only trip and will be run in conjunction with Andy Phillips.

Aug 18 - Sept 15, spaces available in several weeks of back to back rebreather trips run in conjunction with Pete Mesley on board Nortada.

A la carte departures:

The Galapagos Rebreathers firm is run as a local platform for industry leaders worldwide who show interest in organizing rebreather travel to the Galapagos Islands. We provide support in terms of booking and marketing live-aboard spaces for rebreathers and provide on-site support, equipment, consumables and guiding. If you have a group of 4 or more please feel free to contact us as we can open a la carte departures if required.

Please feel free to contact Jorge A. Mahauad, Andy Phillips or Pete Mesley to learn more about these departures. Galapagos Rebreathers will be sharing a booth with the Galapagos Tip Top Dive and Training Facility in DEMA 2015, booth # 1823 


We are back from the Galapagos Rebreathers 2015 expedition

After an amazing week of rebreather diving in the Galapagos Islands, 16 divers, 220 kilos of Sofnolime used, 25,000+ liters of Oxygen pumped and almost 400 man hours of safe rebreather diving, our 2015 Galapagos Rebreathers expedition ended today. A ton of photos, videos and comments will be flooding the social media of our community members, be on the look out or go to our faceboook page for more


Galapagos Rebreathers in DEMA 2014

Jorge A. Mahauad, managing director of Galapagos Rebreathers will be attending DEMA Show 2014. Come by booth 2133 to have a chat and learn about what we are doing to promote rebreather travel to the Galapagos Islands. To make an appointment call (239) 400 - 4581 or (239) 240 7595.


Besides my own rebreather, what else should I bring?

We recommended the following minimum spares and consumables:

  • Oxygen Sensors (2) 
  • Oxygen compatible grease
  • Any unit specific O-ring kit
  • Any unit specific tools
  • Mouthpiece

What is the electricity voltage in the boat? Which plug do I take with me?

The standard electrical power in the Galapagos is 110V, 60Hz. Most outlets take two flat-prong plugs. Other appliances and voltages will need appropriate adapters and converters.

I want to come dive with you, how do I go about making a booking?

A minimum of two CCR divers is required to open a rebreather friendly departure. Galapagos Rebreathers will then market the departure as rebreather oriented in order to increase the number of CCR team members to up to 08.

We have a data base of people interested and can pull together people with interest to plan a departure. Just send us a note.

What paperwork will I need to sign?

Insurance, Liability Releases:

All divers must carry dive accident insurance for the entire duration of the trip. Travel insurance is also recommended. Upon arrival, rebreather divers will be requested to fill in standard forms for diving liability release plus a special statement of understanding and liability release specific to rebreather diving. All boat releases and additional paperwork required to dive are also required.