Calipso Dive Liveaboard, Galapagos



  • All double cabins are located on the main or upper deck and offer large, panoramic windows with sea views
  • 2 single cabins on the lower deck with no single supplement
  • Fully kitted dive deck with 4 hot showers, camera charging stations, and a bi-level camera rinse tank for larger rigs and smaller cameras
  • Itineraries include Darwin and Wolf as standard, as well as other exploratory dive sites
  • Free Nitrox for trips departing in 2023/2024

The Calipso liveaboard schedules year-round diving in the Galapagos National Park. Completely renovated in 2019, everything was designed to offer comfort and a fresh, modern environment. There are 6 cabins on the upper deck and 2 cabins on the main deck, each with panoramic windows, en-suite bathrooms, a hairdryer, individually controlled AC, a TV with hundreds of films to choose from, a safety deposit box, USB charging ports, and laminate flooring. Beds are doubles that can be converted into two singles. There are also two single cabins located on the lower deck with no single supplement, which are allocated on a ‘first come, first served basis.’ At 33m in length, there is more than enough space for 16 guests and 11 crew members on board. Social areas include an indoor salon and dining area where international and Ecuadorian cuisine is served with fresh local produce and seafood. The top deck has lounge chairs, BBQ, a bar, and a hot tub.

Calipso Galapagos dive itineraries are 7 nights long and explore the world-famous Wolf & Darwin for the chance to get up close with whale sharks, hammerheads, and dolphins. Calipso also visits Marchena, previously only dived by a few scientists and filmmakers; it is known for having very large pods of dolphins, schools of Hammerheads, and Galapagos sharks. The large dive deck at the back of the boat has rinse tanks, hot water showers, dedicated camera storage and cleaning areas, and personal towels.

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Included: VAT, Fuel Surcharge, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Nitrox, Land Excursions, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, WiFi internet.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (100 USD), Port Fees (20 USD).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Nitrox Course (250 USD), Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear.

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • TV in cabins
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Bar
  • BBQ Area
  • Available for Charter
  • Jacuzzi / Hot Tub

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • Al Fresco Dining

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Sidemount Diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English and Spanish.

Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

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Boat Specifications

  • Year built 1991
  • Year renovated 2019
  • Length 35.4 m
  • Deck area 55 m2
  • Beam 8 m
  • Top speed 11 knots
  • Cruising speed 9 - 10 knots
  • Engines 2 Cummins NTA855-M 400 hp and 1800 rpm
  • Max guests 16
  • Number of cabins 8
  • Number of bathrooms 9
  • Tenders 2
  • Water capacity 5000 gallons
  • Fuel capacity 7200 gallons
  • Freshwater maker Yes

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Calipso Dive Reviews

  • 9.4 Superb
  • 53 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Doug S
  • United States United States
Great Crew!

The biggest highlight was the diving. We saw everything we thought we would and more!

Recommended for
The crew was amazing! They were very helpful and friendly. The food was fantastic! The diving was incredible!
  • 8.4 Very good
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great trip with very professional guides and crew

A really good trip on comfortable spacious boat with excellent crew and dive guides. Highlights from the diving are too many to mention, really diverse in wonderful locations. The crew were awesome, helpful, professional, knowledgeable and so friendly. We lucked out with a group of guests that were probably the best group I've dived with in over 20 years of dive travel. Food and accomodation was great. Rooms spacious and clean, food diverse and tasty. Improvements could made around the embarkation and disembarkation information. Not a lot of accurate information about where to meet prior to boarding, and information on arrangements for the last day was a little light which left us slightly disappointed. Boat engines also need a service and some maintenance as they produced a lot of smoke which was really noticeable in such a pristine environment. Trip was a little overpriced given the competition rates. All in all though a really great trip itinerary, boat and crew to see the best of the diving in the Galapagos Islands. A special mention for Peter Friere, our dive guide, who was just brilliant.

Recommended for
Diving, space on boat, fellow guests
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Latvia Latvia
Best diving experience in my life so far, highly professional staff and hospitable atmosphere

School of hammerheads, people on the board, passionate diver from

Recommended for
Diving, people, service
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Allan C
  • Canada Canada
Bucket list - CHECK CHECK!

Saw all the critters as advertised. Crew were instrumental in all the getting us into position and looking at the right time. Would recommend to all divers at least once, the Galapagos of course and the Calipso specifically.

Recommended for
Beyond belief & expectations, Dives, Boat Crew, Destination, absolutely everything.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • silas R
  • United States United States

Diving with whale sharks, hundreds of scalloped hammer heads, penguins, sea lions, marine iguanas, and much much more!!

Recommended for
The diving, The service, The accommodations
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Lisa K
  • United States United States
Most beautiful Liveaboard I've been on

I loved loved loved the sea lions. I didn't expect to be so impressed with them. I was going to see all the hammerheads, hoping to see Mola Molas, and Whale Sharks. We could tick off everything on the list, except seeing a penguin swimming in the water. I was in awe at the numbers of hammers, but the vis-being not that great-makes me want to come back again to see this again. The marine iguanas were also really cool.

Recommended for
outstanding crew service, huge numbers of marine life, so many windows on the boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Marcela V
  • Slovakia Slovakia
The best divetrip

Whale sharks, hamerheads, galapagos sharks, iguanas, turtles, mola mola, pinguine, playful seelions and a lot of others.. The best dive experience ever! Amazing boat, perfect service, experienced dive guides, extremely helpful and friendly staff. I got even suprise for my 100 dive (decoration in my room and big cake). Food was always delicious, jacuzzi after dive was super and there is very nice sundeck. Calipso is top!!!

Recommended for
Beautiful dive sites, a lot of sharks, perfect service on the boat
  • 6.4 Review score
  • Alvaro D
  • Spain Spain
Needs to improve

Recent boat which has to improve many details, especially “before trip support & info”, and service details in crew. Diving is guided by official national park divemasters, supposed to be a plus, but this is not the case. Boat needs to improve its navigation capacities: unconfortable even with calm weather in hot season. Overall a nice dive trip for the unforgettable nature and diving spots, boat and needs to improve for worthing the money they took. Thank you

Recommended for
Destination, diving, natural life
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jose C
  • Spain Spain
Excelente aventura

Especialmente reseñable la atención de Calipso por los problemas burocráticos que sufrimos en Galápagos

Recommended for
Inmersiones preciosas, seguridad continua y una atención magnífica
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Etienne G
  • France France
La croisière plongée aux Galapagos, ce n’est pas qu’un mythe!!!

Les bancs de Lewinis.... sans discontinuer le temps de toute la plongée, fou!

Recommended for
3 des plongées Wolf et Darwin, absolument fabuleuses, et oui il y a encore des requins dans l’ocean!