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The Overall Review
We spent 9.2 hours reading reviews from experts and divers about Camila Liveaboard.
In summary, this is what divers think:
5 reasons to dive
- Many divers loved the 2 panga rides a day that takes you to different islands and allows you to explore.
- Many divers said the snorkeling was a pleasant experience as they got to see a lot of wildlife and learn a new skill.
- Some people stated that the guide was friendly and very knowledgeable ready to tackle any question you may have.
- The food was well prepared and each day the chef prepared something special.
- The consensus is that the Camilla is a great tour boat that will leave you with valuable memories.
2 reasons NOT to dive
- Some divers said that the itinerary is to hectic and they had no time to rest.
- Some people were taken back by the roughness of the journey at night.
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Description and details
Diving on the Camila in Galapagos
The beautiful Camila was introduced in early 2018 with the sole purpose of providing its users with the best Galapagos experience. It is stretched in a 38 meter by 13 meters (125 feet by 43 feet) plastic polyester that was reinforced with fiberglass and runs with 2 SCANIA diesel engines. Onboard, the guests are well taken cared for by the captain, the quality control manager and 9 experienced crew members, plus a bilingual Galapagos National Park naturalist guide.
On the main deck, there are 4 double suites, as well as on the upper deck, all of which have their very own en-suite bathroom facilities, a private balcony, dresser, safe storage for valuables, and air-conditioning units. The beds are guaranteed comfortable, the interior is elegant but warm, and it offers views of the blue waters of Galapagos from the large windows installed in each cabin.
The indoor living room is spacious and is equipped with a large comfortable sofa that is shaped circularly. There are also tables and chairs available in the area for everyone’s convenience. Modern entertainment facilities such as flat-screen television, computer, DVD player, stereo and theatre-quality speakers, and even a mini library will keep everyone entertained! Although it is located indoors, the place has large windows that allow panoramic viewing of the Galapagos waters. This is a good place to relax in between dives or to mingle with other guests during free times.
Meanwhile, there are several sun decks that are located on the lower deck, on the main deck, and on the upper deck. All of which are equipped with comfortable sun loungers, tables, and chairs. A partially shaded area is also available. However, the latter is equipped with a Jacuzzi that could fit up to 6 people and it is also where the lounge bar is located. The area allows for great views of the blue waters while enjoying the refreshing salty breeze.
A dive deck is also available on board, and for every one’s use, there are wet suits, snorkeling gears, and kayaks that guests may use on their water adventures. Safety is not an issue on board as Camila is equipped with international SOLAS standard safety and navigation systems, including 2 GPS, 2 naval radars, depth sounder, fire detection/prevention/fighting facilities, life racks and life vests, and first aid materials.
The 8 spacious cabins are each large enough for 2 people. On the upper deck, there are 4 double suites and each is equipped with its own private balcony, en suite bathroom facilities, a dresser, air conditioning unit, comfortable beds, and large storage boxes. On the main deck, there are 2 double suites and another 2 double suites with the same amenities as the suites on the upper deck. All suites have a bright elegant interior that will surely boost everyone’s mood.
The dining area is located on the main deck and features 2 elegant dining tables and is complete with luxuriously padded dining chairs. A large window is available on the area which allows panoramic viewing. The chef onboard offers a range of international cuisine for the guests to enjoy three times a day in buffet style!
Camila offers superb itineraries that will surely maximize everyone’s time. Guests may choose from the 4-, 5-, or 8-day itineraries, where they could experience the majestic sites of the islands of Galapagos. Some activities include kayaking, snorkeling, hiking amongst stunning scenery & wildlife and local island visits.
- Daily housekeeping
- Audio & video entertainment
- Air Conditioned saloon
- Aircon Cabins
- Sun Deck
- Indoor Saloon
- Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
- Warm Water Showers
- Outdoor Dining
- Charging stations
- En-Suite bathrooms
- Seaview Cabins
- Rooms with Balcony
- Kayaks On-Board
- Snorkeling Equipment
- Naturalist Itineraries
- Dedicated Local & International Crew
- Naturalist Guide
- Leisure Deck
- Observation Deck
- Jacuzzi / Hot Tub
- Naturalist Guide