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Origin and Theory Liveaboard
The Overall Review
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In summary, this is what divers think:
4 reasons to dive
- Many people were happy with the luxurious cabins and spectacular views from the large windows.
- Many divers said that the tour of the islands were exquisitely done by the tour guide.
- Some people stated that the crew and staff are friendly and made the whole trip more rewarding.
- The quality of the food is better then that of famous restaurants and that is saying a lot.
2 reasons NOT to dive
- A couple of people noted that the engine was very disruptive when the boat was in motion.
- Some divers said the price of the trip was too expensive.
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Description and details
Diving on the Origin and Theory in Galapagos
Origin and Theory is a lovely 43 meters (142 feet) yacht that was introduced for cruising to the Galapagos waters. It has a modern and luxurious interior and facilities, amenities, and an impressive atmosphere. The boat is equipped with the best engines available. When it comes to its safety and navigations systems, even the international standards were exceeded. Throughout the voyage, the captain and its crew members will take care of everything, so guests will have nothing to do but to relax and enjoy the cruise!
The indoor lounge is located on the central part of the yacht. It has high-quality wooden floors and bright interiors and is equipped with large comfortable sofas and modern entertainment facilities. Some of the entertainment materials guests could use are flat-screen television, DVD player, and stereos. There is also a mini-library available on the area.
The sun decks are impressive as each is equipped with sun loungers, day beds, hammocks, tables, and chaise lounges. Guests will surely enjoy the 4-person Jacuzzi that is strategically located to provide guests with beautiful views of the Galapagos waters while taking a relaxing dip. The sun decks are spacious, with some areas that are shaded. The lounge bar is also located there so guests may enjoy a few refreshing drinks.
The dive deck has a platform, which makes it more convenient. There are necessary facilities installed in the area such as the hanging area for suits, charging port for devices, storage boxes for equipment, freshwater showers, and so much more! The safety and navigation system even exceeds the international guidelines required, which include fire alarm and fire fighting systems, first aid equipment, oxygen, life rafts, and life vests. As part of the protocol, there are fire extinguishers in every cabin and in the other areas of the yacht such as in the saloon.
The 10 spacious cabins that perfectly accommodate up to 20 guests are situated on the different decks of Origin and Theory. Nevertheless, all cabins are equipped with comfortable twin beds that may be converted to one king-sized. Furthermore, en-suite bathroom facilities, air-conditioning units, dressers, safe storage boxes, ample space for luggage, as well as the toiletries are made available in every cabin.
Guest will surely enjoy the international dishes that are served three times a day in buffet style! The dining area is located on the main deck and is furnished with high-class wooden floors and earth-colors for the interior. The area is equipped with top-notch wooden dining tables and luxurious chairs, as well as fine kitchen utensils to complete the fabulous dining experience!
Origin and Theory offer 2 different itineraries. The first one is Itinerary A, which is a 7-day voyage to the waters of southern and central Galapagos, while Itinerary B is a 7-day trip to the western and northern waters. All itineraries are guided by an expert guide to ensure only the best experience. Some of the activities to be experienced are the mangroves and lava fields, zodiac rides to see the coves and caves, snorkeling to glimpse the amazing underwater world, playful sea lions and marine iguanas and kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding.
- Laundry Service
- Daily housekeeping
- Audio & video entertainment
- TV in cabins
- Air Conditioned saloon
- Aircon Cabins
- Sun Deck
- Indoor Saloon
- Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
- Warm Water Showers
- Outdoor Dining
- Charging stations
- Smart Voyager accreditation
- En-Suite bathrooms
- Paid Internet
- Non-Smoking Rooms
- Outside Showers
- Family Cabins
- Seaview Cabins
- Kayaks On-Board
- Snorkeling Equipment
- Dedicated Local & International Crew
- Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
- Naturalist Guide
- Leisure Deck
- Observation Deck
- BBQ Area
- Family Friendly Cruise
- Jacuzzi / Hot Tub
- Naturalist Guide
- Stand Up Paddleboard
- Glass Bottom Boat Excursion