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New Live-aboard Vessel Under Construction

Explorer Ventures has announced a new vessel! The M/V Humboldt Explorer is now under construction in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The new vessel, named for the current that brings life to the pristine and world-renowned Galapagos Islands, has secured one of the valuable diving permits for the Galapagos Islands and will be diving Darwin and Wolf Islands for the next 15 years.

She will depart on her maiden voyage from Galapagos in May 2010.  The exact weekly schedule will be confirmed by the Galapagos National Park in late 2009.

The Humboldt Explorer was designed by one of the premier marine architects in Ecuador, and is the first of her kind. She is a 106 foot, 2 level steel monohull vessel, built for stability on the long crossings to Darwin and Wolf, and features raised lower staterooms to allow a window in every room.  The vessel offers 6 lower and 2 upper staterooms, each with private baths, full-size twin beds that can convert to queen beds and large windows. A teak sundeck features open and covered areas, a Jacuzzi, wet bar, BBQ grill and ample seating for all; the indoor dining and lounge area comfortably seats all guests as well.   A large dive deck with camera rinse tank, large camera table, wetsuit drying area and hot showers accommodates 16 divers with ease, and a cruising speed of up to 10 knots means more itinerary options than are available aboard slower vessels.

For more details and to learn about the inaugural voyages about the new Humboldt Explorer, visit the website at


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