DIVING AND LIVEABOARD
This is the most precious jewel within our scuba diving packages! Experienced divers think of it as one of the top diving spots worldwide. Malpelo is a volcanic island surrounded by 11 small islets . Its shorelines are cliffs that emerge from a depth of 4000 meters. The marine environment is strongly influenced by the currents and species coming from the Indian Pacific and the Tropical Eastern Pacific. Malpelo is an important place for the reproduction and dispersion of marine especies.
LOCATION: The island´s geographic coordinates are 3°51´07”N and 81°35´40”W , 490 kilometers West off the coast of Buenaventura in Colombia´s Pacific Ocean.
Maximum height: Sierra de la mona , 360 meters above sea level.
CLIMATE: Winds from the Northern Hemisphere and the winds form the Southern Hemisphere converge at what is called the Intertropical Convergence Zone. The wind´s humidity condenses over the island and that´s why it is covered by dense fog most of the time. Rains are frequent from December to March , that being the corresponding winter season.
ECOSYSTEM: Rocky coastlines and coral reefs.
EXTENSION: 1,20 sq.km or 120 ha of emerged surface and 38756 hectares of marine area.
INFORMATION FOR SCUBA DIVERS
The whole year is considered convenient to enjoy scuba diving on the island , with temperatures ranging from 14°C in January and February to 28°C.
There are approximately 20 dive spots . It´s a paradise for shark lovers!!!
In Malpelo , we have one of the biggest Hammer Head shark population in the world, in addition to Silkies, White tips, whale sharks, and the famous “monster “ shark (odontaspis ferox) , plus countless schools of fish , several Ray species , and the giant Manta.
LIVEABOARD MALPELO ISLAND INULA FROM PANAMA
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LIVEABOARD MALPELO MARIA PATRICIA
Maria Patricia is our old "warrior" providing trips in the Colombian Pacific for many years. The entire year we offer excursions to the SFF Malpelo island, Nationalpark Gorgona island and the North Route following the Choco Rainforest Region. This boat is absolutely suitable for divers wich are not looking for luxury or the standard of internationaly operating liveaboards, but diving with an experienced operator. Harold Botero the owner knows Malpelo better than anybody else. Furthermore Maria Patricia is the less expensive option to visit this island. Cooking is done by a team of women from Buenaventura and they offer typical food from the colombian pacific region. The boat offers multiple and double cabins. Only Air diving. INT valves, please bring your adapter should you use DIN
Two cabins: 2 for couples with private bath, 2 cabins for 4 people each with private bath. Accommodation for 18 people on the lower deck and two bathrooms. All cabins are equipped with air conditioning. On the main deck there is a common bathroom. 4 zodiac. There will be a guide to help coordinate the dives. 2 diesel engines of 350 HP. 2 110/220 volt generators. 290 gallons water for cleaning and washing. Naval steel helmet. Cruising speed 9 knots.GPS Navigation System (2) VHF radio (2) HF (2). Satellite Locator. Radar.
SCHEDULE MARIA PATRICIA Malpelo 2012
July 9 to 16, 1 day Gorgona and 3 days Malpelo
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DIVING IN MALPELO/COLOMBIA WITH LIVEABOARD MV YEMAYA DEPARTING FROM PANAMA
INFORMATION TO THE DIVING EXCURSION
This 115 ft Custom Expedition and Dive Liveaboard Charter Vessel travels regularly once or twice a month to Malpelo island and combines the trips with 1 or 2 diving days at Coiba islands in Panama. The expeditions start end end in Puerto Mutis Panamamenian Pacific coast. A group bus is arranged for the transfers from Panama City to Puerto Mutis and back. MV Yemaya offers an excellent diving experience in Malpelo island with a professional crew, fully equipped diving skiffs, Nitrox service and a uncomparable international culinary experience provided by its cuban chef. You may choose between 3 different cabin types, master cabin, cabin with privat and with shared bathroom. For more details please download the pdf at the end of this section.
MV YEMAYA - BOAT SPECIFICATIONS
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DIVING IN MALPELO ISLAND WITH SEA WOLF LIVEABOARD FROM COLOMBIA
Sea Wolf offers capacity for 20 divers to Malpelo - and 22 divers to Gorgona diving tours. It is a relatively comfortable boat adapted for diving activities but not a luxury vessel.
The Malpelo diving trips start at 7pm from Buenaventura harbour on the Colombian pacific coast and return to Buenaventura between 11 and 12am. The return trip takes under normal conditions 22 hours.
Sea Wolf combines the Malpelo trips with 1 day diving in Gorgona island where 2 dives prepare you for the challenging conditions in Malpelo and dive equipment and buoyancy adjustments will be done. The vessel leaves Gorgona between 3 and 4 pm afternoon. The trip takes 18 hours under normal conditions and Malpelo is reached between 9 and 10 am the next day. An average of 3 dives daily are possible in Malpelo.
SEA WOLF - BOAT SPECIFICATIONS
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