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NORSEMAN I AUG 2021 I 6 NIGHTS I TUSCAN ARCHIPELAGO I ITALY

NORSEMAN I AUG 2021 I 6 NIGHTS I TUSCAN ARCHIPELAGO I ITALY
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NORSEMAN. Traditional-style vessel, originally built in Denmark in 1922, sailing the pristine waters of the Tuscan Archipelago. Trips are small and intimate. Cuban and international cuisine served. Two dive professionals on board, taking care of a maximum of six guests.



HIGHLIGHTS

  • 6 Nights, 5 Dives
  • Languages spoken - English German Spanish French Italian
  • The Norseman specialises in finding hidden anchorages and secluded coves
  • Small boat offering trips in the Tuscan Archipelago
  • Eagle rays, octopus, seahorses, sardines, barracuda, beautiful reef fish, Nudibranch
  • Sail to reefs, wrecks and the statue of Madonna at Elba
  • Non divers / Snorkellers welcome
  • Extra dives available every day for an additional payment
  • Chef serves up fresh Cuban and international dishes
  • Cosy indoor salon
  • Relax and catch some rays out on the bow of the boat.

SERVICES ON BOARD

  • Dives with zodiac support
  • Tanks With Din Valves, Din/Int Adapters, Rental Equipment ($)
  • Battery Charging Station, Warm-Water Showers, 
  • Air-Conditioning, Lounge/TV Area, Library
  • Snorkelling
  • Buffet, Vegetarian Food available
  • Alcohol available to purchase on board
  • Payments on board – Cash
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit, First Aid Kits, Vhf Radio, Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon
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€1,315.00
€1,115.00 - €200.00
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Dates available
Departure: 01/08/2021
Arrival: 08/08/2021
Duration: 6 nights
Spaces available: 6
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Porto Ferraio, Isola d'Elba - Porto Ferraio, Isola d'Elba
Departure: 08/08/2021
Arrival: 15/08/2021
Duration: 6 nights
Spaces available: 6
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Porto Ferraio, Isola d'Elba - Porto Ferraio, Isola d'Elba
Departure: 22/08/2021
Arrival: 29/08/2021
Duration: 6 nights
Spaces available: 6
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Porto Ferraio, Isola d'Elba - Porto Ferraio, Isola d'Elba
Departure: 29/08/2021
Arrival: 05/09/2021
Duration: 6 nights
Spaces available: 6
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Porto Ferraio, Isola d'Elba - Porto Ferraio, Isola d'Elba
Departure Arrival Duration Spaces available Harbors (Departure - Arrival)
01/08/2021 08/08/2021 6 nights 6 Porto Ferraio, Isola d'Elba - Porto Ferraio, Isola d'Elba
08/08/2021 15/08/2021 6 nights 6 Porto Ferraio, Isola d'Elba - Porto Ferraio, Isola d'Elba
22/08/2021 29/08/2021 6 nights 6 Porto Ferraio, Isola d'Elba - Porto Ferraio, Isola d'Elba
29/08/2021 05/09/2021 6 nights 6 Porto Ferraio, Isola d'Elba - Porto Ferraio, Isola d'Elba

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  • 250 char. max
  • 250 char. max

OUR BOAT

The Norseman is traditional, 18.5m vessel offering intimate trips with a maximum of six guests onboard. Three cabins offer bunk beds and fans, with bathrooms shared between all guests.

There's a cozy dining and lounge area where freshly prepared Cuban and international meals are prepared and served. Outside, there's a sundeck at the bow for relaxing and watching the landscape roll by.

There are two crew members and two dive professionals on board, with English, French, German, Italian and Spanish spoken. The management team are Swiss/Italian.

DIVING WITH US

Underwater the Tuscan Archipelago delivers fantastic and exciting diving. The Norseman specializes in finding hidden anchorages and secluded coves, and will take divers to sites with no other boats around. The experienced captain and crew know the area extremely well, and aim to deliver a seafaring adventure like no other.

TWIN CABIN [STARBOARD]

Twin cabin with door, two single beds with mattresses, linen sheets, pillows and blankets.

  • Beds:  2 Bunk beds
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  No
  • Air Conditioning:  No

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TWIN CABIN [PORT]

Twin cabin without door, two single beds with mattresses, linen sheets, pillows and blankets.

  • Beds:  2 Bunk beds
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  No
  • Air Conditioning:  No

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TWIN CABIN [BOW]

Twin cabin with door, two single beds with mattresses, linen sheets, pillows and blankets.

  • Beds:  2 Bunk beds
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  No
  • Air Conditioning:  No

MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • The trip begins in Porto ferraio Isola d'Elba and ends in Porto ferraio Isola d'Elba
  • The closest airport is Marina Di Campo (EBA)
  • You need to make your own way to Portoferraio where the boat is moored (Cantiere navale EDILNAUTICA, Via della Ferriera 42 Portoferraio)

EMBARKATION AND DEPARTURE

  • The boat departs Porto ferraio Isola d'Elba at around 16:00 on the same day
  • The vessel is equipped with European (2 pin) power sockets
  • Accepted payment methods on board: Cash and credit cards Mastercard, Visa and Maestro
  • DIN/INT adaptors are available on board

ARRIVAL AND DISEMBARKATION

  • It is your responsibility to ensure you respect the 24 hour no-fly time after your last dive!
  • The boat docks back in Porto ferraio Isola d'Elba around 09:00 on the second to last day
  • You need to make your own way back to the airport or your local hotel

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

How to get there:

  • To reach the Island of Elba it is necessary to take the ferry from Piombino Marittima, a town easily reachable by car, train or bus, where in summer four shipping companies (Toremar, Moby Lines, Blu Navy and Corsica-Sardinia Ferries) have comfortable ships that make numerous multi-day trips to Portoferraio, Rio Marina and Cavo.
  • Alternatively, you can have the convenience of arriving directly at the Elba airport in Marina di Campo.  These two suppliers make transfers from the Marina di Campo airport. The price must be negotiated in advance.  elbaservici.it  or  infoelba.net
  • If you arrive by car, you can park right next to the boat for free (free secure parking)
  • The cheapest alternative is by train via Genoa or Florence. The terminus is Piombino-Marittima (port). From there you can continue by ferry. From the ferry port to the shipyard, there are still about 5 minutes by taxi.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • 5 dives, 25+ dives recommended, Open Water, Non-divers welcome
  • The underwater Natural park of the Tuscan Archipelago is very rich in fish.
  • Schooling fish like barracuda, groupers, conger, moray eels, dolphins, whales and sharks
  • Macro photographers will enjoy Thread worm, leopard snails, hermit crabs and Nudibranch to name a few.
  • The big red sea fan fields in the Mediterranean, often also located at beautiful cliffs, offer more colour highlights and make a perfect picture
  •  Incredibly beautiful and well-preserved wrecks 
  • Please Note: 5 dives are included in the package price
  • Additional dives are available for €30 each
  • It is possible to 2 dives and a night dive each day.

PROGRAM 

DAY 1 - 7

  • A detailed itinerary will be agreed once guests are on board, to ensure everyone's expectations are met and to account for weather forecast.
  • This itinerary will cover all the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago: Capraia, Giglio, Giannutri, Argentario. Underwater the Tuscan Archipelago delivers fantastic and exciting diving, steep walls, caves, wrecks.
  • The Norseman specialises in finding hidden anchorages and secluded coves, and will take divers to sites with no other boats around.
  • The experienced captain and crew know the area extremely well and aim to deliver a seafaring adventure like no other.
  • The marine life is versatile ranging from groupers, barracudas, eagle rays and large shoals of fish, lumpfish, octopus and Nudibranch.
  • Below 25m the walls are covered with red Gorgonias and in the crevices and holes of the walls you can find lobsters, spiny lobsters and other reef inhabitants.

INCLUDED

  • Dive guides
  • 5 dives are included in the quoted price
  • Tank (12 or 15 lt), Weights and Belts and Torch
  • Fuel surcharges

NOT INCLUDED

  • Full Board including Water, coffee, snacks and table wine has to be paid on the boat cash (EUR 230 per trip)
  • Extra dives (EUR 30 per dive)
  • Transfer from/to local hotels (round-trip) (EUR per trip)
  • Transfer to/from the airport (round-trip) (EUR per trip)
  • Tips for the crew (recommended)
  • Soft drinks and Beer 
  • Dinner ashore on the last night

CANCELLATION POLICY

What if I have to cancel my reservation? Your reservation request is free and you can cancel it at any time within 72 hours. During this time, you can easily find matching flights and get answers from our reservation team for any other questions you may have. Once you have confirmed and paid for your reservation, the following cancellation policy applies:

  • 30% non-refundable
  • Between 120 and 90 days before the trip = 70 % refund
  • Less than 90 days before the trip = no refund

In case of cancellation, the refund will be transferred to your bank account, credit card or PayPal account within 10 working days.

BEFORE YOU TRAVEL

  • Make sure you meet the requirements for your nationality and entry into the country you are visiting,
  • Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months after the date you plan to leave the country
  • Dive insurance is mandatory for divers of all ages on all our trips: bring your certificate as proof
  • It is strongly recommended to take out a travel insurance that is appropriate for the type of dive vacation booked
  • Check the electrical standards (such as what plugs are used) in your destination country before you travel and bring the appropriate adapter if necessary.
  • Itinerary and number of dives are indicative and subject to weather and conditions: safety always comes first
  • The operator of the vessel is not responsible for civil unrest, terrorism, strikes, illness, epidemics, accidents, injuries, damage, loss and theft, quarantine, customs regulations, changes to flight schedules, delays, deportation or refusal of entry by immigration authorities and other circumstances beyond our control.
  • In the event of a change in the cruise itinerary due to a major cause there is no refund, if there would be a refund if the duration of a cruise were to change, the affected passengers will be offered a credit or refund of the cruise fare pro-rated for the number of days of reduction of the cruise itinerary that was scheduled.
  • In the event that a cruise is cancelled, the ship will make every effort to provide a suitable alternative including, the option to participate in another available ship.
  • If no alternative offered is accepted by the affected cruise passengers, the ship reserves the right to provide a refund of the amount of the cruise fare paid or not.
  • All divers must provide their dive certification card
  • Dive computers are mandatory
  • Local rates, fuel surcharges, distance rates, port fees, etc. may change without notice due to changes in government policy, changes in oil prices, etc. Changes are beyond our control and increases must be paid upon request. We will endeavor to inform you of any changes as soon as possible. A change in these rates does not give you the right to cancel the trip.

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