Diving in Galápagos

 

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This 7-day diving tour on the Galapagos archipelago will satisfy divers with and without experience. Indeed, unlike a cruise in the Galapagos Islands which is dedicated only to divers or only to non-divers, our “Galapagos diving” tour satisfies both types of travelers. Some days are divided into two distinct visits: one for diving, the other for a naturalist visit.

Without impacting the budget, you will fully enjoy your passion, and friends or relatives who do not wish to scuba dive will discover the charm and beauty of the Galapagos Islands by land. You can always check our Selection of Diving Cruises in Galápagos for having a better idea of the available accommodation we offer for an unforgettable diving tour.


Physical Difficulty

Culture and Visits

Nature and Activities

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Tour highlights :

– Possibility of diving or carrying out available naturalist visits.
– Two immersions during “diving” days aboard a beautiful sailboat.
– Overnight stays on two different islands
– Charming hotels, depending on the chosen accommodation category
– Visits to uninhabited islands.


Itinerary Outline :

Explore in more detail :

Day by day :

Day 1 : Quito > San Cristobal island

Arrival to San cristobal. Transfert to the hotel.

Day 2 : San Cristobal island

Diver

Transfer by speedboat. 2 immersions Kicker Rock.

Non-Diver

Transfer by speedboat. Visit of Isla loboset, snorkeling time.

Day 3 : San Cristobal island > Santa Cruz island

Transfer by speedboat to Santa Cruz island.

Day 4 : Santa Cruz island

Diver

Transfer to the Itabaca canal by road then transfer by boat. 2 dives at Cousins Rock and Bartolome Island.

Non-Diver

Transfer to the Itabaca canal by road then transfer by boat. Disembarkation and visit of Bartolome Island.

Day 5 : Santa Cruz island

Diver

Transfer to the Itabaca canal by road then transfer by boat. 2 immersions at Gordon Rock.

Non-Diver

Transfer to the Itabaca canal by road then transfer by boat. Landing on North Seymour Island and snorkeling time at Bachas Beach.

Day 6 : Santa Cruz island

Diver

Transfer to the Itabaca canal by road then transfer by boat. 2 dives on Seymour Norte and Mosquera Sur Islands

Non-Diver

Transfer to the port ; Disembarkation, and visit of South Plazas Island.

Day 7 : Santa Cruz island > Baltra > Quito

Transfer to Baltra airport and flight to Quito or Guayaquil.

B: Breakfast
L: Luch
D: Dinner

Guidance

Diving : transport and collective visits (12 divers max.). Dive Master diving instructor. For 12 divers, 2 monitors will be present.
Visits on the islands : transport and collective visits (20 people max.). Bilingual Spanish-English Galapagos National Park guide.
Note : transfers on arrival and departure days (to the Itabaca canal) will be private.

Required level

Technical: for non-divers, no technical level is required for land excursions. On the other hand, for divers, a minimum of 10 dives, with a Padi certificate is necessary.

Equipment

Clothing :

– 1 or 2 light walking trousers
– 1 polar jacket when traveling by boat and/or in the evening
– 1 waterproof jacket (type kway)
– light t-shirts
– 1 pair of hike shoes
– 1 pair of casual shoes
– cap or hat

Diving equipment included :

– fins
– mask
– snorkel
– bottle
– 7mm wetsuit
– regulator with octopus
-pressure meter
-depth gauge
-BCD

Diving equipment Not included (optional)

– dive computer ($15/ day)
– nitrox bottle on Santa Cruz island ($15/bottle)

Accommodation

“Comfort” option: comfortable charming accommodation, 2/3 * type, clean and offering a service adapted to European and American customers and single rooms.
“Superior” option: superior type 3/4 * accommodation offering quality and personalized service. The bedrooms are spacious and tasteful.
Accommodation « luxe » : top-of-the-range accommodation type 4/5 * offering an irreproachable quality service. The rooms or cabins are superb and spacious.

Observations

– Transfers and visits times are indicative.
– For every not included meal, foresee between $5 -popular- and $45 -gourmet- per person.
– Tips: we recommend between $ 10 and $ 20 per worked day for a guide, and between $ 5 and $ 10 per worked day for a driver.