The world underwater is amazing and beyond words. This is specially true at the Galapagos Islands where so much diversity can be found on land and under the sea. Enjoy 5 days of diving in Galapagos. Depending on the Diving Site we have the following schedules prepared for you:
|09h15||10h15||Arrive at dive site / Dive and weight check (15 minutes|
|10h15||11h15||First Dive (Depth 20-25mts / 65-85ft) max time 1hr|
|11h15||121h15||Surface Interval (1hr); snack/lunch|
|12h15||13h15||Second Dive (depth 15-23mts / 50-75ft) max time 1hr|
|13h15||14h15||Snack / Lunch, return|
Departure to dive site (via sea or land/sea)
Diving Prerequisites for Participants
Your safety is our priority at all times, and this is specially true for scuba diving. For this reason we have the following requirements prior to engaging in a dive.
- All dive participants must hold a valid diver certification from PADI, NAUI, CMAS or similar.
- Complete the Diving Application Form
- Medical Certificate declaring any medical condition and/or people over 55 years of age who have not been diving for the last 6 months.
- Be between the ages of 13 and 65.
- We accept certified beginner divers at all dive sites except Gordon Rocks, for which you require a minimum of 30 logged dives or previous evaluation from our dive guides while diving at another site.
In the event you do not have a diving certification, we can assist you with obtaining one prior to venturing under the sea.
Day 1: Mainland - Galapagos: Baltra Is.:
1st Day: Quito/Guayaquil - Flight - Galapagos: Baltra Island & Charles Darwin Station
Flight Quito – Galapagos. Departure at 07h50 AM. Arrive in Baltra at 09h50 AM. Upon disembarking from the airplane, you will go to the Galapagos immigration area. (Here you will need to present your passport and pay your US$100.00 Galapagos National Park fee in cash which is a requirement for all visitors) Once the Park officials have completed the check-in, you exit the immigration area and you will be greeted by your guide and transferred to Puerto Ayora, to your hotel. Room assignment and Lunch.
After lunch, we visit The Charles Darwin Station.
The Charles Darwin Research Station encompasses an information centre, a museum, a library and the tortoise breeding station as well. Here you will have an opportunity to visit some of the best scientists of the Galápagos. Park rangers and park managers among others, who make huge efforts to preserve this Unesco World Heritage Site, conduct the conservation of the islands. In the tortoise breeding and rearing centre you can encounter tortoises of different subspecies, which are prepared for reintroduction to their natural habitats. The most popular inhabitant of this island is probably Lonesome George. He is the only survivor of his specific turtle species. In the past all approaches to find a partner for him failed. But in July 2008 the scientists found a carved nest wit nine eggs from a female tortoise. Three of them could be saved and now accordingly to strict instructions they are incubated synthetically.
Day 2: Galapagos: Floreana Island:
2nd Day: Galapagos Dive in Floreana Island
Location: South of Santa Cruz Island, 3 possible dive sites, 1 hour and a half away from our base.
Site Conditions: Normally this site does not present strong currents. This is a reef dive where corals and sponges can be found.
Activity: Cleaning station, sea lions, Galapagos sharks, white tip reef shark, turtles, reef fishes, sting rays, eagle rays, barracudas, variety of invertebrates.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch.
Day 3: Galapagos: Dive in Gordon Rocks:
3rd Day: Galapagos Dive in Gordon Rocks
Location: North-east of Santa Cruz island, 2 dive sites located 30 minutes from Itabaca Channel (North side of Santa Cruz island).
Site Conditions: This rock formation is a world renowned site, for intermediate and advanced divers due to the strong currents and surge.
Activity: Hammerhead shark, Cleaning station, Galapagos sharks, white tip reef shark, mobulas, turtles, reef fishes, sting rays, eagle rays, Galapagos eel, barracudas, variety of invertebrates
Meals: Breakfast and lunch.
Day 4: Galapagos: Dive in Bartolome & Cousin:
4th Day: Galapagos Dive in Bartolome & Cousin
Departure: 07h15 AM
Location: Located east of Santiago Island, a small island with the famous Bartholomew pinnacle, 2 dive sites located at 1 hour and a half from Itabaca Channel (North side of Santa Cruz Island).
Site Conditions: Moderate currents. A platform is found at approximately 10 meters where a variety of reef fishes reside. On the edge of this platform there are underwater cliffs which start at about 15 meters deep with good probabilities to observe pelagic species.
Activity: White tip reef shark, reef fishes, barracudas, turtles, mobulas, sting rays, variety of invertebrates.
Location: North-east of Santiago island near Bartholomew island, 1 islet, 2 dive sites located at 1 hour and a half from Itabaca Channel (North side of Santa Cruz island).
Site Conditions: Normally there are no strong currents at this site; this is partly a reef dive, partly a wall dive where the endemic black coral is found.
Activity: Cleaning station, sea horses, barracudas, sea lions, Galapagos sharks, white tip reef shark, turtles, reef fishes, sting rays, eagle rays, variety of invertebrates. At surface interval penguins can be observed.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch.
Day 5: Galapagos: Puerto Ayora - Baltra - Mainland:
5th Day: Galapagos: Puerto Ayora - Baltra Island - Mainland
Our driver will pick us up from our hotel and will take us to the pier of Santa Cruz Island. Here we take a ferry to cross to Baltra Island and then a bus to the airport. Check your flight ticket for exact departure time.
Itinerary at a glance
Itineraries may be modified according to your request. Prices may vary slightly based on dive destination
|1st Day||Arrive in Baltra Is. - Charles Darwin Station|
|2nd Day||Dive to Floreana Island|
|3rd Day||Dive to Gordon Rocks|
|4th Day||Dive to Cousin & Bartolome|
|5th Day||Puerto Ayora - Baltra - Quito|
The following prices reflect the average price for the package. It may change based on itinerary modifications, time of year, hotel preference, or other reasons.
For the best up to date pricing based on your travel party, adventure dates and personal preferences, contact us today.
|Class||5 Day Package||Single Suplement|
|Class||5 Day Package|
|Single Supplement: For travelers in a group preferring a single accommodation.|
|Solo Traveler: For people traveling independently, without a group.|
|First Class||Sol y Mar or Silberstein||Casa Marita or Albermarle|
|Superior||Lobo de Mar||La Laguna|
|Standard||Pelican Bay||San Vicente|
- All Transfers in Galapagos
- Accommodation in Puerto Ayora
- Meals according to itinerary date
- Tour of Charles Darwin Station
- Two immersions per dive
- Transfer to/from Dive Site
- Complete Diving Gear: 2 piece 7mm wetsuit, Regulator, BCD, mask, fins, hood, gloves, weight belt and tanks
- Bilingual Guides (1 guide for every 4 or 5 divers
- Towel Service
Prices Do Not Include:
- Roundtrip airfare to Galapagos
- Entrance Fee to Galapagos National Park ($100 per person - Payable at Galapagos Airport - Cash Only)
- Ingala Transit Card: $20usd per person (Payable at Quito Airport)
- Isabela Dock Tax ($5.00)
- Dive Computer and extra equipment not specified here
- Dinners and meals not specified on itinerary
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Special Services not described above
Note: Please make sure to have cash on hand for both the Transit Control Card and National Park fees for every member in your travel party. There are no ATMs at the arriving Airport of Galapagos, so please make sure to ask your guide or at your hotel's lobby about an ATM machine if you need one. While this may change without prior notice, presently no credit cards are not accepted for the migration fee at the Galapagos Airports.
You will be required to have your passport on hand in order to receive the transit control card to the islands.
Remember: you may not take on the flight any seeds, animals, plants or fruits with you. This is to help protect and preserve the Galapagos ecosystem.
If you have any questions not present here, we encourage you to contact us and we'll gladly assist you.