Galapagos Diving 7 Days Tour

Our Galapagos Diving Tour Package is the perfect choice , if you are looking for the best scuba diving in the Galapagos Islands. Get to know the beauty of the underwater world of the Galapagos Islands. Our team will help you to find the best dive spots for you, upon your experience and wishes.

Tour Information

Price per person

USD FROM 1,750

Tour length

7 DAYS

Physical rating

All year round

Season

All year round

Group size

1 – 8 pax

Travel style

Start

Santa Cruz – Galapagos

Finish

Santa Cruz – Galapagos

Tour code

GE-DIG-111

Tour highlights

Our itinerary includes the most beautiful dive sites reachable by land based day tours. Diving several days maximizes the probability to see the full range of animals inhabiting local waters.
Day 1
GETTING TO THE GALAPAGOS
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Upon your arrival at Baltra’s Airport , clear customes and ready to meet your Naturalist Guide from Galapagos , who will take you to visit the Giant Tortoises and Lava tunnels. Finally you will get Puerto Ayora town at Santa Cruz Island for overnight.


Overnight at Hotel Deja Vu or Similar ***

Day 2
BARTOLOME ISLAND
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Location: Located east of Santiago Island, a small Island with the famous Bartholomew pinnacle, 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 of depth 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, modulas, sting rays, variety of invertebrates.

COUSINS

Location: North-east of Santiago island near Bartholomew island. 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.

Day 3
DAPHNE ISLAND

Location: North of Santa Cruz Island, an exposed rock, one dive site located 30 minutes from Itabaca Channel (North side of Santa Cruz Island).

Site Conditions: Normally there are no strong currents at this site, rocky and sandy bottom.

Activity: here we find a small cave (this is NOT a cave dive) where white tip ref. sharks rest, additionally there is a pinnacle where we find a diversity of rays, Galápagos shark, turtles, coral reef fishes, barracudas, black coral walls and variety of invertebrates.

Day 4
FLOREANA ISLAND

Location: South of Santa Cruz Island, 3 possible dive sites: Punta Cormorant, Champion and Enderby; it is 1 hour and a half away from our base.

Site Conditions: mean depth of 18 mtr. Normally this site does not present strong currents. This is a reef dive site 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.

Day 5
GORDON ROCKS & PUNTA CARRION

(min. experience to participate: 25 logged dives or the previous evaluation of our dive guides at another site)

Location: North 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.

PUNTA CARRION

Location: Is the most prominent point at the north east of Santa Cruz, the dive site is an outer part of the east point of Santa Cruz is a cliff that drops to over 30mtr deep, with fallen stones for erosion reasons. The inside of the north side is a channel that divides Santa Cruz of Baltra Island this channel is between 12 and 14mtr deep, it is the most quiet and safe site for diving.

Site Conditions: depending on the wind, the east side can be a bit choppy and the currents can be mild to intermediate, is a good place to find thermoclines that has many nutrients.

Activity: White tip shark, sting rays and eagle rays and marbled, scorpion fish, turtles and sea lions; shoals of reef fish such as grunts and ojones.

 

Day 6
PLAZAS ISLAND

Location: Off east coast of Santa Cruz

Site Conditions: Currently, visitors are forbidden to go ashore on North Plaza, but diving off the backside of North Plaza is a nice, easy and relaxing dive, with relatively little current or surge. The dive usually begins along the center of the north shore, where a boulder slope with a gradual incline falls to a sand bottom at about 24m (80 ft) white- tipped reef sharks, marble and diamond rays, and waving fields of Galapagos garden eels are found in sandy patches throughout this boulder slope.

Activity: Most of the action takes place in the first 14 m (45 ft). There are huge schools of yellowtail surgeonfish yellow tailed mullets and lots of parrotfish in the shallows. You are more likely to see pelagic, including hammerheads and Galápagos sharks, at the eastern end of the islet. This eastern point can be very good, especially in the warm season (January- May in particular) because cross- currents can bring in manta rays, and even snorkelers can enjoy a lengthy swim with these marvelous creatures. Solitary whale sharks occasionally visit in the hot season Whether snorkeling or diving, sea lions become constant “buddies”.

Day 7
LEAVING THE GALAPAGOS

Free morning , 10:00 am check out and transportation to Baltra's Airport to take a flight to Quito late in the afternoon , then transportation to the Hotel in Quito

Unfortunately we have to say good bye after we arrive in Quito and we invite you to see one of our other tours in Ecuador Mainland and Peru Tours. However if you desire to add one more night in Quito City or extend your staying in Ecuador , we can always help you out with free advise to make sure you optimize the time and continue exploring this paradise called Ecuador.

The program includes

  • 6 Nights Accommodation in Puerto Ayora
  • 5 dive days including 10 dives and dive equipment
  • Snacks, lunches and beverages as described in the itinerary
  • Transfers from/to airport on Baltra Island
  • English speaking Dive Master Guide

Not included in Program

  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Gratuities
  • Personal Expenses
  • Galapagos Air Ticket
  • Galapagos Park Fee

GUARANTEED DEPARTS EVERY DAY !

24/7 Booking Phone Number: +1-888-469-2230

Tour Overview

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AGE RANGE : 12 to 70 year old

MIN GROUP SIZE : 2  ( IF YOU ARE SOLO TRAVELER , PLEASE ASK FOR SINGLE RATE)

MAX GROUP SIZE : 8

TRANSPORTATION : Private Transportation

PHYSICAL RATING  :Moderate

TRAVEL STYLE: Diving & Nature

PLEASE NOTE : FOR THIS PROGRAM YOU NEED TO BE A CERTIFIED DIVER

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