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7-Day Diving in the Galapagos Islands

Our 7-day Galapagos diving tour includes full-day excursions to different spots with expert guides in the Santa Cruz and San Cristobal islands and the surroundings “highlights” for the best scuba diving experience. This tour will combine your abilities, interests, time schedule, and budget into your perfect Galapagos diving adventure!

per adult from

$3,349

AUD

Duration

7 days

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  • What's included :
    • 6x Breakfast
    • 6x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • 6 nights of accommodation
    • Certified Naturalist English/Spanish speaking guide
    • Diving equipment
    • Entry/Admission - Cerro Tijeretas
    • Entry/Admission - Playa Punta Carola
    • Entry/Admission - Kicker Rock
    • Entry/Admission - Reserva El Chato
    • Entry/Admission - Charles Darwin Research Station
    • Entry/Admission - Daphne Minor Island
    What's excluded :
    • National Park entrance fee ($100) INGALA ($20)
    • Airfare mainland - Galapagos
    • Tips

  • Day 1: Arrival transfer / Tijeretas and Carola Beach

    Stop At: Cerro Tijeretas, Port Baquerizo Moreno, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Ecuador
    You will be picked up at the airport by your private certified guide and he will take you to the hotel. After having lunch, the road to the frigate hill, a viewpoint from which you have a beautiful view of the island. You can dive in the waters Shallow of Tijeretas Bay or Carola Beach, where you can see sea lions, several tropical fish, and turtles. If you prefer, we can kayak to have a better view of the species. Your little walk will end at Carola beach, from where you will return to the hotel and have the rest of the day off.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Playa Punta Carola, Path to Playa Carola, s/n Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, 120506 Ecuador
    Punta Carola is a beach situated to the northeast part of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. The beach is around 300 m/984 feet long with a dry forest along it.

    A huge colony of sea lions (Zalophus californianas wolebaeki) can be found on this beach and marine iguanas (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) can be seen in the bushes and on the rocks. The population of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno uses this area for recreation. People who visit Tijeretas Hill may also access Punta Carola via a trail.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Selected hotel in San Cristobal

    Day 2: Diving in San Cristobal / 1-2 immersions

    Stop At: Kicker Rock, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Ecuador
    One of the best places to dive in the Galapagos Islands, The Kicker rock is home to hundreds of marine species, from colorful tropical fish to amazing hammerhead sharks. In this magnificent place, it is very likely that you will see groups of hammerhead sharks swimming in the deep waters. Among other species that you may be able to see here are the Galapagos reef sharks and the impressive rays that slide into the ocean. A valid driving license and experience and diving techniques in open water are required to take this dive tour, taking into account that the sea currents here are strong and require additional physical effort. Lunch is served on board the boat and after the dives, you will have time to rest on a beautiful sandy beach.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: Box lunch
    Accommodation included: Selected hotel in San Cristobal

    Day 3: Diving in San Cristobal / 1-2 immersions

    Stop At: Cerro Tijeretas, Port Baquerizo Moreno, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Ecuador
    "Tijeretas Hill is a Galapagos dive site off of San Cristobal Island. It offers great visibility, and it's also a perfect dive site even for beginners. Be sure to bring your camera if you are into underwater photography because you will find many photo opportunities here. This wall dive features green sea turtles, Galapagos garden eels, rays, and great schools of fish, including angelfish and grunts
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: Box lunch
    Accommodation included: Selected hotel in San Cristobal

    Day 4: Transfer by Speedboat to Santa Cruz / El Chato +/ Charles Darwin Station

    Stop At: Reserva El Chato, Isla Santa Cruz, Puerto Ayora 200350 Ecuador
    This day we will visit the ranch "El Chato", located in the highlands to see giant turtles in a free environment.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Charles Darwin Research Station, Ave Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora 200350 Ecuador
    The facilities were inaugurated in 1964 so that scientists could use the station as a base for their research on the Galapagos Islands to advise the management actions carried out by the Galapagos National Park Directorate

    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Selected hotel in Santa Cruz

    Day 5: DIVING TOUR: Floreana / Santa Fe or North Seymour

    Stop At: Galapagos Islands, Galapagos Islands
    The diving tour starts at 7:00 a.m. In our offices, here we will go to the Itabaca channel. We embark on the dive boat and go to the place of the first dive, while we do it, they introduce themselves to the divers and the Divemaster gives the information. Once the equipment is verified, the first dive is performed. At the end of the dive, snacks, juices, and water are provided to the passengers. The interval time on the surface is 60 minutes after this time has elapsed, the second dive is performed. At the end of the second dive, the boat returns to the Itabaca canal, where lunches are served on board. After lunch, passengers disembark and return to Puerto Ayora.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Santa Fe Island, Santa Fe Island, Galapagos Islands
    Santa Fe Island is one of the oldest in the Galapagos Islands archipelago. It is thought to be at least four million years old. The island is also sometimes known as Barrington Island and it was named after an admiral called Samuel Barrington.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: Box lunch
    Accommodation included: Selected hotel in Santa Cruz

    Day 6: DIVING TOUR: Floreana / Gordon Rock or Daphne

    Stop At: Daphne Minor Island, Ecuador
    Daphne Minor is an extinct volcano, on this site we find a platform that includes a small cave located approximately 6 meters deep where you can find sea turtles, white tip sharks, and rays. Throughout the dive, 20 meters deep, there is a pinnacle where the variety of fish and marine species abounds, from surgeon fish and sales to giant blankets on this site.
    Gordon Rocks are considered the best place to dive in the central islands, located on the east coast of Santa Cruz Island, 2 dive sites located 50 minutes from the Itabaca Canal. Site conditions: This dive site is considered for intermediate or advanced divers with at least 20 registered dives or had previously dived with us at another dive site due to strong currents and waves. What to see Gordon Rocks is a world-renowned site, where we can see large banks of hammerhead sharks, blacktip sharks, white tip reef sharks, green turtles, barracuda schools, spotted eagle striped schools, Mobula rays, fish from the reef, etc.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Floreana, Floreana, Galapagos Islands
    Floreana, officially "Santa Maria," is located at the far south of the archipelago. The island is associated with a strange and curious history of its inhabitants. Snorkeling around this area is one of the best in the Galapagos.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: Box lunch
    Accommodation included: Selected hotel in Santa Cruz

    Day 7: Departure transfer to the airport in Baltra

    Pass By: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
    Home to the largest town in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora, the Island has a large variety of vegetation. Pit craters, Scalesia Forest, cacti and ferns are found in its vegetation zones. The island is comprised of a younger part formed by volcanic cones and lava and an older narrow strip of land formed by uplifted lava flows and tuffs.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick-up at San Cristobal Island Airports
    • San Cristobal Airport, Ecuador
    Ports
    • Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by Latin Adventures Cía Ltda

Activity ID: V-10512P112

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