Galapagos Diving Tours

Humboldt Explorer’s Galapagos diving tours are like no other. They’ll take you to the best underwater locations these amazing Islands have to offer. Their dives are for intermediate and advanced divers with experience in strong currents.  A 7mm wetsuit is recommended.

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Galapagos Liveaboard Diving

The Humboldt Explorer crew invites all divers throughout the world to experience their well-known Galapagos liveaboard diving tours. Divers, amateurs, semi-pro and pro, must visit at least once the Islands and fulfill the liveaboard diving cruise experience.

 

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Itinerary

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Monday: San Cristobal (Day 1)

Guests fly to the Galapagos Islands from Mainland Ecuador, arriving in the late morning. Guests are then met at the airport and chauffeured to the Humboldt Explorer vessel. Boarding will take place just after 1:00 p.m. and departure will soon follow. The crew’s first objective will be to take guests to a calm site for a check-out dive and safety briefing. Following dinner, the Humboldt Explorer will depart to the next scheduled destination.

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Tuesday: Punta Carrion (Day 2)

Bartolome – Possible 3:00 p.m. dive, depending on weather. This location is best known for its countless schools of rays and fish. Guests will then depart for the Northern Islands

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Wednesday: Wolf Island (Day 3)

Sightings often include hammerhead sharks, eagle rays, sea lions, Galapagos sharks, and silky sharks. Guests will spend the night here at anchor.

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Thursday: Wolf Island (Day 4)

Transit to Darwin Island. Sightings often include hammerhead sharks, red-lipped batfish, eagle rays, sea lions, Galapagos sharks, and silky sharks. Guests will spend the night at anchor. Humboldt Explorer will travel 2.5 hours to Darwin Island early Friday.

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Friday: Darwin Island (Day 5)

Sightings often include hammerheads, whale sharks (in season), eagle rays, Galapagos sharks, silky sharks and whale sharks.

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Saturday: Wolf Island (Day 6)

Sightings often include hammerheads, whale sharks (in season), eagle rays, Galapagos sharks, silky sharks and whale sharks.

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Sunday: Cousin’s Rock (Day 7)

Galapagos diving tours at Cousin’s Rock offer an excellent opportunity to see eagle rays, sea horses and sea lions. Lunch will be served in transit to Santa Cruz (3 hours). At Santa Cruz guests will get to visit the giant tortoises in the highlands, the town of Puerto Ayora and the Darwin Centre, on their own. Humboldt Explorer will then depart from Santa Cruz at 9 p.m. for San Cristobal.

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Monday: San Cristobal (Day 8)

Guests will disembark at 9. am. Guests are free to visit the beach in town to see marine iguanas and sea lions in their natural habitat or take a short walk to the Interpretive Centre. There will be transportation services back to the airport to catch flights back to Quito and Guayaquil.

What is included?

  • Accommodations on board
  • All meals (excluding final evening’s meal)
  • Purified drinking water, coffee, tea
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (excluding premium brands)
  • Certified National Park Guide/Dive instructor and assistant
  • Use of tanks, weights and belts
  • Frequency Location Device to track divers
  • Full transportation around the Galapagos Islands

What is not included?

  • Galapagos National Park Tax Fee: $100
  • Ingala Tax: $10
  • Flight to and from the Galapagos Islands
  • Personal diving equipment
  • Nitrox: $150 per week
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Crew gratuities

For more information about Humboldt Explorer’s Galapagos diving tours itineraries and prices, please call us at (+1)786-342-2346 or email us at info@humboldtexplorer.ec today!

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Reef Highlights

Good for: Big animals and advanced divers
Depth: 10 – >30m
Visibility: 8 – 25m
Currents: Can be very strong
Surface conditions: Can be rough
Water temperature: 18 – 26°C
Experience level: Advanced only
Number of dive sites: >10
Distance: ~350 km northwest of San Cristobal
(~25 hours)
Access: Galapagos liveaboards
Recommended length of stay: 7 – 10 days

Diving Options and Suggested Places

Divers who really want to live the whole experience must dive in the Darwin and Wolf islands. The best way to do so is by taking a liveaboard diving cruise since these cruises offer a wide variety of options. In fact, liveaboard diving cruises offer all the comfort you are looking for and the full view of the islands as most experienced divers are expecting.

You can also choose other types of liveaboard cruises to explore Galapagos nature and wildlife without which your trip will be incomplete.

The diving places of interest Humboldt Explorer’s Galapagos liveaboard diving tour include are: Wolf Island, Darwin Island, Punta Carrión, Gordon’s Rock, Cousin’s Rock and San Cristobal.

When to dive in Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands are located in the equator. Therefore, they possess an equatorial weather with two seasons: wet and dry. Wet seasons (from January to June) are sunny with occasional but strong rains. Water temperatures are warmer from 20 to 28°C. (70-86F) .

The dry season (June till December) is a little cooler, both on land and water with temperatures fluctuating from 16 to 23°C (60 to 75F). It has almost no rain however, sometimes both seasons seem to fade into each other, so the best thing to do is to be ready for both climates year round.

Whale shark season is normally promoted as the best time in Galapagos: from June to November. However, it is said that the period between January and May offers an even more complete Galapagos diving experience not only due to the warm water and sunny skies but also because more creatures can be viewed such as the manta ray and hammerhead shark.