|Wed||Arrival to Baltra airport||Baltra Northeast, check dive|
|Thu||Carrion Point||Navigation : in route to Wolf island|
|Fri||Wolf Island : Shark Bay / La Banana||Wolf island : La Ventana islet, El Derrumbe|
|Sat||Darwin island : El Arenal||Darwin Island : The Darwin´s Arch|
|Sun||Darwin : El Arenal||Wolf island : El Derrumbe, Shark Bay|
|Mon||Fernandina : Douglas Cape (1 – 2 dives)||Isabela : Vicente Roca Point|
|Tue||Santiago : Cousins Rocks||Santa Cruz : Highlands|
|Wed||Transfer out to Baltra airport|
Welcome to the Galapagos Islands, where today marks the beginning of our diving adventure onboard the Galaxy Diver liveaboard yacht. Our journey starts with our arrival at Seymour Airport, also known as Baltra Airport, located on the island of Baltra. As we step off the plane, we’ll be greeted by our guide and the friendly staff of the Galaxy Diver, who will help us with our luggage and transfer us to the Galaxy Diver.
Then, we’ll enjoy a delicious lunch and settle into our cabins. But before we dive into the waters, it’s important to note that there are strict guidelines for passengers to the archipelago due to the area’s designation as a national park. These guidelines help preserve the delicate environment of the Galapagos Islands, ensuring that we can continue to enjoy the beauty of this unique ecosystem for years to come.
After all, we have the safety drill and check dive to try all the equipment by having our first immersion among the wonders of the Galapagos Islands. With the Galaxy Diver as our home base, we’ll explore the pristine waters and encounter incredible marine life that can’t be found anywhere else. It’s sure to be an unforgettable experience that will leave us with memories to last a lifetime.
As the sun rises on our first day of diving aboard the Galaxy Diver yacht, we can feel the excitement building for what’s in store at our first dive site, Punta Carrion. We gather our gear, and with the guidance of our expert dive master instructors, we dive into the crystal-clear waters surrounding the stunning Santa Cruz Island.
Descending deeper into the underwater world of Punta Carrion, we’ll be immediately mesmerized by the incredible visibility and the abundance of marine life that surrounds us—schools of hammerhead and whale sharks, this last one available between June to December. At the same time, playful sea lions dart in and out of the rocky underwater cliffs.
We learn more about the vivid and colorful world of tropical fish as we continue our exploration, including groups of surgeonfish, angelfish, and parrotfish. Luckily, we can even find a few secretive seahorses hidden in the reef’s crevices.
Later, we joyfully discuss our underwater excursions. At the same time, the onboard cook makes a lovely lunch when we return to the Galaxy Diver. Finally, in the late afternoon, we’ll begin our 14 hours of navigation through the Galapagos Sea to Wolf Island.
Today, we’ll have an exciting diving adventure as we discover the hidden riches of this enchanted location.
Our first stop is the breathtaking Shark Bay, where we can spot the majestic Galapagos shark, eagle ray, and sea lion will meet you as you plunge into the ocean’s depths. These magnificent creatures are a sight to behold, with exquisite movements that will take your breath away.
Following a thrilling morning dive, we’ll travel to La Banana to continue our journey and discover the Galapagos Islands’ abundant marine life. In addition, we’ll be able to see playful sea lions in their native environment, darting and whirling about us with elegant, engaging, and mesmerizing beauty.
As the day unfolds, we’ll make our way to La Ventana Islet and El Derrumbe, two diving locations known for their diverse marine life. Go into the fascinating world of colorful fish, turtles, and sea stars as they welcome you into their natural home. The beauty and magic of the undersea environment will wow you as you explore these hidden jewels.
As we wrap up our diving day, take a minute to enjoy the beautiful sunset while reflecting on the incredible experiences of the day. The Galapagos Islands are indeed a treasure trove of natural beauty, and we are privileged to accompany you on this magnificent voyage. Therefore, be ready to immerse yourself in a world of wonder and go on a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Today, we’ll take you to El Arenal. This magnificent location will leave you spellbound by the natural beauty of the Galapagos Islands. A diving site considered one of the best diving points in the world. This site is close to Darwin’s Arch and offers moderate to strong currents with depths ranging from 46 to 121 ft and visibility from 40 to 80 ft. As you dive deeper into the sea, you’ll be greeted by the impressive Galapagos underwater biodiversity.
We’ll then move on to Darwin’s Tower, commonly known as Darwin’s Arch, one of the most iconic dive sites in the world. This awe-inspiring location is a must-visit for any avid diver. We’re thrilled to share this incredible experience with you. As you dive into the deep blue waters, a world of vibrant coral, schools of colorful fish, and the majestic beauty of the hammerhead shark will be waiting for you with their imposing presence and graceful movements.
The thrill of diving at Darwin’s Tower is indescribable, and you’ll be amazed by the sheer beauty of this underwater wonderland.
Our first dive site of the day is El Arenal. As we explore the vibrant coral reefs and discover the diverse marine life, we’ll have the chance to encounter an incredible array of species. Some of them could be dolphins commonly sighted feeding on schools of fish, hammerhead sharks, whale sharks, rays, Galapagos sharks, and even tiger sharks and killer whales. But the beauty of El Arenal isn’t just in its impressive marine life; the geological formations are also a sight to behold.
After an exhilarating morning dive, we’ll move on to El Derrumbe, where we’ll discover the fascinating marine diversity of the Galapagos Islands. This site offers a unique diving experience with its underwater cliffs and caves. You’ll encounter many species, including green turtles, sea lions, and eagle rays. But what makes this site truly special is the presence of bull sharks, one of the few places in the world where you can dive with them in shallow waters.
Our last dive of the day takes us to Shark Bay, where we’ll explore the hidden treasures of the Galapagos Islands. This site is famous for its incredible diversity of marine life, including the Galapagos shark, eagle ray, and sea lion. But what makes this site truly unique is the presence of whale sharks that visit the Galapagos Islands every year from July to November. It’s a rare opportunity to witness these gentle giants, and we’re honored to share this experience with you.
As we continue our journey through the pristine waters of the Galapagos Islands onboard the Galaxy Diver, we have some incredible dives planned for you on this sixth day in the deeper sea of the Galapagos Islands.
We start our day by diving at Douglas Cape, where you can observe the marine iguanas feeding on algae underwater. These graceful creatures spend time basking in the sun to warm up before diving into the sea for about 20 minutes to feed. Watching them glide through the water is a truly unforgettable experience. The seas surrounding Douglas Cape are teeming with unique marine life, such as the famous Galapagos marine iguana, red-lipped batfish, fur seals, Galapagos penguins, and flightless cormorants.
Our following dive site is Vicente Roca Point, located on the northwest coast of Isabela Island. The abundance of colorful corals and gorgonians make this site one of the best in the Galapagos Islands for enjoying macro life, such as seahorses, different species of nudibranchs, toadfish, and even the elusive Mola Alexandrini (mola mola), the largest bony fish in the world. You may also encounter penguins and flying cormorants, green turtles, and, if lucky, a cat shark. The stunning coral formations and the impressive array of marine life at Vicente Roca Point will take your breath away.
This morning we’ll have the opportunity to do our last dive at Cousin Rock—one of the most colorful dive sites in the archipelago. The vibrant coral walls and gorgonians create a stunning backdrop for encounters with seahorses, reef fish, and various nudibranchs. Keep an eye out for the curious coral hawks as they dart around the reef. As we dive deeper, we might glimpse a school of eagle rays gracefully gliding by or spot a white-tip shark resting in a crevice. If we’re lucky, we might even see mobulas and schools of barracudas. Finally, the playful sea lions will appear and invite us to join their underwater games.
After lunch, we disembark and head for a reserve in the Santa Cruz Highlands. Here, we have the unique opportunity to witness the iconic Galapagos Tortoise in its natural habitat. Walking through the lush vegetation, we might even spot some of the other residents of the highlands, like the elusive Galapagos Rail or the bright Vermilion Flycatcher.
After a week of unforgettable experiences, it is time to bid farewell to this enchanting land. As you’ll be transferred to Baltra Airport, take the memories of a lifetime and the magic of the Galapagos Islands.
|July 05 – 12, 2023|
|Aug 02 – 09, 2023|
|Aug 16 – 23, 2023|
|Aug 23 – 30, 2023|
|Aug 30 – Sep 06, 2023|
|Sep 06 – 13, 2023|
|Sep 13 – 20, 2023|
|Sep 20 – 27, 2023|
|Sep 27 – Oct 04, 2023|
|Oct 04 – 11, 2023|
|Oct 18 – 25, 2023|
|Nov 08 – 15, 2023|
|Nov 22 – 29, 2023|
|Nov 29 – Dec 06, 2023|
|Dec 06 – 13, 2023|
|Dec 20 – 27, 2023|
BOOTS & HOODS $40,00
DIVE COMPUTER $70,00
REGULATOR WITH OCTOPUS AND CONSOLE $75,00
WETSUIT 7mm (full length) $70,00
15L Aluminum Tank $80,00
MASK (frameless) $25,00
LANTERN (limited number of Novalight (per
GLOVES 1.5 mm Tropic (only for sale) $5,00
FULL DIVE KIT $275,00
NITROX Course $250,00
Dive Alert or SMB $ 50 USD replacement cost
Nautilus Lifeline $ 250 USD replacement cost
Nitrox Analyzer or Computer $ 350 USD replacement cost
Weight Belt with weight (non-emergency loss) $ 75 USD replacement cost
Mask $ 100 USD replacement cost
Fins or lantern $ 150 USD replacement cost
Booties $ 50 USD replacement cost
Wetsuit, BC, Regulator, Hoses $ 50 – $750 USD replacement cost.
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