Diving the Galapagos
The most spectacular pelagic diving on the planet! The Galapagos is one of those rare places where you can dive through hundreds of hammerhead sharks to find a whale shark cruising along. Toss in silky sharks, sea turtles, giant morays and schooling fish in their thousands… And that’s just the first dive at Darwin! At Wolf Island you can expect huge Galapagos sharks and eagle rays up close, whilst dives at Cabo Marshall will put you face to face with giant manta rays and inside a school of millions of black-striped salemas. Mola mola (sunfish) may be seen in the depths too. Macro life is plentiful. Black coral bushes shelter seahorses, blennies, nudibranchs, hawkfish and frogfish. Sea iguanas are a unique sight, along with speedy penguins and playful sea lions. This is but a mere taste of why divers consistently proclaim the Galapagos to have the healthiest marine life in the Pacific.
Built of steel, the Galapagos Master is set to be the most eco-friendly dive liveaboard cruising the Galapagos Islands. She has 8 well-appointed modern cabins, a spacious interior and generous outside space for relaxation and dive gear preparation. Our experienced crew of 12 is waiting to welcome you aboard and show you the best of the Galapagos, both underwater and on land.
On a typical diving day we offer up to 4 day dives aside from the days where we offer land excursions. On our 7-night itinerary we schedule up to 18 dives. We do not offer night dives in the Galapagos.
The diving day aboard the Galapagos Master is scheduled as follows:
Light Breakfast followed by a briefing and Dive 1
Full Breakfast, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 2
Lunch, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 3
Snack relaxation period, briefing and Dive 4
To allow our guests to explore the Galapagos to its fullest, on days 2, and 7, dives 3 and 4 will be substituted by island visits at North Seymour, Santa Cruz or Isla Isabela.
Diving in the Galapagos can be challenging, even for the experienced diver. At many sites currents can be strong and visibility may diminish due to currents and an influx of nutrients. We highly recommend our guests have training beyond beginner level and a minimum experience of 50 dives, preferably in similar conditions.
Water temperatures average 16-24°C (60-75°F) between June and November when the Humboldt Current comes up from the south, bringing with it plankton; making this the best time for seeing whale sharks.
Trip Package Inclusions:
Full board accommodation based on double occupancy
Transfers between San Cristobal airport and vessel – days of embarkation/disembarkation
Drinking water, tea, fresh coffee, fruit juice & soft drinks
Up to 4 dives daily
Single 12ltr (DIN/INT) cylinder with air fills, SMB, and lead weights
Trip Package Exclusions:
International airfare from Denver (DEN) to Guayaquil (GYE)
Domestic Flight from Guayaquil (GYE) to San Cristobal (SCY)
Hotels and Meals required for travel
Crew/dive guide gratuities
Marine Park & Port Fees
Dive accident insurance (required) and travel insurance
For compete trip details, please go to http://coloradodivetravel.com/trips/easternpacific/adventure-galapagos-july-19-26-2022/
Complete package pricing for Premium Twin/Double Share Cabins are $5985. Prices are based on double occupancy.
Deposit: $1000 to reserve your space
Subsequent Payment: $1000 due on July 5, 2020
Subsequent Payment: $1000 due on January 5, 2021
Final Payment: Balance is due on April 5, 2021
If interested, please contact Andy Skuntz, at Colorado Dive + Travel Adventures, email to [masked], or call at[masked].
Trip flyer, terms and conditions, and a trip application will be provided. Once the application is complete, please return to Andy via fax or email, then an invoice for the designated deposit will be provided.