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The Best Dive Sites in the Galapagos Islands

Off the coast of Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands are well-known for their varied wildlife, stunning scenery, and excellent diving spots. Divers from all over the world come to the archipelago because it is home to some of the greatest dive sites in the world.

In the Galapagos Islands, Isabela Island is a must-see location because it provides travelers with a singular experience of wildlife, outdoor activities, and natural wonders. Isabela Island, the largest island in the archipelago, is home to a stunning variety of scenery, such as turquoise lagoons, white sand beaches, and volcanic craters. Hiking to the top of active volcanoes, swimming with sea turtles, and seeing rare bird species in their natural environment are all options available to visitors.

Each Dive includes dive boat, certified divemaster guide, dive gear (complete wetsuit, regulator with octopus, BCD, mask, snorkel, fins, booties, gloves, hood, scuba tuba, tanks and weight belt), snack or hot lunch.  Affordable prices directly from local dive yacht owners.

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Diving Tours from Santa Cruz Island.

Bartolome Island

Bartolome

Description

Category: Daily diving tour

Site: BARTOLOME ISLAND
Required experience: Minimum 0-4 dives

Location: Located east of the island of Santiago, this small island is known for its unique spear-shaped pinnacle. which is located within 90 minutes of the Itabaca Channel (north side of Santa Cruz Island). (BARTOLOME MAP)

Site Conditions

Under the waves we dive, traverse and surround a rock platform with enough variety here we will dive along underwater cliffs that start at 15 m and disappear into the seabed, giving us a good opportunity to see pelagic animals. There is moderate current.

 

Activity

One of the special features of this island is that it is often possible to see penguins while snorkelling. Within its marine life we can see corals, reef fish, endemic fish, pelagic fish, whitetip sharks, blacktip sharks, rays and seahorses, mobulas, and a beautiful school of yellowtail surgeonfish.

Details
Current: normal medium
Visibility: 10-25m
Depth: 12-30m
Dive: 40-60 min
Time Navigation: 1:30h
Temperature
January-May: 20-26C
June-December: 13-20C
Included | Not Included

Prices includes:

  • Dive boat
  • Certified divemaster guide
  • Guide in English and Spanish
  • Dive gear (complete wetsuit, regulator with octopus, BCD, mask, snorkel, fins, booties, gloves, hood, scuba tuba, tanks and weight belt)
  • Snack or hot lunch

Prices do not include:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses on board
  • Tips / gratuities
  • Services not Indicated
Floreana Island
Floreana
Description

The island of Floreana is about 90 minutes south from our dive base. There are 9 dive sites here with generally calm waters. On the occasion that we do find strong currents, we can quickly move to another site, which makes Floreana ideal for all levels of divers. This site is one of the best in the central islands to see significant coral colonies, such as pebble coral and endemic black coral. You might encounter baby birds as they make unsuccessful attempts learning to fly. You may look on as barberfish clean sea turtles of parasites. Floreana is also one of the best sites to dive with sea lions. If if that isn’t enough there is the enticing gauntlet of sea horses, stingrays, eagle rays, turtles, long nose hawkfish, barracudas, pelagic fish, white tip reef sharks, Galapagos sharks, and hammerhead sharks

Details
Trip duration: 8-9 hours.
Depth Range: 20-80 feet 10 feet inside crater
Visibility: 30-60 feet / 9 – 18meters
Current: Moderate to Heavy
Surge: Moderate
Difficulty: All Levels
Temperatures: Dec-Apr 74º-78º May-Nov 68º-72º
Access Live Aboard or Day Tour
Included | Not Included

Prices includes:

  • Dive boat
  • Certified divemaster guide
  • Guide in English and Spanish
  • Dive gear (complete wetsuit, regulator with octopus, BCD, mask, snorkel, fins, booties, gloves, hood, scuba tuba, tanks and weight belt)
  • Snack or hot lunch

Prices do not include:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses on board
  • Tips / gratuities
  • Services not Indicated
North Seymour Island

North Seymour

Description

Category: Daily diving tour
Site: SEYMOURNORTH
Required Experience: Minimum 4+ dives SEYMOUR NORTH

Location: It is located north of Santa Cruz Island; In this place there are two dive sites (Seymour North “El Canal” and La Punta). Seymour is a great place to enjoy diving, snorkeling, and land visits. It is a low-lying island with cliffs on the east, south and north coast, and is also known as one of the best places in the Galapagos for diving in the central islands. (SEYMOUR MAP)

Site Conditions

This dive site is suitable for all levels of divers, it is one of the most beautiful sites for diving near Santa Cruz Island. It is the perfect place to start your diving adventure in the Galapagos Marine Reserve. Although we also sometimes have strong currents, especially in the months of June to September.

Activity

Whitetip reef sharks, Galapagos sharks, hammerhead sharks, blacktip sharks, tiger sharks and bull sharks. Also on this site we have manta rays, Galapagos garden eels, sea lions, barracudas, reef fish, Galapagos Blenny, and a variety of cleaning stations, variety of invertebrates; In the coastal area of Seymour it is possible to see frigates, blue-footed boobies, swallow-tailed gulls, lava gulls, and Galapagos sea lions.

Details
La Punta
Current: normal strong
Visibility: 5-30m
Depth: 10-25m
Dive: 50-60 min
Time Navigation: 20-30 min from the Itabaca Canal
Temperature
January-May: 20-26C
June-December: 12-20C
The Canal
Current: normal strong
Visibility: 5-25m
Depth: 10-25m
Dive: 50-60 min
Time Navigation: 20-30 min from the Itabaca Canal
Temperature
January-May: 20-26C
June-December: 12-20C
Included | Not Included

Prices includes:

  • Dive boat
  • Certified divemaster guide
  • Guide in English and Spanish
  • Dive gear (complete wetsuit, regulator with octopus, BCD, mask, snorkel, fins, booties, gloves, hood, scuba tuba, tanks and weight belt)
  • Snack or hot lunch

Prices do not include:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses on board
  • Tips / gratuities
  • Services not Indicated
Gordon Rocks

Gordon Rocks

Description

Category: Daily diving tour

Site: GORDON ROCKS

Required experience: Minimum 20 dives

Location: It is an eroded crater at the top of a volcanic tuff cone. Near the east coast of Santa Cruz Island, Gordon is known as the best site in the Galapagos for diving in the central islands. (GORDON MAP)

Site Conditions

Gordon Rocks, which is one of the most famous diving sites on Santa Cruz Island, is also one of the most complicated due to the strong currents that it presents. This rock formation is a site of World renowned, for intermediate and advanced divers due to the strong currents and tides. It is recommended that each passenger has 20 dives or more logged or has dived with us before at another dive site due to strong currents and waves. 

Note: MACARRON SCUBA S.A reserves the right to cancel the previously booked Gordon Rocks dive. and cancelled, to clients that our guides consider are not fit or prepared to dive at this site. This is a measure to safeguard the safety of customers and the operation.

Activity

This site is ideal for cleaning stations for hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, blacktip sharks, Silke and whitetip sharks plus spotting, mobula rays, turtles, reef fish, pelagic fish, rays, eagle rays, Galapagos eels, barracudas, variety of invertebrates. sea ​​lions

Details
Current: Normal half strong
Visibility: 10-25m
Depth: 12-30m
Dive: 50-60 min
Time Navigation: 45 min-1 hour
Temperature
January-May: 20-26C
June-December: 16-20C
Included | Not Included

Prices includes:

  • Dive boat
  • Certified divemaster guide
  • Guide in English and Spanish
  • Dive gear (complete wetsuit, regulator with octopus, BCD, mask, snorkel, fins, booties, gloves, hood, scuba tuba, tanks and weight belt)
  • Snack or hot lunch

Prices do not include:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses on board
  • Tips / gratuities
  • Services not Indicated
Cousing Rock
Description

Category: Daily diving tour

Site: COUSIN ROCKS
Required experience: Minimum 0-4 dives

Location: Located on the east coast of Santiago Island, near Bartolomé Island, within 90 minutes of the Itabaca Channel (north side of Santa Cruz). It is a triangular-shaped islet.

Site Conditions

Under normal conditions there are no strong currents. It is one of the few places where you can see endemic black coral on the walls among the colorful clams, algae, flora and fauna that cover the rocks like splashes of paint.

Activity

Washing station, Pacific seahorses, barracudas, sea lions, Galapagos sharks, whitetip sharks, sea turtles, reef fish, rays, eagle rays and a variety of invertebrates and mollusks. Marine life cleaning station and be impressed by schools of flying fish, floating bull’s eye. and the most entertaining and playful and characteristic of this area are the penguins that inhabit the surrounding area.

Details
Current: normal medium strong
Visibility: 10-25m
Depth: 12-30m
Dive: 40-60 min
Time Navigation: 1:45h
Temperature
January-May: 20-26C
June-December: 12-20C
Included | Not Included

Prices includes:

  • Dive boat
  • Certified divemaster guide
  • Guide in English and Spanish
  • Dive gear (complete wetsuit, regulator with octopus, BCD, mask, snorkel, fins, booties, gloves, hood, scuba tuba, tanks and weight belt)
  • Snack or hot lunch

Prices do not include:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses on board
  • Tips / gratuities
  • Services not Indicated
Academy Bay
Description

This is the bay of Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island with 5 dive sites all within 20 minutes from our base by boat. Three of the sites are generally calm with little current; ideal for students or novices. At the other two sties, the dives could be a little more complicated if there is a current so they are suitable for intermediate or expert divers. Frolic with sea lions or listen as the damselfish munches away at its algae farm. You may also see marine iguanas, rays, and even sharks all just outside your hotel’s door!

Details
Trip duration: 4-5 hours.
Depth Range: 35 feet
Visibility: 15-40 feet
Current: Slight to Moderate
Surge: Moderate to Heavy
Difficulty: Beginner
Temperatures: Dec-Apr 74º-78º May Nov 68º-72º
Included | Not Included

Prices includes:

  • Dive boat
  • Certified divemaster guide
  • Guide in English and Spanish
  • Dive gear (complete wetsuit, regulator with octopus, BCD, mask, snorkel, fins, booties, gloves, hood, scuba tuba, tanks and weight belt)
  • Snack or hot lunch

Prices do not include:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses on board
  • Tips / gratuities
  • Services not Indicated
Daphne

Description

Category: Daily Diving Tour

Site: DAPHNNE MINOR
Experience Required MINIMUM 0-4 DIVES

Lesser Daphne
Location: Near the north coast of Santa Cruz Island, there is Lesser Daphne (Sugar Loaf), Greater Daphne (Chinese Hat) and between these two sites is the Bajo de Daphne with exposed rock. It is an eroded cone. Located 30 minutes from the Itabaca Channel (north side of Santa Cruz Island). . At Daphne sites, advanced divers and beginners can enjoy spectacular wildlife together. We definitely recommend this site! (DAPHNNE MAP)

  • Daphne Mayor: is an island with a large crater that is home to thousands of blue-footed boobies. This crater has also been the scene of many important scientific studies.
  • Daphne Menor: Daphne Menor is a great place to view lava flows from previous volcanic eruptions in the Galapagos. For diving, this site has a mix of different topographies: vertical walls, slopes, pinnacles, a sea platform, and even a cave
  • Daphne Bottom: Before 1942, this site was an ‘islet’ (very small island), but during During the Second World War, it was used as a practice target for American planes stationed on the island of Baltra. At this site we can even find remains of bombs from 1942!
Site Conditions

Moderate currents at this site, a drift dive along the impressive descent at the top of a sloping wall, rocky bottom. and sandy.

Activity

Here we find a small cave (this is not a cave dive) where the whitetip shark and blacktip reef shark rest, in addition, there is a pinnacle where we find a diversity of rays, Galapagos sharks, turtles, reef fish, barracudas, black coral walls and a variety of invertebrates. The dive is carried out following the current. Here there are coral walls, reef fish, sea cucumbers, manta rays, sea lions, cod, pomfret, and «cleaning stations» and tiger shark.

Details
Greater Daphne
Current: normal medium
Visibility: 5-20m
Depth: 10-40m
Dive: 40-60 min
Time Navigation: 40 min from the Itabaca Channel
Temperature
January-May: 20-26C
June-December: 12-20C
Lesser Daphne
Current: normal medium strong
Visibility: 5-25m
Depth: 5-30m
Dive: 40-60 min
Time Navigation: 45 min from Itabaca Channel
Temperature
January-May: 20-26C
June-December: 12-20C
Daphne’s bass
Current: normal medium
Visibility: 5-25m
Depth: 5-25m
Dive: 40-60 min
Time Navigation: 40 min from Itabaca Channel
Temperature
January-May: 20-26C
June-December: 12-20C
Included | Not Included

Prices includes:

  • Dive boat
  • Certified divemaster guide
  • Guide in English and Spanish
  • Dive gear (complete wetsuit, regulator with octopus, BCD, mask, snorkel, fins, booties, gloves, hood, scuba tuba, tanks and weight belt)
  • Snack or hot lunch

Prices do not include:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses on board
  • Tips / gratuities
  • Services not Indicated
Santa Fe Island
Description

This island is a solid structure of basaltic lava rocks about an hour away from our base. The 4 dive sites here generally have excellent visibility and mild currents, making these sites ideal for novices. At the same time, the animals and topography (including a spectacular arch) make them interesting for intermediates and experts. We can see stingrays, eagle rays, garden eels, turtles, sea lion colonies, morays, pelagic fish, and maybe white tip reef sharks and /or hammerhead sharks.

Details
Trip duration: 7-8 hours.
Depth Range: 30-50 feet
Visibility: 30-40 feet
Current: Slight to Moderate
Surge: Dependant on Swells
Difficulty: All Levels
Temperatures: Dec-Apr 74º-78º May Nov 68º-72º
Included | Not Included

Prices includes:

  • Dive boat
  • Certified divemaster guide
  • Guide in English and Spanish
  • Dive gear (complete wetsuit, regulator with octopus, BCD, mask, snorkel, fins, booties, gloves, hood, scuba tuba, tanks and weight belt)
  • Snack or hot lunch

Prices do not include:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses on board
  • Tips / gratuities
  • Services not Indicated
Mosquera

Description

Category: Daily diving tour
Site: MOSQUERA
Required experience: Minimum 0-4 dives

Location: It is located north of Santa Cruz Island; Mosquera is an islet made up of rock and sand, located in the Seymour Channel and Baltra Island, with a beautiful landscape and an incredible beach inhabited by several colonies of sea lions. They interact with each other. (SEYMOUR MAP)

Site Conditions

This dive site is suitable for all levels of divers. Normally there are no strong currents in this place, a sandy bottom between 15 and 18 meters with garden eels and pelagic species. There is also a wall that starts at 18 meters where we find black coral and a variety of invertebrates.

Activity

Hammerhead sharks, black tip reef shark, white tip reef shark, sea lions, turtles, barracudas, reef sharks. Fish, rays, eagle rays, mobula rays, Galapagos eel, variety of invertebrates, in the coastal zone swallow-tailed gulls with a, lava gulls, and Galapagos fur seals.

Details
Current: normal medium-strong
Visibility: 5-25m
Depth: 8-32m
Dive: 50-60 min
Time Navigation: 30 minutes from the Itabaca Channel 1: 30hr from Puerto Ayora
Temperature
January-May: 20-26C
June-December: 13-20C
Included | Not Included

Prices includes:

  • Dive boat
  • Certified divemaster guide
  • Guide in English and Spanish
  • Dive gear (complete wetsuit, regulator with octopus, BCD, mask, snorkel, fins, booties, gloves, hood, scuba tuba, tanks and weight belt)
  • Snack or hot lunch

Prices do not include:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses on board
  • Tips / gratuities
  • Services not Indicated

Diving Tours from San Cristobal.

Kicker Rock (Leon Dormido) And Sandy Beach

Description

Kicker Rock ( Leon Dormido)
Quick Overview: Sharks, Rays, Sea Lions, and Sea Turtles​
Departure, 8 Eight a.m. to three p.m. / maximum number of members in a group: 12, we provide snorkel equipment / Snorkeling and diving twice at Kicker Rock, we supply also towels.

Beach time Near Kicker Rock is included in Hidden beach, around one hour, lunch is included. Please let us know which of our options—vegetarian, fish, or meat—you prefer, coffee and a snacks.
There are snacks and non-alcoholic beverages like tea, coffee, coke, and water available.

Kicker Rock Information.
León Dormido, an hour’s drive from the port, offers two options for outdoor recreation: diving and snorkeling (for those with a license).
León Dormido is situated between 18 and 14 meters deep in the channel. And there is more than to its sides.

Details
Trip duration: 7-8 hours.
Depth Range: 10-90 feet
Visibility: 30-60 feet
Current: Moderate
Surge: Moderate in shallows
Difficulty: Intermediate
Temperatures: Dec-Apr 74º-78º May-Nov 65º-72º
Access Live Aboard or Day Tour
Included | Not Included

Prices includes:

  • Dive boat
  • Certified divemaster guide
  • Guide in English and Spanish
  • Dive gear (complete wetsuit, regulator with octopus, BCD, mask, snorkel, fins, booties, gloves, hood, scuba tuba, tanks and weight belt)
  • Snack or hot lunch

Prices do not include:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses on board
  • Tips / gratuities
  • Services not Indicated
Wreck Bay | Bahía Naufrago

Description

Details of the tour
This Discovery diving tour is perfect for you if you’ve ever wanted to solve the mysteries of the underwater world! To dive into Shipwreck Bay’s pristine waters in San Cristóbal, Galápagos, you don’t require an Open Water license. From preparation to immersion, our knowledgeable diving guides will be with you every step of the way, guaranteeing a thrilling and safe experience.

You’ll have the opportunity to view this wildlife.

Reef Shark at sea
Marine Turtles
The stingray
Ocean Lions
Starfish
Sea Urchins
Different Types of Fish
Tools:
Long wetsuit
Fins
Shoes
mascara snorkel
Mask, scarf, mascara, regulator, buoyancy control device, or BCD

mascara snorkel, buzo lead weights, and an A tank

IMPORTANT: On the day prior to the tour, all passengers must show up at the agency between 3:00 and 6:30 p.m. for equipment testing.

Details
Character of the location: Bay of Naufragio | One immersion
Visibility: It can range from 10 to 25 meters.
Temperature: January to July: 23°C to 25°C | August to December: 18°C to 22°C
Depth: 8 meters
Dive duration: 45 minutes
Tour includes: Photos and videos, Diving instructor, Diving equipment
Itinerary: Welcome and Preparation
To start this thrilling underwater adventure, all passengers must arrive promptly at the agency at 8:00 a.m. on the day of the tour. Here, they will meet their dedicated diving instructor. After ensuring everyone has the appropriate diving gear, they will move to a classroom where they will watch an introductory video about using diving equipment, underwater signals, and the procedure for diving activities. Upon the video’s conclusion, they will receive additional instruction from the instructor, reinforcing the learned concepts.
Included | Not Included

Prices includes:

  • Dive boat
  • Certified divemaster guide
  • Guide in English and Spanish
  • Dive gear (complete wetsuit, regulator with octopus, BCD, mask, snorkel, fins, booties, gloves, hood, scuba tuba, tanks and weight belt)
  • Snack or hot lunch

Prices do not include:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses on board
  • Tips / gratuities
  • Services not Indicated
Tour of Darwin Bay and Carawa

Mosquera

Description

Duration: 1 day

Open Water License Requirement: Open Water License (minimum 4 dives) Difficulty: 12 years
Details of the tour
You will have the chance to visit two of the most intriguing dive sites in the Galápagos Islands on this tour. Uncover the secrets of a century-old shipwreck at Carawa and discover the incredible marine life that calls Bahía de Darwin home. Under the guidance of a skilled diving instructor, your day will be filled with underwater discoveries.
You will get the chance to see wildlife.

At sea: Sea Turtles, Reef Sharks, and Cat Sharks
The stingray
Dolphins mola mola (sunfish)
Ocean Lions
Starfish
Sea Urchins
Different Types of Fish

Birds: Boobies with blue feet
Nazca Pelicans Boobies
Frigatebirds Suitcase:
long wetsuit
Boots Fins
mascara snorkel regulatorBCD (buoyancy control device) mascara snorkel regulator

Buzzo Lead Weights
mascara, snorkel, two reservoirs

IMPORTANT: For the equipment test, all passengers must arrive at the agency the day before the tour, between 3:00 and 6:30 p.m.
Site characteristics: Darwin Bay | One immersion

Details
Visibility: 8 to 25 meters are possible.
Depth Range: 10-120 feet
Temperature ranges: 23°C to 25°C from January to July; 18°C to 22°C from August to December.
Depth: between 10 and 18 m
45 minutes for diving
Carawa | One dive
The visibility range is between 10 and 25 meters.
Temperature range: 23°C to 25°C from January to July; 18°C to 22°C from August to December
12 to 16 meters down
45-minute dive
The tour comprises: Snacks
Liquor
‌Fruits
A life jacket
Images and videos
Scuba diving teacher
‌Water
Equipment for diving
Schedule: Get Ready and Begin the Day
On the day of the tour, all passengers must show up at the agency by 7:30 a.m. We will meet your diving instructor at Dock Acuario I at 8:00 a.m., and then our exciting day will get underway
Included | Not Included

Prices includes:

  • Dive boat
  • Certified divemaster guide
  • Guide in English and Spanish
  • Dive gear (complete wetsuit, regulator with octopus, BCD, mask, snorkel, fins, booties, gloves, hood, scuba tuba, tanks and weight belt)
  • Snack or hot lunch

Prices do not include:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses on board
  • Tips / gratuities
  • Services not Indicated
Tijeretas Wall and Hitler Caves

Description

Proficient in Open Water Operations
Age | 12 years Difficulty ↧ Advanced Open Water License (minimum of 8 dives).
Details of the tour
Hitler’s Caves and Tijeretas Wall are two fascinating diving locations in the Galápagos Islands. We cordially invite you to join us on an exciting underwater adventure. You will uncover the secret enchantment beneath the ocean’s surface, where marine life manifests in all its beauty, accompanied by a qualified diving instructor. This diving adventure promises unforgettable experiences, from the enigmatic Hitler Caves, where you’ll plunge into the depths of underwater rock formations, to the colorful Tijeretas Wall, home to a diverse range of species.
Unforgettable experiences and encounters are promised by this diving expedition.
You’ll be able to witness wildlife

Reef Shark Cat Shark in the ocean
Marine Turtles
The stingray
Ocean Lions
Starfish
Sea Urchins
Different Types of Fish
Corals
Lobsters

Birds: frigatebirds, pelicans, and blue-footed boobies.
elongated wetsuit
Boots Fins
mascara snorkel regulatorBCD (buoyancy control device) mascara snorkel regulator
Buzzo Lead Weights
mascara snorkel
Two armored vehicles
IMPORTANT: On the day before the tour, all passengers must show up at the agency between 3:00 and 6:30 p.m. for equipment testing.

Details
Character of the location: Hitler Caverns | One Descent
The visibility can be anywhere between 10 and 25 meters.
Temperature ranges: 23°C to 25°C from January to July; 18°C to 22°C from August to December.
25 to 35 meters down
45 minutes for diving
Wall of Tijeretas | One immersion
Visibility: Ten to twenty meters at most
Temperature range: 23°C to 25°C from January to July; 18°C to 22°C from August to December
12 to 18 meters down
45 minutes for diving
The tour comprises: Snacks Drinks, fruits, a life jacket, pictures and videos, a diving instructor, water, diving gear, and diving lanterns
Timetable: Leaving and getting ready
On the day of the tour, every passenger is required to arrive at the agency by 7:30 a.m. We will leave for Dock Acuario I at 8:00 a.m., where you will meet your diving instructor and start your adventure.
Included | Not Included

Prices includes:

  • Dive boat
  • Certified divemaster guide
  • Guide in English and Spanish
  • Dive gear (complete wetsuit, regulator with octopus, BCD, mask, snorkel, fins, booties, gloves, hood, scuba tuba, tanks and weight belt)
  • Snack or hot lunch

Prices do not include:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses on board
  • Tips / gratuities
  • Services not Indicated
Discovery Dive at Bahia Naufragio

Description

Duration 1 day / Discovery
Moderate Difficulty ← 12 years old
Age: This program is intended for beginners; an open water license is not required.

Details of the tour
This Discovery diving tour is perfect for you if you’ve ever wanted to solve the mysteries of the underwater world! To dive into Shipwreck Bay’s pristine waters in San Cristóbal, Galápagos, you don’t require an Open Water license. From preparation to immersion, our knowledgeable diving guides will be with you every step of the way, guaranteeing a thrilling and safe experience.
You will get the chance to see wildlife.
Reef Shark at sea
Stingrays and sea turtles
Ocean Lions
Equipment: Starfish, Sea Urchins, Different Fish Species
elongated wetsuit
Boots, fins, mascara, and snorkel
Mask, scarf, mascara, regulator, buoyancy control device, or BCD
Buzzo Lead Weights
mascara snorkel
IMPORTANT: On the day prior to the tour, all passengers must show up at the agency between 3:00 and 6:30 p.m. for equipment testing.

Details
Character of the location: Bay of Naufragio | One immersion.
The visibility can be anywhere between 10 and 25 meters.
Temperature ranges: 23°C to 25°C from January to July; 18°C to 22°C from August to December. Depth: 8 meters.
Duration of the dive: 45 minutes
Tour comprises: Pictures and videos
Scuba diving teacher
Equipment for diving
Schedule: Arrival and Get Ready
On the day of the tour, all passengers must show up on time at the agency at 8:00 a.m. to begin this exciting underwater adventure. They will get to know their committed diving instructor here. Once everyone is outfitted with the proper diving equipment, they will all go to a classroom to watch an introductory
Included | Not Included

Prices includes:

  • Dive boat
  • Certified divemaster guide
  • Guide in English and Spanish
  • Dive gear (complete wetsuit, regulator with octopus, BCD, mask, snorkel, fins, booties, gloves, hood, scuba tuba, tanks and weight belt)
  • Snack or hot lunch

Prices do not include:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses on board
  • Tips / gratuities
  • Services not Indicated
Española/ Hood island

Description

The trip to the renowned Española Island takes approximately two hours. You’ll get off the boat at Punta Suarez and go for a stroll that should take you about two and a half hours. You will be able to observe a wide variety of wildlife on this hike, including albatrosses, blue-footed boobies, finches, the Galapagos Hawk, Nazca boobies, and marine iguanas. You’ll take a well-earned break at a little beach after the hike, and then you’ll head back to the boat for lunch.

Investigating Underwater in Gardner Bay
We will cruise to Bahía Gardner, where you can dive into the Galápagos for an exhilarating experience. You will receive a thorough briefing from your diving guide prior to diving, and this is an unforgettable experience that takes about 45 minutes to complete. Reef sharks, sea lions, sea urchins, sea stars, turtles, rays, and a wide variety of fish can all be seen underwater. You will return to the boat to sail home after this immersion.

Duration: One Day

Open Water License Requirement: Open Water License (minimum 8 dives) Difficulty: 12 years

Details of the tour
Go on an unforgettable journey to Española Island in the Galapagos, where the majesty of nature is fully displayed. Our tour takes you around this famous island, which is home to rare species and magnificent scenery. Experience a day full of exploration and unforgettable natural wonders as you learn about the enchantment of both marine and terrestrial life.

There will be wildlife for you to see.

Galapagos Shark at sea
Dolphins, sea turtles, and stingrays
Ocean Lions
Starfish
Sea Urchins Diverse Fish Types

Birds: Blue-footed Booby, Albatross, and Nazca Booby Galapagos Hawk Finch

Tools: elongated wetsuit
Boots Fins mascara snorkel regulatorBCD (buoyancy control device) mascara snorkel regulator

Lead weights or buzo weight belts

mascara, snorkel, two reservoirs

IMPORTANT: In order for the equipment to be tested, all passengers must arrive at the agency one day before the tour, between 3:00 and 6:30 p.m.

Details
Site characteristics: Gardner Bay | One immersion
Visibility: It can range from 15 – 25 meters
Temperature: January to July: 23° to 25° | August to December: 16° to 18°
Depth: 15 – 18 meters
Dive Duration: 45 minutes
Tour includes: Lunch
Snacks
Drinks
Fruits
Towels
Life jacket
Naturalist guide
Diving instructor
Water
Equipment for diving
Schedule:

Upon Arrival and Boarding
Your exploration day starts early. On the day of the tour, all passengers must arrive at our agency by 6:45 a.m. Our exciting marine adventure will begin when we head to Dock Aquarium I at 7:00 a.m., where you will meet your naturalist guide.

Go back to the port.
Around 5:00 p.m. is when our day ends, though the precise time of our return to the port might change based on the state of the sea. You will gain a thorough understanding of the Galápagos Islands’ natural beauty and wildlife through this experience, which will leave you with priceless memories of this underwater paradise.

Included | Not Included

Prices includes:

  • Dive boat
  • Certified divemaster guide
  • Guide in English and Spanish
  • Dive gear (complete wetsuit, regulator with octopus, BCD, mask, snorkel, fins, booties, gloves, hood, scuba tuba, tanks and weight belt)
  • Snack or hot lunch

Prices do not include:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses on board
  • Tips / gratuities
  • Services not Indicated

Diving Tours from Isabela Island

Isabela Island

Description

Two dives, dive boat, divemaster guides, dive gear (complete wetsuit, regulator with octopus, BCD, mask, snorkel, fins, booties, gloves, hood, scuba tuba, tanks and weight belt), snack and light lunch.

Details
Depth Range: 10-90 feet
Visibility: 30-60 feet
Current: Moderate
Surge: Moderate in shallows
Difficulty: Intermediate
Temperatures: Dec-Apr 74º-78º May-Nov 65º-72º

Available departing from Isabela Island.

Included | Not Included

Prices includes:

  • Dive boat
  • Certified divemaster guide
  • Guide in English and Spanish
  • Dive gear (complete wetsuit, regulator with octopus, BCD, mask, snorkel, fins, booties, gloves, hood, scuba tuba, tanks and weight belt)
  • Snack or hot lunch

Prices do not include:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses on board
  • Tips / gratuities
  • Services not Indicated
4 Brothers Island

Description

This site is sooo pristine:  Hammerheads, Galapagos sharks, green sea Turtles, black juvenile orals, seahorses, octopuses, eagle rays, schools of barracudas, great variety of tropical fishes, etc.

Details
Depth Range: 15-90 feet
Visibility: 30-50 feet
Current: Moderate to Strong
Surge: Can be strong in Shallows
Difficulty: All Levels
Temperatures: Dec-Apr 74º-78º May-Nov 68º-72º
Included | Not Included

Prices includes:

  • Dive boat
  • Certified divemaster guide
  • Guide in English and Spanish
  • Dive gear (complete wetsuit, regulator with octopus, BCD, mask, snorkel, fins, booties, gloves, hood, scuba tuba, tanks and weight belt)
  • Snack or hot lunch

Prices do not include:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses on board
  • Tips / gratuities
  • Services not Indicated
Tortugas Island
Description

Main Activities: Snorkeling and Sport Fishing, the snorkel has an estimated time of 45 to 65 minutes varies depending on the group, the depth ranges from 12, 7 and 5 meters
Intensity: Snorkeling / Intermediate Swimming
Tour Duration: 5 hours
Group size Requires a minimum of 6 people for departure, ask for availability. Highlights: Scalloped hammerhead sharks, juvenile giant mantas from 2.5 to 6 meters of mobula birostris species, whitefin reef sharks, juvenile Galapagos sharks, green turtle and hawksbill turtles, eagle ray, golden ray, octopus, lobsters, a wide variety of fish including barracudas, yellowfin tuna, schools of pompanos and seasonal whale shark watching, dolphins and killer whales.

It includes snorkeling equipment (mask and fins), cressi brand short wetsuit, lunch and drinks in a box, towels, tourist transportation, English-speaking naturalist guide and a whole team 100% committed to giving you the best possible experience. PLUS photos will be taken during the tour for you to take a copy of and are also available on our Facebook page.

The pick starts at 7:40 am at the indicated hotel, we head to the office to try snorkeling equipment, from there we take a boat for 25 to 30 minutes to Tortuga Island and then enjoy a boat ride around the island with the opportunity to see Galapagos seabirds such as blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, frigate birds, lava gulls and tropical birds, we have one of the largest populations of marine iguana on the coast of the island, we will observe the Galapagos sea lions known as the two-haired lion and the sea lions known as the Californian sea lion, then we enter the water for the first dive into shallow water around the outer area of the island for about 45 minutes. There is a good chance that we will see hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, reef sharks, giant manta rays, golden rays, striped eagles, sea lions, sea turtles and a wide variety
of fish. Then there is a rest stop of about 40 minutes, where we can enjoy seasonal fruits and drinks.

During this ride there will be the option to fish with the crew from the boat, then we will have the last chance to get back in the water to dive into shallow waters, once we finish the second snorkel we will sail to Lobería Grande and enjoy our lunch included. Then, the boat will take us back to Puerta Villamil.

Details
Depth Range: 15-90 feet
Visibility: 30-50 feet
Current: Moderate to Strong
Surge: Can be strong in Shallows
Difficulty: All Levels
Temperatures: Dec-Apr 74º-78º May-Nov 68º-72º
Included | Not Included

Prices includes:

  • Dive boat
  • Certified divemaster guide
  • Guide in English and Spanish
  • Dive gear (complete wetsuit, regulator with octopus, BCD, mask, snorkel, fins, booties, gloves, hood, scuba tuba, tanks and weight belt)
  • Snack or hot lunch

Prices do not include:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses on board
  • Tips / gratuities
  • Services not Indicated
La Viuda
Description

When viewed from above, Tortuga Island presents a captivating sight. The majority of the southern portion of the inundated crater is fractured, featuring two tiny islets battered by the waves. One clear morning in February 2006, I took a flight over the island and let the pilot take me into a rising spiral to get «a better view,» as he put it. I was taking pictures through the open hatch of the luggage hold while strapped to a rope around my waist—not the ideal situation for a drop!

At low tide, La Viuda is hardly visible northeast of Tortuga. The thin, stony finger resembles a black thumb that has been soiled by bird droppings. Dive site of my choice: a veritable aquarium submerged in the northeast current. The drop-off on the sandy crater floor drops down to 40 meters, so it’s definitely not a good option for beginners.

At depths, there exists a singular species of Galapagos fish called the ocean whitefish, or blanquillo (Caulolatilus princeps). Golden ray squads skim the bottom. As one follows the crater’s inner slope, they come across a succession of tiny pinnacles, or rim remnants, interspersed with some places where the current is detectable. A school of barracudas and spotted eagle rays form as clouds of fish appear in the blue. Bat eagle rays occasionally join the ballet. They have a rounded head and an elongated tail. Dorsally, they are olive green, and ventrally, they are white

Nearer the rocks, the scene is dotted with numerous creolefish, bacalao grouper, three-banded butterflyfish, humphead parrotfish, yellowtail surgeonfish, king angelfish, barberfish, and more. La Viuda is home to a variety of sea star species. If you’re lucky, the black, yellow, and blue stripes of the carnivorous nudibranch, Roboastra sp., will show. It is the predator of the smaller, endemic to the Galápagos Islands Tambja mullineri nudibranch, which is striated black and turquoise blue..

Details
Depth Range: 15-90 feet
Visibility: 30-50 feet
Current: Moderate to Strong
Surge: Can be strong in Shallows
Difficulty: All Levels
Temperatures: Dec-Apr 74º-78º May-Nov 68º-72º
Included | Not Included

Prices includes:

  • Dive boat
  • Certified divemaster guide
  • Guide in English and Spanish
  • Dive gear (complete wetsuit, regulator with octopus, BCD, mask, snorkel, fins, booties, gloves, hood, scuba tuba, tanks and weight belt)
  • Snack or hot lunch

Prices do not include:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses on board
  • Tips / gratuities
  • Services not Indicated

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