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Dive Safari in the Galapagos

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Date: Your choice of dates - 5 Days. Ask for recommended seasons and to combine with other itineraries. 
Host: Local guides
Cost: Starting at US $3,710 per person
Trip Type: Custom Civilized Adventure

Overview

Scuba diving in the Galapagos is considered to be one of the world's best. Designed for dive enthusiants, this program includes two dives per day and a land excursion on arrival. 

Questions? Please contact one of the Civilized Adventures' Adventure Travel Specialists at info@civilizedadv.com

Itinerary

Day 1 - Giant Tortoise

 

Day 1 - In Search of the Giant Tortoise

Welcome to the Galapagos! An English-speaking naturalist guide meets you at the VIP lounge at Baltra Airport to escort you on your excursion of the highlands of Santa Cruz Island.  Enjoy a delicious, locally-sourced lunch at a farm in the western hills. Take in the area’s natural beauty, pit craters, lava tunnels, and learn more about the Scalesia and Guayabillo forests. At the Tortoise Reserve, share some time in the giant tortoises’ natural habitat, surrounded by the abundant bird life of the area. End this day at Galapagos Safari Camp with a sunset cocktail followed by dinner.

Days 2, 3 and 4 - Dive Days

Days 2, 3 & 4 - Dive Days

You will have the opportunity to dive twice daily. Possible dive sites include the following: 

Floreana Island

One of the older volcanic islands, Floreana, has an excellent selection of diverse dive sites. Most of the interesting activity takes place in the shallows where the current strikes the reefs. We have spotted Galapagos sharks, white tip reef sharks, turtles, sting rays, eagle rays, barracudas, sea lions, and reef fish.

Gordon Rocks

An eroded crater at the top of a tuff cone, Gordon Rocks is one of the best dive sites in the central islands. You might see hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, white tip reef sharks, rays, green turtles, sea lions, Galapagos eels, barracudas, and reef fish.

North Seymour Island

Created by seismic uplift rather than volcanic origin, North Seymour is teeming with life. It is home to many species of shark, including Galapagos white tip and black tip, eagle rays, green turtles, Galapagos eels, barracudas, and more.

Cousins Rock

This is a triangular-shaped rock formation with a breath-taking vertical wall of black coral, invertebrates, and mollusks. It is a combination of shoal and wall diving, in the company of Pacific seahorses, frogfish, Galapagos sharks, white tip reef sharks, turtles, stingrays, spotted eagle rays, barracudas, sea lions, and reef fish.

Bartolomé Island

Despite being one of the younger islands, Bartolomé’s underwater world is stunning—with penguins as a highlight! There is a 10m-deep platform with an enormous variety of reef fish; and on the edge of the platform a 15m-deep submarine canyon, home to white tip reef sharks, mobula rays, stingrays, barracudas, turtles, and a variety of invertebrates and mollusks.

Mosquera Islet    

This rocky islet is a popular gathering place for sea lions and an enormous colony of garden eels. The 21m drop-off is ideal for schools of eagle rays, hammerhead sharks, manta rays, and black tip reef sharks.

Daphne Islet        

This is a drift dive along an impressive drop-off at the top of a sloping wall. Close to the islet you´ll discover  coral areas bursting with sea urchins, starfish, and a plethora of cardinal fishes. The area is frequently visited by manta rays, green turtles, sea lions, grunts and snappers, sharks, and eagle rays.

Day 5 - Departure

Day 5 - Sunrise walk and departure

Enjoy the serenity that Galapagos Safari Camp has to offer. Relax, walk, or enjoy the sunrise from our observatory before departure to your next destination. (Here’s where you’ll wish you had extended your journey!) . 

 

Call us to create YOUR Custom Civilized Adventure!

Cost

Cost

  • Double occupancy from USD $3,710 per person
  • Single supplement from USD $845
  • Child in triple cost from USD $2,865 per child
  • Family suite from USD $3,350 per person    

All pricing is based on 2 people travelling together, twin share. 

Accommodation and tours are subject to availability. Any prices we list are applicable at the time of posting (Sept 29, 2017). Please contact us for more information.

This trip includes:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Airport VIP services
  • Transfers & ground transportation
  • Boat excursions with two submersions each day on a shared basis (additional option to take a private guide or to charter the boat for a fully private experience)
  • Wetsuits and diving equipment
  • English-speaking dive guide
  • Activities and visits detailed in the itinerary

 

This trip excludes:

  • Flights
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee (US $100 per adult/$50 per child under 12)
  • Tourist transit card (US $20 per person)
  • Beverages
  • Laundry service
  • Insurance (travel insurance is required to enter Ecuador)
  • Gratuities
  • Dive computer

 

(Posted Sept. 29 '17)

 

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