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Daily Diving

Diving Daily Tours sleeping in hotel.

2 immersions per day on specific Diving Spots from Puerto Ayora.

During your stay, it will be possible to have Dive lessons with us ...


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Open from Monday to Friday - 9 am to 6 pm
Hour in Quito



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DAILY DIVING TOURS
 
We need a minimum of 2 divers to confirm our daily diving tours.
 
SCHEDULE OF THE DAY TOUR 
 
07.20 am: Meeting at the dive center for an Informative session) 
 
07.30 am: Departure to dive site (via: sea or land & sea)
 
09.15 am / 10.15 am: Arrival to dive site. Dive and weight check (15 minutes) 
 
10.15 am / 11.15 am: First Dive (Depth 20-25mts / 65-85ft. Max. time 1 hour) 
 
11.15 am / 12.15 pm: Surface Interval (1 hour); snacks / lunch 
 
12.15 pm / 13.15 pm: Second Dive (depth 15-23 mts. / 50-75ft. Max. time 1 hour)
 
01.15 pm / 02.15 pm: Snacks / lunch, return
 
3.30 pm / 4.30 pm: Arrival to  the dive center. 
 
NOTE:
The day before the tour all divers have to go to the dive center in order to prepare dive gear and sign the release of responsibility.
 
 
 
OUR ITINERARIES
 
 
On Iguana Boat
 
Fiber glass boat; 10 meters long by 2 meters wide 
2 YAMAHA motors, 4 strokes, 200HP 
Security equipment: Radio HF, Epirb, GPS, O2 
Capacity: 8 Passengers, 2 guides, 1 captain, 1 sailor
Toilet onboard 
 
 
 
MONDAY
Floreana
 
TUESDAY
Gordon
 
WEDNESDAY
Seymour (channel) / Mosquera (North)
 
THURSDAY
Cousin / Bartolome
 
FRIDAY
Mosquera (South) / Seymour (point)
 
SATURDAY
Beagle / Daphne
 
SUNDAY
Seymour (channel) / Gordon
 
 
 
On Galápago Boat
 
Fiber Glass boat; 10 meters long by 2.95 meters wide 
2 YAMAHA motors, 200HP 
Security Equipment: Radio HF, Epirb, GPS, O2 
Capacity: 8 Passengers, 2 guides, 1 captain, 1 sailor
Toilet onboard 
 
 
MONDAY
Gordon
 
TUESDAY
Bartolome
 
WEDNESDAY
Seymour (channel) / Mosquera (North)
 
THURSDAY
Beagle / Daphne
 
FRIDAY
Mosquera (South) / Seymour (point)
 
SATURDAY
Daphne / Gordon
 
SUNDAY
Floreana
 
NOTE:
Itinerary is subject to change without prior notice by the authorities of the Galápagos National Park 
 
 
 
 
DESCRIPTION OF DIVE SPOTS
 
FLOREANA 
 
Location:
South of Santa Cruz Island, 3 possible dive sites, 1 hour and a half away from our base.
Site Conditions: Normally this site does not present strong currents. This is a reef dive where corals and sponges can be found. 
Activity: Cleaning station, sea lions, Galápagos sharks, white tip reef shark, turtles, reef fishes, stingrays, eagle rays, barracudas, variety of invertebrates. 
 
GORDON ROCKS (minimum experience to participate: 30 logged dives or the previous evaluation of our dive guides at another site)
 
Location:
Northeast of Santa Cruz island, 2 dive sites located 30 minutes from Itabaca Channel (North side of Santa Cruz island). 
Site Conditions: This rock formation is a world-renowned site, for intermediate and advanced divers due to the strong currents and surge.
Activity: Hammerhead shark, cleaning station, Galapagos sharks, white tip reef shark, mobulas, turtles, reef fishes, sting rays, eagle rays, Galapagos eel, barracudas, variety of invertebrates. 
 
BARTHOLOMEW 
 
Location:
East of Santiago island, a small island with the famous Bartholomew pinnacle, 2 dive sites. Sailing distance is 1-hour and a half from Itabaca Channel (North side of Santa Cruz island).
Site Conditions: Moderate currents. A platform is found at approximately 10 meters where a variety of reef fishes reside. On the edge of this platform there are underwater cliffs which start at about 15 meters deep; good probabilities to observe pelagic species. 
Activity: White tip reef shark, reef fishes, barracudas, turtles, mobulas, stingrays, variety of invertebrates. 
 
COUSINS 
 
Location:
Northeast of Santiago island near Bartholomew island, 1 islet, 2 dive sites located an 1 hour and a half from Itabaca Channel (North side of Santa Cruz island). Site Conditions: Normally there are no strong currents at this site; this is partly a reef dive, partly a wall dive where the endemic black coral is found. 
Activity: Cleaning station, sea horses, barracudas, sea lions, Galapagos sharks, white tip reef shark, turtles, reef fishes, sting rays, eagle rays, variety of invertebrates. At surface interval penguins can be observed. 
 
NORTH SEYMOUR 
 
Location:
North of Santa Cruz island, 2 dive sites located 30 minutes from Itabaca Channel (North side of Santa Cruz island).
Site Conditions: For all levels of divers, although sometimes there can be strong currents, platform reefs with a diversity of species 
Activity: Cleaning station, sea lions, Galapagos sharks, white tip reef shark, hammerhead shark, mobulas, turtles, reef fishes, sting rays, eagle rays, Galapagos eel, barracudas, variety of invertebrates. 
 
BEAGLE 
 
Location:
South of Santiago island, 3 exposed rocks, 2 dives sites located an 1 hour and a half from Itabaca Channel (North side of Santa Cruz island).
Site Conditions: Normally there are no strong currents at this site, reef dive with many corals and sponges. 
Activity: Cleaning station, sea lions, Galapagos sharks, turtles, reef fishes, stingrays, eagle rays, barracudas, variety of invertebrates, manta rays and probably solitary hammerhead sharks. 
 
DAPHNE 
 
Location:
North of Santa Cruz island, an exposed rock, one dive site located 30 minutes from Itabaca Channel (North side of Santa Cruz island). 
Site Conditions: Normally there are no strong currents at this site, rocky and sandy bottom.
Activity: here we find a small cave (this is NOT a cave dive) where white tip reef sharks rest, additionally there is a pinnacle where we find a diversity of rays, Galápagos shark, turtle, ref. fishes, barracudas, black coral walls and variety of invertebrates. 
 
 
MOSQUERA 
 
Location:
North of Santa Cruz island between Seymour island and Baltra island, this is an islet that emerges from the sea (sand bar), one dive site located 25 minutes from Itabaca Channel (North side of Santa Cruz island).
Site Conditions: Normally there are no strong currents at this site, 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 also find black coral and variety of invertebrates. Activity: Hammer head sharks, black tip reef shark, white tip reef shark, sea lions, turtles, barracudas, ref. fishes, sting rays, eagle rays, mobulas, Galápagos eel, variety of invertebrates. 
 
 
 

 

255 USD per person per day
 
Passengers that bring all dive gear (except tanks and weights) price will be US $20

 

Prices of the flight tickets, migratory control card and entrance fee to Galápagos
 
Galápagos Flight Tickets:
Quito / Galápagos / Quito – From $ 460 to $ 560 
Quito / Galápagos / Guayaquil or Guayaquil / Galápagos / Quito – From $ 440 to $ 538
Guayaquil / Galápagos / Guayaquil – From $ 420 to $ 512
 
Entrance Fee to the Galápagos National Park: At this date, $ 100
 
Migratory Control Card: At this date, $ 20
 
 

 

The price includes ...

 

 - Dives
 
 - Complete Dive Gear: 7mm wetsuit, Regulator, BCD, mask, fins, hood, gloves, weight belt y tanks (the dive computer isn’t included). 
Passengers that bring all dive gear (except tanks and weights) receive a $ 20 discount on the tour.
 
 - Bilingual guides (1 guide for every 4 or 5 divers) 
 
 - Transport to / from dive site 
 
 - Snacks and lunch 
 
 - Towel service 

The price doesn't include ...

Galápagos Flight Tickets

Entrance Fee to Galápagos National Park
 
Visitor´s Migratory Control Card
 
 

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Practical advices

 

It is mandatory to hold a diver’s certification (PADI, NAUI, CMAS, or other). 
 
Medical Certificate if declaring any medical condition and/or for people over 55 years old that have not been diving during the last 6 months. 
 
Be between 13 and 65 years of age. 
 
We accept certified beginner divers at all dive sites except Gordon Rocks for which we require a minimum of 30 logged dives or the previous dive evaluation of our dive guides, while diving at another site. 
 
 
Visibility: 
 
Average visibility is from 8 to 10 meters (25ft to 35ft); on good visibility days it can reach approximately 18 meters (60ft). 
 
Sea Conditions:
 
From July to December the sea is choppy, strong surge, strong winds. Sailing time is longer (by 30 - 40 minutes approximately) when comparing to calm season sailing time. Anti-seasickness medication is recommended.
 
From December to June the sea is calm with gentle breeze; sailing is easier. 
 


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