Explore one of the most ecologically-diverse and unique areas on earth - the Galapagos Islands!
Dive from the brand new Tiburon Explorer liveaboard with whale sharks, hammerheads, thousands of schooling fish and (fingers crossed), mola mola (sunfish) and marine iguanas.
$6095US per person plus additional costs
Led by Ocean Sports' owner and PADI Instructor, Mike Plemel, our package includes:
•7 nights/8 days aboard the NEW Tiburon Explorer boat
•up to 4 dives daily (weather permitting), exploring Darwin/Wolf/Punta Vicente Roca and Cabo Douglas
•3 meals daily, between dive snacks, beverages (non- and alcoholic)
•use of tanks, with air fills (21%), weights, weight belts
•transfers within Galapagos Islands for same day arrivals/departures
•airfare to/from mainland Ecuador (Quito) – booked on your own with assistance/recommendations from Ocean Sports
•airfare to/from Galapagos from mainland Ecuador – approx. $600-$750US – will be booked through Ocean Sports and paid to Ocean Sports within 12 months of trip date
•park fee $100US (cash-pd on arrival in Galapagos), fuel surcharge $150US, nitrox $150US, chamber fee $35US, tourist card $20US*
*all of the above fees subject to change
•pre/post trip meals/accommodation/tours
•DAN Insurance (required)
•trip cancellation insurance (recommended)
•scuba rental gear
The diving is spectacular and challenging. Explorer Ventures recommends that divers are experienced, and have been diving recently (within 6 months of the trip). The water in the Galapagos is cool at this time of year - 65-70F, so will require thicker wetsuits (5mm w. Extra layers or 7mm). There are strong currents that will necessitate divers wearing gloves or carrying reef hooks (to hook into the rock), and comfortable swimming skills (may need to swim against current at certain dive sites). Ocean Sports has worked with Explorer Ventures in the past and run 2 recent trips to the Galapagos - 2015 and 2016, on the Humboldt Explorer. Our past experiences with them have been exceptional - the crew is top-notch and extremely safety-conscious. Their briefings are very detailed and additional safety equipment is provided to all divers at Wolf and Darwin Islands (Dive Alert audible alarm, Nautilus GPS). The food and accommodations were awesome and the whole experience was so amazing we couldn’t wait to go again and are thrilled to dive from the brand new Tiburon Explorer.
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