Galapagos Islands Dive Trip – April 2019
April 6th to 18th, 2019 -13 days/10 nights for Diver $12.095
This trip is truly a trip of a lifetime. Join us and share that trip!
The Galapagos Islands Dive Trip in planned in April 2019, giving us all time to put those dollars away to cover the cost. It isn’t cheap, but worth every bit of it to get to this remote location. This is a trip that would be something you talk of doing one day, well..that day will not come unless you take the plunge!
The Galapagos Master is a live-aboard that caters specially for divers, spending the time at locations around the islands that offer the best diving. Locations like Darwin and Wolf offer spectacular site of schooling Hammerheads and Pelagics, along with a chance of Mola-Mola (Sunfish). The Galapagos Master has only 16 guests and provides a high quality level of service.
To get to the Galapagos Islands, you need to fly via Santiago to Guayaquil in Ecuador, and then onto San Cristobal at the islands, and then 7 days on-board diving up to 4 dives per day. (Nitrox is available)
Galapagos Islands Dive Trip – April 2019 includes:
- Return Airfares ex Sydney to Guayaquil, then onto San Cristobal.
- Australian Departure taxes.
- Return Airport transfers in Guayaquil and San Cristobal.
- 2 +1 night Twin share accommodation at Guayaquil.
- 7 night Galapagos Island expedition aboard the “Galapagos Master”.
- Up to 20 dives including 2 or more days at Wolf and Darwin
- Use of tanks and weights with Dive Guide services.
- Twin share lower deck cabin accommodation with 3 meals per day and daily snacks.
- Minimum 2 Day trips
- Tea, fresh coffee from espresso machine, fruit juice and soft drinks.
- Towels and linen.
Price does not include;
- insurance, personal spending money, some meals an excess luggage fees.
- Hyperbaric Chamber fee $35 USD payable on-board
- Alcoholic drinks
- Galapagos national park fee of $100 US.
- US$10 Ecuador exit fee to Galapagos.
- Local aviation tax
To book click the Online Booking Form – Galapagos!
Galapagos Islands trips
Diving the Galapagos Islands described by the Galapagos Master
The liveaboard yacht, Galapagos Master departs from San Cristobal Island on 7-night, 10-night and even 14-night itineraries. Almost all of the boat’s diving trips leave on Monday. These action-packed Dive Safari itineraries spend at least two days each in Darwin and Wolf Islands but also visit other biodiverse sites such as North Seymour Island and Punta Vicente Roca.
There are two diving seasons in the Galapagos, Manta Season from December to May and Whaleshark season from June to November.
- Manta Season is the “warm season” for liveaboard diving with the best visibility. Air temperatures are a little bit warmer, but typically the water at Wolf and Darwin Islands is around 25 to 27 degrees c – a full 3 – 6 degrees warmer than during the whaleshark seasons.
- Whaleshark season is the “cold season”, many whalesharks are found on these trips.
While you’ll get plenty of Manta Rays, Dolphins and Galapagos Sharks on the 7 night itinerary, the 10 and 14 night itineraries add stops in Cabo Douglas and Cabo Marshall. These dive sites are known for their collection of Mobulas and giant Manta Rays as well as the occasional sighting of a Sunfish.
Every itinerary is scheduled with the Galapagos National Park and must be strictly adhered to regardless of the weather. Beginning on Tuesday, Divers will take part in up to 4 dives a day. Two dives are completed in the morning and the third is after lunch. The fourth dive may be before dinner, but if the yacht is anchored in safe harbor, this dive will be pushed back to allow for a thrilling Night dive. On days 2, 7 and 10 of the liveaboard’s schedule, the third and fourth dives will be substituted for land excursions in order to make the most of the trip to these remote islands.
THIS DIVING-RICH PROGRAM ALLOWS FOR 18-20 DIVES ON A 7-NIGHT ITINERARY OR AN AMAZING 30 DIVES ON A 10-NIGHT ITINERARY.
The newly redesigned Galapagos Master has been fitted with Divers in mind. A spacious Dive Deck allows for comfort and safety before each dive. Divers will find individual set-up areas with plenty of space to move around in, under bench storage for all dive equipment, rinse tanks for both dive gear and cameras, a 2-tier camera preparation table and 2 heated freshwater showers.
There are no Dive Courses available on the Galapagos Master and if you would like to dive with Nitrox we advise you to take a certified course before your trip. Conditions in the Galapagos can be challenging, sometimes cold and choppy water and it is important that you have experience of diving in these types of conditions with a minimum experience of 50 dives to get the most out of this fabulous Dive Safari.
Diving takes place from 2 high-powered tenders, amply equipped for the Galapagos Islands’ sometimes rough seas. At least 2 Dive Masters will accompany guests on every dive. Full gear rental is available onboard for a daily fee and Nitrox is available for a fee. As a final note, it is recommended that Divers should have completed at least 50 dives in similarly challenging situations.