Diving in Galapagos

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Diving in Galapagos on tours or cruises

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Diving in the Galapagos is fascinating, many people miss out on having various types of sharks, sea turtles, manta rays, schools of fish, penguins, marine iguanas and other marine life nearby.

There are different ways to dive in Galapagos, one of them is through the cruises, which are allowed to go to the furthest islands: Wolf and Darwing. These islands are part of the marine sanctuary of the archipelago and because of their little contact with humans, marine life and fauna here is more abundant than in any other part of the Galapagos. They are inhabited by fur seals, frigates, masked and red-legged boobies, marine iguanas, sharks, whales, manta rays, dolphins and swallow-tailed gulls.

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Diving tour in Galapagos

The other way to practice diving in the Galapagos, is through the daily diving tours. Each habitable Island has its diving places permitted by the National Park.

On Isla Isabela you can go snorkeling to the Tortuga Islet. From San Cristobal Island you can dive in the León Dormido. In the Española Island, you can also go night diving on the Sunken Ship and Tijeretas. On Santa Cruz Island, you can dive on the Seymour North Channel or on the Northeast Coast of Seymour, Mosquera North or South Mosquera, Daphne Minor and Gordon Rocks.

Diving with Galapagos sharks

Diving with Galapagos sharks

Diving with Galapagos sharks

Diving with Galapagos sharks

In most of these places you can only go diving if you have international diver credentials with certain number of dives. If you have never dived and want to do it, there is the Discovery tour, which gives you a theoretical training and then goes on with the practice, you can descend up to 10 meters.

Diving at Kicker Rock Galapagos

Diving at Kicker Rock Galapagos

Diving at Kicker Rock Galapagos

Diving at Kicker Rock Galapagos

The reality of diving in the Galapagos is very safe, as long as you have the experience and above all you follow the instructions of the guide diver, even if you have hundreds of dives, the Galapagos has very strong ocean currents. Of course you will not find information about the divers who have disappeared diving in the Galapagos, but it has happened. That’s why I work with diving operators, whose priority is safety and enjoyment of diving.




Information of the diving tours

Diving from Isabela Island:
Tortuga Islet (*DB): US$ 250
Diving from San Cristobal Island:
Kicker Rock (*DB): US$ 210
Diving from Santa Cruz Island:
Canal Seymour (*DB): US$ 265
North Seymour / Minor Daphne / Mosquera (*DI): US$ 265.00
Gordon Rocks (*DA): US$ 265
* DB: Beginners – DI: intermediate – DA: Advanced

Pick up: Assigned by the Operator
Total travel time: To be confirmed

Includes: Diving equipment, towels, breakfast, lunch, snack, water, juices, certified Galapagos National Park guide, marine and land transport.

Does not include: Dive insurance (passengers can take the DAN diving insurance online www.diversalertwotk.org), Nitrox 32%, tips for the crew.

*The beginner diver, minimum must have his open water certificate.
* Price does not include 12% IVA (only if you need an invoice).


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    Diving tours are not allowed to carry out activities that are carried out on daily tours in the Santa Cruz Islands or Isabela, the only island that combines diving with daily tour activities is on San Cristobal Island.


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