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Diving in the Galapagos from Santa Cruz, Isabela and San Cristobal Island
The marine life on the Galápagos is fascinating, where live species of sharks, turtles, manta rays and exotic animals. I’m Choko and I’ll help you book diving tours between $200 to $270 dolars.
There are different ways to dive in Galapagos, one of them is through the cruises, which are allowed to go to the furthest islands: Wolf and Darwing. These islands are part of the marine sanctuary of the archipelago and because of their little contact with humans, marine life and fauna here is more abundant than in any other part of the Galapagos. They are inhabited by fur seals, frigates, masked and red-legged boobies, marine iguanas, sharks, whales, manta rays, dolphins and swallow-tailed gulls.
The other way to practice diving in the Galapagos, is through the daily diving tours. On Isla Isabela you can go snorkeling to the Tortuga Islet. From San Cristobal Island you can dive in the León Dormido. In the Española Island, you can also go night diving on the Sunken Ship and Tijeretas. On Santa Cruz Island, you can dive on the Seymour North Channel or on the Northeast Coast of Seymour, Mosquera North or South Mosquera, Daphne Minor and Gordon Rocks.
In most of these places you can only go diving if you have international diver credentials with certain number of dives. If you have never dived and want to do it, there is the Discovery tour, which gives you a theoretical training and then goes on with the practice, you can descend up to 10 meters.
INFORMATION OF THE DIVING TOURS IN GALAPAGOS:
I recommend that you reserve this tour ahead of time in order to ensure availability
Departure island: In Santa Cruz, Isabela, San Cristobal
In Isabela: Tortuga Islet (Beginners from divers) US$ 200
In Santa Cristóbal: Kicker Rock (Beginner divers) US$ 200
In Santa Cruz: Seymour Canal / North Plaza (Beginner divers) US$ 270
In Santa Cruz: North Seymour / Daphne Minor / Mosquera (Intermediate divers) US$ 270
In Santa Cruz: Gordon Rocks (Advanced Divers) US$ 270
*The beginner diver, minimum must have his open water certificate.
* Price does not include 12% tax.
Available days of the tour to Diving: To be confirmed
Pick Up: Assigned by the Operator
Total travel time to and from the island: 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%, tip for the crew.
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