Diving Tour Galapagos

Santa Cruz, Ecuador

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15 reviews
Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 8
Diving Tour Galapagos
Santa Cruz, Ecuador

15 reviews

$NaN
Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 8

About this trip

Situated at the confluence of several ocean currents, the Galapagos Islands support a staggering array of marine life, with many species found nowhere else on earth. Scuba diving in Galapagos offers mesmerizing encounters with manta rays, whale sharks, scalloped hammerheads, and great schools of snapper, with fascinating drop-offs and a boulder-strewn sea floor to discover. Witness rainbow basslet, bloody frogfish, rock mover wrasse, and Pacific seahorse, together with eagle rays, wahoo, and yellowfish tuna. Water temperatures range from 20 to 28°C/71 to 85°F and diving is conducted year-round. You must have certification to scuba dive in the Galapagos Islands and the presence of strong currents make it more suited to those with adequate experience.


 

MODAY:   Floreana or Gordon

TUESDAY:  Gordon or Bartolome / Cousins

WEDNESDAY:   Seymour (channel) / Mosquera (north) or Seymour (point) / Mosquera (south)

THURSDAY:   Cousins / Bartolome or Beagle / Daphne

FRIDAY:   Mosquera (south) / Seymour (point) or Mosquera (north) / Seymour (channel)

SATURDAY:  Beagle / Daphne or Daphne / Gordon Rocks 

SUNDAY:  Seymour (channel) /Gordon Rocks  or Floreana 

What’s included

  • Complete Dive Gear
    7mm wet suit, regulator, BCD, mask, fins, hood, gloves, weight belt and tanks (dive computer not included)
  • 2 Dives
  • Bilingual guides
    1 guide for every 4 or 5 divers
  • Transport to / from dive
  • Snack and Lunch
  • Towel service

Your Organizer


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Andando Tours
15 reviews
With 40 years of experience working as a Galapagos tour and cruise operator, our staff is made up of trained experts who will help you design your custom vacation to meet all your travel needs and interests. We are the tailor-made traveler designers, full of excellent ideas about how to make the best of your time in the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador. Our team has an extended knowledge about this fantastic destination, enabling us to offer you first-hand experiences and recommendations.

Reviews

My wife and I had a wonderful time with 9 other guests on board the M/Y Passion 7-day Galapagos west itinerary cruise, May 14 - 21, 2022. We enjoyed a beautiful boat with a great crew, pleasant companions, good food, and lots of activities. Our wonderful naturalist guide, Fernando (a marine biologist by profession), was a wealth of knowledge. He described in everyday language the origin of the Galapagos islands, science-fiction trivia about the marine iguanas, and gave a running narrative about the fish, birds, and other wild life we encountered during a shore or sea activity. Breakfast was served at 7:00 AM and we were out on deck to start the days activities. If anyone wanted a break, the M/Y passion had spacious lounge and sundeck areas to relax. A special thanks to Roberto, our maitre'd, who served breakfast, lunch, and dinner, was our efficient bartender, and always had a warm drink for us upon return from a snorkeling excursion. It was a wonderful experience.
By John C for Passion Galapagos cruise 14-21 May 2022 (Cegelka X 2) 210408HY1429 on 02 Jun, 2022
We had a great time! The staff went out of their way to make sure everybody was spoiled rotten. Even the person that had the Galapagos Hawk at the top of his "must-see" list got his wish granted! I got to see the turtles and tortoises I wanted to see multiple times, and my travel companion got her sharks. The food was awesome! The only point for improvement would be to prepare less of it to reduce waste. Our guide Karla was amazing, she made us hike before breakfast a couple of times to beat the "crowds" (everything is relative but it WAS a good idea and awesome to be out and about at dawn). "Waiter" Cesar was also awesome, as were cook Luiz and panga "driver" Pedro. Anando tours was also the only company I could find that would still give rebooking guarantees in case of covid travel restrictions. Fortunately we didn't need that!!!
By Patricia K for Beluga Galapagos Cruise 27 Apr-04 May 2022 (Kooyman X 2) 220223HY1326 on 16 May, 2022
An excellent trip! Paco, our naturalist guide, was super knowledgeable and extremely personable. This was my second time on the Mary Anne (the first time to the western islands) and I found myself doing a lot of comparing. The crew, which seemed much larger this time, was very pleasant and helpful. The food was definitely superior--although we were all shocked to learn how much was discarded after each meal. That just seemed so wasteful. The itinerary was well planned, with a good mix of hikes and recreational activities (kayaking, swimming, snorkeling). On the whole, I would recommend the western islands over the eastern ones but that's not a reflection on the quality of this trip but rather a personal preference for what the other islands had to offer.
By Nina T for Mary Anne Galapagos Cruise 26 Mar-02 Apr '22 (Tobier X 1) 220222HY1038 on 11 Apr, 2022
The boat experience met our expectations: the staff was ever-attentive; our room comfortable, and the food was plentiful and offered a lot of choices. Our guide knew her facts re the Galapagos’ flora and fauna but not much beyond that—-in hindsight we would have benefited by also having a naturalist with us - similar to other groups that we met along the way. Ayla had 10 crew members and 1 guide which made for a lovely time on the boat. However, as you know, our interest in traveling to the Galapagos was to learn about the amazing diversity of flora and fauna as well as the geology - so not having comparable investment of staff was a disadvantage. Finally, we had a great group—interesting, positive, and good humored. The Galapagos provided us with many wonderful memories and pictures. Did not disappoint.
By Lynne C for Alya Cruise on 05 Mar, 2022
This review is for Sacha Lodge (not lLa Selva)! Overall a great experience. The transfers too and from Coca airport were meticulously irganuzed! The rooms (self-contained houses actually) were beautifully appointed with full picture window views of the rain forest on 2 sides! Comfortable walkways leading from dining Areas back to rooms made me feel safe, as numerous critters rustled in the leaves every time I came or went!!!! Room was air-conditioned, which was a welcome surprise (though it made me wonder how good for the environment if was) … there was even a monkey swinging in the trees on my last day. Food was amazing (especially the lunches) and the activities, led by a naturalist and a native guide) were superbly well organized! Loved the canoe rides and the forest walls. And climbing the canopy towers… and traversing the suspension bridge high above the canopy was amazing! You could do the same walk or canoe ride 2-3 times … and you never knew what wildlife would appear! The humidity and heat were challenging at times, but all in a well my stay at Sacha far exceeded my expectations!
By Diane P for La Selva Amazon Ecolodge & Spa 18-22 Feb 2022 (Piniaris X 1) on 03 Mar, 2022
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We had been waiting a long time to take a trip to the Galapagos and Andando Tours helped us every step of the way (even through a year of uncertainties because of COVID). Hugh was most helpful and communicated well with us making our trip easy and enjoyable. I would highly recommend Andando Tours for your travel needs!!
By Lashelle B on 27 Jun, 2021

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