Galapagos 2023

      Baltra Island Ecuador

      May 6 - 13, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 4
      Galapagos 2023
      Baltra Island Ecuador

      May 6 - 13, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 4

      About this trip

      Galapagos is known for the volcanic landscapes, pristine beaches and wildlife found like nowhere else in the world. Spend 7 nights on board the NEW luxury liveaboard, “Tiburon Explorer” diving this unique area. The month of May falls into the warmer months, known for its excellent sightings of large schools of Hammerhead sharks and manta rays.

      Diving Highlights


      Is a natural rock arch feature situated to the southeast of Darwin Island in the Pacific Ocean. The arch sits on an irregularly shaped, rocky, submerged plateau, nicknamed “the theatre”. If you’re after large sea creatures, this is the place to go as most of them converge here due to the strong currents. Although you will be able to see the usual’s like manta rays and sea turtles, the sheer number of sharks (especially if you go during the right season) is nothing short of magnificent.


      While you are bound to see the usual sharks, mobula rays, and bluefin tunas, the reason this dive site so popular is because whale sharks often frequent these waters. They often can be seen from between 6 and 60 feet (2 and 20 meters) from June to December.


      You’ll find an incredible variety of macro life at Cousins Rock, including scorpionfish, seahorses, frogfish, and nudibranchs. Larger life such as playful sea lions, mantas and eagle rays are also common. Cousins is shaped like a volcanic cone so if there is current, usually from the south east, then part of the site is sheltered and the formation of the site makes a great multi-level dive.

      What’s included

      • Airport transfers
        From Baltra Airport to Boat
      • 7 nights / 8 days
        On the Brand New Tiburon Explorer
      • Meals
        Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, Snacks
      • Coffee, tea & water
      • Non-alcoholic beverages
      • Local alcoholic beverage
      • Up to 4 dives daily
        Weather permitting)
      • 12L Air Tanks, weights
      • Towels and cabin service
      • Dive Deck
        With Camera Table
      • Fuel surcharge
      • Land Excursions
        Visit to Santa Cruz Highlands to see the giant tortoises in their natural habitat & North Seymour land visit
      • Flights
        All flights and airport taxes (Quotation on request)
      • Visitors Card
        $ 20 Galapagos Visitors Card (Paid at Quito Airport)
      • Chamber Fee
        $ 35 Hyperbaric chamber fee payable on board
      • Fuel Levy
        $150 Fuel levy
      • Nitrox (optional)
        $ 150 for the week
      • Park Fee
        $ 100 Galapagos National Park Fee (Paid on arrival in Baltra)
      • Gratuity
        300-400 USD per guest
      • Dive & Trip Insurance
        Dive & Travel Insurance (DAN or Equivalent)
      • Airport Transfer
        Airport Transfers (Mainland, Ecuador)
      • Alcohol
        Premium Alcohol Beverages
      • 15L Tanks
        Hire of 15L Tanks & Equipment Rental
      • Gear Hire
        Gear Hire: Please enquire for rates
      • Final Meal
        (Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island- Restaurant of choice)


      Day 1 - May 6, 2023
      Arrival Day - Baltra

      Guests fly to the Galapagos Islands from Mainland Ecuador, arriving in the late morning. The dive guides will meet the guests at the airport between 11:30 am and 12 pm and escort them to the Galapagos liveaboard, Tiburon Explorer. Guests will board the vessel, have lunch and listen to the briefings. After the briefings, the guests will do a check out dive at Punta Carrion. After dinner the vessel will depart to the next scheduled destination.

      Your Organizer

      Scuba Diver Life Expeditions LLC
      Scuba Diver Life Expeditions is run by award winning underwater photographer Nadia Aly. Nadia Aly is a wildlife photographer who specializes in underwater photography. She holds a Masters in Digital Media from the Centre for Digital Media in Vancouver BC and has had her work featured on National Geographic, Sony World Photo, Underwater Photographer of the Year and Nature’s Best Photography.