Ultimate Galapagos Diving

Galapagos Islands

AB
10 reviews
Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999
Ultimate Galapagos Diving
Galapagos Islands

10 reviews

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999

About this trip

8 Days / 7  Nights


Immerse yourself in the amazing marine life Galapagos has to offer as well as give you a taste  of the islands themselves. At the sites you will visit you will be diving with the legendary schools of Scalloped Hammerheads, the menacing Black Tipped Reef Sharks, the docile White Tips and the elusive Galapagos Sharks. Of course you can’t go to these sites without bumping into the local  sea lions who always want to meet the newcomers, be surrounded by schools of reef fish, glide by the turtles cleaning stations and be amazed by the schools of Eagle Rays, Golden Rays, Mobula Rays and the majestic Manta.

Accommodation

We have 5 levels of hotel for you to choose. If you are backpacking, honeymooning or can’t stand the thought of a hostel and would like a little more comfort or would like to go all out and have the best, we’ve got you covered!

  1. Hostel – Single, Double or Dorm rooms, cooking facilities, breakfast not included.
  2. Budget – Private rooms, private bathrooms, hot water, TV and WiFi, some have cooking facilities.
  3. Tourist – Private rooms, private bathrooms, hot water, air con, TV, WiFi, breakfast, swimming pool.
  4. Tourist Superior – Private rooms, hot water, WiFi, telephone, TV, air con, breakfast, swimming pool.
  5. First Class – Premier class private rooms, hot water, WiFi, telephone, TV, air con, breakfast, swimming pool.

What’s included

  • Hotel
    Hotel in Santa Cruz (7 nights)
  • Meals
    All meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tranfers
    All transfers in Galapagos
  • Equipment
    Snorkel equipment and dive equipment on all tours
  • Tours
    All tours mentioned in the itinerary
  • Flights
    Flights unless organised with Academy Bay Diving
  • Entrance Fee
    National park entrance fee ($100 payable on arrival)
  • TCT Card
    Tourist card ($20 payable in airport in Quito or Guayaquil)
  • Extra Meals
    Meals not stated in tour itinerary

Available Packages

Hostal - Dorm

(Price per person)

$1717
Deposit: $686
Hostal - Single Room

(Price per person)

$1869
Deposit: $747
Hostal - Double Room

(Price per person)

$1754
Deposit: $701
Budget - Single Room

(Price per person)

$2010
Deposit: $804
Budget - Double Room

(Price per person)

$1872
Deposit: $748
Budget - Triple Room

(Price per person)

$1837
Deposit: $734
Tourist - Single Room

(Price per person)

$2183
Deposit: $873
Tourist - Double Room

(Price per person)

$1963
Deposit: $785
Tourist - Triple Room

(Price per person)

$1910
Deposit: $764
Tourist Superior - Single Room

(Price per person)

$2829
Deposit: $1131
Tourist Superior - Double Room

(Price per person)

$2300
Deposit: $920
Tourist Superior - Triple Room

(Price per person)

$2204
Deposit: $881
First Class - Single Room

(Price per person)

$4849
Deposit: $1939
First Class - Double Room

(Price per person)

$3173
Deposit: $1269
First Class - Triple Room

(Price per person)

$2850
Deposit: $1140

Available options

Nitrox Upgrade - Each Diver
$16


Itinerary

Day 1
Baltra

Transfer from Baltra airport to hotel with Highland Visit

This tour consists of visiting 3 sites: El Chato, Lava tunnels and  Los Gemelos. El Chato Tortoise Reserve is near Santa Rosa, approx 19km from Puerto Ayora. This is one of the only places where you can observe the ancient creatures up close in the wild. They look old, they smell old and they even sound old when they suck in their necks and heads and let out a hiss of air, like an old leather cushion. The reserve is also a  great place to see the short eared owls, Darwin`s finches, yellow warblers and paint billed crakes.

After you return to the current century you will be taken to the lava tubes, where you can walk more than 1km underground. They were formed by the solidifying of the outside skin of molten lava flow. When the lava flow ceased, the molten lava inside the flow kept moving, emptying out of the solidified skin thus leaving tunnels.

Lastly a visit to Las Gemelos, the twin craters that are actually sink holes surrounded by Scalesia forest. Vermillion flycatchers and often seen here, as well as short eared owls on occasion. It is a beautiful place to take in the greenery of Galapagos and walk along the small paths around the craters to spot some of the bird life.

At the conclusion of the tour you will be transported back to Puerto Ayora and your hotel.

Your Organizer


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Academy Bay Diving
10 reviews
Academy Bay Diving is a family owned and run business dedicated to providing our customers with an amazing and safe dive experience in the Wonderful Galapagos Marine Reserve.

Reviews

My husband and I did two day tours with Academy Bay and we were very pleased. The communication was great with the staff at the shop, the dive guides were super helpful and nice, and the food was super too! We will definitely be using them again when we return to the Galapagos and highly recommend them to anyone else. Thanks!
By Christina H for Daily Dive Tours on 09 Sep, 2021
Alice was fantastic. Professional and responsive. The crew and dive guides were excellent as well. Shoutout to Daniel and Paulo who were friendly, professional, and helpful! Would definitely dive with these awesome people again! Los llaves!
By Jennifer K for Humboldt Explorer Dive Cruise on 13 Aug, 2021
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We had a great time. Alice helped us for the organisation and we were able to visit 3 islands. The accomadations were correct. The diving team was super nice, our children passed their AOW and saw more than 80 sharks in 4 days !!! and a manta.
By benedicte g for Discover Galapagos - 3 islands Custom on 12 Aug, 2021
That was one of the best tours I did in Galapagos. Wonderful experience!!!
By David C for Tour Bartolome on 30 Jul, 2021
This was my first experience in a liveaboard and, I dare say, it blew my mind. We booked this through Academy Bay Diving in Puerto Ayora who are absolutely amazing and ever so helpful. From the get go, the crew were outstanding, all the way from the engineer, the Captain and his crew (who you don't really get to see much), to the chef and his amazing and plentiful food and snacks (don't think you'll come here to lose weight), to Sra Cruz (the chamber maid), the whole deck crew, Kevin, the (also) barman, the "pangueros" Juanito & Pablo, and, of course, the incredible dive leaders Daniel and the super energetic, laugh-out-loud-and-dance-like-no-one-is-watching Gaby. Our 8D-7N tour included 2 land tours (North Seymour- Frigates, Boobies, Iguanas (land and marine), Sea Lions; Manzanillo Turtle Ranch) and 19 dives in all in Baltra, Mosquera, Wolf Island, Darwin Island, and Cousins, where you'll be flabbergasted by the insane amount of sea life ranging from Hammerhead, Galapagos, Silky, White tip, and Whale sharks, turtles, dolphins, morays, lea lions, etc, etc. It was just incredible. Be sure to have the energy for up to 4 dives a day and some strong currents at times. The facilities on the boat included hot water, comfy beds, Nitrox (recommended), booze, jacuzzi, second to none service with a smile, always fun in that latin American Style, and, more importantly, always safety conscious. I didn't want it to end.
By Pedro S for Humboldt Explorer Dive Cruise on 13 Jul, 2021
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