Dive Expedition I


The Itinerary


Tuesday

Morning: Santa Cruz - Baltra Airport

Afternoon: Santa Cruz - Baltra Island (1 check dive)


Wednesday

Morning: Bartolome Island (1 dive)

Afternoon: Cousins Rock (2 dives)


Thursday

Morning: Wolf Island (2 dives)

Afternoon: Wolf Island (2 dives)


Friday

Morning: Darwin Island (2 dives)

Afternoon: Darwin Island (2 dives)


Saturday

Morning: Wolf Island (2 dives)

Afternoon: Wolf Island (1 dive)


Sunday

Morning: Punta Vivente Roca (2 dives)

Afternoon: Cabo Douglas (1 dive)


Monday

Morning: Roca Blanca / Pinzón Island (2 dives)

Afternoon: Santa Cruz - Charles Darwin Center


Tuesday

Early morning: Santa Cruz - Highlands

Baltra Airport depart or continue with land extension


See the detailed Itinerary HERE


The ship


The boat offers a wide diversity of dive opportunities:

  • It is one of few vessels that sails to WOLF & DARWIN, THE HOTSPOT for HAMMERHEAD & WHALE SHARKS!
  • It is also one of the few vessels that visits dive sites for MOLAS and MARINE IGUANAS!
  • It offers ALL the dives and services of the other dive vessels in the Galapagos and YOU CAN'T BEAT OUR PRICE!

The vessel allows for a unique and unforgettable voyage in terms of the experience and quality of service and diving. Eight comfortable cabins each with private en-suite bathroom, hot and cold water, orthopedic mattresses, air conditioning which may be individually controlled and plenty of electrical outlets give you all you need. 

 

The master and superior cabins on the main deck have windows whilst the lower deck cabins have portholes that allow for natural light and the enjoyment of sunrise and sunset.

 

Most time however will be spent out on deck enjoying the fresh air from on the afterdeck, sundeck and dive platform. Or you can relax in the lounge, enjoy a drink at the bar or have some quiet time working on photos, reading or just meditating.

 

All dives are carried out by panga, (tender) giving us easy access to all the dive locations. The ship is equipped with 2 new compressors to fill the tanks.

 

The on-board chef prepares three delicious meals a day, with international and Ecuadorian fare. Snacks and fresh fruit are always available.

 

HERE you find more detailed information about the boat.

The Price


The rate for 2019 is

           USD 4,295  per person based on double occupancy for the week

        +  USD   300  per person donation for the GWSP project (optional amount)

Total: USD 4,595 per person

 

The rate for 2020 is:

          USD 4,495  per person based on double occupancy for the week

      +  USD    300  per person donation for the GWSP project (optional amount)

Total: USD 4,795 per person

 

By paying the additional $300 USD you are helping fund science and investigation which is key for the future conservation of whale sharks and all marine life in these waters. As a thank you we will give you a copy of the underwater video made of your trip and a dedicated certificate from the GWSP totally free of charge.

 

However if you DO NOT wish to support the project we will reduce the price 300 USD per person.

 

YOUR ADVENTURE INCLUDES: 

  • 7 nights/8 days aboard the vessel

  • 2 to 4 dives per day (diving as per the itinerary)
  • Transfers from and to the airport within the Galapagos Islands
  • Pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner meals plus inbetween-dive snacks
  • Soft drinks (coffee, tea, purified water, juices)
  • Technical equipment: tanks, weights, weight belt.
  • SCUBA tuba SMB
  • 4 Dive Masters total  (2 Dive Masters from the boat & 2 Dive Masters from the Galapagos Whale Shark Project)
  • A variety of lectures about the Galapagos Islands and the Galapagos Whale Shark Project
  • You will be accompanied by the project leader Jonathan Green and team member Jenny Waack
  • Photography workshop & practical advice
  • Translation in Spanish, German and French
  • Under water video of your magical trip

Fuel Surcharge, $150 per person is currently waived (other vessels still charge this amount).

NOT INCLUDED: 

  • Flights to/from the Galapagos Islands
  • Galapagos National Park tax ($100 pp, cash only) - payable upon arrival at Galapagos Airport.
  • Transit Control Card ($20 pp, cash only) - payable in cash at Quito or Guayaquil Airport of departure for Galapagos
  • Personal equipment:  Wetsuit, BCD (Buoyancy control device/jacket), regulator, booties  fins, mask, dive computer, gloves, hoods, dive light
  • Camera
  • Nitrox ($ 130 / per week)
  • Alcoholic beverages and bottled drinks
  • Dive Accident/MedEvac Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • On board gratuities, (always optional)

 


Suggestions for your dive trip


All available DATES on the DIVE EXPEDITION I


In 2019:

  • 23 - 30 July 2019
  • 06 - 13 August 2019
  • 20 - 27 August 2019


In 2020:

  • 4 - 11 August 2020
  • 11 - 18 August 2020

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WHY with us? How do we make the DIFFERENCE?


  • The price includes an optional donation to the Galapagos Whale Shark Project - for your support you will get a underwater video of your individual dive expedition!
  • We give presentations about a variety of Galapagos topics; science and conservation of Whale Sharks & the Galapagos Whale Shark Project!
  • You will dive with the PROJECT LEADER Jonathan Green and team member Jenny Waack!
  • Both are dive masters! So you will have 4 dive masters in total - for 7 guests 2 dive masters!
  • YOU can help with citizen science adding to the knowledge and global data bases.
  • We will have maximum of 14 instead of 16 passengers on board the vessel.
  • Interested in underwater photography? Jonathan is an award winning photographer, who has led many photography workshops in Galapagos and around the world. He will give you all the tips & tricks in a PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP and practical advice about photography on land and underwater directly onboard. All included in the trip cost.
  • Why these dates? We take into consideration local and climatic conditions to optimise our wildlife encounters! 
  • We offer translation onboard in Spanish, German and French.

What citizen sciene we do?


  • You will help collect important DATA such as Photo IDs of sharks with us on our trip and support conservation! We will show you how! 
  • Your donation will help us to gather important information and help solve the mystery of these gentle giants!

  • With your donation you are buying part of a satellite tag! With every week of full charter we are able to fund one satellite tag! This tag is used to see which routes whale sharks are taking, how deep they dive and where they spend time. We will explain how we deploy tags and exactly how we use the data during the week aboard. Your tag will be programmed with you prior to its deployment by the team during one of the annual field trips. (National Park regulations DO NOT PERMIT tagging and other interactive techniques from tour boats).
  • As 'THANK YOU' you will receive a great underwater VIDEO of your trip! You will also receive our quarterly newsletter to update you on our progress.

Some VIDEOS from our trips





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