Dive Expedition II


The Itinerary


Monday

Morning: San Cristobal Airport

Afternoon:  Isla Lobos (1 Check Dive)


Tuesday

Morning: Punta Carrion (2 Dives)

Afternoon: North Seymour (landing)


Wednesday

Morning: Wolf Island (2 Dives)

Afternoon: Wolf Island (2 Dives)


Thursday

Morning: Wolf Island (2 dives)

Afternoon: Darwin 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: Cousin’s Rock (1-2 Dives)

Afternoon: Santa Cruz - Highlands (landing)


Monday

Morning: San Cristobal - Interpretation Centre

Afternoon: San Cristobal Airport


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 one of the few boats that gives us 4 full days in Wolf & Darwin - 1 extra day compared to most of the other vessels! So the chance to see whale sharks increases.
  • Offers a comfortable and luxurious adventure in Galapagos!

The 16-passenger ship provides 8 individually controlled air-conditioned rooms located on the main and lower decks; each has a private bathrooms, flat screen television and ocean view.

 

All rooms except rooms 3 & 4 (forward below deck) can be converted to either one queen bed or two twin beds.

The yacht features partially covered sun deck with a jacuzzi and ample seating, salon area with dining, bar and entertainment area.

 

The large dive deck includes a bathroom, large camera table with charging stations, individual storage areas, rinse bins for cameras and another for gear. Diving operations are conducted from two large pangas (tenders), easily boarded from the dive deck.

 

HERE you find more detailed information about the ship.

The Price


The rate is

          USD 5,395  per person based on double occupancy for the week

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

Total USD 5,695 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.

 

PRICE OF THE DIVING EXPLORATION IS INCLUDING: 

  • 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
  • 3 meals daily, plus between-dive snacks
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Technical equipment: tanks, weights, weight belt.
  • 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

PRICE  IS NOT INCLUDING: 

  • Flights to/from the Galapagos Islands
  • Galapagos National Park tax ($100 pp, cash only) - payable upon arrival at Galapagos Airport.
  • Galapagos 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
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Last evening meal (Sunday)
  • Trip Cancellation & Dive Accident Insurance
  • Premium Alcoholic Beverages
  • Nitrox: $150 per person for the week
  • Hyperbaric chamber fee $ 35 per person
  • Fuel Surcharge, $150 per person

 


Suggestions for your dive trip


All available DATES on the DIVE EXPEDITION II


 

 

In 2020:

  • 20 - 27 July 2020
  • 27 July - 03 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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