Scuba Diving in Galapagos

The Marine Reserve of the Galapagos Islands is declared

from UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage Site.

Known for its endemic species, underwater  landscapes and coral gardens, it’s

One of the 7 Underwater Wonders of the World, and Whales Sanctuary.

The United Nations have declared Galapagos a Reserve of Biosphere.

 

Galapagos is found on the hit-list of the 10 world best dive spots and

offers extraordinary Scuba Diving.

Diving conditions are considered medium to hard due to the currents, depth and shape of the dive sites, temperatures and fauna. Under water volcanic pinnacles

and craters guarantee you adventurous and action packed diving. With it’s

abundant marine life you find great opportunities for diving with whale sharks, hammerheads, Galapagos sharks, manta rays, hundreds of colorful fishes,

curious sea lions, marine iguanas and marine turtles.

More and more divers discover this enchanting underwater realm.

 

You can experience your diving on a Full Live Aboard Cruise,

on a Cruise with Dive Option, on Diving Day Trips from a dive base or

get your first experience on an Introductory Dive or a Dive Course.

 

All offer dynamic and flexible diving operation. Experienced and seasoned

crews guarantee superior customer service and a safe, enjoyable diving.

From the Galapagos National Park authorized local Dive Guides are qualified

Dive Masters and Instructors with thousands of logged dives.

Their vast knowledge of these waters, currents and animal life make diving

In Galapagos an exiting and educational experience.

Dive guide / passenger ratio is low providing divers with personalized attention.

Diving is maximum 30 m deep and follows conservative dive profiles and

takes proper surface intervals. Every diver is required a check dive.

Good full equipment is maintained to international safety standards.

The next Decompression Box is located in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz island.

 

Full Live Aboard Cruise

Is the best way to experience diving in Galapagos and the ideal choice

for hard core and experienced divers.

Yachts are designed for diving, offer different standards, facilities and itineraries

for 8 – 15 days. Most of them reach the northern islands Darwin and Wolf,

famous for their abundance of whale sharks, hammerheads and killer whales.

 

Guantanamera - Full Live Aboard: Central Islands

The attraction of this tour is the combination to enjoy almost all land and 

marine creatures of the archipelago as well as impressive islands landscapes.

Only for intermediate and experienced divers !

Check our cruise chapter and Guantanamera

 

Guantanamera - Full Live Aboard: Darwin and Wolf

Special for this tour is the itinerary including the islands Darwin and Wolf in the

northern part of the marine reserve and combines a lot of diving with a few land visits. Only for intermediate and experienced divers !

Check our cruise chapter and Guantanamera

 

Diving Day Trip

A couple of dive bases located in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz island offer

land based operation with daily tours to a number of the surrounding islands

and their best dive sites:Seymour, Mosquera, Gordon Rocks, Cousins,

Daphne, Rabida, Santa Fe, Floreana and Academy Bay

Fast dive boats are equipped with diving in mind, have a lot of space to store

your personal diving gear and tanks. They have back up engines and are fully equipped according to Coast Guard safety requirement.

 

More Information in Hotel based Galápagos Tours

 

 

Introductory Dive

Get your first experience on an Introductory Dive. A dive instructor accompanies

you on your first dive at Academy Bay and gives you personal assistance.

 

Interest: Marine Wildlife

Difficulty: All abilities

Activities: Diving

Duration:  4hours

Departure: daily from Puerto Ayora, min. 1 person

Price: $ 85,- per diver

 

Price includes 1 dive, full equipment, weights, tanks, briefing, transport in Galapagos and dive instructor, sometimes hot shower

 

 

Dive Courses

The Open Water is a basic 4 day Dive Course and you learn how to breathe and move underwater. Lessons are divided in theory and practical exercises.

 

Interest: How to dive and Marine Wildlife

Difficulty: All abilities

Activities: Diving

Duration:  4 days

Departure: daily from Puerto Ayora, min. 2 persons

Price: $ 400,- per person

 

Price includes  dives, full equipment, weights, tanks, briefing, transport in Galapagos and dive instructor, sometimes hot shower

 

Ask for our Advanced and Rescue Dive Courses to bring up your experience!

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