Day 01 – Guayaquil
Arrival in Guayaquil. Transfer to selected hotel and overnight.
Meals included: Nil.
Day 02 – Galapagos Islands
Morning transfer to the airport to take your flight to the Galapagos Islands. On arrival at Baltra airport and after entrance procedures (migration check, Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee and TCT card) you will be transferred by bus to the pier to cross Itabaca Channel by a 5 minutes Ferry drive, once in Santa Cruz, your will be transferred to Puerto Ayora village and your hotel.
Depending on your arrival time, prepare your diving gear and check out Dive at Academy Bay.
Accommodation in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz island for the next 7 nights.
Meals included: Breakfast.
Day 03 – 08 – Galapagos Islands
Following are the places of visit suggested for your Daily Diving Excursion, please note site of visits are subject to confirmation depending on:
- Your previous experience: number of past dives, years diving and last dive performed.
- Diving visitor’s sites are subject to approval and change according to Galapagos National Park Regulations.
- Final itinerary of visits will be confirmed one week in advance.
Gordon Rocks: one of the most famous diving spots in the world. You can get close to eagle, manta, and marble rays, whitetip sharks, sea turtles, and many others. Later on, you will have dinner at the highest point on Santa Cruz, where you will have the chance of seeing the famous Galapagos turtles in their natural setting. Note: it is required at least 30 dives. This place is recommended for intermediate and advanced divers due to strong currents and heavy swell.
Floreana Island: This fascinating island is a great place to see whitetip, Galapagos, and hammerhead sharks, eagle and manta rays, sea lions, and huge schools of tropical fish. You will also dive at Champion, the setting for a huge population of playful sea lions, and then snorkel at Devil’s Crown, one of the best areas on the islands to engage in this activity since there is a ton of aquatic life to see.
Cousin Rocks & Daphne Minor : Diving at these two places will give you the chance to swim between walls of black coral and share the space with pelagic fish, eagle rays, whitetip and hammerhead sharks, and seahorses.
North Seymour and Mosquera: North Seymour Island is an awesome diving spot for seeing huge schools of fish and possibly whitetip sharks, sea turtles, eagle rays, and if you are really lucky, hammerhead sharks. The next diving area is Mosqueras, upon whose shores live colonies of playful sea lions, and in the waters swim sea turtles, hammerhead sharks, and manta rays.
Bartolome.- Stingrays, turtles, white tips, plenty of fish, invertebrates and interesting rock formations with crevices. During the surface interval between Cousins and Bartolome dives, we snorkel to look for penguins.
Santa Fe.- Easy diving with little current. Whitetips, turtles, stingrays and occasionally a couple of hammerheads. snorkeling with sea lions at surface interval.
Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch.
Day 09 – Guayaquil or Quito
Breakfast and departure transfer to Baltra airport to take your flight back to Guayaquil or Quito for your departure flight to next destination.
Meals included: Breakfast.